If you’re sick and tired of traditional whole grain or sourdough bread, you want something more fulfilling.
As good as alternatives like baguettes or ciabatta rolls are, is there a chance that something more exciting or customizable can be used to mix things up a bit?
Well, what if we suggest that you could use Croissants to make breakfast and lunch sandwiches that are much more tasty and exciting?
Below we have provided 26 croissant sandwich recipes that you can make easily from home and won’t be able resist these delicious variations. Read on to get more out of breakfast and lunch times.
Croissant Sandwich Recipes
1. Croissant With Gruyère Cheese
We start with an idea that is quite versatile because it contains gruyère cheese and apricot jam which could be swapped out for other combinations if you’re feeling experimental.
You can grill the croissant sides in a skillet to get them nice and crispy to have that grilled sandwich type of look and taste. You can also add some basil or fresh parsley and add some tomatoes to the side to give you something that looks more substantial.
2. Vegetable Pesto Croissant
If you’re looking for something easy to make for lunch, why not try some pesto with capsicum, carrots, yams, and some zucchini?
If you want a nice consistency with your vegetables, you can sauté them, so they are nice and crispy, so then you have a croissant full of goodness.
3. Croissant Sandwich Casserole
If you’re making breakfast for a few people and want to mix it up a bit, why not try these lovely baked croissants with cheese, bacon, and eggs?
You’ll find that it’s as easy as placing your croissant halves in a tray and gradually adding the cheese, bacon, then whisked eggs. Then you can set the buttered halves over the top, so they’re toasted to the point where they’re nice and crispy.
4. California Club Croissant
There are different mixes you can add here to make it a California club, but for more authenticity, you can use baby swiss and sharp cheddar, alongside smoked ham and turkey, with some bacon.
Add some avocado, lettuce, and some mayonnaise or mustard to get the ultimate diner experience.
5. Egg, Ham, And Cheese Croissant
If you’re looking for a breakfast idea that is the right mix of sweet and savory, you’ll find this recipe with some nice deli ham, eggs, and cheese easy to assemble.
You can make them sweet by making a sauce from butter, brown sugar, and mustard that you can brush on the insides of your croissant.
6. Monte Cristo Croissant
This croissant fits the elegant name as it’s made with whipped cream cheese, slices of swiss cheese, black forest ham, raspberry jam, and some powdered sugar for dusting over the top.
This combination might sound odd, but once you see it, you’ll be full of awe and be surprised by the rich taste of it.
7. Vegetarian Croissant
As an alternative, if you want to avoid meat, you can use leaf lettuce, swiss cheese, thin tomatoes, avocado, zucchini, cucumbers, fresh mushrooms, and some dill.
You can make this recipe more to your own taste by adding green beans, sliced carrots, or asparagus, which you can steam and marinade in a dressing for more flavor.
8. Egg Salad Croissants
If you want to start the day with some eggs, why not use this recipe to make your meals much more fulfilling?
This recipe uses jumbo eggs, some mayonnaise and mustard, salt and pepper, and some lettuce to make something that could become a staple in your brunches, as you can have this prepared and served in 30 minutes.
9. Lemon Chicken Salad Croissant
Here is a croissant that is very easy to make and serve as all you need to do is mix all of your ingredients in a bowl, then have your chicken separate, where you can use your dressing and begin to fill your croissants.
Add some lemon juice and lemon zest for a flavor kick that will complement the dill, chives, parsley, and basil to balance out the flavor to prevent it from becoming too bitter.
10. Croissant Sandwich Bake
This recipe is like no other, as even though it has all the ingredients you would find in a club sandwich, you can have it in a warm casserole-like dish with crispy and toasted croissant bread on each side.
This recipe is great for a late brunch that has sour cream and whole milk to make your recipe more creamy, which is a nice treat to have for the entire family.
11. Freezable Mini Breakfast Croissants
Much like your traditional breakfast-filled croissants, you have mini croissants here that you can assemble with your meats and cheeses, but you can place these in a bag which you can store in the freezer for up to 6 weeks.
To reheat them, all you need to do is place one on a dish and microwave it for a minute until the cheese is melted and it’s nice and hot, so you can stock a few of these away for an easy-to-access snack.
12. Croissant Appetizers
These are great if you want to prepare for a last-minute breakfast or lunch party or get-together, as you can use vegetables to make this snack more health conscious.
All you need is sliced cheese, deli sliced meat, mayonnaise, sea salt, black ground pepper, and some wooden picks to make these even more pleasing to the look and taste.
13. Chicken Caesar Croissant
If you’ve ever liked the sandwich version of this, you won’t be disappointed with this recipe as it has chicken breast halves, lettuce, parmesan cheese, and Worcestershire sauce you know well.
What makes this stand out is the minced garlic cloves, anchovies, lemon juice, hard-cooked eggs, and some cooked bacon for more variety.
You can fry the eggs until the yolks start to thicken, which makes these sandwiches much more delicious and have a gooey center that is going to make these irresistible.
14. Raspberry And Banana Croissant
Here’s a recipe that is a bit left field, but we find this easy-to-make recipe to be a game changer for those who might want to bridge the gap between breakfast and lunch.
All you need is cream cheese, honey, ground cinnamon, sliced almonds, fresh raspberries, sliced banana, and maybe even some chopped mango.
You can make this recipe as simple or as wild as you like, filling that craving while going good with some iced coffee to make it a nice summer snack.
15. Turkey Meatball Croissants
For those meatball sandwich lovers out there, we have a recipe that uses turkey meatballs with some tomato puree, some parmesan, oregano, and basil to make something truly exceptional.
This would make for a great weekend brunch (see also ‘31 Easy Brunch Ideas For Easter Sunday‘) or a simple snack that only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and serve, giving you a great alternative to other brunch recipes.
You could perhaps try other kinds of meatballs or make some of your own to give you a more personalized recipe.
16. Steak Croissant Sandwiches
Looking for a way to incorporate some steak into your brunch recipes? Try this recipe that has tenderloin steaks, thinly sliced onions, shiitake mushrooms, beef broth, white horseradish, and some arugula for a succulent and meaty snack.
You can add some mayonnaise to the horseradish to make a flavor that has many twists, and you could try different broths and vegetables if you want a different kind of consistency.
17. Blue Cheese And Prosciutto Croissant
For those who love deli sandwiches, you could try this recipe that has some prosciutto, thinly sliced blue cheese, some figs, and arugula, and all you need to do is cut your croissants in half and place all the ingredients inside.
You could bake these croissants if you wanted a crispier taste with a gooey cheese center that would pair nicely with a hot beverage of your choice. You can now get the authentic diner experience in the comfort of your home.
18. Roast Beef Croissants
If you happen to have some roast beef leftovers, you could try this recipe that uses any cheese of your choice, romaine or curly leaf lettuce, mayonnaise, some red onion, and horseradish that you can serve in 10 minutes.
Make it your own with some substitutions if you find that horseradish isn’t your thing, and maybe you could make your onions caramelized for a nice crunchy taste and consistency.
19. Tuna Croissant Sandwiches
Here’s a recipe for those tuna lovers who want something simple, and all you need is some green onions, dill pickles, chopped celery, tomato slices, lettuce, banana peppers, and some chunk light tuna.
This mixes well for a nice croissant filling that isn’t too messy and has that diner look about it.
20. Caprese Breakfast Croissants
Another vegetarian option, this recipe uses fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced small tomato, and a few basil leaves, it’s as simple as that.
You can make this a simple breakfast recipe or add more vegetables like onions or cucumbers for something more substantial that will hold you over until lunchtime, which this recipe works for as well.
21. Turkey Croissant Board
This is the perfect recipe if you want to add lighter options for a spread if you have guests coming over and works for a nice picnic idea as well.
All you need is some sliced turkey, butter leaf lettuce, salami, Cabot cheese, apple slices, mustard, and some red grapes for some variety.
22. Nutella Croissants
Here is an option if you want a treat and you want to use that Nutella you have that’s been staring at you when you open your cupboard.
All you need is some coconut milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sliced bananas, crushed hazelnuts, cocoa powder, and some maple syrup for the topping.
23. Smoked Salmon Croissant
Make your brunches more fancier with this recipe that uses dill weed, lemon juice, salt and pepper, large hard-boiled eggs, chopped smoked salmon, and some fresh baby spinach.
This recipe only takes 10 minutes to make, and all the ingredients work well together to give you something that is rich and vibrant, giving you more reason to give this recipe a go.
24. Strawberry Croissants
Here’s another dessert or snack recipe that is bound to go down well, as all you need is some fresh sliced strawberries, mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and some lemon zest for a burst of flavor.
You could try other fresh fruits like raspberries, cherries, or blackberries if you have a sweet tooth, and you can serve these up immediately.
25. Ham And Cheese Croissant
Here’s a classic sandwich blend that we think works just as great in a croissant and uses some slices of good quality ham, some Leerdammer cheese for more taste, some dijon mustard, honey, brown sugar, and some poppy seeds.
You can use a mustard mixture to brush on top of your croissants for a glazed look that will undoubtedly spruce up your snack or brunch game (see also ‘33 Brunch Ideas To Please Your Mum On Mother’s Day‘).
26. Caramelized Onion Croissant
We finish this list with a recipe that is more unique as it has onions, vegetable stock, mushrooms and bell peppers, shredded cheese, and sesame for a garnish.
You can premake the caramelized onions and place them in a bowl, and put them in the refrigerator for up to a week, giving you more opportunities to add some twists of your own.
You might have noticed that many of these recipes use ingredients like meats and cheeses quite often, and as lovely as these can be, it’s not always possible for people to use these for any sort of reason.
You’ll find that making many of these croissant sandwiches is as simple as gathering ingredients and placing them inside, which don’t require many complicated cooking methods.
Try adding your own twist to some of these recipes that can work for you and the whole family and can be a great way to introduce fruits and vegetables into your diet without having to compromise on taste and texture to do so.
Now you can make snacks for brunch or lunchtime that aren’t going to take too much of your time, as we know that not everyone has the time to prepare and sit down for a nice snack. But now you’ll find it’s even easier.
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