Easy Stuffed Ham and Cheese Biscuits

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Stuffed Ham and Cheese Biscuits are a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer! Flaky biscuits are stuffed with ham and cheese filling and drenched with butter for a fantastic savory bite.

I love cooking shortcuts, and using refrigerator biscuits is an easy kitchen hack! Game time, snack time, breakfast time, any time – you can’t go wrong with these delicious biscuit bites.

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And they are sooo simple to make and use things you probably already have at home! You can make these from start to finish in less than 15 minutes in an air fryer or 30 minutes in the oven.

Who knew canned biscuits could be so good? These cheesy and meaty biscuit ballss taste amazing and will keep you coming back for more.

Looking for more fun recipes using refrigerated biscuits? Try my garlic cheese balls, air fryer mini pizzas, or air fried Oreos!

🧀Key Ingredients

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

Biscuits – Use large biscuits like Pillsbury Grands. Flakey layer biscuits are my favorite because they are easy to pull apart.

Ham – Deli ham slices work well. Leftover ham is also a good choice as long as it is thinly sliced or diced into small cubes.

Cheese – Pick your favorite cheese to pair with ham. Swiss is the classic choice, but my favorite is cheddar or gouda. Use shredded cheese or cubes of cheese.

Butter – Butter is brushed on top of the bites to make them golden brown and delicious.

Seasoning – I used Everything Bagel seasoning on top. Other good choices are sesame seeds, poppy seeds, caraway seeds, or Italian seasoning.

ingredients for stuffed biscuits

🥣How to Make Stuffed Ham and Cheese Biscuits

1. Stuff Biscuits

Separate each biscuit piece into two parts by pulling them apart. Use your hands to stretch each half into a circle of about 3 inches. Place some ham slices and cheese in the center of the dough circle.

adding ham to the biscuit round
Add the ham
adding cheese to the biscuits
Add the cheese

Pinch the edges together to seal the ham and cheese inside. Continue until all the biscuit rounds are filled.

wrapping the filling in dough
Wrap it up
biscuit dough wrapped around filling
Finished biscuit ball

2. Air Fry

Put the filled dough balls in the air fryer basket with the seam side down. Leave about an inch of space between them, since they will expand. Air fry them at 380 degrees F for 6 minutes. While they cook, melt the butter in the microwave.

biscuits before air frying
Before air frying
brushing butter on the balls
Brushing with butter

After the initial 6 minutes, pull the basket out and brush the bites with butter. Sprinkle the Everything Bagel seasoning on top. Air fry for another 2 minutes at 380 F.

When the bites are done, they will be puffy and golden brown. Let them cool for 3-5 minutes before serving.

biscuit bombs after air frying
Cooked ham & cheese biscuits

📝Can I Bake Biscuit Balls in the Oven?

Yes, these are great when oven-baked just takes a little longer to cook them. Here are the oven baking steps:

  1. Put them on a cookie sheet, seam side down.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Brush the tops with butter and sprinkle on the seasoning.
  4. Bake 3-5 more minutes.

🍴Serving Ideas

These stuffed ham and cheese biscuits are an excellent appetizer for a game-day party! I like to serve them with a honey mustard dipping sauce. Other sauces that go well are ranch dressing or barbecue sauce.

Include them in an appetizer spread with favorites like air fryer potato skins or ranch chicken wings for your next gathering.

They also make a perfect snack when you need something fast and filling. These are best served warm, so you can enjoy the gooey melted cheese! If they cool off, microwave them for 30 seconds to heat them back up.

ham and cheese stuffed biscuit cut open to show filling

❓Can I Make These Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can make these cheesy ham biscuits ahead of time, which is handy for a party! Make them up to a day before baking them. Then cover them tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate them until ready to bake and serve.

Or bake them ahead of time and reheat them when you are ready to serve. You can reheat them quickly in the microwave, air fryer, or oven.

💭How to Store

Leftover stuffed biscuits can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat them by air frying at 350 degrees F for 3-4 minutes or microwaving for 30-60 seconds.

📋More Filling Ideas

Here are some other fun flavor combo ideas for stuffed biscuits.

  • Turkey and gouda
  • Roast beef and horseradish cheddar cheese
  • Corned beef with Swiss cheese and saurkraut
  • Pepperoni and mozzarella
  • Leftover cooked chicken with provolone

❓Can You Use Homemade Biscuits?

Yes, homemade biscuits will work fine in this recipe. Form the biscuit dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Then flatten the dough into a 3-inch circle and follow the rest of the recipe.

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Stuffed Ham and Cheese Biscuit Recipe

Published By Anne
Stuffed Ham and Cheese Biscuits are a delicious. Flaky biscuits are stuffed with ham & cheese filling and drenched with butter – YUM!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Servings: 5
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  • 1 can refrigerator biscuits 5 biscuit size
  • 5 tablespoons cheddar cheese shredded or cubed
  • 5 slices deli ham
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons Everything Bagel seasoning or sesame seeds, Italian seasoning or similar


  • Take the biscuits out of the can and pull apart the layers to split each one in half.
    1 can refrigerator biscuits
  • Flatten each half slightly by pulling on the dough.
  • Add about 1/2 tablespoon cheese and 1/2 slice of ham to each dough circle.
    5 tablespoons cheddar cheese, 5 slices deli ham
  • Fold the edges together to enclose the ham and cheese.
  • Put the biscuit balls in the air fryer basket with the seam down.
  • Air fry at 380 degrees F for 6 minutes.
  • While they cook, melt the butter.
    2 tablespoon butter
  • Pull the basket out of the air fryer and brush the balls with butter. Sprinkle on some Everything Bagel seasoning.
    2 teaspoons Everything Bagel seasoning
  • Air fry at 380 F for 2 more minutes.
  • Take the stuffed ham and cheese biscuits out and let them cool for 2-3 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with a dipping sauce like honey mustard sauce or ranch dressing.


Oven Baking Instructions:

Put the balls on a cookie sheet with the seam side down. Bake them in a preheated 350 degrees oven for 15 minutes. Then brush the tops with melted butter, sprinkle on the Everything Bagel seasoning, and cook for 2 more minutes.


More Filling Ideas:

  • Turkey and gouda
  • Roast beef and horseradish cheddar
  • Corned beef with Swiss cheese and saurkraut
  • Pepperoni and mozzarella

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1441mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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