Ham Biscuits

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.


10 biscuits

Updated: Dec. 19, 2023
Our Test Kitchen pros made ordinary biscuits even heartier by stirring in ground ham. These hand-held goodies are great fresh from the oven. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon each onion powder, garlic powder and ground mustard
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a food processor, process ham until ground; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, onion powder, garlic powder and mustard. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Fold in ham and chives. Add buttermilk; stir just until the dough clings together.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 10-12 times. Roll dough to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place in a large ungreased cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet. Bake until golden brown, 13-15 minutes. Brush with butter. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 biscuit: 116 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.