Ham & Cheddar Puffs

This is the same base recipe as my Pepperoni & Mozzarella Pizza Bites except this time I used Black Forrest Ham & Cheddar.   They were a huge hit, just like the Pizza bites (Thanks again to the Noble Pig!).  My husband loved taking them to work & my daughter that that having mini muffins for lunch was the most fun!  They are a cinch to make & the possibilities are endless for what you can put in them.  Give them a try, they make the perfect snack or appetizer!!
3/4 cup Flour (All Purpose)
3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 cup Milk
1 Egg, lightly beaten
4 ounces Cheddar Cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
4 ounces Black Forrest Ham, cut into small cubes (about 1 cup)

Dijon Mustard for dipping.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees & spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray.  Chop up the ham & shred the cheese.  I used Black Forrest Ham from the deli, but you could use any ham you'd like!
 In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
 Then whisk in the milk and egg.

 Add the chopped ham & shredded cheese. Stir to incorporate, then let it sit for 10 minutes.
Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. 
Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
 Ummmm look that those yummy cheesy edges!
I served them with Dijon Mustard to dip, but they are delicious alone too!

These things disappeared so fast, next time I might have to make 2 batches!
This recipe makes 24 mini muffins.


  1. mmm.... so yummy! I wish I had one of them!!! :P :D

  2. i'm going to do a trial run of these today for our holiday party in Jan :-) Kate@kateiscooking