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Cheddar Biscuits

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These Cheddar Biscuits are unbelievably easy to make in just 20 minutes, and they are loaded with sharp cheddar and fresh parsley.

overhead view of cheddar biscuits in a cast iron skillet

Someone recently asked me about my process for coming up with recipes.

I had to pause and think about it for a second. A highly organized blogger probably has an elaborate content calendar that focuses on recipes that coordinate with the time of year and holidays. In the beginning, I tried to be that blogger and the truth is it just didn’t fit with my personality.

I prefer to work more organically and build recipes that feel right and what my audience wants. The only other thing that dictates my recipe decisions is what ingredients I already have in my kitchen.

It is no secret that food waste is a problem. Annually 1.3 billion tons of food ends up in landfills. That is literally enough food to feed 3 billion people and honestly I have been a contributor to this number. It happens innocently enough by buying food and forgetting about it until I find it weeks later pushed in the back of the refrigerator into the forgotten place. When I realized that I was part of the problem, I wanted to put forth more effort not to buy more food than I need, share meals with friends, and freeze as much food as I possibly can.

By the way, this Homemade Sour Cream Pound Cake freezes beautifully and is just as good once thawed.

Now, Back to Food Waste

I also try to come up with recipes that are based on the ingredients I have on hand. Sometimes it can be as simple as making a batch of breakfast burritos and other times I decide to use the excess of cheddar and parsley that I have to make a batch of cheddar biscuits.

These biscuits are light, fluffy, and comfort food at its best. They are loaded with cheddar cheese and balanced out with the addition of fresh parsley. So many amazing flavors in one delicious biscuit. This is a recipe that you certainly want to save and give a try!

close-up side view of cheddar biscuits in cast iron skillet

overhead view of cheddar biscuits in a cast iron skillet

Cheddar Biscuits

These Cheddar Biscuits are unbelievably easy to make in just 20 minutes, and they are loaded with sharp cheddar and fresh parsley.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 282kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. and grease or spray a cast-iron skillet with cooking spray. 
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt, set aside.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, cheese, parsley, and set aside.
  • Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a course meal and the butter is about the size of a pea. 
  • Mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture with a wooden spoon until it comes together to form a loose dough ball.
  • Roll the dough into a ball, flour a clean work surface, and then using a rolling pin, roll out the dough and cut the biscuits using a biscuit cutter. 
  • Place the cut biscuits onto the prepared pan and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Brush the tops of the biscuits with additional butter if you would like and serve immediately.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 254mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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close-up side view of two cheddar biscuits stacked on a plate

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  • Reply
    April 16, 2019 at 7:50 PM

    Food waste is a huge problem, one that we often don’t really take time to properly educate ourselves on either. I love your approach on how you formulate your recipes too…and these biscuits look so good girl!

    • Reply
      April 18, 2019 at 10:05 PM

      Thank you Quin!!

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