Ham Scallion and Cheddar Muffins

Ham Scallion and Cheddar Muffins

Ham Scallion and Cheddar MuffinsIt’s two days after Easter and I’m at that point where I never want to see a ham again. We’ve had ham leftovers for breakfast, lunch and dinner yet there is no end in sight. This is the ham that keeps on giving.

That said, I hate waste. So, finish it we will. One of my favorite ways to use up ham is serving it ย in breakfast dishes. With four kids, I’m always looking for portable breakfast items. My two teens come and go like a high speed revolving door. Portable breakfasts are a must.

In the past I’ve shared my go to portable breakfast, Good Morning Muffins, but that recipe requires quite a few eggs. And after spending an evening dyeing Easter eggs in preparation for the Bunny’s arrival, we are very low on eggs.

Only two lonely eggs remain which works out pretty well because my Ham Scallion and Cheddar Muffins only require two eggs. That worked out nicely if I do say so myself.

scallion ham and cheddar muffinsThese muffins are blissfully simple to make and the result is a light and fluffy savory muffin with a generous amount of ham and scallions. Hearty but not too heavy. A great way to start your day. Also a great way to use up that never ending ham.

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Ham Scallion and Cheddar Muffins
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
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A great way to use up leftover holiday ham. A hearty but not too heavy muffin filled with scallions, cheddar cheese and ham.
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Generous amount of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (Swiss works good too)
  • ¾ cup scallions, sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
  2. Grease a standard muffin pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and black pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Add milk, eggs and vegetable oil. Mix just until combined.
  5. Add ham, cheese and scallions. Mix just until combined. Do not over stir.
  6. Scoop into muffin cups to ¾ full. There is enough batter to fill one dozen muffin wells.
  7. Bake at 350ยบ for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.



  1. I have a turkey ham that we had for Easter that I think this might work really well for the kiddos in. Thanks for the awesome recipe as usual ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Melanie says:

      I definitely think that a turkey ham would work great in this muffin! And you’re welcome. Thanks for reading as usual. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow, I love the way that one sliced scallion on top of the muffin pops out in your pic! Sigh, I could use one of these muffins now as I am starving right now. Anyway, this looks and sounds like a fabulous recipe. Easy and quick; thank you Melanie!! I will try this recipe very soon!

  3. I love the idea of a savory breakfast muffin! What a great way to use up leftover ham – I’m like you, I hate waste! Your pictures are goregous!

  4. These look so delicious Melanie! Great for breakfast but also great for an after school snack. Or for me… a midnight snack. ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful photo! Makes me want to reach in and grab one.

  5. These look fabulous! I love muffins and I’m always rushing in the morning with two little kids and this muffin would be just perfect. And I can stop giving my husband ham for breakfast and lunch and another dinner. I want one now!

  6. Lollie ~ The Fortuitous Housewife says:

    Those muffins look amazing! Just the ticket for the mounds of ham hanging out in my fridge! Thanks, Miss Melanie!

  7. Husband and I have a 6 pm meeting to go to tomorrow night and I’m thinking these muffins would be perfect with a cup of soup just before. Leftover chocolate candy and wine when we come home!!!

    • I just took them out of the oven and the house smells wonderful!!! So easy to make. I halved the recipe because there’s only 2 of us and no problems. A keeper!

  8. I never ever not want to see ham. haha… but then this is a excellent way to use up leftover ham. Or some good sausages which I have.

  9. These look just amazing!! I have not done a lot of savory muffins yet, but they seem worthy to try ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I love to cook, but don’t bake. Do these muffins fit in a regular size muffin tin?
    Do I use cupcake liners? And, are they filled totally full or three quarter’s full of batter?

    • Great questions Mary. I will update the recipe to answer those questions, but I’ll answer here too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, use a regular sized muffin tin. Fill the wells 3/4 full. You don’t need to use liners. Just grease the pan.

  11. Angie Rodriguez says:

    I made these tonight and they were delicious. I had to sub chives for the green onion, picky kiddos! I will be making these again with the onions next time. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Has anyone tried freezing these?

  13. Michele Gaudon says:

    Made these tonight and they are delicious. I substituted scallions for regular onion and used a little extra cheese and ham. It made 18 muffins. They smell amazing!

  14. Would love to try this recipe, unfortunately, my hubby cannot have wheat flour. What are your thoughts of using a gluten-free flour?

  15. Made these this morning with some leftover ham. They’re great! Thanks so much for posting ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Just made these and were absolutely delicious. What I may do next time is either reduce the amount of salt or omit it all together since the ham I used was already salty. This is a keeper. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Casey P says:

    Could these be made in mini muffin tins? I think they would be perfect for our Sunday school class!

  18. Looks really good! Do they freeze well?

  19. These look amazing! If these are made in the mini muffin tins, how long do think they need to bake?

  20. I plan on making these for our school faculty breakfast but would like to make them in the mini muffin size. Can you recommend how long they should bake for that size?


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