These Country Ham and Cheese Biscuit Bites are certain to become a family favorite. They turn biscuits into an appetizer for casual gatherings or a small bite to add to the brunch menu.
Easy Ham and Cheese Biscuit Bites Recipe
White Lily Flour is a consummate Southern brand that most biscuit makers use in the South. That being said, you can use your favorite brand of self-rising flour to make this recipe. Otherwise, you really won't need special equipment to make these biscuit bites. You will need the following: mixing bowls, a cheese grater, measuring cups, a sharp knife and cutting board to chop the ham and baking sheets for baking.
How to Make the Best Country Ham and Cheese Biscuit Bites Recipe
- Ingredients you'll need to make homemade Country Ham and Cheese Biscuit Bites: Self rising flour, granulated garlic, onion, powder, cayenne, ground mustard, frozen butter, buttermilk, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, country ham, fresh chives and melted butter to brush the tops.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: A large sheet pan, mixing bowls. measuring cups and spoons, a cheese grater, a whisk to sift together the dry ingredients, a large silicone spatula to mix together. a pastry brush and a tablespoon to drop the biscuit dough onto the pan.
- I use self rising flour in this recipe which already includes leavening agents. You can adapt using all purpose flour, but will need to add the appropriate amount of leavening. To the same amount of all purpose flour called for in the recipe, you'll also need to add 1 tablespoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of baking soda. You can also reference the Cook's note in the recipe template for how to adapt.
- These biscuit bites are fabulous on their own. That said, I love serving them with a sauce for dipping. in this instance, I recommend serving with honey mustard, sweet hot mustard or plain ole yellow mustard on the side.
- Country ham is salt cured and therefore, salty by nature. It's also fully cooked and often found in the meat department vacuum sealed in small amounts perfect for the amount you'll need for this recipe.
- This recipe can be served as an appetizer, for game day snacks for breakfast or brunch.
- Sharp cheddar cheese is my go-to for this recipe as it can hold up to the bold flavor of country ham. You could adapt using another flavor should you prefer.
More Southern Biscuit Recipes to Make
Biscuits can be served at any meal. They are the beloved house bread of the South, afterall. I have many biscuit recipes in the recipe index and will include this list as a sampling of other biscuit variations:
- Fluffy Southern Buttermilk Biscuits to serve with butter and jam, smothered in gravy or stuffed with ham or fried green tomatoes.
- Cheesy Sausage Biscuit Pinwheels start with homemade biscuit dough that's stuffed and rolled jelly roll style.
- Sweet 7 Up Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls make a delicious start to any day.
- Cheddar Bacon Buttermilk Drop Biscuits require no rolling and cutting to make.
- Sweet glazed Honey Butter Biscuits for any meal.
- Fluffy Butter Biscuits that I like to serve cut into squares instead of rounds for a change of pace.
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Country Ham and Cheese Biscuit Bites
- 2 ¼ cups self rising flour
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- ⅓ cup frozen unsalted butter grated
- 1 ½ cup buttermilk (well shaken)
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup chopped fully cooked country ham
- 2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives plus additional for garnishing
- 2 tablespoon melted butter to brush tops
- sweet hot mustard or maple syrup for serving
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a medium size mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, garlic, mustard, onion powder and cayenne. Add grated butter, mixing until evenly distributed. To the bowl add buttermilk, mix well.
- Once dough is formed, add cheese, ham and chives. Use a non stick spatula to gently mix through the dough until fully combined.
- Drop by tablespoon onto pan, leaving 2 inches between. Brush tops with melted butter. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until lightly golden. (Adjust bake time according to size)
- Brush again with melted butter and serve with sweet hot mustard or maple syrup, if desired.