A baked Ham and Cheese Crescent Sandwich is a fantastic and easy breakfast, brunch, or lunch idea for kids and families. With 2 crescent roll packages, sliced deli ham, and American cheese, you can make 12 baked ham and cheese sandwiches in only 20 minutes! Make it on the weekend and eat for breakfast or lunch all week or enjoy as a holiday breakfast with family.
Breakfast sandwiches are a classic American way to enjoy the first meal of the day. From bagels to breakfast burritos, there are endless ways to make delicious, family-friendly breakfast sandwiches.
Ham and Cheese Crescent Sandwiches are an easy, kid-friendly breakfast that is made in a few simple steps and takes only 20 minutes. This recipe encompasses all that we love about the classic American breakfast sandwich- meat, cheese, and bread!
Hot baked ham and a double layer of melted cheese come together inside flaky croissant bread or crescent rolls. For extra kick, this recipe is topped with everything bagel seasoning.
It's a winner for kids, families, and anyone looking for an easy breakfast idea that is freezer and budget-friendly. With this homemade recipe making 12 sandwiches for less than 10 dollars, it beats any breakfast sandwich at the local coffee shops!
Another fantastic brunch or breakfast idea for large families and holidays is a bacon egg and cheese croissant ring. You can easily turn this sandwich into an egg, ham and cheese croissant too, either in a ring or sliced squares. This is especially good for a hearty and filling breakfast!
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This recipe uses 5 easy to find ingredients.
- Sliced deli ham
- American cheese
- Canned crescent roll dough, crescent sheet dough, or croissant dough
- Everything bagel seasoning (optional, but highly recommended)
Make ham and cheese croissants in these easy steps.
STEP 1: Lay one package of crescent dough flat on a baking sheet without breaking the individual pieces apart. Press the seams together. If using crescent sheets, simply lay the dough on the baking sheet.
STEP 2: Layer with half the cheese, sliced ham, then remaining cheese.
STEP 3: Place the second crescent roll package on top. Press the ends of the bottom crescent sheet together with the top crescent sheet to seal the sandwich. Brush with milk and sprinkle with the seasoning.
STEP 5: Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes and slice into 12 pieces with a pizza cutter. Slice the sandwiches smaller of kids or larger for adults. Note, though, that the serving size and nutritional information for this recipe is based on 12 sandwiches.
How To Store
Ham and cheese croissants can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the toaster for a few minutes or in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
This recipe is freezer-friendly for up to 6 months. Store in sealed bags or plastic wrap. Defrost overnight in the fridge or quickly in the microwave using the defrost setting.
There are many ways to vary this simple breakfast croissant recipe. Here are some suggestions.
Use Different Cheese
- Yellow American
- Yellow cheddar
- White cheddar
Use Different Seasonings
- Sesame seeds
- Garlic butter
- Scrambled eggs
- Roast beef
- Veggies, such as arugula or spinach
The amount of calories in a ham and cheese croissant range from 160-410. In this croissant sandwich, each piece 167 when sliced into 12 pieces.
perishable ingredients- ham and cheese.
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Ham and Cheese Crescent Sandwiches
- Pizza Cutter
- 2 crescent dough packages, or croissant dough packages
- 16 slices American cheese, white or yellow
- ½ lb deli ham slices
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 375°. Grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
- Lay one package of crescent dough flat without breaking the individual pieces apart. Press the seams together.Layer with 8 pieces of cheese, then sliced ham, then 8 more pieces of cheese.
- Place the second crescent dough package on top. Press the ends together to seal the sandwich. Brush with milk and sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes and slice with a pizza cutter.
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