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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.
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?
- Baking Powder
- Cream of Tartar
- Buttermilk or Whole milk
- Cheddar Cheese
- 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 ¼ 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.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, cheddar cheese, and chopped fresh herbs.
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.
Mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture 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.
Cheddar Herb Biscuits
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ¾ teaspoons cream of tartar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup butter, cold and cut into cubes
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup buttermilk (or whole milk)
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs, any combination, I used thyme, sage, parsley, and rosemary
- 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.
*All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
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Have any comments, questions, or other delicious ideas for these Cheddar Herb Biscuits? Please share them in the comments below!
I'm totally doing a happy dance looking at these biscuits. I love that you leveled them up with the use of herbs.
Thank you! Using fresh herbs was definitely a game-changer.
Wow! These look amazing! Love the use of fresh herbs!
Oh Man! I CAN'T with this recipe! I'm saving this to make ASAP! These biscuits look AMAZING!
Thank you so much!!
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.
Thank you! It is a really good way to use cheese!!
Cheesy biscuits - delish recipe!!!!! And your step by step instructions are so clear thank you!
Thank you Whitney!
These biscuits look amazing!! I have to learn how to make biscuits and your recipe will help me!!
Thank you! It really is not too hard once you get the hang of it.
These look comforting and delicious! And they’re photographed beautifully.
Thank you so much Adri!
Girl! I think I'm gonna be making these every day! WOW!
Thank you! It is so hard not to make these every day!
These look perfect. I'd eat them hot out of the pan!
Thank you! Best way to have them!
Can u freeze the dough and bake them later?
Yes, you can! Freeze the unbaked biscuits spaced apart on a baking sheet before transferring them to a freezer bag or freezer-safe container.
They look so scrumptious! Love a good biscuit!
Thank you! So do I!!
Fresh biscuits are the best, especially over the holidays!!! I love this easy recipe!
I agree 🙂
Biscuit game has been upgraded. Thank you much!
Hi Jesse! Awesome, so glad to hear it!
Do you preheat your iron skillet before placing the biscuits in it? Or just start with a cold skillet? Thanks!
I do not with biscuits, use a cold skillet.