Keep warm this Winter with these Savory Ham, Cheese and Sage Waffles. They are great for breakfast anytime, can be easily frozen, or make an outstanding breakfast for dinner!
Savory Ham, Cheese and Sage Waffles
January is National Sunday Supper Month, and I am thrilled to join in to kick off this event. There are going to be lots of fun things going on with this event, including an Instagram daily challenge. I'll be the first to admit I suck at remembering to use Instagram, so I'm using this challenge as a way to amp up my game over there. I would love for you to follow me.
My mother bought us a waffle iron for Christmas, and this recipe was the first thing I made with it. I adapted these savory ham, cheese and sage waffles from Rachel Cooks. They are really good on their own, but my husband thought they needed a gravy of some kind. I decided to make a creamy ham and sage gravy with mustard to top them, along with some more shredded sharp cheddar. SO GOOD!! The gravy itself would be great over not only these savory waffles, but used in place of a Hollandaise sauce for Eggs Benedict. The waffles are great without the gravy, too, so if you don't have time or the ingredients, don't worry about it. But, seriously, make the gravy another time!
Read on after the recipe to find links to all the great recipes shared today for the Sunday Supper Month Kickoff!
Savory Ham, Cheese and Sage Waffles with Creamy Ham and Mustard Gravy
- For the waffles:
- 2 cups baking mix or pancake mix (dry and liquid ingredients prepared according to package directions)
- ½ cup finely diced cooked ham
- ½ heaping cup finely shredded or grated sharp cheddar cheese
- ½ tablespoon finely chopped sage
- For the gravy:
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 1 cup milk, divided
- ¼ cup finely diced cooked ham
- 2 tablespoons mustard (I used 1 tablespoon spicy brown and 1 tablespoon yellow)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch (or flour)
- ¼ teaspoon chopped sage
- Additional: garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and a sage leaf for decoration if desired
- For the waffles:
- Preheat a Belgian waffle maker according to manufacturer directions. Prepare baking mix or pancake mix according to package directions, then fold in the cooked ham, cheese and sage. Pour about 1 cup of the mixture into the preheated waffle iron and cook until steaming begins to slow down, 5-8 minutes. Carefully lift the lid and check the waffle, cook for 1 more minute if necessary. Repeat with remaining mix, keeping prepared waffles warm in a 200 F oven.
- For the gravy:
- Combine the heavy cream and ¾ cup milk in a small pot over medium heat. Stir in the mustard and sage and heat until steaming. Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining ¼ cup milk with the cornstarch or flour. Pour the mixture into the heated cream/milk once it is simmering, whisk consistently for about 1 minute. Turn of the heat and stir the the cooked ham. Gravy will thicken upon standing.
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I love love LOVE savory waffles. They're so tasty and more versatile than the sugar counterparts, I think. Definitely #onthemenu for #SundaySupper
Oh boy that looks good! We don't have a waffle iron at the moment, and most of the time that's ok, but lately I've been seeing some really good looking recipes. I've share this for later, thanks! 🙂
I never owned a waffle iron until my mom bought it for us this Christmas, and I hadn't even used one in about 20 years. It's a fun kitchen tool!
This topping would be KILLER on my Potato Waffles... mmmm
That does sound good, Sarah! Let me know if you try it.
Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm says
Oh yeah.....I am poaching an egg, plopping it on that waffle and smothering it with that sauce!!!
Sounds like a plan!
Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm says
I did it Bernadette. Delicious!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I gave you a shout out and thanks in my post at http://adayinthelifeonthefarm.blogspot.com/2016/01/waffles-benedict-with-creamy-sage-sauce.html
Awesome Wendy! I'll be over to check it out tonight!
Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook says
Love the use of mustard!
Thanks, I figured it goes together!
I like them, very creative, I can imagine waking up to these of the grill.
Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says
These look wonderful! I love that they are savory to change things up!
Thanks, Serena! I ate another one for lunch today, they are so good!
I'm a big fan of savory waffles! Yours look wonderful---and my hubby would be looking for gravy, too!
Rachel Cooks says
Love your adaptations - so glad you liked the recipe!
Oh, thank you Rachel!
Tammi @Momma's Meals says
Ohhhhh I just got a waffle maker for Christmas and I've been dying to try a savory waffle. I can't wait to try these. My husband will be all over that gravy!
I hadn't made a waffle in 15 years before we got ours for Christmas, and savory was my first thought! Men like gravy, who knew? 😉