Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid

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5 from 9 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 28 minutes
Total: 48 minutes

Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid is one of those special breakfasts that you make for the ones that you love. It makes an exceptional presentation but is truly so simple.

Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid

This Ham and Egg Braid is perfect for Christmas morning or Easter morning. It feeds a lot of people and is tastes as good as it looks. Delicious biscuit, eggs, and ham all twined together to become a wonderful breakfast option.

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  • 15 Minute Prep A quick and easy recipe for this crescent roll breakfast ring.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: It is so cute and fun everyone will love this classic recipe.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, meat free, dairy free, etc…
Slices of Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid.

Ingredient Notes for Crescent Roll Meals

  • Eggs: Eight large eggs. However, you can use an egg substitute such as Eggbeaters if you wish.
  • Milk: Whole milk or you can use low fat milk.
  • Green Onions: chopped.
  • All Purpose Seasoning: A perfect blend of garlic powder, salt pepper and other seasonings.
  • Butter: Salted butter or unsalted butter can be great in this recipe.
  • Cream Cheese: Set out at room temperature so it is soft and spreadable.
  • Crescent Rolls: Make a light and flaky crust for this sandwich.
  • Slice Ham: Thinly sliced ham.
  • Cheese: Cheddar cheese freshly shredded.
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Equipment Needed for Eggs and Ham Breakfast

How to Make Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid

These are the basic steps for making crescent roll breakfast recipes. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Mixing the eggs.

STEP 1: PREP

Begin by preheat oven to 375 degrees and then separate one egg; set egg white aside. Place parchment paper on the baking sheet and spray with a cooking spray.

STEP 2: PREPARE FILLING

Next, in a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and milk. then add the egg yolk, remaining eggs, All Purpose Blend to cream cheese mixture and mix well; add green onions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter; add egg mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until just set. Remove from heat.

STEP 3: ROLL

Unroll each tube of crescent dough (do not separate rectangles). Place side by side on a greased baking sheet with long sides touching; seal seams and perforations. Then arrange ham lengthwise down center of rectangle.Top with egg mixture and cheese.

Rolling out the ham and cheese mixture.

STEP 4: BRAID

On each long side of dough, cut 1 inch wide strips to the center to within ½ inch of filling.Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across the filling.Pinch ends to seal and tuck under.Beat reserved egg white and brush over dough.

STEP 5: BAKE

Finally, bake for a total time of 25-28 minutes or until golden brown.

Folding over the edges of the braid.

Prep and Storage Tips for Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can assemble it the night before and store it, wrapped tightly, in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it in the morning. 

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid for up to three days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

This crescent roll breakfast recipe can be frozen for up to six months. Thaw the recipe overnight in the refrigerator.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Heat in the oven at 375 degrees until it has warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions about Crescent Roll Meals

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using a low fat ham or fat free ham, use a low fat or fat free cheese, also you can use a gluten-free biscuit recipe. The texture may be a little different.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT MEAT?

Of course, try using sausage or bacon or a combination of all the meats.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, make several for a large brunch and bake them on more then one baking sheet.

CAN I MAKE INDIVIDUAL SERVINGS?

Yes, try making egg cups, by layering the rolls in the cup muffin tin and then top with a slice of ham and then top of the eggs with the cheese.

Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid

Expert Tips for Making This Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid Recipe

  • Add Leftover Ham: Replace the deli ham with leftover ham to these omelets.
  • Vegetables: Mix in tomatoes or mushrooms or bell peppers.
  • Variation tip: Ham Cups, for a keto version, make ham cups and pour egg mixture into the ham and top with the cheese.
  • Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle with fresh parsley or other herbs.
  • Cheese: Try different cheese such as pepper jack or your favorite cheese blend.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use low fat or fat free cheeses to make the recipe a little healthier.

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Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid
5 from 9 votes

Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 28 minutes
Total: 48 minutes
Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid is one of those special breakfasts that you make for the ones that you love. It makes an exceptional presentation but is truly so simple.
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Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon All Purpose Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, , room temperature
  • 16 ounces refrigerated crescent rolls, 2 cans of dough
  • 1/4 pound ham, thinly sliced deli
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Separate one egg; set egg white aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and milk.
  • Add the egg yolk, remaining eggs, All Purpose Blend to cream cheese mixture and mix well; add green onions. 
  • In a large skillet, melt butter; add egg mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until just set. Remove from heat.
  • Unroll each tube of crescent dough (do not separate rectangles).
  • Place side by side on a greased baking sheet with long sides touching; seal seams and perforations.
  • Arrange ham lengthwise down center of rectangle.
  • Top with egg mixture and cheese.
  • On each long side of dough, cut 1 inch wide strips to the center to within ½ inch of filling.
  • Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across the filling.
  • Pinch ends to seal and tuck under.
  • Beat reserved egg white and brush over dough.
  • Bake for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Leftover Ham: Replace the deli ham with leftover ham to these omelets.
  • Vegetables: Mix in tomatoes or mushrooms or bell peppers.
  • Variation tip: Ham Cups, for a keto version, make ham cups and pour egg mixture into the ham and top with the cheese.
  • Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle with fresh parsley or other herbs.
  • Cheese: Try different cheese such as pepper jack or your favorite cheese blend.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use low fat or fat free cheeses to make the recipe a little healthier.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, Easter

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28 thoughts on “Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid”

  1. Until just set? So dont cook eggs all the way? Then they will be runny? Really need pics with this particular recipe or a video. I really want to make this but need more than just one picture. Love this site and come weekly.

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  2. 5 stars
    We are savory breakfast eaters around my house and they love that it is a little fancier than plain ol’ scrambled eggs. I love that it was fast and easy and I don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn. Thanks!

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