Cheddar Biscuits

These cheddar biscuits are garlicky, cheesy, and have a cakey, tender texture that makes them the perfect side for your favorite meals.

pan full of cheddar biscuits

Made with Bisquick, these cheddar biscuits are much faster to pull together as there’s no kneading involved. It’s a very easy, straightforward recipe that delivers delicious, homemade cheddar biscuits without all the fuss.

If you love biscuits, you’ll also enjoy my drop biscuits, buttermilk biscuits, and easy homemade biscuits. They’re all simple recipes that result in fluffy, flavorful biscuits that are perfect for any occasion.

cheddar biscuits in cookbook

This recipe was found in my mother’s school cookbook.  She was a teacher and this cookbook is a compilation of local favorites.

Why I Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: This recipe is a time-saver. It takes just a few minutes to mix the ingredients together, and bake in 8-10 minutes, you’ll have a batch of delicious, flaky biscuits ready to serve.
  • Flavor-Packed: Despite the short ingredient list and quick prep, these biscuits are loaded with flavor. Level up the average biscuit to make them the perfect side dish to savory main dishes.
  • Family Favorite: These cheddar biscuits have been a hit with my family for years. They’re a go-to recipe for gatherings and never fail to impress.
  • Comfort Food: There’s something so comforting about a warm, flaky biscuit, and the cheddar and garlic in this recipe take that comfort to the next level.
ingredients to make cheddar biscuits

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Key Ingredients

  • Bisquick: This is our base ingredient, a pre-mixed blend of flour, shortening, and baking powder, making it the ultimate time-saver for our biscuit recipe.
  • Cheddar Cheese: It adds a sharp, tangy flavor and a beautiful golden color to our biscuits. The more mature the cheese, the stronger the flavor.
  • Milk: This is the liquid component of our recipe, helping to bind the ingredients together and make the biscuits tender.
  • Salt: It enhances the flavor of the other ingredients, making the biscuits more savory.
  • Butter: When melted, it adds a rich, buttery flavor to the biscuits and also helps to give them a golden, crispy crust.
  • Garlic Powder: This is where the biscuits get their delicious garlic flavor. If you’re a garlic lover, feel free to add a little extra!

Equipment

  • Large Bowl – You’ll need this to mix your Bisquick, cheddar cheese, and milk to form the biscuit dough.
top view of cheddar biscuits

How to Make Cheddar Biscuits

Preparation

To start, preheat your oven to 450˚F and grease a cookie sheet. This will make sure your biscuits don’t stick and are easy to remove after baking.

dry ingredients in bowl
dough mixed in bowl

Step 1 – Combine the Dough

In a medium bowl, mix together the Bisquick, cheddar cheese, and milk. This will form the base of your cheddar biscuits. Once it’s well combined, move on to the next step.

dough in spoonfuls on baking sheet

Step 2 – Bake the Dough

Drop the dough by large spoonfuls onto the greased cookie sheet. Then, place it in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. While the biscuits are baking, you can prepare the next step.

Step 3 – Prepare the Butter and Garlic Mixture

While the biscuits are baking, take the melted butter and mix in the garlic powder. This will give your biscuits a delicious garlic butter flavor.

biscuits being brushed with garlic and butter

Step 4 – Brush the Butter and Garlic Mixture

When the biscuits are done, take them out of the oven. While they’re still warm, brush the tops of the biscuits with the melted butter and garlic mixture. This will give them a savory, buttery finish that’s absolutely delicious.

Step 5 – Serve

Your cheddar biscuits are ready to serve. Enjoy them warm as a side dish for dinner, or as a savory snack at any time of the day.

Expert Tip

To make the best cheddar biscuits, be careful not to over-stir the biscuit batter. Stir just until the ingredients are combined and the batter is thick but still sticky. Over-stirring can result in tough biscuits, so a light hand is key.

top view of biscuits on baking sheet

Recipe Variations

  • Different Cheeses: While this recipe calls for cheddar, feel free to substitute with your favorite cheese. Pepper jack, mozzarella, or even a smoky gouda would all work well.
  • Herbs: For a more savory flavor, mix in a teaspoon of dried herbs like oregano, thyme, or rosemary into the dough. This will give your biscuits a delicious, aromatic flavor.

What to Serve With

  • These Cheddar biscuits are the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of hot, steamy spaghetti, the garlic and cheese flavors complement the pasta beautifully.
  • You can also serve these biscuits with any Italian main dish, like lasagna or eggplant parmesan. The savory flavors of the biscuits work well with the rich, tomato-based sauces.
  • If you’re a soup lover, these biscuits go great with a bowl of creamy tomato soup or a hearty vegetable soup. The cheesy, garlicky flavors add an extra dimension to the soup.

Recipe FAQs

What is Bisquick and can I substitute it with something else?

Bisquick is a premade baking mix that contains flour, shortening, salt, and baking powder. It’s a convenient ingredient for making biscuits, pancakes, and other baked goods. If you don’t have it, try my 6-ingredient homemade biscuits recipe instead.

My biscuit dough is too dry. How can I fix it?

If your biscuit dough is too dry and the Bisquick, cheese, and milk mixture isn’t coming together, you can add a little bit more milk. Start with a tablespoon at a time, and stir the dough until it reaches the right consistency. Be careful not to add too much milk, or the biscuits may become tough.

How do I know when the cheddar biscuits are done?

The cheddar biscuits are done when they are golden brown on the outside. This usually takes about 8-10 minutes in a 450˚F oven. You can also gently press on the top of a biscuit – if it springs back, it’s done. If it leaves an indent, it needs more time.

Storing and Reheating

  • Storing: After enjoying these delicious cheddar biscuits, you can easily store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will stay fresh at room temperature for up to three days.
  • Freezing: If you want to keep your biscuits for a longer period, you can store them in the freezer. They can be kept for up to three months.
  • Thaw: When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen biscuits, simply let them thaw at room temperature. This should take about 1-2 hours.
  • Reheating: Once thawing, you can reheat the biscuits in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. This will help them regain their freshly baked flavor and texture.

Serving Size

  • What to Expect: This cheddar biscuit recipe yields about 10 deliciously cheesy biscuits, each packed with the goodness of cheddar cheese and garlic flavor.
  • How to Scale: If you’re planning to serve more than 10, you can easily double the recipe and follow the instructions as directed. Just make sure to use a larger bowl to mix the ingredients and a bigger baking sheet to accommodate the increased quantity. Baking time is the same.
top view of cheddar biscuits
Created by: Lynette Rice

Cheddar Biscuits


Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 biscuits
8 biscuits
These cheddar biscuits are garlicky, cheesy, and have a cakey, tender texture that makes them the perfect side for your favorite meals.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Bisquick
  • ½ Cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • Cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter melted
  • teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 450˚F. Grease a cookie sheet.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the Bisquick, cheddar cheese, and milk. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven to 8-10 minutes.
  • While baking, mix the melted butter and garlic powder.
  • When the biscuits are done, brush the warm biscuits with the butter and garlic mixture. Serve warm.

Notes

Expert Tip: To make the best cheddar biscuits, be careful not to over-stir the biscuit batter. Stir just until the ingredients are combined and the batter is thick but still sticky. Over-stirring can result in tough biscuits, so a light hand is key.
How to Scale: If you’re planning to serve more than 10, you can easily double the recipe and follow the instructions as directed. Just make sure to use a larger bowl to mix the ingredients and a bigger baking sheet to accommodate the increased quantity. Baking time is the same.
Storing: After enjoying these delicious cheddar biscuits, you can easily store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will stay fresh at room temperature for up to three days.
Freezing: If you want to keep your biscuits for a longer period, you can store them in the freezer. They can be kept for up to three months.
Thaw: When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen biscuits, simply let them thaw at room temperature. This should take about 1-2 hours.
Reheating: Once thawing, you can reheat the biscuits in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. This will help them regain their freshly baked flavor and texture.

Nutrition

Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1mg

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