leftover ham and cheese biscuits on a white plate (2) with a basket of biscuits behind

Leftover Ham and Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits

When there's leftover ham to use up, these easy homemade buttermilk biscuits are the perfect solution! They're tasty and great with a nice warm soup. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make biscuits, leftover ham
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 173 kcal
Author Kris Bordessa


  • 3 cups unbleached organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup salted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup chopped ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients. Cut butter into thin slices and then cut it into the flour until pieces of butter are small.
  3. Add in the buttermilk slowly and incorporate with flour mixture. Don’t overmix.
  4. Sprinkle a small amount of flour on work surface and place dough on top of it. Press down to make flat and then add the ham and cheddar cheese to the top. Knead dough a few times to incorporate the ham and cheese.
  5. Press or roll out into ½ inch thickness. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits.
  6. Bake biscuits for 10-12 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Don't want to bother rolling the dough?  To make drop biscuits, simply increase the amount of buttermilk by 1/2 cup then scoop the dough out onto a baking sheet.

Makes 10-12 biscuits.