This Ham & Cheese Croissant Egg Bake is the ultimate breakfast dish. It combines the classic flavors of ham & Swiss in a delicious breakfast strata that's ideal for entertaining.
Made with just 8 simple ingredients, this egg bake is prepared the night before and oven-ready when you wake up.
Perfect for Easter brunch, baby showers, or lazy weekend breakfasts, this Ham & Cheese Croissant Egg Bake is sure to become a new favorite!
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I'm ALL about egg bakes. Seriously....is there anything better?
Not only are they easy to prepare and such a delicious way to wake up....but the possibilities for them are endless. And this Ham & Cheese Croissant Egg Bake? Well, it just might be my new favorite!
For one, you can't go wrong with ham & Swiss. It's a classic combo for good reason. And then there are the croissants. Yep...you heard me right. Ham + Swiss + eggs + CROISSANTS!!! It's pretty much heaven in a 9x13 inch pan.
And SO easy to make. Especially when you shop at Pick 'n Save! I found everything I needed for this recipe at my local Pick 'n Save, from the bakery croissants to the locally produced Roundy's eggs, milk, and cheese. I love having a grocery store I always know I can count on.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS RECIPE?
- Sour cream
- Shredded cheese
- Salt & pepper
HOW DO YOU MAKE HAM & CHEESE EGG BAKE?
- Cut croissants into 2 inch cubes and spread them in a 9x13 inch pan.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sour cream, salt & pepper.
- Stir in shredded cheese and ham.
- Pour egg mixture over croissants.
- Bake & enjoy!
WHAT KIND OF HAM DO YOU USE?
Feel free to use any kind of ham you have in your fridge, from deli ham to ham steak to leftover Easter ham. As long as it's chopped into bite sized pieces, it will work well in this recipe.
CAN YOU USE HEAVY CREAM?
Yes, you can feel free to substitute heavy cream or half and half for the milk. Doing so will produce a richer result. Just keep in mind that there's already a great deal of richness from the croissants, eggs, and Swiss cheese.
HOW DO YOU STORE LEFTOVERS?
Leftovers can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. You can store them right in the pan (covered with aluminum foil) or in an airtight food storage container.
HOW DO YOU REHEAT LEFTOVERS?
The best way to reheat this recipe is in the oven or toaster oven, both of which allow the croissants to crisp up a bit. However, this dish will also reheat well in the microwave.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH HAM & CHEESE CROISSANT EGG BAKE?
- Lemon Basil Berry Salad
- Lemon Zucchini Bread
- Pineapple Upside Down Mimosas
- Garlic Herb Cheesy Potatoes
- Lemon Raspberry Coffee Cake
My favorite thing about this recipe, aside from the fact that it's so deliciously flavorful, is that you make it the night before. Which means no more morning rush! Just wake up, pop it in the oven, and voila. You have yourself an amazing little breakfast.
And, not that you needed any more reasons to love this recipe, but it reheats beautifully. So just in case you happen to have any leftovers, you're good to go! It really doesn't get any better than that.
Looking for more delicious breakfast recipes? Here are some to try!
- Caprese Quiche
- Crustless Quiche Lorraine
- Overnight Sausage Egg Casserole
- Bacon Swiss Egg Bake
- Cheesy Zucchini Bake
- Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
- Breakfast Egg Muffins
- 4 large croissants (8-10 small)
- 10 large Roundy's eggs
- 1 ¼ c. Roundy's milk
- 1 c. sour cream
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- 1 c. Roundy's shredded Swiss cheese
- 2 c. cooked ham, cubed
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Cut croissants into 2 inch cubes. Spread into the bottom of a greased 9x13 inch pan.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Whisk well.
4. Stir in shredded cheese and cubed ham.
5. Pour egg mixture over croissants.
6. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
7. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-60 minutes until golden brown and puffy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 205mgSodium: 504mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 16g