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Ham and Cheese Biscuits

July 28, 2018 (Last Updated: December 28, 2020)

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Quick drop biscuits that are light and tender with bits of ham and cheese baked right inside! This is an easy to make biscuit and there’s no rolling out the dough. Perfect for a grab and go breakfast or lunch! 

A blue plate topped with three biscuits.

Ham and Cheese Biscuits are perfect for breakfast or lunch! How often does that happen? I originally made these biscuits for breakfast and they were perfect along with a couple of eggs. But imagine them alongside a bowl of Broccoli Soup or Enchilada Soup.

A biscuit filled with bits of ham and shredded cheese on a white plate.

Or maybe into a mini sandwich – filled with slices of deli ham and cheddar cheese! A ham and cheese sandwich on a ham and cheese biscuit! Or how about adding ham salad? Yum

I think these would also be delicious for a picnic lunch along with fresh fruit, chunks of cheese and strawberry jam!

A biscuit cut in half on a white plate.

As much as I love baking, I am often a lazy biscuit baker. I don’t know why, but when I made these Buttermilk Biscuits, Pepper Jack Biscuits and these Cheddar Chive Biscuits I was looking for the ultimate shortcut.  And then with these ham and cheese biscuits, again I was looking for a shortcut.

I don’t usually mind rolling out dough, but for some reason I often look for another option when making biscuits. No rolling needed with these biscuits! They are a drop biscuit. The dough is just a bit stickier than a normal biscuit and instead of rolling out the dough, you use an ice cream scoop and just plop the dough right onto a baking sheet! Easy Peasy!!!

Ham and cheese biscuits on a baking rack.

These biscuits would be equally as delicious with Swiss cheese, or maybe even a Pepper Jack! Mix it up any way you’d like.

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A blue plate topped with three biscuits.

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

Drop biscuits with ham and cheese baked right into the biscuit
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 231 kcal


  • 2 cups flour (1)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 Tablespoons butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup ham (diced small)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  • Add butter and incorporate into flour mixture using a pastry blender or your fingers. Mixture should be crumbly looking. 
  • Mix in ham and cheddar cheese.
  • Combine sour cream and milk together. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until combined. The mixture should be sticky. If too dry, add 1-2 Tablespoons additional milk.
  • Use an ice cream scoop or a large spoon and place mounds of dough on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden. 
  • Cool on a baking rack. 


Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 7gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 357mgPotassium: 210mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 380IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 152mgIron: 1.2mg
Keyword Biscuits, Biscuits recipes, Cheese biscuits recipes, Drop biscuits, Ham and Cheese Biscuits
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  • Reply
    December 28, 2020 at 7:17 am

    5 stars
    This is so simple and very moist recipe. My boys gobbled these up as a snack. I’m trying to use up a lot of leftover ham. Next time I might add jalapenos for myself. Thanks for the recipe!

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      December 28, 2020 at 7:20 am

      I have the same trouble in my house with my boys gobbling everything up before I even get to it! Jalapenos sounds like a tasty addition!
      Kathy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 5, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    5 stars
    This is the first time I see ham and cheese biscuits!! They look so fun.. It would be a really great breakfast with a cup of coffee. Wonderful work! Thank you for sharing

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    [email protected]
    August 2, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    5 stars
    Can I have them for breakfast AND lunch? In the same day? All the time? These look fabulous!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      August 5, 2018 at 8:06 pm

      You could be set for the entire day with these biscuits!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    July 30, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    5 stars
    How easy are these Kathy?! I love drop biscuits recipes. So much easy than rolling!

    • Reply
      August 5, 2018 at 8:06 pm

      Nothing better!

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    Nicoletta Sugarlovespices
    July 30, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    5 stars
    I like that they are drop biscuits! They look delicious and yes, so many ways to use them!

    • Reply
      August 5, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      Drop biscuits are so easy and I love all those rough edges!

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    July 30, 2018 at 8:05 am

    They look wonderful. and so easy to make. I have to put them on the list. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      August 5, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      You’ll have to make them!

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    David @ Spiced
    July 30, 2018 at 5:05 am

    I love a good drop biscuit! I don’t mind rolling out dough and doing the whole nine yards thing…but drop biscuits are just a thing of beauty. The way the little bits get nice and crispy on top? Oh yeah! I love the ham and cheese version here, Kathy! And I must admit that I’m still laughing at the ‘A ham and cheese sandwich on a ham and cheese biscuit!’ comment. You’re right though…those would be delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      July 30, 2018 at 7:40 am

      It would be good though, right??? Ham and cheese on a ham and cheese biscuit! Just think of the burst of flavor that would be happening in every bite!

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    July 28, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    5 stars
    This looks perfect, Kathy! Love that they have lots of ham and cheese. I can only imagine how scrumptious they are straight outta the oven! Nice smear of butter and I’m set ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      August 5, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      A little butter, a little jam and we are all set!

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