Cheese and ham muffins recipe

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makes: 12
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 224 kCal 11%
Fat 12.1g 17%
  -  Saturates 7.2g 36%
Carbohydrates 18.5g 11%
  -  of which Sugars 1.5g 2%
Protein 10.1g 20%
Salt 0.91g 15%
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  • 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


    • Preheat the oven to 190°C/375ºF/gas mark 5. Lightly grease a muffin tin.

    • Cut the ham into 1cm chunks, and grate the Cheddar or chop it roughly.

    • Cut the butter into pieces. Beat the egg in a bowl with the milk.

    • Sieve the flour, paprika and salt into a large mixing bowl, and rub the butter into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs.

    • Add the ham and cheese, then pour in the egg and milk mixture and mix thoroughly.

    • Spoon into the muffin tin and cook in the oven for 20 minutes.

    • 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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