Ham and cheese waffles are one of my favorite new discoveries. They started their life as drop biscuits, but I read the wrong recipe on the back of the Bisquick box and realized it too late. An absolutely delicious mistake!
These waffles are simple, quick, and easy. Normally, I am a stickler for scratch cooking. But, I love Bisquick. I think it tastes great and we have it on hand because it’s so easy for camping (some day I’ll share my method for my oven-less skillet drop biscuits!) This is the back of the box Bisquick waffle recipe with some key additions to make a savory waffle that I topped with a craveable sweet and spicy syrup. This maple sriracha syrup is so good it might be the best part of this all-around great recipe!
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Whip up a batch of ham and cheese waffles for a quick and easy breakfast for dinner. Top them with a sunny-side up egg to take them over-the-top and mimic a pricey bistro brunch dish. They’re also great as a sidecar with a comforting soup. Tomato soup with ham and cheese waffles for dipping, anyone?
A batch makes about 4-8 servings in a standard Belgian waffle maker depending if you want a whole or half waffle. I like to make a full batch, griddle them up at once, and then freeze the leftovers so that I have an instant meal on hand. To re-heat, bake in a 400F degree oven for about 5-7 minutes or until the waffles are warmed through and crispy. You can also store the batter for up to a week in the refrigerator if you’d prefer to cook fresh waffles at your whim.
Video: Watch Me Make This Recipe
Ham & Cheese Waffles
- Waffle Maker
Ham & Cheese Waffles
- 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 cup ham diced into bite sized pieces
- 1 tsp smoked Spanish paprika
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ cups milk
Maple Sriracha Syrup
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp sriracha chili sauce
- 1 tbsp butter
- In a large bowl, combine Bisquick baking mix with paprika, ham, and cheese. Toss to mix the paprika into the mix and coat the ham and cheese with the flour. This will help evenly disperse the ham and cheese within the batter.Then add the oil, egg, and milk. Whisk together until the batter is well combined.
- Set your waffle iron to high and spray with non-stick spray. Fill the waffle iron with batter according to your waffle iron's capacity. I always find that this is trial and error and my first waffle is either slightly small or drips out of the waffle iron. No biggie. The waffle will still taste great. Cook until the waffle is cooked through and golden brown which will likely be about 5 minutes depending on your waffle iron.
- While your waffles are cooking, heat maple syrup over medium heat in a small sauce pan. Add the sriracha and butter. Simmer until the butter has melted. Stir. Remove from heat and set aside. You can also do this in a small microwave proof bowl or jar. Just add all the ingredients and cook in 30 second increments until the butter is melted. Stir to combine everything. I like to do this in a mason jar and then it's easy to store leftovers in the fridge.
- Serve your waffles with the warm maple sriracha syrup. I like to top with a sunny-side up egg.
- I like to use leftover spiral sliced ham for this recipe, but any ham, including deli ham, will do the trick!
- If you don’t have Bisquick, use your favorite waffle recipe. Just mix the ham, cheese, and paprika into the dry ingredients before adding the wet.
Things You Might Need For This Recipe
Belgian Waffle Iron
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