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Ham and Cheese Savory Muffins

Ham and Cheese Savory Muffins Recipe is a great grab and go breakfast. This savory breakfast muffin is loaded with ham and cheese. 

Savory Muffins with Ham and Cheese

Fluffy Savory Breakfast Muffins with Ham and Cheese. These little muffins are delicious and are perfect for a quick breakfast on the go! These savory muffins would also be great to bring to the office for a breakfast snack. 

Ingredients for Savory Muffins

  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Baking Mix (Bisquick)
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Milk
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Egg
  • Deli Ham
  • Poppy Seeds

How to Make Savory Muffins with Ham and Cheese

The first step is to preheat your oven. You will finish the prep by the time the oven heats up. 

In a skillet or saute pan melt your butter over medium-high heat. Next, add in the finely diced onions and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until tender. 

In a large mixing bowl combine baking mix and half of the cheddar cheese. You will reserve the other half of the cheddar cheese to sprinkle over the top of the muffins. Make a well in the center of your mixing bowl. 

In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the milk, Dijon mustard and egg. Pour this mixture into the baking mix and cheddar cheese mixture. Stir until just moistened. Next, add in the ham and onions. Stir until well blended using minimum stir strokes as possible. Over stirring will make the muffins like hockey pucks. 

Spoon this mixture evenly into a 12 cup cupcake/muffin pan. Next, sprinkle remaining cheese and poppy seeds on top of the muffins. 

Place in the preheated oven and bake for 17 minutes or until golden. 

Allow the ham and cheese muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing. 


Savory Muffins

Recipe Tips

  • For fluffy and airy muffins stir ingredients with as few stir strokes as possible. 
  • Buy Deli Sliced Ham. This will be easier to finely chop up versus buying a ham steak. 

Recipe Variations

  • Use different cheeses other than cheddar. Try Swiss Cheese! 

After making this recipe I thought to pan fry the ham along with the onions. I haven’t tried this out but I am willing it would be extra delicious. 

Savory Muffins


I store my leftover savory muffins in a large ziplock bag. My family members will grab one or two from the bag and pop them in the microwave for a quick breakfast

Store leftovers in a ziplock bag or airtight container in the refrigerator. The muffins are good for up to 4 days. 

To reheat: wrap muffin a paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds.  

More Recipe Ideas for Breakfast On the Go! 

Savory Muffins

Recipe for Ham and Cheese Savory Breakfast Muffins

Savory Muffins with Ham and Cheese
4.5 from 4 votes

Savory Muffins with Ham and Cheese

A savory muffin loaded with ham and cheese for breakfast on the go.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Breakfast Muffins, Ham and Cheese Muffins, Savory Breakfast Muffins, Savory Muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 450 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup deli-sliced ham chopped
  • poppy seeds optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425F degrees

  2. Melt butter over medium-high heat in a saute pan. Add onions and cook until tender; about 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. In a mixing bowl combine baking mix and half of the cheese. Make a well in the center of the mixture.

  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, Dijon mustard, and egg.

  5. Add egg mixture to the cheese mixture and stir until moistened.

  6. Stir in onions and ham.

  7. Spoon muffin mixture into lightly greased 12 mold muffin pan.

  8. Sprinkle remaining cheese and poppy seeds over the top of the muffins.

  9. Bake for 17 minutes or until golden. Allow a few minutes for muffins to cool before removing them from the pan.

Recipe Notes

See recipe tips in the blog post above. 

Nutrition Facts
Savory Muffins with Ham and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (2 muffins)
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Sodium 1112mg48%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
4.50 from 4 votes (4 ratings without comment)

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