Ham, Cheddar and Broccoli Muffins

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Muffins or mini-muffins are commonly served at breakfast or brunch menu events. Not only are they tasty, but they are a terrific and convenient menu choice for feeding a crowd.

I love a good, sweet muffin for breakfast with a fresh cup of coffee, like these Pumpkin-Apple Muffins or these moist Sweet Lemon Muffins. However, when I plan a brunch menu I really love to include a cheesy, savory muffin in the spread, and these delicious Ham, Cheddar and Broccoli Muffins are one of my go-to recipes!

How to make ham, cheddar and broccoli muffins

This is a very simple recipe that’s made with a measure of reduced-fat baking mix, frozen chopped broccoli, diced smoked ham, vegetable oil, milk, egg, and a bit of white pepper for an extra pop of seasoning.

Mixing these ingredients together results in a very thick, chunky batter that you will probably not have much faith in (I didn’t the first time I made these!). But, fill up those muffin tins anyway and prepare for a moist, flavorful treat when these Ham, Cheddar and Broccoli Muffins come of the oven.

They really are a treat, too. Before writing this post, it had been quite some time since I had made a batch of these and we have been enjoyed them very much for our lunch this week.

These muffins can be conveniently prepared the night before and stored in the refrigerator, and if there are any leftovers, they freeze well too.

These savory Ham, Cheddar and Broccoli Muffins are so well complemented by crisp, green leafy salad on the side and cup of hot tea! I hope you all enjoy them as much as we do!

Happy eating, friends! – M

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Ham, Cheddar and Broccoli Muffins

Recipe by Marcelle at A Little Fish in the Kitchen Course: Breakfast, BrunchCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
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These Ham, Cheddar, and Broccoli Muffins are well complemented by a crisp, garden salad and cup of your favorite hot tea!


  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat all-purpose baking mix
    (I used Bisquick Heart Smart brand)

  • 1 (10 oz) package of frozen chopped broccoli, thawed,
    well drained of water (see notes below)

  • 1 cup finely chopped smoked ham or Canadian bacon

  • 2 cups (8 oz) shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter

  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 1% milk)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 425Β°. Line a 12-cavity standard muffin pan with paper or silicon muffin liners and set it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped broccoli, ham, 1-3/4 cup shredded cheese, baking mix and white pepper. In another smaller bowl, stir the egg, milk, and oil until well combined. Add the milk mixture to the dry mixture in the large bowl. Stir until mixture is just moistened and a very thick batter forms.
  • Spoon muffin batter into prepared baking cups filling them to three-fourths full. Bake muffins for 15 minutes or until tops are a very light golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Immediately top each hot muffin with a pinch of the reserved shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Let them stand 2 -3 minutes before removing them from the warm baking pan. Enjoy!

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  • Over a colander, squeeze thawed, chopped broccoli to remove excess water content and then let it rest in a paper towel-lined bowl until ready to use.
  • Recipe as published on A Little Fish in the Kitchen at www.alittlefishinthekitchen.com. All content is owned by Marcelle G. Bolton. Please contact the author for permission to republish.


  1. I love savory muffins! And these look so delicious. They would be perfect bake and take for breakfast at work!

  2. This is not only easy but nutritious and flavorful! this would be great for any meal.

  3. I’d love to make up a bunch of these to have on hand. My husband is more of breakfast eater and he’d love having something this easy!

  4. I love breakfast savory muffins! It is so quick and easy to grab on the go.

  5. It’s funny, we must be missing the β€œgay” gene because neither of us eats brunch. Somehow, neither of us has gotten into the habit… so, may we have these for lunch?

  6. Love this because I can do half with the broccoli and half without. Not only great for brunch but breakfasts on the go!

  7. Definitely perfect for feeding a crowd! I love all the flavors packed into the individual servings.

  8. These would look lovely on a brunch table!

  9. Breakfast all wrapped up in a muffin!

  10. These are FANTASTIC for any time of the day.

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