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Ham and Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits
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5 from 7 votes

Ham & Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 6 individual TBS COLD butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • A few shakes of black pepper
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese cheddar, Pepper jack or blend
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup diced ham
  • 1/2 cup scallions sliced thin
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a bowl, combine butter, flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Blend with a pastry cutter, fork or fingertips until crumbly (you could also do just this stage in your food processor).
  • Add in salt, pepper, cheese, ham and scallions and toss to combine.
  • Make a well in the center of the mixture, add buttermilk and gently stir it together until combined. Don't over-mix.
  • You can then scatter flour on your counter or parchment paper and form dough into a square and cut into biscuits with a biscuit cutter or simply scoop 2-3 TBS (or a cookie scoop) at a time and drop on your baking sheet (lined with parchment paper or lightly greased)..
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until done to your liking. I make mine giant and they require about 18 m minutes to bake...I typically get 5 biscuits from a batch by doing that. Making traditional sized biscuits will yield about a dozen.