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Country Ham and Cheese Biscuit Bites

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, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 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:


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Country Ham and Cheese Biscuit Bites

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy-country-ham-biscuit-bites, country-ham-biscuits
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 88kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups self rising flour
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/3 cup frozen unsalted butter grated
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk (well shaken)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped fully cooked country ham
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives plus additional for garnishing
  • 2 Tbsp 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.


Make your own Self Rising Flour: To the same amount of all purpose flour, add 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    These biscuits baked up beautifully following the recipe as provided. Perfect for an appetizer, snack or breakfast. Delicious!!!

  2. 5 stars
    These turned out great. I should have put a little more ham in them and next time I will but as good as they were hot, I can’t quit grabbing one or two out of the bag they are in and snacking on them today. I thought I would end up freezing some but who am I kidding…they will be gone by tomorrow.

  3. I made them this morning and they were yummy! Definitely on the savory side, so the maple syrup balances well.

    1. It’s typically sold in vacuum packed slices. Perhaps you’ve never specifically looked for it, and of course availability could vary depending on what’s sold in your market. If you can’t find it, those thin country ham slices will cook in a pan in minutes. Easy to cook, cool and chop.

      1. Here they’re called ham steaks, and yes, vacuum packed. I use them to make scalloped potatoes and ham.

      2. Ham steaks and country ham aren’t the same as I believe you’re describing. You could make this with a regular baked ham steak of course, if you prefer.

  4. This looks so good. So glad you show how to make the self rising flour for this recipe. Can’t wait to try to make this.

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