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Ham and Cheese Drop Biscuits

Ham and Cheese Drop Biscuits - The easiest, simplest homemade drop biscuits made with less than 20min prep! And they're so buttery, so flaky and so perfect!

The easiest, simplest homemade drop biscuits made with less than 20min prep! And they’re so buttery, so flaky and so perfect!

Ham and Cheese Drop Biscuits - The easiest, simplest homemade drop biscuits made with less than 20min prep! And they're so buttery, so flaky and so perfect!

You guys know I love a good, flaky mile-high biscuit. Or a biscuit smothered in bacon/black pepper or maple bacon cheddar.

But I think I found my new love. Or my new love for the next month or so. And that is drop biscuits.

That’s right. If you don’t know what drop biscuits are, it’s basically a much quicker, easier version of a biscuit. It takes less work, less kneading, and less shaping.

You simply drop mounds of dough onto a baking sheet and bake. That’s it. And you can load it up with tons of butter, ham, cheese and parsley like I did here.

When serving, you can serve hot from the oven as is or with extra melted butter on top. You can do either, but I highly recommend the latter.

Ham and Cheese Drop Biscuits - The easiest, simplest homemade drop biscuits made with less than 20min prep! And they're so buttery, so flaky and so perfect!

Ham and Cheese Drop Biscuits

The easiest, simplest homemade drop biscuits made with less than 20min prep! And they’re so buttery, so flaky and so perfect!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup diced ham
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cheese, ham, parsley, baking powder, baking soda, salt, garlic powder and pepper.
  3. Grate butter using the large holes of a box grater. Stir into the flour mixture.
  4. Add buttermilk and stir using a rubber spatula until a soft dough forms.
  5. Drop 24 large mounds of the dough (about 3 tablespoons each) onto the prepared baking sheets.
  6. Place into oven and bake for 14-18 minutes, or until golden brown, rotating pans halfway through baking.
  7. Serve warm.

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19 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    These turned our perfect. Cut the recipe in half as there are only 3 of us and did not want to waste. Delicious! Only thing we did different beside cut in half was we brushed melted butter on top once they were done. A keeper recipe for sure! Thanks. Love this site and I have made numerous recipes from here. 

  2. Getting ready to bake these – wondering why the frozen shredded butter

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Really good recipe. I used pepper jack instead of cheddar. Also used a cast iron skillet preheated in oven and drizzled a little seasoned butter over the top. Definitely a keeper. 

  4. Just wondering if there is a preferred ham style. Does ham sliced at the deli worknor should it be more like a “ham steak” diced?

  5. Looks amazing. Trying the recipe this weekend.

  6. Will milk be a good replacement for buttermilk here? It tends to be fairly pricey where I’m from (only found in the fancier stores…)

  7. Can u make these to dough stage then freeze

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Absolutely the best ham and cheese biscuits I have made. I prefer the crunchier exterior and tender interior of drop biscuits. I increased the shredded cheese by 1/4 cup and the recipe tolerates that. I’m not a big fan of parsley, but do use it here. I didn’t find the amount to be powerful enough to taste, except for a slight flavor. 
     I also baked four biscuits in my Breville Smart Oven for 12 minutes, 450° with convection. They turned out perfectly. 

  9. I have not tried this recipe yet, but they sound amazingly simple and yummy. I have all the ingredients readily on hand too, with the exception of buttermilk. Can’t wait to try making these!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    These are gonna be even better in my car during my morning commute! Yummy breakfast!

  11. Wow that golden brown colour on these savoury biscuits is phenomenal!!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hi. I love your site and use it almost everyday on my iPhone. Lately the ads have gotten to the point I can’t read the recipes. I find myself leaving your site rather than deal with trying to read a recipe in the small square left between ads above and below.