Ham, Egg, and Cheese Croissant Sandwich

A croissant sandwich with ham, egg, and cheese epitomizes a gourmet breakfast. Flaky, buttery layers of the croissant provide the perfect vessel for the savory fillings. The combination of thinly sliced, cured ham, a perfectly cooked egg, and melted cheese creates a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. This delightful sandwich satisfies hunger and elevates the morning meal to a luxurious experience.

Eggs on a croissant with ham and cheese. There is a pick holding the croissant closed
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

To begin with, I could eat this breakfast sandwich every single darn week!

When I first had this sandwich, I was at a restaurant and ordered the eggs sunny side up.  I did NOT want them overcooked.  So, I asked the waitress not to let the cook overcook the eggs. I liked them soft and with a runny yolk. 

They don’t listen

It was like I was speaking gibberish. I was sadly disappointed when my ham, egg, and cheese croissant sandwich arrived. The eggs were cooked hard, and the yolks were solid.

Hence, I wanted to scream, “What the heck is this?  Do you call this sunny side up?  DO YOU?”

Of course, along with the screaming, some physical stuff would be going on, like me lifting the waitress up by lapels and shaking her like I was shaking a martini.

But I dutifully ate the overcooked thing because I knew it wasn’t her fault. I would have sent it back, but I was hungry and didn’t want to wait longer than I already had.

I ordered this breakfast sandwich a few more times because hope springs eternal.  But they always overcook the eggs, like they cannot put a sunny side egg on a breakfast sandwich.

So, I make them at home and don’t order them in restaurants anymore.

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Helpful tips

  • The foundation of a great croissant sandwich lies in the quality of its components. Opt for a high-quality, buttery croissant that is fresh and flaky. Select premium ham slices, fresh eggs, and your favorite type of cheese that melts well.
  • The egg can be prepared to your liking, but a slightly runny or freely runny yolk works best. But like I said, prepare the egg to your liking.
  • Since I’m using ham in this recipe, I would hold off on the salt until you taste the sandwich because you can always add it, but you can’t subtract it. Freely add black pepper to taste.
  • Choose a cheese that melts well and complements the flavors of the ham and egg. Good options include Muenster, Swiss, cheddar, mozzarella, Gruyère, or Havarti. Place the cheese on the bottom half of the croissant to melt slightly from the warmth of the freshly cooked egg and ham.
  • Warm up the ham slices before adding them to the sandwich. This enhances the flavor and helps melt the cheese, creating a gooey, delicious layer. You can quickly pan-fry the ham.
  • When assembling the sandwich, be gentle to maintain the integrity of the croissant. Layer the ingredients neatly to ensure every bite is balanced with ham, egg, and cheese flavors.
  • Introduce a fresh element to cut through the richness of the sandwich. Add tomato slices, avocado, mayonnaise, bacon, honey mustard, dijon mustard, sprouts, slices of cucumber, and some fresh spinach.
  • Croissant sandwiches are best enjoyed warm when the cheese is melted and the croissant is at its flakiest. Serve immediately after assembly for the best eating experience.
  • Complement your croissant sandwich with fresh fruit, a light salad, or a hot cup of coffee to round out your meal.
a green small plate with a croissant sandwich on it, with ham, cheese, and egg in it
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

How to make this breakfast sandwich

Pre-step

Get a sauté pan and a small jelly roll pan or baking sheet.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – croissant, eggs, ham, and muenster cheese.

Croissant, eggs, ham and cheese on a wooden table
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

Step two

Heat the sauté pan on medium and add two pieces of ham. Fry them until they are warm and slightly browned. Set them aside.

Step three

Set your oven or toaster oven to broil.

Step four

Cut the croissant in half and place it on a small jelly roll pan. Add a piece of muenster cheese on the croissant and stick it in the oven.

Stand there until the cheese is melted and the croissant is lightly toasted. (A)

Step five

While the croissant is toasting, heat the sauté pan on medium. Add a tablespoon of butter, and once it melts, crack in two eggs.

Step six

The croissant should be done and the cheese melted, take it out of the oven and transfer to a plate.

Add two pieces of ham. (B)

Left - a pan with a croissant and cheese melted on it with ham in the back. Right - ham added to the croissant
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

Step seven

Cook the eggs how you like them.

Once the eggs are done, place the eggs on the ham. Also, I had to use a martini pick to hold the croissant sandwich together for the photos!

Eggs on a croissant with ham and cheese. There is a pick holding the croissant closed
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

I stuck my knife in the yolk to get it flowing.

A croissant holding eggs, cheese and ham. The yolk has been broken and is dripping
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

So delicious.

I hope you enjoyed this croissant sandwich recipe.

If you love sandwiches, I also enjoy a good cherry camembert sandwich.

And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

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Ham, Egg and Cheese Croissant Sandwich

This Croissant Sandwich features a buttery, flaky croissant filled with warm, savory ham, a perfectly cooked egg, and melted cheese. Ideal for breakfast or brunch, this luxurious sandwich is a delightful balance of textures and flavors, easily customized with your favorite additions.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: croissant sandwich, egg croissant sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 1 Sandwich
Calories: 601kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces ham (uncured)
  • 1 croissant
  • 1 piece muenster cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  • Heat a saute pan on medium and add 2 pieces of ham. Fry for a minute on each side.
    2 pieces ham
  • Set oven or toaster oven to broil.
  • Cut the croissant in half, place a piece of muenster on it, and broil for 1 – 2 minutes or until the croissant is toasted and the Muenster has melted
    1 croissant, 1 piece muenster cheese
  • Add fried ham to croissant.
  • Add butter to sauté pan and fry up two eggs, to your liking. I prefer sunny side up.
    1 tablespoon butter, 2 eggs
  • Place the two eggs on the ham, close up the croissant, and secure it with a pick.
  • Take a bite, smile, and enjoy.
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Notes

Helpful tips

  • The foundation of a great croissant sandwich lies in the quality of its components. Opt for a high-quality, buttery croissant that is fresh and flaky. Select premium ham slices, fresh eggs, and your favorite type of cheese that melts well.
  • The egg can be prepared to your liking, but a slightly runny or freely runny yolk works best. But like I said, prepare the egg to your liking.
  • Since I’m using ham in this recipe, I would hold off on the salt until you taste the sandwich because you can always add it, but you can’t subtract it. Freely add black pepper to taste.
  • Choose a cheese that melts well and complements the flavors of the ham and egg. Good options include Muenster, Swiss, cheddar, mozzarella, Gruyère, or Havarti. Place the cheese on the bottom half of the croissant to melt slightly from the warmth of the freshly cooked egg and ham.
  • Warm up the ham slices before adding them to the sandwich. This enhances the flavor and helps melt the cheese, creating a gooey, delicious layer. You can quickly pan-fry the ham.
  • When assembling the sandwich, be gentle to maintain the integrity of the croissant. Layer the ingredients neatly to ensure every bite is balanced with ham, egg, and cheese flavors.
  • Introduce a fresh element to cut through the richness of the sandwich. Add tomato slices, avocado, mayonnaise, bacon, honey mustard, dijon mustard, sprouts, slices of cucumber, and some fresh spinach.
  • Croissant sandwiches are best enjoyed warm when the cheese is melted and the croissant is at its flakiest. Serve immediately after assembly for the best eating experience.
  • Complement your croissant sandwich with fresh fruit, a light salad, or a hot cup of coffee to round out your meal.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Sandwich | Calories: 601kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 431mg | Sodium: 879mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3.2mg
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16 Comments

  1. Oh boy… I love my runny eggs too on a sandwich and they never make them right! What’s wrong with people? And runny eggs on a croissant is my favorite too. I usually make it with tomato instead of ham but I bet it tastes delicious with ham!

  2. Now this is breakfast. I am picky about my sunny side up eggs too. This sandwich looks like a great way to start the day. Delicious.

  3. Honestly, how can screw an egg up? I mean it’s not rocket science! Sunny side up should really be self explanatory! Or so one would think! I love croissants! I’m giving this one a try!

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