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We all love breakfast, but fall into that trap of routines. We’re talking cereal, eggs, toast, the usual suspects… Braided Ham & Cheese is a quick and easy change for the better, with only 3 ingredients! It’s like the French Croque Monsieur, but much more fun…

This Braided Ham and Cheese recipe brings a welcome twist to breakfast and brunch!

You can make this in the toaster oven or regular oven in 10 minutes. You can eat it with a knife and fork if you want to be proper, or use your hands and eat it like toast.

Video: Braided Ham & Cheese

Watch this quick tutorial to see how to make it:

If you want more breakfast ideas, be sure to also check out our Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza.

This Braided Ham and Cheese recipe brings a welcome twist to breakfast and brunch!
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Braided Ham & Cheese

A fun variation on the French croque monsieur for an easy 3-ingredient breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 slices sandwich bread
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices ham


  • Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350F degrees. Set aside a small baking sheet.
  • On a cutting board, cut ham slices and cheese slices in 1-inch wide strips.
  • Lay a slice of cheese into each slice of bread. Then braid the ham and cheese strips on top following the video. Repeat for remaining slices.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Braided Ham & Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 710mg30%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Calcium 470mg47%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
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