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Savory Scone Recipe with Cheese and Chive

  • Author: Lauren
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 12 scones 1x


This quick and easy Savory Scone Recipe with Cheese and Chive is a proven crowd pleaser! A buttery, tender scone loaded with savory flavors including cheese, fresh chives, parsley, rosemary, and thyme. My hope is that you can use this as a master scone recipe and alter the additions to your liking. Get ready to have delicious golden brown scones in under 30 minutes!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (cubed & cold)
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg (for wash)
  • freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • sea salt to top


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt until combined.
  3. Add cubed butter to bowl and coat with flour. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut butter into mixture until small pea sized balls form.
  4. Stir in green onion, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and desired black pepper.
  5. Add ricotta, using the pastry cutter to mix it in until just combined.
  6. Pour in heavy cream, stirring gently with a rubber spatula as to not over mix the dough.
  7. Transfer dough to a floured surface and gently knead the dough until it comes together. Be careful not to overwork.
  8. Press dough into a large rectangle about ¾ to 1 inch thick. Slice into triangles and place on the parchment paper. Place into freezer for 20 minutes.
  9. After 20 minutes, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the tops begin to golden.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes