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Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Braid

If you're looking for a brunch recipe that's interesting, SO good, and feeds a crowd, then you have to try this ham, egg, and cheese croissant braid.


If you’re looking for a brunch recipe that’s interesting, SO good, and feeds a lot, then you have to try this ham, egg, and cheese croissant braid. It’s amazing. I make it when I have a lot of company, or a brunch get together, and everyone goes back for seconds! I set up a coffee bar for my guests and served the breakfast braid with a side of mixed greens strawberry and mozzarella salad.

Check out the pics below on how to braid the ham, egg, and cheese into your croissant.

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Braid

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 Servings

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Braid


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 4 ounces cooked ham, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Beat milk and cream cheese together until smooth. Mix in eggs, and season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium high heat and cook egg mixture until eggs are almost set.
  3. Arrange the crescent rolls from one package into a rectangle shape on top of a lightly greased cookie sheet. Place rolls from remaining package along the edges of the two long sides of the rectangle, with the broad half of the rolls on top of the first layer of rolls, and the pointed ends extending over the sides of the pan.
  4. Arrange the ham in a layer down the center of the dough. Spoon the cooked egg mixture on top of the ham and then sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the eggs. Bring the corners of the rolls together over the cheese to form a 'braid' shape.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until cheese is melted and rolls are golden brown.






ham, egg, and cheese croissant breakfast braid – recipe slightly altered from allrecipes.com

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  • bigsuze

    looks fabulous — just wondering, does it overcook the eggs?

    • @bigsuze it doesn’t. the eggs include milk and cream cheese, so they’re perfect!

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  • Jan

    Looks delicious and want to try it for Easter brunch. Do you think it could be made the night before?

    • Virginia Tyrrell Railson

      Did you ever get an answer for this????

  • Virginia Tyrrell Railson

    It would be so easy if I could make it the night before, keep in refrigerator and just put it in the oven. Can I do this? Any adjustments to the cooking, etc.????I have a family reunion coming up and I’d like to make this for one of the breakfasts

    • @virginiatyrrellrailson:disqus ive never tried it the night before. my worry is that if the croissant dough gets too chilled before cooking, then it may not brown very well and be slightly mushy. maybe if you let it come to room temperature before cooking, that may work.

  • Vanessa Dangerfield

    I made this this morning for my daughter’s classroom brunch. Delicious and easy enough for even me to not screw up! Thank you!

    • @vanessadangerfield:disqus im so happy to hear that. thanks so much for the comment!

  • Soozle

    This sounds really good.. Perfect for entertaining!

    • @soozle:disqus it really is :) i hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think!

  • @ashleydrew:disqus im so happy to hear that. thanks for sharing.

  • Barbara Pasnak

    So far after trying this recipe 5 different ways by altering fillings- the crossaint never fully cooks. There is to much moisture in the filling and you can burn the crossaint black and the inside of the top will still be uncooked. Really bummed because if I could just get it to work it would be a great recipe.

  • Helen Maijenburg

    Hi. I’m from The Netherlands and I will make this recipe soon. Hubby took a look too and so far he likes it a lot. I didn’t tell him there’s onion powder in it :)

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  • Alli Smith

    This looks like a great dish to serve for Saturday brunch. I know my family will enjoy your recipe.

  • Jeanette

    This is a perfect breakfast! I know my boys would love it instead of cereal and bagels. A nice hot breakfast with eggs in it would hit the spot.

  • Jacqui Stewart

    How well do you think this would do with just egg whites? I’ve been good about bringing my breakfast to work each morning and only do egg whites either scrambled with a meat and cheese, or on a sandwich with meat and cheese. I have high cholesterol, so, I try not to eat egg yolks more than once a week. But, would love to change things up with my work breakfast and this looks yummy!

  • Holy. Moly. I need this in my belly immediately. That seriously looks like breakfast Heaven. Like this is the breakfast you get when you die and go to the good place. LOL

  • James

    Yum. I need to eat this right now. It looks so good. And even the kids would love it.

  • This is such a great idea, I will have to try to make it for my non picky eating kids and make something else for the picky eater!

  • This looks fantastic! My brother in law just made this for his family. Yum!

  • Dee

    Now, this is going to be my next big hit at my families Christmas Breakfast. The Braid looks really good and I like how all the ingredients work together. This is a show stopper for sure.

  • Oh this is the coolest. I’d love to impress my family by making this recipe! It looks so good.

  • This looks so good!! I love using crescent dough in different recipes, my kids would love this!

  • Pam W

    This looks really yummy. Crescent dough is a great starting place for so many types of recipes like this one.

  • blm03

    that looks so delicious! I know my family would love that! (plus it looks pretty easy!)

  • Jeanine

    What a really creative idea! This looks delicious and easy, I would love to try this and see what the kiddos think!

  • How clever! I wouldn’t have thought to use crescent dough like this. I bet there are so many other ways to mix them up.

  • Now this looks like the perfect breakfast to feed a group! Great job!!

  • songbirdsandbuttons

    Okay, this looks INCREDIBLE! Seriously, delicious! I need to try this!

  • I’m on the fence about the breakfast braid. I made a dinner braid and taste okay, but I need to work on the weight. Mine was overstuffed.

  • Chrishelle Ebner

    I used to sell Pampered Chef years ago and they had lots of recipes using the refrigerated dough. I will have to give this one a try.

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