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Ham and Cheese Biscuits

Ham and Cheese Biscuits are a great grab and go breakfast or a tasty addition to any meal of the day. Flaky buttermilk biscuits filled with smoky ham, cheese and garlic flavor.

Ham and Cheese Biscuits in a bowl, striped towel in background

This recipe is a twist on my classic Buttermilk Biscuits that I make about once a week. My family loved these for an easy protein packed breakfast that they could grab on their way out the door. A great idea for leftover ham and easy to make ahead for a busy week.

Ham and Cheese Biscuits collage

How to Make Ham and Cheese Biscuits:

Step by step making ham and cheese buttermilk biscuits

  • Mix all purpose flour with baking powder, sugar, salt and granulated garlic in a mixing bowl.
  • Cut in shortening and butter.
  • Mix in diced ham and shredded cheese.

Step by step adding buttermilk to ham and cheese biscuits, cutting into biscuit shapes and placing on a sheet pan

  • Add buttermilk and stir until dough comes together. It may be a bit sticky.
  • Pour dough out onto a well floured surface and roll or pat out about 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Use a biscuit cutter to cut into circles.
  • Place on a lined baking sheet with the biscuits touching.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until biscuits are lightly browned around the edges.
  • Brush with melted butter.

Baked pan of buttermilk biscuits with ham and cheese

Serve with your favorite breakfast, lunch or dinner or just grab one on the go for a filling and delicious snack.

Recipe Variations:

Substitute cooked and crumbled breakfast sausage or bacon for the ham.

Any shredded cheese will work. Smoked gouda, cheddar or colby-jack are all great options.

Use all butter or all shortening in the biscuits.

Cut recipe in half for a smaller batch.

How to Store and Reheat:

Store cooled, room temperature, biscuits wrapped in plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

To reheat, slice in half and toast in a toaster oven or place on a baking sheet and bake for 8 -10 minutes at 325°.

Can You Freeze Biscuits?

Freeze the baked biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet for 2 hours. Store in a zip top freezer bag in the freezer for up to 6 months. Reheat frozen biscuits on a lined baking sheet for 15-18 minutes at 325°.

If you have leftover ham, this easy Ham Soup is loaded with veggies and pasta in a cheesy broth that everyone will love.

Buttermilk Biscuits with Ham and Cheese in a bowl with a striped towel

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This recipe makes a large batch, perfect for feeding a crowd or makes a great make ahead breakfast for the week.


Yield: 20 biscuits

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

Ham and Cheese Biscuits are a great grab and go breakfast or a tasty addition to any meal of the day. Flaky buttermilk biscuits filled with smoky ham, cheese and garlic flavor. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 8 oz shredded cheese, I used Colby Jack
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups cold buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter for brushing tops, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, granulated garlic and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Cut butter and shortening into flour with a fork and mix until well combined.
  4. Add in ham and cheese and stir to combine.
  5. Pour in buttermilk and stir just until mixture comes together.
  6. Pour onto a floured surface and pat into an even layer.
  7. Cut into biscuits using a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter.
  8. Place biscuits on a greased or lined baking sheet, touching.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.
  10. Brush with melted butter if desired.


Recipe can be halved for a smaller batch.

Store leftover biscuits in an airtight container up to 4 days or frozen in a zip top freezer bag up to 6 months.

Reheat in a 325° oven 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 545Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 1004mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 16g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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One Comment

  1. Breakfast foods are always a fantastic hit at dinner time, and this recipe looks delicious! I could eat this section anytime, most likely! 🥰❤️

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