Costco Ham And Cheese Pastry - Calories + Extra Egg Hack


Kirkland Signature Ham and Cheese Croissant Pastry at Costco

Costco sells its Kirkland Signature Ham and Cheese Pastry for $8.99. The croissant pastry can be found in the bakery section of the warehouse near other items such as the Bagels, Cakes, and Cookies.

Each package includes 4 ham and cheese pastries and weighs 21 ounces. The pastries have a ham, bechamel cheese sauce, and provolone cheese filling.

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Are They Part Of the Costco Danish Family?

Costco labels these simply as ham and cheese pastries, but are they actually danishes? Costco already carries danishes and sells 8 of them for $11.99.

These appear to be similar in look, and I would classify them as danishes, but Costco puts them in a different category than the mix-and-match $11.99 danishes.


These are different as they are savory rather than sweet and have protein, which may make them not feasible to sell as part of the mix-and-match danishes.

Costco Cost Comparison

How Much Do The Ham And Cheese Pastries Cost at Costco?

The 4 pack of Costco Ham and Cheese Pastries costs $8.99 or $2.25 apiece. This is a $1 total increase over last year’s price for the ham and cheese danishes, but they are still quite the deal. 

It’s hard to beat a quick, easy, and filling breakfast for just over $2.


Ham And Cheese Croissant Pastry Taste Test

I opted to cook the ham and cheese croissant pastry in the air fryer, and it came out perfect. The croissant-like pastry was extraordinarily crispy and flakey. 

In one of the pictures below, you can clearly see the pastry all over the place and how easily it all came apart when I cut it.


The pastry had a pleasant buttery taste and was good enough to eat on its own. I’m a big fan of warm butter pastries. It’s also the perfect vehicle for the ham and cheese filling. 

The ham is diced bits of thinly sliced ham. I don’t think Costco necessarily skimped out on the ham pieces, but the pastry could have benefited from a few more ham pieces. 


The cheese flavor is very strong and present. The béchamel cheese sauce was interesting and not my favorite. The texture of the sauce stuck out to me and I would have preferred another style of cheese.

The provolone was enjoyable and worked well with the ham and the pastry.


The ham and cheese croissant pastry as a whole was solid. The pastry was savory and maybe just a touch too rich, but I am not going to have any problem finishing off the 4 pack.

How to Cook The Ham And Cheese Croissant Croissant

First, I will call out Costco’s poor print job on the label. Costco has been getting sloppy with their label printing and placement lately, but cutting off part of the heating directions is unacceptable.

They do recommend heating the pastry in the oven, but I much prefer heating them in the air fryer. Pre-heating the oven just takes too dang long sometimes. I have included Costco’s oven instructions as well as my air fryer cooking directions.


Oven Method Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Bake on a sheet pan for 8 to 10 minutes. 
  • Cool for 5 minutes before consuming.

Air Fryer Heating Directions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 325°F. 
  • Bake ham and cheese pastry for 8 minutes. 
  • Cool for 5 minutes before consuming.

Ham and Cheese Pastry + Egg Air Fryer Recipe

The Costco ham and cheese danish is fine on its own, but it is much better with an egg! I found the easiest way to include an egg was to just throw it on top of the ham and cheese filling and pop the whole thing into the air fryer.


After about 10 minutes in the air fryer, the egg is cooked over easy, and the rest of the pastry is crispy, flakey, and fully heated through. It is a little messy, but it does complete the meal. 

Here are my cooking directions when adding an egg. 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 330°F.
  • Place Ham and Cheese Pastry in the air fryer. 
  • Add one egg directly onto the pastry.  
  • Cook for 10-11 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before consuming.

Costco’s Warning Sticker

Since Costco has switched to plastic containers, they have included a little red sticker that says, “Remove from container before reheating.” They have included this on a few of their baked goods as well as their premade meals.


Obviously, they mean to take the croissant pastry out of the plastic container before baking them in the oven, but this Reddit comment which intentionally misinterprets the sticker, is just too funny not to share.


From u/yendor5, “I had the hardest time getting that red sticker off before heating them. Not sure why you’re supposed to remove only that — what about the product sticker? Was not too impressed with the pastry, had kind of a ‘plastic’ taste. /s”

Hope you got a good chuckle out of it as much as I did.

Costco Ham and Cheese Pastry Calories and Nutritional Information

How Many Calories in Costco Ham And Cheese Pastry?

One serving of Costco ham and cheese danish pastry will have 600 calories from 35 grams of fat, 44 grams of carbs, and 22 grams of protein. 

Considering the nature of the dish and the poor reputation of Costco’s bakery’s nutritional labels, this one isn’t the most abhorrent. The calories are on the high end, as well as the fat and carbs, but 22 grams of protein is respectable.

Can You Freeze The Ham and Cheese Danish Croissant Pastries?

How To Freeze

Yes, the Costco ham and cheese croissants can be frozen and stored in the freezer. This will extend their shelf life significantly. Here is the method that has worked well for me in preserving their freshness.

  • Pre freeze the ham and cheese pastry for 1 hour.
  • Tightly wrap the now slightly hardened pastry in plastic wrap.
  • Place the wrapped pastry in a Ziploc bag and place it back into the freezer.

How To Thaw

To thaw, place the frozen ham and cheese pastry in the refrigerator overnight. They will be defrosted by the morning and can be cooked using the heating directions mentioned above. 

The pastries can also be placed directly into the air fryer in their frozen state. Heat them for 10-12 minutes until the ham and cheese filling is heated through.

Updated April 3rd 2024


Costco Crispy Ham and Cheese Pastry + Egg

Add some extra flavor and some extra protein to Costco's ham and cheese pastry. Turn the already great pastry into a filling all in one breakfast item.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Person
Calories 600 kcal


  • Air Fryer1


  • 1 Kirkland Signature Ham and Cheese Pastry
  • 1 Egg


  • Preheat the air fryer to 330°F.
  • Place Ham and Cheese Pastry in the air fryer. 
  • Add one egg directly onto the pastry.
  • Cook for 10-11 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before consuming.


Serving: 1PastryCalories: 600kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 22gFat: 35g
Keyword air fryer, costco, costco ham and cheese pastry, Kirkland Signature Pizza
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Costco Food Database User Reviews

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 5/5 (2)

Rich and cheesy in buttery pastry! I wish that they were available more often!!
These are so good. Such a good start on a hurried morning with a cup of coffee.
My only complaint is that Costco is not selling them now. When will they have them again?

3 thoughts on “Costco Ham And Cheese Pastry – Kirkland Signature”

  1. I thought they were delicious, rich and buttery. I wasn’t expecting the sauce and I thought it gave it a nice flavor and mouthfeel, adding a lot of moistness. I think a plain ham and cheese would’ve felt a lot less decadent. I looked forward to each morning when I had one for breakfast which to me was a sign I would buy these again.

  2. We tried the ham and cheese danish this morning. We shared one so I made scrambled eggs and served fresh fruit. It was good. I liked the sauce and found the tang added to it. Now I have the remaining in the freezer so I can wrap for storage.

    I used the air fryer and the timing was perfect. Thanks for such a thorough review.

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