Ham, Cheese and Chipotle Scones


I saw a scone recipe in a magazine I was reading while waiting in line at the grocery store but before I could read any of the ingredients I was not so nicely asked are you ready to check out! So for the first time ever I sadly proceeded to the counter to check out- frantically trying to remember if I read anything that I could use to re-create that dish. What is the dish you ask? It was a savory chipotle scone loaded with goodness only the problem is I don’t know what that goodness was, I only know that is looked GOOD!

So with that good looking scone still on my mind I got home eager to get in the kitchen and try to come up with something that at least resembled the picture I saw earlier. I love the taste and smell of chipotle. Its an ingredient most people either love or hate and I am a lover! I know that chipotle pairs great with cheese and what goes better with cheese than ham? Right! Hold On-Wait! I am not telling you the whole truth. When we got home Grant started to watch the cat and the hat and no joking aside the cat said the line about green eggs and ham and that is when the ham part of the scones entered my mind.

So there you have it. Now you know the whole story behind my Ham Cheese & Chipotle Scones. They are out of this world delicious and a great side to any type of dinner. I made extras and we have the scones with salad, soup and even pasta. They are perfect, easy and best part of all is the kids will love them even as much you do!

Ham, Cheese and Chipotle Scones
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 3 TBSP sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 1 chipotle chili, minced
  • 1 stick cold butter cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup chopped ham, drained
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  1. Combine flour, baking powder, paprika, sugar, salt, pepper and dill in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or use a food processor and pulse on low until the mixture resembles coarse meal. If using a food processor, transfer the flour mixture to a large bowl and stir in cheese, chipotle chili and ham. Combine milk and eggs, stirring with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 to 5 times with floured hands. Pat dough into an 8-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut dough into 8 wedges. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.


  1. val

    Yeah, Um, I need and want this with my morning coffee!!

    09 . Jan . 2012
  2. Erica

    Way to recreate!!! Whoop! Love that green eggs and ham only added to the inspiration!

    09 . Jan . 2012
  3. Bonnie

    I don’t think these need to be a side. Seems to me they could be the “star” paired with a salad and a glass of wine.


    09 . Jan . 2012
  4. Shawn

    This with a scrambled egg and a mimosa! Sounds like I’ve got my Saturday brunch figured out 🙂

    09 . Jan . 2012
  5. Ally Garner

    Oh my, those look delicious! You mentioned that the ham needs to be drained, so I’m assuming you used canned ham, no? Can I use just chopped fresh ham either leftover or from the deli, rather than canned?

    Thank you for sharing!

    09 . Jan . 2012
  6. Collette Osuna

    One word………..YUMMY!
    I’m “coming clean” in saying Ive only had sweet type scones….where have I been? lol
    These really do look great…and I bet you can just zap them in the microwave the next day? right? Say yes…because if so, I’m thinking these little babies could be the perfect thing for my son to chomp on while on the school bus:)

    Happy Monday love!

    A fun lifestyle blog!

    09 . Jan . 2012
  7. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    These scones look divine and I like that they are not sweet but savory. I love having a carb with my soup so I am going to try these next time. I am sure my kids would love it as well as they love scones and ham.

    I do the same thing at the grocery store. I check out all the delicious cooking magazines as I am waiting in line for check out. If there is a tempting recipe then I just up and buy the magazine. I usually find a couple other recipes in there to help balance the cost.

    09 . Jan . 2012
  8. Linda

    Inspiration is all around us….even on kid shows!! I love these, all in one breakfast! You’re days must be so busy and full of activity, yet there you are creating new dishes every day!!

    09 . Jan . 2012
  9. Mary

    These made me swoon! fantastic flavors – love that you always have a twist!
    mary x

    09 . Jan . 2012
  10. yummychunklet

    Ha! Dr. Seuss as inspiration. Nice! If you remember the magazine you were reading, I’m sure you could do a search online from the mag’s website to help you find the recipe.

    09 . Jan . 2012
  11. jo-lyn@jo-lyn's cup cakes n' candies

    savory scones? oh yeah! 🙂

    09 . Jan . 2012
  12. Pure Complex

    Ham and cheese is definitely a staple in my home, but making them into scones and then adding chipotle… Genius. Great recipe

    09 . Jan . 2012
  13. sportsglutton

    Fantastic combination of flavors for a score Jessica. Well done!

    09 . Jan . 2012
  14. kelli

    This sounds perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I am so glad you came up with this! Doesnt sound hard to make either. When I thought of scones I thought hard. Thanks girl

    09 . Jan . 2012
  15. Geni

    What a great combination of flavors for a scone. With a nice cup of soup, this would be the perfect winter lunch. I love the Cat in the Hat! 🙂 Those were some of my favorite books to read to my kids when they were little. Enjoy your week.

    09 . Jan . 2012
  16. Biren @ Roti n Rice

    These savory scones look wonderful! Glad that you were able to recreate them successfully. They will be great with a cup of soup.

    09 . Jan . 2012
  17. Veronica's Kitchen

    Aren’t those cooking magazine at the supermarket a devil? I always end up with cooking magazine in my trolly as there isn’t enough time to read through! Great recreation!

    09 . Jan . 2012
  18. Zoe

    I like these Dr Seuss’s inspired savory scones. Will bookmark this and make this for my family.

    09 . Jan . 2012
  19. Eva

    It is indeed the weather for scones, and this would be amazing with a nice bowl of cauliflower soup! Very cute inspiration Jessica!

    09 . Jan . 2012
  20. Ruth

    These look and sound wonderful. I am adding them to my list to try.

    09 . Jan . 2012
  21. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    I agree these don’t need to be a side! They look so yummy!!

    09 . Jan . 2012
  22. Candace

    We are huge chipotle fans here. I love this one, Jessica. Brilliant!

    09 . Jan . 2012
  23. 2 sisters recipes

    What a wonderfu recipe ! Love Chipotle anything so this is up my ally.

    09 . Jan . 2012
  24. Reem | Simply Reem

    Scone & Savory = Perfect
    Love the fantastic flavors these babies have, what a way to start the day.

    09 . Jan . 2012
  25. Marina {}

    I make fruit scones all the time, but never savory. Until now. You’ve convinced me 🙂

    09 . Jan . 2012
  26. kankana

    I think we girls, at least the foodie girls have the same habit of glancing through food magazine while waiting in the check out counter 😀 . I do that all the time and so many times I would land up wondering the ingredients.

    I see that you have done a great job and this scone looks so good .. SO GOOD !

    09 . Jan . 2012
  27. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Patent this one quickly – what a winner!
    🙂 Mandy

    10 . Jan . 2012
  28. Maris (In Good Taste)

    Perfect reproduction! This looks incredible!

    10 . Jan . 2012
  29. Joanne

    I have to say, I LOVE that you based these scones off of Dr. Seuss! And chipotle is a favorite flavor of mine as well. These are definitely somethign I’d love to start the day with!

    10 . Jan . 2012
  30. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    Duh….I didn’t realize there were savory scones. Love chipotles at our house.

    10 . Jan . 2012
  31. lena

    i know you are forever so brilliant coming up with your own creations and i bet this is even better than the one in the magazine! abt the incident at the supermarket..probably the cashier is just hinting to you..hey, no free reading!! haha!

    10 . Jan . 2012
  32., Teresa

    Yeah for Dr. Seuss inspired meals! These look mighty fine.

    10 . Jan . 2012
  33. Blond Duck

    Those look so good!

    10 . Jan . 2012
  34. Lisa

    perfect for breakfast on the go! It’s got a little bit of every food group!

    10 . Jan . 2012
  35. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    I love scones and don’t make them nearly enough…certainly never a beautiful savory scone like this one! Now that my husband is eating pork again, I think I will try these! 🙂

    10 . Jan . 2012
  36. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    I was on a scone kick for a while but I never made them savory!

    10 . Jan . 2012
  37. Tina (PinayInTexas)

    Great job on this savory scones, Jessica! I definitely want to try your recipe!

    10 . Jan . 2012
  38. daphne

    Oh I can have these any days!! I can even see it matched with like a gravy dish with the scone dipping in it.. mmm..

    10 . Jan . 2012
  39. Stefanie

    Savory scones… wonderful idea! These look great! And adding ham was a wonderful idea, too, even if inspired by Dr. Seuss 😀

    10 . Jan . 2012
  40. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    My parents would love these!! It’s my mom’s birthday tomorrow and I might make these for her 🙂

    10 . Jan . 2012
  41. Allison @ Alli n Son

    I love that these are inspired by the cat in the hat! I’m also a fan of chipolte. I’m pinning these so I remember to make them, I have chipolte waiting for just this recipe in the freezer.

    11 . Jan . 2012
  42. Alexis @ There She Goes

    i love savory scones like this!

    11 . Jan . 2012
  43. nancy at good food matters

    you make me smile with your honesty–
    so great that The Cat in the Hat triggered the inspiration!
    I love the smoky heat of chipotle peppers—perfect with the cheddar and ham.

    11 . Jan . 2012
  44. Liz

    I’ve never made a savory scone, but my hubby would inhale these beauties! Great idea~

    11 . Jan . 2012
  45. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    What an incredible mix of flavors for scones. Love the recipe and can’t wait to make them.

    11 . Jan . 2012
  46. Vicki Bensinger

    These scones sound heavenly and look so good. I had planned to make some bacon cheddar scones before the holidays but never got around to it. I’d forgotten about those, now I will definitely make them. Yours make me hungry. Thanks for sharing.

    11 . Jan . 2012
  47. Shea

    Ooh, I’ve never tried savory scones before, but YUM! These look so good–perfect for a weekend brunch!

    11 . Jan . 2012
  48. Alli

    I love how creative you are. So inspiring.

    12 . Jan . 2012
  49. Beth

    I’ve never made savory scones, but these look terrific. Cheese makes any kind of bread great!

    12 . Jan . 2012
  50. Caroline

    Haha, I love how you got the idea to add ham–too funny. These look so delicious! Very creative, too. xx

    12 . Jan . 2012
  51. kitchen flavours

    Ham, cheese and chili are all my favourites! Your scones looks and sounds really delicious! Another yummy creation!

    13 . Jan . 2012

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