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Cheddar Herb Biscuits

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Cheddar Herb Biscuits are flavorful with a flaky crust on top and a tender delicious center. They are loaded with cheddar cheese, buttermilk, and fresh herbs. Perfect for everyone.

overhead view cheddar herb biscuits in cast iron skillet with napkin and fresh herbs

Thanksgiving is over. By now you should be finished with the dinner leftovers. However, you may still have some ingredients lingering in your refrigerator that you are not sure what to do with.

I am finding that I have plenty of fresh herbs left and some cheddar from the macaroni and cheese. I decided to put them both to good use in a good ole batch of homemade biscuits.

These biscuits are simple to make and the fresh herbs give them an amazing flavor. While the cheddar cheese makes them cheesy and a little crispy on the outside as well. It is worth giving these biscuits a try as you will not regret it.

What ingredients are needed for Cheese Herb Biscuits?

ingredients for cheddar herb biscuits on counter

  1. Flour
  2. Baking Powder
  3. Sugar
  4. Cream of Tartar
  5. Salt
  6. Butter
  7. Egg
  8. Buttermilk or Whole milk
  9. Cheddar Cheese
  10. Fresh Herbs

What kind of Fresh Herbs should I use?

You can use any combination of fresh herbs that you have on hand. For this recipe, I chose to use thyme, parsley, rosemary, and sage. Be sure to chop enough of the fresh herbs until you have enough to fill the unit of measurement of 1/4 cup. If you prefer not to use a combination of herbs, then you may also use one herb and they will turn out just fine. I have made them before using fresh chopped parsley and they were just as delicious.

Can I use Dried Herbs instead?

Yes, you can. However fresh is best so if you can use chopped fresh herbs, then I would suggest that you use them instead of dried. Fresh herbs give these cheddar biscuits amazing aroma, flavor, and they smell amazing while baking.

How to Make these Cheddar and Herb Biscuits:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. and prepare a cast-iron skillet or baking dish.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt.

dry ingredients in large white bowl to make herb biscuits

In a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, cheddar cheese, and chopped fresh herbs.

wet ingredients for cheese herb biscuits in small with bowl with fork

Using a pastry cutter, cut the cubed cold butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal and the butter is about the size of a pea.

hand using pastry cutter to blend butter into dry ingredients in large bowl

Mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture until it comes together to form a loose dough ball.

ingredients to make cheddar biscuits in white mixing bowl with wooden spoon

homemade cheddar herb biscuit dough in mixing bowl

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 or anything with a round shape.

hand pressing biscuit dough out on counter top

cut cheddar herb biscuits

Place the cut biscuits into the prepared pan and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the tops of the biscuits are golden brown.

uncooked cheddar and herb biscuits in cast iron skillet

close up view cooked cheddar herb biscuits in cast iron skillet

cheddar and herb biscuits in cast iron skillet

Cheddar Herb Biscuits

Cheddar Herb Biscuits are flavorful with a flaky crust on top and a tender delicious center. They are loaded with cheddar cheese, buttermilk, and fresh herbs. Perfect for everyone.
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar herb biscuits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 339kcal

Ingredients

  • 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 cup butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or whole milk)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs, any combination, I used thyme, sage, parsley, and rosemary

Instructions

  • 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 all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, cheddar cheese, and chopped fresh herbs. Set aside.
  • Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut the cubed cold butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal and the butter is about the size of a pea. 
  • Mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture using 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 or anything with a round shape.
  • Place the cut biscuits into the prepared pan and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the tops of the biscuits are golden brown.
  • Brush the tops of the biscuits with additional butter if you would like and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 2mg
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close up side view of hand holding cheddar herb biscuit

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