Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants

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Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants, buttery croissants, melty cheese and a honey mustard sauce all melt together to make the perfect sandwich.

Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants, buttery croissants, melty cheese and a honey mustard sauce all melt together to make the perfect sandwich.

Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants are my favorite easy sandwich, perfect for lunch or for dinner!

This is one of my most popular recipes and I know it’s a favorite in our house.

Check out this video to see how to make these delicious Hot Ham & Swiss Sandwiches!

It is such a simple meal and I think that is the appeal.  It is easy enough that anyone can make them and the flavor combo is amazing!

My favorite thing to do is make a big batch of these and wrap them in foil, then keep them in the fridge.  They take minutes to heat up and are a lifesaver on busy nights.  It is so comforting to know I have these hearty sandwiches waiting in the fridge and dinner will be just minutes away.

They are also great to keep in the fridge for fast lunches, filling breakfasts or hearty snacks when they come home from work and school ravenous.

Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants, buttery croissants, melty cheese and a honey mustard sauce all melt together to make the perfect sandwich.

The honey mustard sauce on these really bump up the flavor and take them to the next level. It is sooo good, you can use it on these sandwiches, as a dipping sauce for chicken strips, or even a salad dressing.

The buttery croissant holds all the warm ham and gooey cheese deliciousness.  Everything compliments each other so well making it the ultimate sandwich!

Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants are perfect on a cold winter night, a breezy spring day, a chilly fall evening, and since they require minimal heating up time they are great to make on those scorching summer days when you do not want to be in the hot kitchen.

I’ve also had a lot of people say they love taking these camping because you can make them ahead of time and warm them up at camp.  Love it!

Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants, buttery croissants, melty cheese and a honey mustard sauce all melt together to make the perfect sandwich.

Can I use any cheese?

Any cheese you like will work, just make sure you use a slice on each side for optimal meltiness!

What is the best ham to use?

Any ham you like will work!  I like using honey ham from the deli, but whatever deli ham you have on hand will work.  You can also use leftover ham from the holidays, that would work wonderfully in this recipe!

Can I freeze these?

You sure can!! Assemble the sandwiches and then you can wrap them in foil and pop them into a freezer bag until you are ready to use.  Be sure to thaw them before cooking or just add a little extra cooking time to be sure they are warm and melty all the way through.  Freeze for up to 3 months.

Can these be made with no sauce?

Of course!! I love the sauce and it adds a pop of flavor, but if you aren’t a mustard fan or have picky eaters (I feel you!) then feel free to leave it out, they will still be yummy!

Do I have to wrap these individually?

I get this question a lot.  You guys want to know if you can make all the sandwiches, pop them on a cookie sheet and then wrap the whole thing in foil and bake the next day.  Yes you can do that if you are baking them the next day.  I would not freeze them without being individually wrapped and I would not keep them for a more than a day in the fridge unless they are individually wrapped, they will not stay fresh as long.  If I were to use this method I would wrap the pan in plastic wrap to keep them fresh and then remove it and replace with foil before baking.

Do these travel well?

These travel amazing!!! I have lots of readers that tell me they love making these for camping because they travel so well and are so easy to reheat and can feed a crowd which makes them perfect for taking to parties, pot lucks, camping, traveling and picnics!!!

Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants

  • Just spread a little homemade honey mustard on a split croissant.
  • Add swiss cheese on both sides (you can never have enough cheese!!) Then pile on some thin sliced ham.
  • Sandwich it closed.
  • Wrap in foil.
  • Now you can either put them in the fridge or bake them.
  • I place what I need on a cookie sheet and pop them in a 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes.  You just want to warm them up and really melt the cheese.
  • Then voila you have the perfect dinner!  I serve these with a little side salad and it makes for an amazing dinner that is so easy to whip together!


Products I used to make this dish!

Honey Dijon Mustard:  I always keep this on hand, it is my favorite to use in recipes like this and amazing on sandwiches and burgers!
Copper Baking Sheet:  I am obsessed with this baking sheet, cooks evenly and everything wipes up soo easily!
Large Wooden Cutting Board: I love using the large space of this cutting board to assemble these sandwiches.

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Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants

Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants, buttery croissants, melty cheese and a honey mustard sauce all melt together to make the perfect sandwich.


  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 croissants split
  • 8 slices swiss cheese
  • Pound deli ham, any flavor you like and you might not end up using the whole pound, depends on how thick you like your sandwiches


  1. Mix the mustard, honey and brown sugar together.
  2. Spread the honey mustard mixture on each side of the four split croissants.
  3. Place a slice on swiss on each half of the croissants.
  4. Top the bottom half of each croissant with however much ham you like.
  5. Place two halves back together.
  6. Wrap in foil.
  7. Place in fridge for later or
  8. Place in a 350 preheated oven for 10-15 minute. Yum!



Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants, buttery croissants, melty cheese and a honey mustard sauce all melt together to make the perfect sandwich.

Originally published April 29 2015

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  1. avatar
    April 29, 2015

    Great idea, Parrish. These would be great to prep in advance for a party, wrap in foil, and then throw them in the oven at the right time. Easy!

    • avatar
      Parrish says:
      May 11, 2015

      Thank you so much! :)

  2. avatar
    May 10, 2015

    I love these! I want to go make some right now! These would be great to make a couple hours before a party I bet!

    • avatar
      Parrish says:
      May 11, 2015

      Perfect for parties! Thanks for dropping by :)

    • avatar
      Alex says:
      August 31, 2020

      My daugter is 12 and loves to make dinner once a week. She loves making these and we love eating them. We make extra and i take them for work for easy lunches. Thanks!

  3. avatar
    Rachel says:
    July 12, 2015

    Do you cook the sandwiches in the foil?

    • avatar
      Parrish says:
      July 14, 2015

      Yes I do! I just pop them right in the oven in the foil. It keeps everything melty and keeps the croissant soft. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. avatar
    Charisa says:
    January 22, 2016

    Have you ever tried assembling these and freezing? I don’t see why it wouldn’t work, but curious if you’ve tried it. Thinking these would be the perfect quick meal/snack for the early days with a new baby, when I’m nursing a baby all the time and HUNGRY all the time. :)

    • avatar
      Parrish says:
      January 25, 2016

      I think these are perfect for the freezer. I just had a baby and wish I would have frozen some! Congrats on your new little one!

  5. avatar
    Laurie says:
    January 24, 2016

    Could these be frozen for later?

    • avatar
      Parrish says:
      January 25, 2016

      These are perfect for freezing!

  6. avatar
    Lorie Bell says:
    February 19, 2016

    I’m a grammy, live alone always looking for that smaller food item to enjoy. Made these using the mini croissants, perfect for an afternoon lunch or for my friends with a glass of wine. Loved them!!! Will add turkey next time, but endless possibilities. Just the right amount of sweet and savory. Thank you for something new and yummy!!!!

  7. avatar
    Wendy Hampton says:
    February 26, 2016

    These are wonderful because of the sauce you made! I’m going out for more ingredients and I will be making them up to take to an Oscar Night party. I think I may try a sample wrapped in parchment and heat in the microwave. The Oscar Night host has THREE microwaves in her kitchen and if they work for microwave, I would not have to crowd her oven. THANKS for sharing this wonderful sandwich!

  8. avatar
    Sharlene says:
    March 29, 2016

    At what temp do u put the oven at and how long do u leave them in oven??

    • avatar
      Parrish says:
      March 30, 2016

      350 for about 15 minutes

  9. avatar
    Carrie Smith says:
    April 25, 2016

    This is perfect! I made this the other day on a busy weeknight and we loved it– thank you so much for the recipe. I’m going to make these often and stick them in the fridge, like you suggest, so I can enjoy one whenever I want :)

  10. avatar
    Lainey says:
    May 18, 2016

    Has anyone tried frying these instead of baking? I am going camping and only have a griddle.

    • avatar
      Gloria Ballard says:
      June 16, 2016

      You should be able to wrap them in foil and throw them right on the coals. We do that with potatoes all the time. Just keep an eye on them so they don’t cook too long.

  11. avatar
    Beth says:
    August 24, 2016

    I made the Ham and Swiss sandwiches for camping last weekend. They were a big hit and will definately be on the camping menu again.

    • avatar
      Bonnie says:
      August 29, 2016

      I would love to make this for breakfast, wondered about adding a egg already fried inside as well??

      • avatar
        Carol says:
        July 23, 2019

        I was thinking the same thing. Maybe put the egg in a little bit undercooked and it will finish in the 350 degree oven for 15 min.

  12. avatar
    Helen says:
    October 4, 2016

    Could you make a dozen of these and instead put them on a cookie sheet and put aluminum foil over the cookie sheet instead of individually?

  13. avatar
    Reenie says:
    November 29, 2016

    Not only is it quick it’s delicious and super easy too! I used leftover baked him which worked out perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing

  14. avatar
    Linda oncay says:
    February 10, 2017

    I’m going to a pot luck wedding. I’m going to make these with small croissants wrap them up and put them in a roaster oven, and turn it to 300° and go enjoy the wedding. Wish me luck.

    • avatar
      Parrish says:
      March 28, 2017

      Good luck!! :)

  15. avatar
    February 15, 2017

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love croissants!
    I will be sharing a link to your recipe in my upcoming post, Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas (on a Budget). I am sure my readers will love your recipe too!

  16. avatar
    myblissfulmess says:
    April 23, 2017

    How incredibly easy and convenient! Perfect for a crazy busy day, and I love how you can make these ahead. Love it!

  17. avatar
    Bridget Miller says:
    October 22, 2017

    Made these today and we loved them. I made a bunch for the freezer too! Thanks for the recipe.

  18. avatar
    Lisa says:
    January 31, 2018

    Girl, that sauce will make you wanna slap someone it’s soooo good!!! It reminds of what Honey Baked Ham puts on their sandwiches! Love love this recipe, it was so quick and easy. We served along side some potato wedges I grabbed from Publix deli! Had to make more sauce to dip the wedges in, OMG sooo good!!! Thanks again!

    • avatar
      Parrish says:
      February 1, 2018

      Yay!! I am so glad you like it!! I am going to have try dipping my wedges in it next time! Thanks for stopping by!!

  19. avatar
    Amber says:
    February 18, 2018

    This is a super simple and tasty recipe I am happy to make on the regular in even here in Nepal. I’ve shared it with others, and love to have it in the clutch when we have unexpected visitors for a casual get together (like tonight!).

  20. avatar
    March 1, 2018

    Such a classic combo with good (tasty) reason! And the switch up to a croissant for that extra buttery flavour and flaky texture has my mouthwatering.

  21. avatar
    Sandi says:
    March 2, 2018

    Ham and cheese were just meant to go together. I would dig into these croissants any day!

    • avatar
      Becky says:
      March 8, 2018

      I’ve been making a variation of these sandwiches for over 20 years. The only difference is I use melted butter on the rolls sprinkled with garlic butter; no mustard. I’ve had them made ahead for parties st my house. They are always a hit.

  22. avatar
    Martha says:
    March 10, 2018

    Can I make more and put them on a cookie sheet. Cover the pan with foil and bake them the next morning. I’m making them for a brunch/baby shower.

    • avatar
      Parrish says:
      March 12, 2018

      I think that would be okay, I would maybe wrap in plastic wrap to keep them from drying out overnight since you aren’t wrapping them individually, then the next morning I would take off the plastic wrap and replace with foil before baking.

  23. avatar
    Jane says:
    June 3, 2018

    I understand a ecipe similar to this except it used hamburger buns and a butter and Dijon mustard. Spread they were good. I made them for my residents at a CBRF. I however love crossings so this one is going to be My at home go to.

    • avatar
      Parrish says:
      June 7, 2018

      Yes croissants make everything just a little more decadent lol! Thanks for stopping by!

  24. avatar
    Amanda says:
    June 26, 2018

    Would love to make this for an up coming birthday party/baptism. Was wondering though about putting them in a roaster for a few hours while we leave to go to church and baptism. Would that work to do? Do you have any suggestions on how to make it work. Would be in the roaster for around 3and half hours.

  25. avatar
    Jeannie says:
    July 28, 2018

    I made these last week and took them on our camping trip. We kept them in the cooler then heated them daily on a griddle for breakfast . They were delicious and such an easy meal. I’m about to make another batch for the upcoming week. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

    • avatar
      Kory says:
      August 6, 2019

      Did you leave them in the foil when baking them on the griddle? Temp: 350, for 15 min?. This looks like a great camping breakfast!

      • avatar
        Parrish says:
        August 8, 2019

        Yup! Leave them in the foil! Hope you like them!

  26. avatar
    Sheila M McChesney says:
    November 30, 2018

    These are GREAT! I made a batch of these and also turkey. I froze them and in the morning threw them in my lunch bag and by the time lunch rolled around they were perfect heated up for 10 minutes!! Thank You!!

  27. avatar
    Chelsea says:
    August 16, 2019

    Do you get your croissants from the bakery in a place like Walmart? I’ve never bought croissants before

    • avatar
      Parrish says:
      August 22, 2019

      I do get them right in bakery section of any grocery store. Sams Club and Costco always have a big container of them too.

  28. avatar
    Gina says:
    September 2, 2019

    I’m going camping next weekend and I think these will be perfect for breakfast! Would these work on a portable gas grill? Maybe keep on low and just put the tinfoil directly on the grill?

  29. avatar
    Jen says:
    January 16, 2020

    Made this last week and the family loved it!

  30. avatar
    Michelle says:
    September 13, 2020

    Do you think these would do well with tomato soup?

  31. avatar
    Yamini says:
    October 12, 2021

    Its looks so delicious , Thanks for sharing this recipe with us , will definitely gonna try it.

  32. avatar
    October 16, 2021

    Love this one ” a perfect sandwich ” Thanks for sharing ingredients and instructions.

  33. avatar
    Vamika says:
    November 12, 2021

    These “HOT HAM & SWISS CROISSANTS” looks so delicious and now I have ingredients and instructions , will definitely gonna make this one.

  34. avatar
    Rishika says:
    November 15, 2021

    Love this “HOT HAM & SWISS CROISSANTS”, its like mouth watering situation, will definitely gonna try this one, my hubby will love this one.

  35. avatar
    January 11, 2022

    Loved this quick, easy, and inexpensive meal! My family really enjoy them, I added sauteed onions and peppers to kick it up a notch!

  36. avatar
    sara says:
    February 11, 2022

    This Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants recipe seems so delicious , definitely gonna try this one . Will love to have it .

  37. avatar
    Girish Jha says:
    February 19, 2022

    Thanks for sharing this Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants, seems so delicious , will love to try this one.

  38. avatar
    sara says:
    March 3, 2022

    Thanks for sharing this Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants, this one seems so delicious and amazing, will love to try this recipe .

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    March 20, 2022

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    Rose says:
    March 31, 2022

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  41. avatar
    Jennifer says:
    July 14, 2019

    I made these for the first time last week and they are amazing. I didn’t have Dijon mustard so I used yellow mustard and it came out just as good.

  42. avatar
    Carolyn says:
    February 1, 2022

    I made them for a ladies lunch today and everyone loved them. I made some with chicken others with ham. I spread a mixture of butter, Worcestershire, and poppy seed on the top before they were baked. Very good.

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