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!


Calories: 286kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 710mg, Potassium: 136mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 350IU, Calcium: 470mg, Iron: 1.1mg
Author: Cindy
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