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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

I LOVE brunch, so I’ve collected quite a few interesting and delicious brunch recipes over the years! Please share your favorite brunch recipe below! Is this breakfast braid something you would try?

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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.