Get ready for the savory waffles you didn’t know you needed in your life! With crispy ham and cheese in these waffles, plus a dose of green onion, they’re everything you could dream of in a savory waffles, and then some.

Crispy Ham and Cheese Waffles

There are a handful of classic culinary combinations you just can’t beat: peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, meatballs and spaghetti, and let’s not forget the motherlode… Ham and cheese. It’s a tried-and-true combination of a sharp bite of cheese with the salty slice of rich ham, and I can never get enough. Enter: these insane crispy ham and cheese waffles.

You might’ve noticed, but this gal loves a good waffle. And there are SO many fun ways to whip ’em up. From cornbread waffles to chocolate chip waffles, the options are literally endless. And that just makes my heart and soul pleased as pie. This concoction creates a crisp exterior that gives way to a flavorful inside of cheddar or swiss cheese (or any of your favorite shredded cheeses), chopped deli ham, and optional green onion.

The cheese forms a melty interior but cooks into a satisfactory crunch on the outside. Just be sure to cook them a little longer to really get a nice bite! I like to cook mine for 1.5 cycles, and then we treat them like a savory biscuit and serve them with eggs or on the side of a big bowl of tomato soup. You’ll be oh-so glad you made these…

What do you put on top of ham and cheese waffles?

Have FUN with these guys and dress them up however you’d like! We like to put an egg on top, sort of like a savory biscuit or piece of toast. You could also treat them like a grilled ham and cheese sandwich and pair them up next to some tomato or chicken noodle soup. Or, just keep them plain! They’re so filling and flavorful that it’s totally up to you.

Which waffle maker is the best?

I love all types of waffles irons! This heart-shaped one is a steal (and adorable, too), while this classic Belgian waffle maker has impeccable reviews.

Is waffle batter supposed to be thin?

Waffle batter should be runnier than it is thick, but not so runny that it’s a water-like consistency (this will make a mess if you put it in a waffle maker). It should also be lumpy because lumps lend to a fluffier, more tender waffle — and because of all the additions in this recipe, it’ll be thicker and lumpier than a normal batter, which is just fine!

How long do ham and cheese waffles keep for?

You can store ham and cheese waffles in a plastic, sealable baggie or airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.

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Crispy Ham and Cheese Waffles


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 large waffles 1x

Description

Get ready for the savory waffles you didn’t know you needed in your life! With crispy ham and cheese in these waffles, plus a dose of green onion, they’re everything you could dream of in a savory waffles, and then some.


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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup light oil, such as canola, vegetable, or avocado oil
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped ham lunch meat
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, such as sharp cheddar or swiss
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, garlic powder, and onion powder, and stir to combine.
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and add the eggs, oil, and milk.
  3. Whisk all ingredients together until a thin and slightly lumpy batter forms.
  4. Fold in the ham, cheese, and green onion if using.
  5. Pour the batter into your waffle iron according to manufacturers directions.
  6. When the waffle is done cooking, carefully place it on a wire rack to cool, taking care not to stack the waffles on top of each other. Repeat with remaining batter.
  7. Serve waffles hot.

Notes

  • I like to cook these longer than other waffles so that they crisp up and the cheese doesn’t stick. I normally do a cycle and a half, or turn my waffle iron up to a “darker” setting.
  • We love to eat these like a savory biscuit with a fried egg on top, and they are also great like a sandwich next to a bowl of tomato soup.
  • Be sure to spray your waffle iron well with cooking spray so that the cheese doesn’t stick.
  • Category: breakfast, sandwich, side
  • Method: waffle iron
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: waffle, savory waffle recipe, waffle recipe, breakfast, sandwich, ham and cheese

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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