These ham and cheese waffles are crispy and packed with flavor. You can eat them with syrup for breakfast or use them as the bread in your favorite deli sandwich.
The first time I made these waffles, they weren’t hammy or cheesy enough. In subsequent versions, I nearly doubled the mix-ins. It’s entirely possible that these waffles have more ham and cheese than waffle!
Tips and tricks
Using cheese in waffles
For these ham and cheese waffles, you’ll want a hard cheese that melts well. Think cheddar, gruyere or Swiss, Fontina, or even Parmesan.
I was trying to decide how a blue cheese waffle would taste, but I think the ham would need to be replaced with something. Maybe bacon or chopped up figs?
What to serve with ham and cheese waffles
Plain, these waffles make a great snack on the go. Or divide one in half, top it with cheese or eggs, and turn the waffle into a sandwich. Or treat them like every other waffle and pour maple syrup over them.
FAQs about these ham and cheese waffles
Yes. Waffles, even homemade ones, freeze very well in a freezer bag. You just might have to play around to figure out how best to re-heat them, depending on your toaster.
Loaded Ham and Cheese Waffles
- Waffle iron
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- ¾ cup (94 grams or 3.3 ounces) all purpose flour
- ¼ cup (32 grams or 1.1 ounces) cornstarch
- 1 teaspoons baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- ⅞ cup (210 milliliters) buttermilk
- 3 ounces ham, chopped
- 3½ ounces (⅞ cup) grated gruyere, swiss, or cheddar cheese
- Preheat the waffle iron.
- Melt the butter in a small pot.2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt).¾ cup (94 grams or 3.3 ounces) all purpose flour, ¼ cup (32 grams or 1.1 ounces) cornstarch, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoons baking soda
- Mix the liquid ingredients. If you've measured your buttermilk in a 2 cup measuring cup, just add the egg and butter to the measuring cup and whisk.1 large egg, ⅞ cup (210 milliliters) buttermilk, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined.
- Add the cheese and ham and mix in.3 ounces ham, chopped, 3½ ounces (⅞ cup) grated gruyere, swiss, or cheddar cheese
- Follow your waffle iron's instructions for making the waffles.
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