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Ham on Biscuits Recipe
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Ham on Biscuits Recipe

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I enjoy entertaining friends at luncheons. They always compliment me on these special little ham sandwiches made on cheesy homemade biscuits. Usually, I use Smithfield ham, but if salty ham is not your preference, any thin-sliced ham works well. —Betsy Hedeman, Timonium, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/8 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 8 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli ham

Nutritional Facts

2 sandwiches equals 350 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 121 mg cholesterol, 1021 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, beat cottage cheese 2 minutes. Beat in egg and milk until blended. Stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut out eight biscuits with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Split biscuits in half; spread with softened butter. Place ham on biscuit bottoms; replace tops. Yield: 8 sandwiches.
Originally published as Ham on Biscuits in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p43

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Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

"The idea of an egg in a biscuit was almost sacriledge to this Southern boy, but I'm glad I overcame that feeling. These biscuits are tender and moist. They hold up great for several hours. Perfect for make ahead parties."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"This is the best biscuit recipe. They are wonderful. Thank you thank you"

Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"This is a great tasting biscuit. I found using parchment paper lining on a cookie sheet was the only way to keep them from sticking. They just lift up effortlessly!

Look for it in the grocery section with the aluminum foil, plastic wrap, etc."

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