Pimiento Cheese Ham Biscuits

Happy Hump Day readers!

This teacher is happy for MLK Jr. Day and snow days making for a very short week!

Today I am sharing a recipe for pimiento cheese ham biscuits.

I posted about these on Instagram a few weeks ago and got many recipe requests.

For the biscuits...

Yeast Biscuits:

5 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda

5 tbs. sugar
2/3 c. Crisco
1 package dry yeast (we use quick rising)
1/2 c. warm water
2 c. buttermilk
Sift flour and combine with baking powder, salt, soda, and sugar.

Mix in the Crisco with a fork until crumbly.

In a measuring cup, mix dry yeast package and water.  Add this to the dry mixture.

Pour in buttermilk.

Mix until smooth and elastic.

Roll on floured surface and use biscuit cutter to make biscuits.  

Allow to rise ~15 min.

Bake at 425F for 8-10 min

Butter and add thin slices of country  ham.

*This makes about 40 mini biscuits and the unused dough can be stored in the fridge for up to 5-7 days.

Now, friends, the recipe could stop right there.  These are the ham biscuits Bryce's mom makes and they are my absolute favorite.  I wanted to do something a little more creative, though, and thought why not add some pimiento cheese to the biscuits?

Below is my favorite pimiento cheese recipe, though you could easily use store bought if you're in a pinch for time.  As always, any alterations I make to the original recipe are italicized.

Southern Living White Cheddar-Chive Pimiento Cheese
(original found here)

  • 1 12 oz. block aged sharp white cheddar cheese (The first time I made this I did not realize I used an 8 oz. block, it was still delicious so I use just 8 oz. from now on)
  • 1/3 c. + 2 tbs. mayo
  • 1 (4 oz) jar of diced pimiento, drained and rinsed (I don't use the entire jar..probably 2/3 of it and I slice them into teeny tiny pieces)
  • 1/3 c. thinly sliced fresh chives (I kept these out when making the cheese for the ham biscuits)
  • 1 tbs. Dijon mustard (I used Grey Poupon Country Dijon)
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • I also added smoked paprika
Grate the cheese (Southern Living recommends, grating half with small holes of grater and half with larger holes...I don't have time for that!)

Stir together mayo and next 6 ingredients

Stir in cheddar cheese until well blended

Let stand 15 minutes

Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 3 days.

And now, friends, all you do is add the cheese to the biscuits (fortunately I still had plenty of cheese leftover for munching over the next few days):

These were delicious and a huge crowd pleaser...so many people at the party asked for the recipe!

What are your favorite Southern comfort foods?

Have a great day!