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Savory Dutch Baby

This savory Dutch baby is loaded with cheddar cheese, chives, thyme and prosciutto - making it an easy but tasty breakfast or brunch.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine German
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 208kcal
Author Ryan Beck


Savory Dutch Baby

  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • cup whole milk
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • ½ cup diced prosciutto


Savory Dutch Baby

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Place 2 tablespoon butter in 12" cast iron skillet and put the skillet in the oven.
  • While skillet is heating up, add remaining 2 tablespoon melted butter, eggs, milk, flour and salt to blender and blend on high for 1 minute or until batter is smooth. Stir in cheese, thyme and chives. Remove skillet from oven and pour batter in. Sprinkle prosciutto on top of batter. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes and then reduce temperature to 300°F and bake for another 5 minutes. DO NOT open oven during the first 15 minutes or the pancake might deflate. Remove when pancake is puffed and brown on top.


  • Room Temperature Ingredients: If time permits, make sure the butter, eggs and milk are room temperature.
  • Mix Well: It’s important to make sure all of the ingredients are mixed well, which is why a blender works great. But you can go old school and just use a wooden spoon to mix everything.
  • Preheat the Skillet: It’s important to preheat the skillet so it’s ready as soon as the batter hits the pan. This contributes to the browning on the bottom of the pancake and its rise. If you have time, let the skillet sit in a heated up oven for at least 30 minutes before adding butter, then the batter.
  • Use Cast Iron: Cast iron skillets are meant for dutch babies. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, make sure you are using a pan that can go in the oven.
  • Make Batter Ahead of Time: If you want a really tall pancake, make the batter ahead of time and place in airtight container in the fridge overnight. You can actually keep batter in fridge for up to 3 days before using it.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3850IU | Vitamin C: 61.1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2mg