Savory Ham and Cheese Waffles

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Savory yeasted waffles recipe, makes 5 waffles if using a Belgian-style waffle iron and 8 waffles using a standard iron


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cup 2% or whole milk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 envelope (1/4 ounce) dry yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup minced ham
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives or green onion tops


  1. Melt butter and add milk. Set aside.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, salt and yeast together in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk in milk and butter until just combined.
  4. Add eggs and whisk until eggs are fully incorporated. It’s okay if the batter is still a little lumpy.
  5. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours. (Between you and me and the ‘frigerator, up to 48 hours is fine.)
  6. When ready to cook waffles, stir in cheese, ham and chives. (Have your oven warming at 200ºF for holding cooked waffles.)
  7. Cook according to waffle iron instructions, with a Belgian or American style waffle iron. You will get fewer, thicker waffles if using a Belgian waffle iron and more, thinner ones using an American style iron.
  8. Keep waffles warm on a rack on a baking sheet in the oven for up to 30 minutes.
  9. Serve topped with fried or poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce or a compound butter. Or with butter and syrup!


If you prefer, you can make sweet yeasted waffled by increasing the sugar to 1 tablespoon and omitting the ham, cheese and chives. Instead, add a cup of frozen blueberries to the batter right before cooking.


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