Savory Ham and Cheese Scones

5 from 13 votes

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Thought I’d get a jump up on serving you an idea in case you have any left over ham after the Easter holiday. Warm, tender and flakey, these Ham and Cheese Scones make the most of any leftover holiday ham in a good way. Cheddar cheese and green onions complete a killer flavor profile in these scones that are perfect for any breakfast brunch.

Warm, tender and flakey, these Ham and Cheese Scones make the most of any leftover holiday ham in a good way. keviniscooking.com

Ham and Cheese Scones

Here is a great way to use any leftover ham, if of course there is any leftover ham. 😉

Simple and easy to make in no time, this is a great way to use any ham that didn’t make it into a sandwich or bean soup after the family gathered for the holiday. I do this about every time we have a ham, because they can be expensive and I’m getting every last bit out of it. Save that bone for soup, too.

If I’m not making this Slow Cooker Ham Bone Bean Soup or these Pineapple Ham and Cheese Hand Pies, then scones are next up to make use of any ham that might have found it’s way from not getting eaten the night before. While this Spicy Citrus Baked Ham Glaze was great, the leftovers I used for these ham and cheese scones hit the spot.

Warm, tender and flakey, these Ham and Cheese Scones make the most of any leftover holiday ham in a good way. keviniscooking.com

With scones you don’t need to overwork the dough, just press until it comes together, you don’t want tough scones!

Warm, tender and flakey, these Ham and Cheese Scones make the most of any leftover holiday ham in a good way. keviniscooking.com

And like I said, if there is any leftover ham then I got you covered with these Ham and Cheese Scones!

Warm, tender and flakey, these Ham and Cheese Scones make the most of any leftover holiday ham in a good way. keviniscooking.com

Crunchy exterior with a savory, tender dough inside. Laced through with bits of ham, cheese and green onions. Enjoy!

Warm, tender and flakey, these Ham and Cheese Scones make the most of any leftover holiday ham in a good way. keviniscooking.com

 

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Warm, tender and flakey, these Ham and Cheese Scones make the most of any leftover holiday ham in a good way. keviniscooking.com

Savory Ham and Cheese Scones

5 from 13 votes
Ham and cheese scones are savory, salty, and cheesy to boot. They come together with simple ingredients and are ready in under 1 hour!
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes
Total: 37 minutes

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Dice enough ham into uniform pieces to make 1 cup total. Set aside.
  • Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar together. Using your fingers or a pastry blender, work the butter into the flour until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Mix in the cheese, green onions, and ham until evenly distributed.
  • Add 3/4 cup of the cream, mixing with your fingers to combine. Press and squeeze the dough together, add some more cream until the dough comes together. Leave at least 2 tablespoons to brush on before baking. On a well-floured work surface pat the dough into a smooth 7" disk about 3/4" thick. Move the dough disk to the baking sheet. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the disk into 8 wedges, spreading the wedges apart a bit on the baking sheet.
  • Brush the scones with a bit of cream. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until they're golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and cool. Serve warm, or at room temperature with or without butter (optional).

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 310mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Western
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54 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made the recipe now following the exact instructions a few times and received rave reviews each time. My boyfriend requested a spicy version so I did some modifications and got excellent results still – I added a 1/2 teaspoon each of Cayenne, paprika and chili powder to the dry ingredients, substituted 1 of the green onions for a diced jalapeño, exchanged the cheese for pepperjack, tossed the filling ingredients in a heaping spoonful of Sriracha, added approximately 1.5 tbs of Sriracha to the dough at the heavy cream stage, and then mixed in approximately another teaspoon to the heavy cream used to coat the scones.

    My bf said the heat was a good amount but I’m thinking I definitely could have increased the amount of Sriracha and spices for people wanting more heat.

  2. 5 stars
    These are DELISH and so easy. Using diced pieces of thick ham is best. My family and I devoured these in less than 24 hours. I am about to make another batch now and try white cheddar.

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Kevin
    This is the second time I have made these. I used Canadian Bacon the first time and Black Forest ham the second time. I found the Canadian Bacon to be a better choice for me because it was a little thicker and tastier. As others have posted, the recipe is very versatile so be creative and have fun.

  4. Made this in my toaster oven. I have rectangular pan the fits perfectly, so instead of round, I did a rectangle and cut square like biscuits. doesn’t change the flavor. Spectacular. The only change –because I can never seem to leave a recipe alone– is several twists of cracked black pepper in the batter. Light batter, hearty flavors. Thanks.

  5. 5 stars
    Made these this morning for breakfast. So delicious and so easy – my husband had I already ate half of them. We liked them so much we are going to make mini ones as appetizers for Thanksgiving – portioning them with a cookie scoop before baking.

  6. 5 stars
    These scones are amazing. This was my first time making savory scones and I wasn’t sure what I would think of them. It felt like a much more substantial breakfast than a sweet scone. I ended up cutting mine into 10 pieces, which made a size that was better for me. Perfect recipe for left over ham.