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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.
5 from 16 votes
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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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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Marta
    December 11, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    5 stars
    I’m totally doing a happy dance looking at these biscuits. I love that you leveled them up with the use of herbs.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 11, 2019 at 8:39 PM

      Thank you! Using fresh herbs was definitely a game-changer.

  • Reply
    Desiree
    December 11, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    5 stars
    Wow! These look amazing! Love the use of fresh herbs!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 11, 2019 at 10:59 PM

      Thank you!!

  • Reply
    SHANIKA
    December 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    5 stars
    Oh Man! I CAN’T with this recipe! I’m saving this to make ASAP! These biscuits look AMAZING!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 13, 2019 at 3:16 PM

      Thank you so much!!

  • Reply
    Halimah
    December 13, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    5 stars
    I love everything cheese. I love the idea of cheese in biscuit and I think these will taste delicious. You have definitely given me another idea of what to use my cheddar cheese for.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 13, 2019 at 3:17 PM

      Thank you! It is a really good way to use cheese!!

  • Reply
    Whitney
    December 13, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    5 stars
    Cheesy biscuits – delish recipe!!!!! And your step by step instructions are so clear thank you!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 13, 2019 at 3:17 PM

      Thank you Whitney!

  • Reply
    Katrina Adams
    December 13, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    5 stars
    These biscuits look amazing!! I have to learn how to make biscuits and your recipe will help me!!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 15, 2019 at 2:39 PM

      Thank you! It really is not too hard once you get the hang of it.

  • Reply
    Adri Ruff
    December 13, 2019 at 11:14 PM

    5 stars
    These look comforting and delicious! And they’re photographed beautifully.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 15, 2019 at 2:38 PM

      Thank you so much Adri!

  • Reply
    Mila
    December 14, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    5 stars
    Girl! I think I’m gonna be making these every day! WOW!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 15, 2019 at 2:38 PM

      Thank you! It is so hard not to make these every day!

  • Reply
    Jazz
    December 16, 2019 at 2:58 PM

    5 stars
    These look perfect. I’d eat them hot out of the pan!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 18, 2019 at 8:48 AM

      Thank you! Best way to have them!

  • Reply
    Eden
    December 16, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    They look so scrumptious! Love a good biscuit!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 18, 2019 at 8:48 AM

      Thank you! So do I!!

  • Reply
    Aline
    December 16, 2019 at 6:34 PM

    5 stars
    Fresh biscuits are the best, especially over the holidays!!! I love this easy recipe!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      December 18, 2019 at 8:48 AM

      I agree 🙂

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