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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Savory Ham and Cheese Dutch Baby

Eggs aren't just for breakfast!
This Savory Ham and Cheese Dutch Baby is a hit that everyone loves.

This post is sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council.

savory ham and cheese dutch baby

I recently read a meme that said, "who knew the hardest part of being an adult is trying to figure out what to cook for dinner everyday for the rest of your life until you die."

Ha!  So true.  

Planning dinners can be hard!  Even as a long-time food blogger I can struggle at times.  There are days when the last thing I want to do is cook.  Yep, I said it!  Even I get tried of cooking.

There are also days when I don't mind cooking but I certainly do not want it to be complicated.  I have about 30 minutes to feed the crowd and it needs to be good!  With hungry kids and a husband, even we {lovers of spaghetti and soups and casseroles} need a change-up in the dinner routine.

savory ham and cheese dutch baby

This fall, I've partnered with the Iowa Egg Council and other experts from top egg farming states to share easy dinner recipes to keep busy weeknights stress-free.  Check out DishOnEggs.com for dozens of deliciously quick, family-friendly recipe ideas to add to your weekday dinner routine! 

My friends, egg aren't just for breakfast anymore!  They add protein, flavor and texture to dinner dishes.  We've seen it all over - the new rage is to top burgers with eggs, fill tacos with eggs, to drag a runny egg on pizza.

It's all SO GOOD.

savory ham and cheese dutch baby

I wanted to create a "savory" dutch baby for a million different reasons.  1) I love using my cast iron skillet 2) I love the crispy, flaky and buttery crust you get anytime you make a dutch baby and 3) anytime I'm at a diner I order a ham and cheese omelet because it is just the best egg combo.

If you are a dutch baby virgin - think of it as a combination pancake and omelet.  Sound odd?  It's not, it's delicious.  It bakes up puffy and golden, then immediately "deflates" when you remove it from the oven, creating a flat, flaky savory pancake like dish.

You could create a million and one versions!

savory ham and cheese dutch baby

We eat eggs often at our house.  They are an excellent source of high-quality protein - with no sugar and zero carbs - all for just 70 calories.

As said previously, I have three kids {ages 10, 8 and 5} and now that we are back in school they come home HUNGRY.  There is no better way to fill them up than to give them a nutritious dinner featuring eggs.

Eggs are also an excellent source of choline, a nutrient kids often lack.  It is essential for kid's brain health and development and helps them to retain information and concentrate in the classroom throughout the day {hello...common core math!}.

savory ham and cheese dutch baby

Being a born and raised Iowan, did you know Iowa is the top U.S. state for egg farming?  You're probably eating an egg from here, as 1 and 5 eggs eaten by families around the country are from an Iowa egg farm.

We love our eggs!

And I love easy dinners.

Dinners that start to finish can be on the table in around 30 minutes.  If you're like me, I can always use more recipes that fit into that category.

savory ham and cheese dutch baby

If you like what you see here, give me a shout-out!  Tag me on social media {@sweetsavoryeats} and let me know what you thought of this savory dutch baby.

We think it is a keeper at our house and I have a hunch you will too.

A big thanks to the Iowa Egg Council for sponsoring this post.

Savory Ham and Cheese Dutch Baby

Yield: 8
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 22 Mtotal time: 32 M
Eggs aren't just for breakfast, they are for dinner too! This savory ham and cheese dutch baby comes together quick and satisifies all of your dinner cravings.


  • 4 T butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup ham, cubed
  • 1 T fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 T green onions, chopped


How to cook Savory Ham and Cheese Dutch Baby

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Place 2 tablespoons butter in a 10 in. cast iron skillet and when the oven is hot, place the skillet in the oven for 5 minutes.
  2. While the oven is pre-heating in a blender combine the eggs, whipping cream, flour, salt and remaining 2 tablespoons of the butter (melted).  Blend on high until incorporated until the batter is smooth, scraping down the sides halfway through.
  3. Remove the hot cast iron skillet from the oven and quickly pour the batter into the skillet.  Then sprinkle on the cubed ham, shredded cheese and chopped basil.
  4. Place the cast iron skillet on the bottom rack of the oven and bake for 20-22 minutes or until the pancake is fully "puffed up" and golden brown.  DO NOT OPEN the oven door during cooking time, or the pancake might deflate.
  5. Remove the dutch baby from the oven, cut into 8 slices, topping with sliced green onions and serve warm or at room temperature.


Eat this savory dutch baby plain or feel free to top with extra cheese or a dollup of sour cream.
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