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cheddar and herb biscuits in cast iron skillet
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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.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar herb biscuits
Servings: 10
Calories: 339kcal


  • 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.


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