Savory Chive & Cheddar Scones

The cooler months for me are about comfort foods. I enjoy eating foods that fill me up and keep me warm. Recipes that remind me of my grandparents and make me all warm and fuzzy inside and out. Yummy foods that fill our homes with love and goodness day after day, week after week.

I find I make a lot more stews and casseroles this time of year. I am all about stretching my budget and using one pot to create a meal my entire family will enjoy. Every hearty meal deserves something just as great to have on the side. We love buns, breads, and scones to dip into gravies and soups. This tasty savory chive and Cheddar cheese scone recipe is a great addition to any meal. They are so good you may even want to enjoy them on their own.



Yields: 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Bake Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes


2 ½ cups flour

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup butter

3 large eggs (2 for scones and one for egg wash)

2/3 cup buttermilk

2/3 cup grated sharp cheddar

¼ cup chopped chives (can substitute green onions)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter or food processor.

3. Whish 2 eggs and combine with the buttermilk. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just moist.

4. Stir in the cheddar and chives and mix lightly. The dough will be sticky.

5. Turn the sticky dough out onto a well floured board and knead lightly. Cut dough in half. Roll each half into a circle (approximately ¾ inch thick). Cut each circle into 4 wedges. Place on a greased baking sheet.

6. Whisk remaining egg in a small dish and brush on top of the scones. Let the scones rest for up to 10 minutes before baking (the scones become fluffier when baking with this step).

7. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden.

What are you making that these scones would go good with?



  1. Rosanne Robinson says

    these scones look sooooooooo yummy, can’t wait to try them!

  2. Anne Taylor says

    These look delish! They would go great with leek & potato soup!


  3. Omgosh those look so good, I love any scones with cheddar and eat them for breakfast or for supper with soup

  4. Mmmmm, I made a big pot of cabbage soup today and these would go perfect with it, going to have to make these up tomorrow to go with my soup!!

  5. Looks like yummy scones minus the chives for our household though lol

  6. These look wonderful. I love scones.

  7. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    Those sound wonderful! I am going to try these this weekend.

  8. Those look so good! I love any sort of bread product with cheese in it.

  9. Scones are delicious, especially savory scones. I love that chive and cheddar combo. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  10. They look so delcious. These would go perfectly with some soup.

  11. OK is dinner time here and I am starving! This looks SO good!! I am going to be making these!

  12. These look delicious. I’ll have to save the recipe for a nice rainy day when I’m craving something warm and comforting.

  13. Okay, these sure do sound savory to me. I love the addition of chives to them… and they sound super-buttery. Thanks for the recipe. I will totally be trying these…

  14. Yum these look incredible. I love scones and anything with cheddar is good in my book. I need to try these asap!

  15. Scones are one of my favorite foods. These sounds delicious!

  16. These would be delicious with some soup or chili! They look so easy to make. Cheddar and chive to jive so well together!

  17. Jennifer Sikora says

    We make sweet scones all the time but I always forget about the savory ones. This looks delicious!

  18. These look absolutely delicious! I’ve never made scones before but would love to attempt them some day.

  19. I don’t think I have made scone before! They look amazing, I may have to try making these.

  20. Scones are so delicious. I have never tried to make my own before. This looks like a great recipe to try for my first time.

  21. I have never made scones before. Looks like they taste good.

  22. Oh I love scones. Chive and cheddar sound perfect. Now I just need a nice cup of hot tea to pair it with.

  23. Those look awesome! I will have to make some to try it out!

  24. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says

    Savory scones are a great variation on a classic pastry! I love adapting old classics in new ways!

  25. Scarlet of Family Focus Blog says

    Yum. These would make a great fresh after school snack!

  26. The scones look so delicious. Chive and cheddar is a great combination.

  27. Susan Patterson says

    These look so delicious. We love scones! Thanks for the recipe!

  28. While I am not a big fan of sweet scones, savory scones are right up my alley. This is a great new recipe for me.

  29. Travelbuds says

    Scones are my favorite. These sound wonderful. i would add red peppers (chopped very tiny). I add them to my biscuits and they are so good.

  30. My oldest son is a HUGE scone fan! I bet he would love these! I should make them with him. 🙂

  31. These savory chive and cheddar scones look delicious!I always order one at Timmies so it will be nice to be able to make my own.Thanks for posting this.

  32. These sound like the perfect side to a nice soup. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  33. Oh, these look scrumptious! They’d go perfect with Chili.

  34. These would be a great addition to a hearty pot roast dinner!

  35. Oh wow, those scones look so good. They would be nice with a big bowl of homemade soup. Especially on a cold winter day.

  36. These sound wonderful!!! I am so going to have to try them!


  37. kathy downey says

    I can’t wait to try them! yummy

  38. kathy downey says

    Mine didnt look as good as your but they were tasy with try again in a few weeks

  39. Debbie White Beattie says

    These look great, I’d eat them with chilli

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