Quiet those hungry appetites in a hurry with this recipe for a melty and mouthwatering ham and cheese croissant!

Buttery croissants are stuffed with smoky ham and rich Swiss cheese, then spread with a tangy honey mustard sauce and baked to melted perfection.

This cozy and comforting sandwich is always a hit wherever it’s served!

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An Easy Anytime Favorite

  • These are a buttery, flaky take on a traditional ham sandwich, and they’re perfect with leftover ham, too.
  • Serve these ham and cheese croissants for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
  • Make a bunch for the freezer for convenient microwavable meals or add some scrambled eggs to turn them into breakfast sandwiches.
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Ingredients in Ham and Cheese Croissants

Ham – We love these with leftover slices of ham, but deli ham works just as well.

Cheese – I love pairing ham with Swiss or gruyere cheese, but almost any variety of hard cheese can be used. Try cheddar, marble cheese, or Monterey Jack in place of Swiss!

Croissants – I love to make these with flaky croissants from the bakery but of course you can try your hand at homemade croissants too. For smaller bites, roll up the ingredients in refrigerated crescent rolls and bake as we do our Reuben roll ups.

Sauce – Yellow or Dijon mustard are favorites with ham, this recipe includes a simple homemade honey mustard sauce.

Variations – Add a scrambled or fried egg for a delicious breakfast sandwich.

How to Make Ham and Cheese Croissants

  1. While the oven is preheating, make the sauce (per the recipe below).
  2. Layer the ingredients in the croissants.
  3. Brush with butter, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and bake until golden brown.
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Storing and Reheating

Ham and cheese croissants will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, and in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating in a 250°-300° oven on a sheet loosely covered with foil until the ham is heated through and the cheese has remelted.

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Ham and Cheese Croissant

Savory ham and cheese are tucked inside a flaky croissant with a homemade sauce, then baked until perfectly melty!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
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Ingredients  

  • 4 croissants
  • 8 ounces leftover ham or deli sliced ham
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese or cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

For the sauce

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 ½ teaspoons honey

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • For the sauce, in a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, mustard, and honey. Set aside.
  • Gently cut the croissants in half crosswise.
  • Spread ¼ of the sauce on the bottom of each croissant. Top with sliced ham and cheese.
  • Place the top of the croissant on each sandwich. Brush each top with butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is melted.

Notes

Lightly scrambled eggs can be added to make breakfast sandwiches.
Ham and cheese croissants can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator if frozen, then reheat in a 250°-300° oven on a foil-covered sheet until the ham is warm and the cheese is melted or wrap in foil and heat in the air fryer at 300°F for 5 minutes or until heated through.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 552 | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 916mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Ham, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine American
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