Savoury Cheese and Ham Waffles

These delicious savoury cheese and ham waffles are a tasty weekend brunch treat, especially when served with a fried egg.

Overhead shot of a cheese and ham waffle on a plate

This is basically a brunch version of the classic cheese and ham sandwich, and in my opinion, so much better than that!

These savoury cheese and ham waffles are a filling and hearty way to start the day, and a perfect recipe for lazy weekends at home.

Is waffle and pancake batter the same?

Both waffle and pancake batter contain eggs, flour and milk. The difference, is that waffle batter contains a higher proportion of fat (in this case melted butter), to ensure you get that golden crisp exterior.

This savoury waffle batter also contains a small amount of sugar, to help get that lovely golden colour on your waffles.

Can you put cheese in a waffle maker?

Absolutely you can. To ensure the cheese doesn't burn, ladle a quarter of a cup of waffle batter into your waffle maker, then place the cheese slice (and ham if you're using) on top, before ladling on another quarter of a cup of waffle batter. Shut the lid and away you go.

Savoury waffles on a plate served with a fried egg

Ingredients for Cheese and Ham Waffles

  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Gouda Cheese Slices
  • Ham Slices
  • Fried eggs to serve.
  • You will also need a waffle maker for this recipe.

Top tips for making savoury cheese and ham waffles

You can really play around with the flavours in these savoury waffles. Instead of ham, you could use cooked bacon or even sliced roast chicken.

Vary the cheeses too. Goats cheese would be great, as would blue cheese, for a more grown up tasting waffle.

I usually serve these savoury waffles with fried eggs, for a delicious brunch. You could also serve the savoury cheese and ham waffles for lunch, with a side salad and coleslaw.

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Savoury Cheese and Ham Waffles

Savoury Cheese and Ham Waffles

Prep time: 5 MCook time: 10 MTotal time: 15 M
These delicious savoury cheese and ham waffles are a tasty weekend brunch treat, especially when served with a fried egg.


  • 250g Plain Flour
  • 1 TBSP Sugar
  • 1 TBSP Baking Powder
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 115g Butter, melted
  • 3 Eggs, beaten
  • 425ml Full Fat Milk
  • 8 Slices Gouda Cheese
  • 8 Slices Ham
  • Fried Eggs and Rocket to serve


  1. Preheat the waffle maker according to instructions.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl then whisk in the melted butter, eggs and milk until you have a smooth batter.
  3. Ladle a quarter of a cup of mixture into each waffle mould, lay a slice of cheese and a slice of ham on top, then ladle over another quarter of a cup over each waffle mould and close the lid. 
  4. Once waffles have cooked remove to a plate and repeat until all the batter has been used.
  5. Serve with fried eggs and rocket.
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  1. ooh I'm going to try to make a vegan version of this! I've never tried making waffles from scratch :)

  2. These waffles sound delicious! I love ham and cheese. I have never seen anyone make waffles this way, it's very creative.

  3. I tend to put waffles with sweet stuff, but this is such a great idea. Looks like a tasty treat

  4. I love waffles - both sweet and savoury - so these look and sound utterly divine to me! Need to try them.