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This Caprese Croissant Sandwich is a vegetarian breakfast sandwich that will take your breakfast or brunch to a whole new level! Here, super soft, flaky, butter croissants are filled with all amazing things such as tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and oregano.

2 caprese croissant sandwices on a wooden board with tomato slice on the side

They make an exotic yet super simple savory treat for breakfast on the weekends or any other day when you are feeling fancy. Plus, this sandwich is incredibly easy-to-make and tastes heavenly.

Add everything to a sliced croissant, cover with the other slice, and done! Easy-peasy, isn’t it? Couldn’t get any easier. 

If you love croissants and Caprese salad then this incredibly easy Caprese croissant sandwich is a match made in heaven.

About Caprese Croissant Sandwich

This ultimate Caprese Croissant Sandwich recipe is as simple as any basic sandwich recipe can be. Imagine a delectable combination of buttery and flaky croissants with fresh mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, juicy tomatoes, and sweet chili sauce. Irresistible, isn’t it? This sandwich is all about phenomenal Caprese salad ingredients.

Anything Caprese = fresh and juicy tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and garden-fresh basil. And this gloriously satisfying Caprese Croissant Sandwich has taken to the next level with sweet chili sauce! The outcome is seriously impressive.

closeup of a female holding 1 caprese croissant sandwich

This mozzarella croissant sandwich can be served as a breakfast, brunch, snack, or lunch. It is also a wonderful tea-time sandwich, so it would be great for large gatherings. If you are making them for a party, you can simply prepare them ahead of time. Whether you are making this sandwich for yourself or making it as a show-stopper for brunch parties, these wonderful savory delights are guaranteed to make everyone happy!

When you are making such a simple recipe like this sandwich, you need the freshest ingredients to shine. So make sure to get everything as fresh as you can.

There are endless ways you can fill these amazingly buttery and flaky french pastries with. This Caprese Croissant Sandwich is a simple yet exotic-tasting breakfast sandwich that doesn’t require lots of preparation and effort. Just slice tomatoes and cheese, and fill the croissant with tomato, cheese, and basil. 

One of my favorite vegetarian ways to make a croissant sandwich is to prepare it with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. If you haven’t tried making croissant sandwiches then definitely try this amazingly delicious croissant sandwich filling idea.

The amazing thing about croissant sandwiches is that you can let your creative wings fly and add possibly everything you like in a sandwich.

This Caprese Croissant Sandwich

✔ is fun and easy to make

✔ can easily be customized

✔ makes a lovely breakfast, brunch, snack, or a light meal

✔ is made with a few handfuls ingredients

✔ is ready in under 10 minutes

✔ can also be grilled

✔ is loaded with fresh ingredients

✔ makes luxury weekend breakfast

✔ is also great for gatherings

a female holding 1 caprese croissant sandwich on a wooden board with one more sandwich on the side

Caprese Croissant Sandwich Ingredients

  • Croissants – This is the star ingredient of this recipe. I used butter croissants from the bakery, but you can also use plain ones. 

  • Butter – I used salted butter as a spread for this sandwich, you can also use mayonnaise if you are planning to serve them instantly. If you are making vegan Caprese sandwiches, then replace butter with margarine or vegan butter.

  • Mozzarella cheese – I used large mozzarella balls here. You can also use mozzarella pearls for this recipe.

  • Tomato I used regular medium-sized tomatoes. You can also use Roma or cherry tomatoes for making this sandwich.

  • Lettuce – I have added iceberg lettuce to this sandwich. You can also use arugula leaves here.

  • Sauce – I used sweet chili sauce here. The sweet and tangy flavors of this sauce enhance the overall taste of this sandwich.

  • Seasonings – This sandwich has some simple flavors, such as freshly ground black pepper powder, and dried oregano. You can also add chili flakes. If you prefer a salty sandwich, then you can also add some salt.

Variations

Pesto – If you don’t like adding sauce, you can use pesto as a spread for this Caprese croissant sandwich. You can use basil pesto or roasted pepper pesto as a spread.

Cheese – If you don’t like the taste of mozzarella, then swap it with soft cheese, goat cheese, or ricotta.

Sun-dried tomatoes – To make it taste richer, you can add marinade sun-dried tomato slices.

Olive oil – You can also drizzle the filling with extra virgin olive oil or garlic olive oil.

Toasting/Bake – You can also toast this sandwich using a skillet or grill pan or bake in an oven/air-fryer until the cheese is melted.

Serving Suggestions

Caprese Croissant Sandwich tastes so good as it is; you really don’t need anything to pair them. You can have them with a hot cuppa coffee or masala chai on the side.

If you are planning to enjoy them as lunch or dinner, then you can accompany them with some salad, soup, or even with french fries or potato wedges.

1 caprese croissant sandwich on a wooden board

Storage Suggestions

This sandwich tastes good when served fresh. You can store these sandwiches in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. They remain fresh when stored wrapped in a cling film. But if you are planning to store these sandwiches later, then add sauce and sauce only when you are planning to eat, or else the sandwiches would turn soggy after 2-3 hours. 

Pro Tips for Making the Perfect Croissant Sandwich

  1. Just don’t use the freshest (straight from the oven) croissants as they are super soft and it would be a bit tricky to slice them. Let the croissants cool at room temperature before slicing, or to be safe use day-old croissants, they would work just fine.

  2. Fresh ingredients – Use fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese for the best taste experience.

  3. If you are baking croissants at home, then try baking them a day before. This way you’ll get the perfect sandwiches.

  4. Seasoning – I have only added dried oregano to this Caprese Croissant Sandwich. You can also use Italian mixed herbs, dried thyme, dried basil, or dried rosemary.

  5. Greens – Other than lettuce, you can also use arugula, spinach, or fresh herbs.

  6. Butter – You can also swap butter with mayonnaise or cream cheese.

overhead shot of 3 mozzarella croissant sandwiches on a wooden board with tomato slices the side

FAQ

How long can these Caprese Croissant Sandwiches stay good?

These Caprese croissant sandwiches stay fresh for up to 1 day when stored in the refrigerator wrapped in a cling wrap. 

Can I prepare a Caprese Croissant sandwich in advance for a party?

Yes, you can prepare the Caprese Croissant Sandwiches a day before. Just store them in the refrigerator. 

How to make a Vegan Caprese Croissant sandwich?

Making a vegan version of this mozzarella cheese sandwich is very easy and simple. You just have to substitute butter with vegan butter and mozzarella cheese with vegan cheese. 


Caprese Croissant Sandwich (Step-by-step photo instructions)

How to Make Caprese Croissant Sandwich

  1. Slice tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese and keep them aside.
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  3. Place a croissant on a wooden board and slice it in half, lengthwise. Similarly, slice the remaining croissants. Working with one sandwich at a time, spread the butter on both sides of the croissant. Arrange lettuce leaves on the bottom half of a croissant.
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  5. Top with tomato slices, mozzarella slices, and basil leaves. Sprinkle with black pepper powder (and salt, if using), and dried oregano. Drizzle generously with sweet chili sauce. Top with the second half of the croissant. Make all the croissant sandwiches and serve them immediately.
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Caprese Croissant Sandwich [Recipe]

Recipe Image
This Caprese Croissant Sandwich is a vegetarian breakfast sandwich that will take your breakfast or brunch to a whole new level.
★★★★✰
(Rating: 4.9 from 4 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
7 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Snack American 4
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
378 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Caprese Croissant Sandwich
  • 3-4 croissants
  • 2 large mozzarella balls, 9 mozzarella pearls
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes
  • A handful of lettuce or arugula
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 9-10 basil leaves (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Black pepper powder, to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce, or to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to Make Caprese Croissant Sandwich
  1. Slice tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese and keep them aside.
  2. Place a croissant on a wooden board and slice it in half, lengthwise. Similarly, slice the remaining croissants. Working with one sandwich at a time, spread the butter on both sides of the croissant. Arrange lettuce leaves on the bottom half of a croissant.
  3. Top with tomato slices, mozzarella slices, and basil leaves. Sprinkle with black pepper powder (and salt, if using), and dried oregano. Drizzle generously with sweet chili sauce. Top with the second half of the croissant. Make all the croissant sandwiches and serve them immediately.

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NOTES:

  1. Just don't use the freshest (straight from the oven) croissants as they are super soft and it would be a bit tricky to slice them. Let the croissants cool at room temperature before slicing, or to be safe use day-old croissants, they would work just fine.
  2. Fresh ingredients – Use fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese for the best taste experience.
  3. If you are baking croissants at home, then try baking them a day before. This way you’ll get the perfect sandwiches.

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