Cheese and ham muffins recipe

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These cheesy muffins make a great after school snack and they couldn't be easier to make. Just add cheese and ham to a basic muffin mix for a delicious savoury snack

cheese and ham muffins
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  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories224 Kcal11%
Sugar1.5 g2%
Fat12.1 g17%
Saturated Fat7.2 g36%
Salt0.91 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein10.1 g20%
Carbohydrates18.5 g7%
Salt0.91 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Crumbly, slightly salty, and seriously cheesy, these cheese and ham muffins are the ultimate savoury snack.

Cheap to make and easy to do, our recipe gives you 12 golden cheese and ham muffins in 35 minutes. Plus we've added a pinch of paprika to really draw out the flavours. Perfect served as part of a party food spread, summer picnic, or as a tasty surprise in your kid's packed lunch.


  • 6 slices of ham
  • 190g Cheddar cheese
  • 75g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 250ml milk
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • a pinch of sea salt




  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375ºF/gas mark 5. Lightly grease a muffin tin.
  2. Cut the ham into 1cm chunks, and grate the Cheddar or chop it roughly.
  3. Cut the butter into pieces. Beat the egg in a bowl with the milk.
  4. Sieve the flour, paprika and salt into a large mixing bowl, and rub the butter into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  5. Add the ham and cheese, then pour in the egg and milk mixture and mix thoroughly.
  6. Spoon into the muffin tin and cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Place on a wire rack to cool.

Top tips for making cheese and ham muffins

For an added flavour hit add some chopped chives and a teaspoon of dijon mustard. You can also use this recipe as a base and change up the cheese and ham combinations. We recommend blue cheese and parma ham for a posh treat.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies