Ham Cheddar Muffins - The Southern Lady Cooks

Ham cheddar muffins is an easy bread recipe for when you have leftover ham or need a quick bread to serve on a weeknight with a meal or just anytime. These ham cheddar muffins are made with mayonnaise and without the addition of eggs.  Sometimes, I run out of eggs and these muffins come to my rescue for a quick fix for bread with a meal.  You could double this recipe of cut it in half for one person.  They are wonderful served with your favorite jams and jellies slathered with butter for breakfast along with coffee.  Also, they are good reheated in the microwave or oven. You might also like to check out my recipe for sour cream cornbread muffins.

Ham Cheddar Muffins Ingredients Needed:

All-purpose flour

Baking powder

Baking soda



Shredded cheddar cheese



I seems that after a lot of our holidays we have leftover ham and these muffins are perfect to enjoy the next day. You may also enjoy this delicious Pineapple Ham Casserole that is super easy to make and one of our favorites! Also these delicious Sausage Biscuits are always a winner!

“I didn’t have buttermilk on hand so I substituted 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1/2 cup sour cream (plus about 2 tbsp milk) and it worked fine; I also used about 3/4 cup shredded cheese because my family loves cheese. The muffins turned out great, I will be making this again and will try different types of cooked meats and cheeses for a change-up of flavors. Thanks for a very handy recipe!” – Molly

Ham Cheddar Muffins - The Southern Lady Cooks

Ham Cheddar Muffins - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Ham Cheddar Muffins

These Ham Cheddar Muffins are super easy to make and a great addition to any meal. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: cheddar muffins, dinner muffins, easy muffins, ham muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ham and cheese.  Pour in milk and add mayonnaise.
  • Stir with spoon until all ingredients are wet.  Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Fill cups with spoonfuls of wet dough.  Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

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