A bowl of loaded breakfast biscuits lined with a striped tea towel.


  • Author: Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 biscuits 1x


These Loaded Ham and Cheese Breakfast Biscuits are a fast family favorite because they are easy to make and portable, which make them the perfect grab and go breakfast – especially when we travel.



  • 21/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted (divided) [See Note 1]
  • 1 pound cubed ham
  • 3 green onions, chopped (green part only)
  • 4 eggs scrambled [See Note 2]
  • 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese [See Note 3]
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Garnish

  • 1 tbsp butter, melted [See Note 1]


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a non-stick skillet, add the beaten eggs into the pan and cook to a soft scramble. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Then add the cheese and milk. With a spoon, stir the mixture until all the flour is incorporated and a slightly sticky dough forms. Add the diced ham, green onions and cheese. Mix well.
  5. Now add the scrambled eggs and fold to combine.
  6.  With a spoon, floured hands or an ice cream scoop, drop biscuits into the buttered cast iron skillet or sheet pan (affiliate link) making sure the biscuits touch sides for higher rising.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until biscuits are lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Brush the tops of the hot biscuits with melted butter. Serve warm.
  9. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. [See Note 4]


  1. Use 2 tbsp melted butter to oil the cast iron pan and the other 2 tbsp melted butter to brush the tops of the biscuits after they are finished baking.
  2. If you do not wish to add eggs, these may be omitted completely without consequence or substitution.
  3. If you do not have gruyere cheese you may substitute for plain Swiss, fontina, Gouda, or provolone. I like cheddar, too, but prefer these cheeses paired with the ham.
  4. These biscuits reheat well in the microwave. I generally use about 15-20 seconds on normal power.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: ham, cheese, breakfast, biscuit