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Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole Recipe – An easy and delicious breakfast casserole that everyone loves! Made of ham, two cheeses, and buttery croissants and baked to perfection!
Are you looking for an easy and elegant breakfast casserole that is perfect for serving for breakfast throughout the holidays or for Sunday brunch?
This easy Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole elevates that old standard breakfast casserole recipe to one that everyone always raves over when I serve it!
It makes a perfect make ahead breakfast recipe that makes entertaining even easier!
Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole Recipe
How to Make Ham and Cheese Croissant Breakfast Casserole
It is so easy to throw all of the ingredients together that you’ll have it whipped up and prepped for the refrigerator in no time.
To make it, begin by combining the cooked ham, Parmesan cheese, onion, and cubed croissants and arranging in a 9×13 baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or lightly coated with butter.
Then, whisk together the milk, cream, and eggs and pour over the croissant mixture.
Then, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator overnight to chill. This lets the croissants absorb as much of the liquid as possible for a creamy and delicious breakfast casserole.
The next morning, preheat the oven and then bake the Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole until it is cooked through and browned, about 45 minutes. You’ll want to remove it from the oven and let it rest for about five minutes or so before serving.
What to Serve with Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole?
We love to serve this breakfast casserole with fresh fruit like a berry blend of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or even my Honey Lime Fruit Salad or Ambrosia. It is also delicious served as part of a larger breakfast buffet.
Think of all those office brunches or showers where this casserole would be just perfect!
How to Make Ahead, Store and Freeze this Breakfast Casserole
To make ahead – prepare the recipe without baking, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Then, to bake, remove the plastic wrap and bake as directed.
To store – Once baked, allow to cool, wrap well with plastic wrap or foil, and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat and serve.
To freeze – Since this recipe includes a cream-based sauce as well as cheese, freezing this dish would not be my preferred choice. If you do need to freeze it, understand that it is fine to do so healthy-wise, it just may not have the desired look you would like for your casserole. Many times, cream and dairy-based recipes do not freeze well as they can sometimes break when frozen. If you would like to freeze this casserole, I suggest that you prepare the recipe in a freezer-safe dish as directed without adding the cheese or baking. Wrap well with plastic wrap and then with foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Remove from the freezer and allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Top with the cheese and bake as directed.
Here’s my Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole Recipe. I hope you love it!
Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole Recipe
- 2 cups chopped cooked ham
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 5 green onions sliced
- 6 large croissants cubed
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 5 large eggs
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or lightly coat with butter.
- Combine ham, cheese, onions, and croissants in a medium mixing bowl. Arrange in prepared baking dish. Whisk together milk, cream, and eggs and pour over the croissant mixture. Cover and chill overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Uncover the casserole and sprinkle with the Cheddar cheese. Bake until golden brown and cooked throughout, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Cover and store the Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You may also assemble the casserole without baking and cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Then, remove from the refrigerator, uncover and bake as directed.