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savory square waffles stacked on a cooling rack

Crispy Ham and Cheese Waffles

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


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.


  • 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


  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.


  • 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.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: American