What to Eat With Croissants (7 Ideas)

Buttery, flaky, and oh-so-delicious, it’s evident why the croissant is a staple in many people’s kitchens – including mine. But you might panic if you’ve made a big batch of croissants and don’t know what to do with the leftovers. What should you eat with these delightful pastries?

There’s an abundance of delicious goodies you can serve alongside croissants, but the top favorites include fruit, ice cream, chocolate, eggs, bacon, ham/turkey and cheese, and coffee.

Hi! I’m Michelle, and what can I say? I love croissants. Whether for breakfast, dessert, or anywhere in between, you can’t go wrong with this beloved pastry. As a baker with ten years of experience, I have baked my fair share of croissants and have discovered yummy ways to eat them.

Let’s eat some croissants!

What to Eat With Croissants – Top 7 Picks

If you’ve got some croissants you don’t know what to do with, you’ve come to the right article. Today, I’m sharing my top seven ideas on what to eat with croissants. You’re going to find an idea you love.

Let’s dive in!

1. Fruit

If you’re looking for a side dish that will complement your croissant while also upping the nutrition content, look no further than fruit.

Fruit and croissants go together like peanut butter and chocolate – it just works.

Any fruit will do. Serve it alongside your yummy croissants, or squish the fruits inside your croissant with other ingredients, like whipped cream and chocolate drizzle, if you’re looking for an indulgent snack on a busy afternoon.

2. Ice Cream

Ice cream is delicious on its own. Croissants are delicious on their own. 

Why not combine them for a flavorful powerhouse you can enjoy after dinner?

The sweet flavor of the croissant pairs well with all types of ice cream, although chocolate and vanilla tend to be the crowd favorites.

Not only do the flavors mesh beautifully, but the textures sing together, too. The flaky croissant is the perfect addition to the smooth and succulent ice cream. You’ll want to eat this time and time again!

3. Chocolate

You’ve likely heard of chocolate croissants. Needless to say, chocolate croissants combine chocolate with the croissant recipe, making something truly decadent.

Well, if you forgot to add the chocolate while making your croissants, don’t panic – you’re not entirely out of luck.

You can serve bite-sized chocolate treats alongside your flaky croissants. Any chocolate will do the trick. Keep it simple with a few squares of milk chocolate, or buy your favorite goodies, like M&Ms to Twix bars. 

Keep the two separate, or cut your croissant and add the chocolate bits right inside. Warm it up for a mouthwatering dessert everyone will enjoy.

4. Eggs and Bacon

Croissants don’t always have to be decadent. They can be on the healthier side, too. They can also be the go-to for tomorrow morning’s breakfast.

But how?

Serve your croissant alongside scrambled eggs and crispy bacon. The croissant will replace your usual piece of toast or bagel. 

You can also turn your croissant into a delicious breakfast sandwich. Just cut it in half and add your ingredients inside. Take it on the go for busy mornings!

5. Ham/Turkey and Cheese

Have you ever heard of a charcuterie board? Of course, you have. These fun platters have a wide range of yummy ingredients, creating the perfect snack tray for picnics or lounging evenings in front of Netflix with your besties.

That said, it’s easy to see why deli meats like ham, turkey, and cheese slices go well alongside croissants.

Again, this is an idea you can enjoy on their own – think deconstructed sandwich.

However, you can also put the deli meat and cheese inside the croissant and create an actual sandwich. It’s up to you!

6. Coffee

Listen, I enjoy dunking a biscotti into my cup of coffee as much as the next person. But if you’ve never tried dipping your croissant into your coffee, you’re missing out on something truly genius.

Go ahead and make a batch of your favorite coffee. Then, dip your croissant into it and take a bite. It will be one of the most delicious pick-me-ups you’ve ever had.

This might become your newest breakfast go-to!

7. Butter

Sometimes, I like to keep things simple. Don’t you?

If you’re looking for the easiest thing to serve alongside your croissant, it’s butter.

Yes, you’ll need to slather your croissant with butter to eat it. I don’t recommend eating them separately


As you can see, there are endless possibilities when it comes to side dishes for croissants. You can pair them with just about anything. Want to learn more? I have added a couple of frequently asked questions for you to check out.

What do you eat with croissants for breakfast?

You can make a sweet or savory breakfast using croissants. For something sweet, consider tossing some Nutella, lemon curd, or cream cheese with various fruits. Savory options include ricotta and bell peppers, bacon and eggs, or sausage and eggs.

What side dish goes with croissant sandwiches?

Any kind of soup or salad will pair well with a croissant sandwich. You can also keep things simple with potato chips or healthier kale chips. Opt for some french fries, tater tots, or other yummy sides.

Is a croissant an unhealthy breakfast?

Croissants are not inherently unhealthy, but they’re not nutrient-rich, either. If you want to make your breakfast healthier, add some nutritious items alongside or inside your croissant. For example, fill your croissant with scrambled eggs mixed with cottage cheese, spinach, and peppers.

Croissants Can Pair With Just About Anything!

Honestly, when it comes to what to serve with croissants, you can’t go wrong with any food item. However, I recommend fruits, ice cream, chocolate, eggs and bacon, deli meat, and cheese, or coffee. You’re sure to enjoy these combinations! 

What is your favorite way to eat a croissant? What do you serve with your croissants? We would love to hear some more ideas so we can try them, too. Don’t hesitate to comment below!

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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