Loaded Ham and Cheese Waffles

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.

three ham and cheese waffles on a plate

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.

a ham and cheese waffle sprinkled with shredded cheese.

FAQs about these ham and cheese waffles

Can I freeze these 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.

What waffle iron do you use?

I have used this basic Cuisinart waffle iron and the All-Clad waffle iron. Both work reasonably well enough for me to recommend them.

Related recipes

Check out other breakfast recipes like these mini banana muffins. Or other waffles like nutella waffles, peanut butter waffles, or even the fawaffle (and try not to smile when you say it).

Loaded Ham and Cheese Waffles

5 from 1 vote
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: Unspecified
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 waffles
Calories: 294kcal
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.
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Equipment

  • Waffle iron

Ingredients

  • 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
  • cup (210 milliliters) buttermilk
  • 3 ounces ham, chopped
  • ounces (⅞ cup) grated gruyere, swiss, or cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

This recipe makes five ½ cup waffles in my waffle iron.

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 725mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 456IU | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 1mg
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