Ham, Egg and Smoked Cheese Croissant Sandwich

Whoever invented the croissant sandwich deserves a medal. There is nothing better, every now and then, than the glorious mixture of salty and sweet that you get from one – particularly when it’s the stuffed with the winning combination of ham, egg and smoked cheese.

Croissant sandwiches are getting more and more popular in the trendy cafes in my area, and you can see why – they’re a brilliant breakfast treat.

Making a Croissant Sandwich

Much like the breakfast bagel, croissant sandwiches are extremely easy to make. Prep the ingredients, pop it in the oven and ta-da! Croissant sandwich for you.

The main things to bear in mind are:

The type of croissant you use. Big ones work best, and it doesn’t matter if they’re a tiny bit stale. Don’t use a flavoured croissant – a plain one with no sugar or nuts on top is what you need.

The cheese. I used smoked cheese here, and it was delicious. You could use any cheese you like, though, as long as it melts nicely. Mozzarella, Gouda, even some plain old cheddar would be great.

The ham. I used sliced peppered ham. Any good quality sliced ham will do. You could also switch with some crispy bacon.

The eggs. I think scrambled eggs add a nice texture to the croissant sandwich. Just make sure that you season them well. You could also use fried egg here.

Cooking the Sandwich

This is one of those fabulously simple recipes that requires barely any cooking time. You scramble the eggs, compile the sandwich and pop the whole thing in the oven for just a few minutes.

Perfect for a busy morning when you still want something special to eat.

This croissant sandwich also makes a fantastic brunch option if you’re cooking for a crowd – because it’s so easy but with such good results.

The recipe below makes one sandwich – simply multiply by the number of people you are cooking for if you are making more than one.

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Ham, Egg and Smoked Cheese Croissant Sandwich

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Harriet Young
A luxurious breakfast sandwich treat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 person


  • 1 large croissant
  • 25 g smoked cheese
  • 1 slice good quality ham
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 g butter


  • Preheat the oven to 180?.
  • Slice the croissant lengthways. Try to keep the croissant attached slightly so that you can open it up like a book. Layer your cheese and ham on the bottom half of the croissant.
  • Add the butter to a small saucepan and put on a medium heat. Crack in the eggs, add salt and pepper, then stir with a wooden spoon. As they cook, continue to break up the eggs until they are beautifully scrambled. Cook to your liking.
  • When the eggs are done, spoon them on top of the ham. Put the top half of the croissant back on top, then put it all on a baking tray. Pop in the oven for 5 minutes or until warmed through with melty cheese. Enjoy!
Keyword breakfast, brunch, sandwich

5 responses to “Ham, Egg and Smoked Cheese Croissant Sandwich”

  1. 5 stars
    Simple, delicious and perfect on the go! This recipe has been my go-to breakfast for the past 2 weeks now! And using smoked cheese – that definitely makes a difference!

  2. 5 stars
    Everyone loved this super special way to serve up croissants at our brunch!

  3. 5 stars
    The croissant sandwich makes the perfect breakfast. Love the sweetness of the croissant combined with the savory goodness of the ham and eggs. I’ll be making this again for breakfast this weekend.

  4. 5 stars
    Great recipe, I’ll try this in the weekend. thanks for sharing

  5. 5 stars
    My kids and husband love this recipe! Its a breakfast that fills them up all the way to lunch. Thanks!

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