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Hot Ham & Cheese Chaffles

HOT HAM & CHEESE CHAFFLES are the answer to those sandwich cravings! I love a cheesy, melty sandwich just as much as anyone and this hot ham and cheese twist is a big hit in my house! The dijon mayo is the perfect dip! 

A close up of a chaffle being dipped into a cheese sauce

Yep. I’m back at it with the chaffle recipes.

Can’t stop, won’t stop! 

We started with the basic chaffle, moved on to things like pumpkin chaffles and Big Mac chaffles, and now here we are.

A hot ham and swiss chaffle.

Have you died and gone to heaven? Probably.

A close up of four stacked ham and cheese chaffles

How to make ham and cheese chaffles: 

The base recipe for chaffles is just 1 egg and 1/2 cup of cheese (usually shredded mozzarella).

ham and swiss chaffle batter

We’re mixing things up just a bit by using Swiss cheese for a sharper cheese flavor. I didn’t have a block of swiss on hand, so I just thinly sliced up some slices of swiss cheese. Worked just fine, but feel free to shred your cheese! 

I also stirred in some deli ham that I chopped up along with a dash of garlic salt. (My garlic salt has parsley flakes in it, if you’re wondering what the green bits are in the photos!)

chaffle in waffle iron

Spoon half of the mixture into your mini waffle iron and cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. The waffle will crisp up a bit as it sets. 

Repeat with the remaining batter.

Stir together some mayo and dijon to create the simple little dipping sauce. 

I cut my chaffles in half and dipped away! You could also cut them into sticks or quarters or whatever you like! 

A close up of chaffles next to a white cup of cheese dip

The chaffle waffle maker: 

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You will need a mini waffle maker for this recipe.

Dash waffle maker

The Dash Waffle Maker comes in a variety of adorable colors (obsessed with the aqua!) and sells for around $10 on Amazon.

You can buy one right here

I’m hearing from readers that they are on backorder but people are receiving their order sooner than stated, so it might be worth it to go ahead and snatch one up quickly. 

If you plan to serve chaffles to your whole family, I recommend getting this one instead – it makes 4 mini waffles at a time! 

If you’d like to use a full size waffle maker, I’m sure you could, but you may need to double the recipe and you’ll likely on get one waffle, depending on the size of your machine.

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Chaffles are taking the world by storm and these are some of my favorites! They make a quick breakfast, simple lunch, or easy dessert, depending on what you mix in! Enjoy!

Chaffles are taking the world by storm and these are some of my favorites! They make a quick breakfast, simple lunch, or easy dessert, depending on what you mix in! Enjoy!

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A bowl of food, with Ham

These savory waffles are filled with ham and swiss! The simple dip is made of mayo + dijon.

Hot Ham & Cheese Chaffles

Yield 2 waffles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes



  1. Plug in your waffle iron to preheat.
  2. Whisk the egg in a small bowl. Stir in the cheese, ham, and garlic salt to combine.
  3. Spoon half of the mixture into the hot waffle iron, close, and cook for 3-4 minutes or until your waffle iron stops steaming and the waffle is cooked through.
  4. Remove the waffle to a plate and repeat with the remaining batter.
  5. Stir together the mayo and mustard to use as a dip.
  6. Slice the waffles in halves or quarters and serve with the dip.


You may use any cheese you prefer.

This recipe yields 2 waffles. I'd recommend eating 2 as an easy lunch or 1 as a snack. The nutrition information is based on 2 waffles.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 265mgSodium: 1235mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 31g

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13 thoughts on “Hot Ham & Cheese Chaffles”

  1. Kathy High

    I just tried the recipe this morning and my chaffle stuck to the iron, and was thin not like a waffle(I sprayed the top and bottom of iron) Is it because I separated the dough to much? Thanks

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Kathy! Did you use the Dash waffle maker? I’m not sure what you mean about separated the dough too much, but you do have to let the waffles cook for a good 3-4 minutes.

  2. Beth Garland

    Made these at work & they made a great lunch!! Envious coworkers too Caution with the salt though. Ham & cheese are already salty. I may have gone a bitter overboard lol
    They were still delicious though!! I’d definitely make them again!!

  3. i got the very same mini waffle machine u havepictured above. Iamgoing tomake some chaffle tom’w moring. thanx for sharing.

  4. Muriel Johnson

    My son suggested a variation on this: sub chopped pepperoni for the ham, mozzarella for the cheese, and pizza sauce for a dipper. I gotta try it!

  5. Thank you for this recipe! Our local grocer has packages finely diced ham BOGO this week, which is great, because I’ve been pondering ham and Swiss Gruyere cheese chaffles! Any “tweaks” or extra seasonings I should know about? BTW, thanks for the chaffles recipes! So kind!

  6. Maggie Martin

    Hey Girl!
    Made everything Chaffles for the kids on Saturday for brunch. They loved them! can’t wait to make some of these ham n cheese, sounds good.
    Youngest Daughter works for a company that gives her a 20% discount on whatever she buys from them, sale on household items was another 25%… she got a Dash mini waffle maker for under 5 bucks!! After brunch on Sat she went and bought 2 more as gifts for her sisters! I LOVE family .
    Thanks Karly

  7. Some keto friends of mine here in Richmond, VA told me that the chaffle makers are available at Target for $9.99!

  8. Ok, I will give this one a whirl this weekend!
    I’m having so much fun with these! I did post on the site the other day!

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