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Recipe Ham and Cheese Biscuits

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

Course Bread, Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese-biscuits, ham-and-cheese-biscuits, southern-biscuit-recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 10 (3-inch) biscuits


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup frozen butter grated
  • 2 cups grated cheddar or colby-jack cheese
  • 1 ½ cups chopped fully cooked ham
  • 3 Tbsp fresh chopped chives
  • 1 cup buttermilk (Not fat free)
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add grated butter, mix until evenly distributed.
  • To the bowl add ham, cheese and chives, mix well until coated and even throughout.
  • Make a well in the center adding buttermilk. Gradually mix into the dry ingredients until fully absorbed. (You may need to bring dough together using your hands toward the end of mixing.)
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured non-stick surface. Turn a couple of times to bring together and lightly coat with flour.
  • Press or roll into a circle ¾-1 inch thick. Use a 3 inch cutter and cut into rounds. Re-roll scraps, shape and cut until all dough is used. Place rounds 2 inches apart on pan. Brush tops with melted butter.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden and puffed.
  • Serve immediately brushed with additional butter, if desired.


  • Depending on the size of cutter you choose to use, you may yield more than 10 biscuits.
  • If you cut biscuits smaller, the baking time may need to be adjusted. 
  • You may further brown tops under the broiler at the end of baking. Do not walk away.