Dining & Wine

Top Chef Easter Recipe: Ham and Cheddar Croissant Bake

April 12, 2022

With Easter coming up, Egg Farmers of Canada, in consultation with Food Banks Canada, is inspiring Canadians to incorporate easy, accessible one-pot and one-pan recipes into their celebrations. Developed by top Canadian chefs from coast to coast, these accessible one-pot and one-pan Easter recipes are perfect for a family brunch or celebratory dinner with friends. With a focus on affordable household ingredients and no-fuss substitutions, the recipes are designed to make Easter entertaining simple, yet delicious—like chef Lynn Crawford‘s Ham and Cheddar Croissant Bake! —Vita Daily

Ham and Cheddar Croissant Bake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Serves 6-8

This comforting one-dish recipe will surely be a family favourite. Made in minutes, it’s perfect for Easter or anytime of the year, and easy to personalize with ingredients you have at home!

12 mini croissants
6 slices ham, cut in half
8 large eggs
1 cup (250 mL) whole milk
2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon or yellow mustard
1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh or dried chives
1 cup (250 mL) shredded cheddar
¼ cup (60 mL) grated parmesan
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a 9 x 13-inch (33 x 22.9 cm) baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Slice open and stuff each croissant with a slice of ham then arrange them in one layer in the baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs together with the milk, mustard, chives, and season with salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over the croissants. Gently press down on the croissants allowing them to absorb the egg mixture. Sprinkle the cheddar and parmesan cheeses evenly on top. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil, then continue baking for another 10 minutes or until the croissants are golden on top. Serve warm.



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