ham and eggs breakfast braids

Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid

ham and eggs breakfast braids

Ham and Egg Breakfast Braid

Mike Nadelman
This beautiful crescent braid is easier than it looks! A simple folding technique over eggs, ham and creamy cheese gives you an impressive-looking breakfast dish that is guaranteed to be the star of your brunch party.
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Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, Egg
Servings 8 Servings


  • 8 oz package cubed ham or cooked bacon, diced smoked turkey
  • 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 7 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chive cream cheese spread from 7.5-oz container
  • 1 can 12 oz refrigerated Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Butter Flake Crescent Rolls (8 Count) or 1 can (12 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Original Crescent Rolls (8 Count)
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend 4 oz
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seed


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • In medium bowl, beat ham, bell pepper, 6 of the eggs and the pepper with whisk or fork until well mixed.
  • In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Pour egg mixture in skillet; cook over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until eggs are thoroughly cooked but still moist. Stir in cream cheese. Cook 1 to 2 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.
  • Meanwhile, unroll dough into 1 long rectangle onto cookie sheet. Press into 16x8-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations and seams to seal.
  • Spoon egg mixture in 4-inch wide strip lengthwise down center of rectangle. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. With sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on long sides of dough rectangle to within 1/2 inch of egg mixture. Fold strips of dough up over egg mixture to meet in center; pinch to seal.
  • In small bowl, beat remaining egg with whisk or fork; brush evenly onto dough. Sprinkle with poppy seed.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet; cut into crosswise slices. Serve warm.


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