Ham and Cheese Scones

Easy peasy ham and cheddar scones perfect for any time of day – perfect as breakfast, snack-time, appetizer or with a bowl of soup!

Ham and Cheese Scones - Easy peasy ham and cheddar scones perfect for any time of day - perfect as breakfast, snack-time, appetizer or with a bowl of soup!

I have always been on the sweeter side of breakfast – waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, donuts – you name it. But I’ll always make an exception for these savory scones.

Ham and Cheese Scones - Easy peasy ham and cheddar scones perfect for any time of day - perfect as breakfast, snack-time, appetizer or with a bowl of soup!

With chunks of crisp ham, cheddar cheese and chives, this is one breakfast item worth waking up for.

Ham and Cheese Scones - Easy peasy ham and cheddar scones perfect for any time of day - perfect as breakfast, snack-time, appetizer or with a bowl of soup!

And with that buttery, flaky, melt-in-your mouth goodness, it’s absolute perfection.

Ham and Cheese Scones - Easy peasy ham and cheddar scones perfect for any time of day - perfect as breakfast, snack-time, appetizer or with a bowl of soup!

It’s so easy to whip up too – it’s easier than muffins, and you don’t even need a mixer.

Ham and Cheese Scones - Easy peasy ham and cheddar scones perfect for any time of day - perfect as breakfast, snack-time, appetizer or with a bowl of soup!

The only thing you really need is butter. And lots of it.

Ham and Cheese Scones - Easy peasy ham and cheddar scones perfect for any time of day - perfect as breakfast, snack-time, appetizer or with a bowl of soup!

And then your morning is complete. That and maybe 3 cups of coffee.

Ham and Cheese Scones - Easy peasy ham and cheddar scones perfect for any time of day - perfect as breakfast, snack-time, appetizer or with a bowl of soup!

Ham and Cheese Scones

Easy peasy ham and cheddar scones perfect for any time of day – perfect as breakfast, snack-time, appetizer or with a bowl of soup!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup diced ham*
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder and salt. Add cold butter, using your fingers to work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in buttermilk, cheese, ham and chives until a soft dough forms.
  4. Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pill, roll the dough into an 8″ circle, about 1-inch thick, and cut into 8 wedges.
  5. Place scones onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until firm to the touch and lightly browned.
  6. Serve immediately.

*Diced pancetta or bacon crumbles can be substituted.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 302.2 Calories from Fat 161.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.9g 28%
Saturated Fat 10.9g 55%
Trans Fat 0.6g
Cholesterol 50.5mg 17%
Sodium 479.0mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 26.0g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Sugars 3.0g
Protein 9.4g 19%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.