The 24 Best-Ever Biscuit Recipes

Making biscuits from supermarket cans is simple, but there are so many delicious scratch biscuit recipes you should try
Rachel’s Very Beginner’s Cream Biscuit Recipe

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The 24 Best-Ever Biscuit Recipes

The 24 Best-Ever Biscuit Recipes

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We all start off making biscuits out of one of those cardboard break-open cans. Throw them in a 350 degree oven for 15 or so minutes and they are done. Homemade biscuits take a little more effort, but taste even better. You can go simple with the dough or you can add in cheeses, herbs, and spices. 

Bacon ‘n Egg-Stuffed Biscuits

Bacon ‘n Egg-Stuffed Biscuits

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This is a bacon, egg, and cheese that gets revamped — adding cream cheese to the scrambled eggs yields a creamy and flavorful sandwich. 

For the Bacon ‘n Egg Stuffed Biscuits recipe, click here.

Bake It Out: Old-Fashioned Berry Shortcakes

Bake It Out: Old-Fashioned Berry Shortcakes

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Try this old-fashioned berry shortcake that tastes delicious and is super simple to make.  This recipe calls for Country Crock, but butter may be substituted.

For the Bake It Out: Old Fashioned Berry Shortcakes recipe, click here.

Baklava Honey Biscuits

Baklava Honey Biscuits

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These Greek-inspired biscuits can be used for dessert or for a sweet campfire breakfast. — Patricia Stagich

For the Baklava Honey Biscuits recipe, click here.

Biscuits and Crawfish Gravy

Biscuits and Crawfish Gravy

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A Southern staple that will bring your taste buds straight to the streets of New Orleans, this recipe for biscuits and crawfish gravy is easy to make from home. If you can’t find crawfish, substitute a mixture of lobster and shrimp. — David Guas

For the Biscuits and Crawfish Gravy recipe, click here.

Biscuits with Melted Chocolate Lick

Forget the butter! Spread some delicious chocolate over the biscuit for a decadent preview of dessert. — Lauren Gordon

For the Biscuits with Melted Chocolate Lick recipe, click here.

Chicken Goulash with Biscuit Dumplings

Chicken Goulash with Biscuit Dumplings

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Creamy chicken stew and biscuits baked together make an ideal meal in a pot. Food & Wine’s Grace Parisi’s version is unforgettable: The gravy is boldly spiced, and the biscuits are unbelievably moist and tender thanks to chicken stock and sour cream in the batter. — Food & Wine

For the Chicken Goulash with Biscuit Dumplings recipe, click here.

Crispy Seared Rillettes with Biscuits

Crispy Seared Rillettes with Biscuits

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Rillettes are generally made of meat that has been cooked slowly in well-seasoned fat, and then shredded and stored in a small pot or ramekin with a layer of fat on top. This recipe from Chef John Currence of City Grocery Restaurant Group uses a bone-in pork shoulder and is best served cold on toast, bread, or… biscuits — a perfect appetizer.    

For the Crispy Seared Rillettes with Biscuits recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits

You may be a little skeptical about gluten-free biscuits, but these are delicious. Special contributor Jeanine Friesen says the biscuits are rich with buttermilk yet fluffy and soft. This recipe will have you wondering why you ever baked with wheat in the first place.

For the Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits recipe, click here.

Grilled Biscuit Cheeseburgers

Grilled Biscuit Cheeseburgers

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Why serve your cheeseburgers on burger buns when you can have them on biscuits?

For the Grilled Biscuit Cheeseburgers recipe, click here.

Ham Biscuits with Maple Mayo

Ham Biscuits with Maple Mayo

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Savory ham gets nestled into delicious warm biscuits straight out of the oven; add maple mayo for a sweet savory snack.

For the Ham Biscuits with Maple Mayo recipe, click here.

Individual Biscuit Pizzas

Individual Biscuit Pizzas

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While biscuit dough isn’t an obvious option for pizza dough, it works! You can have delicious mini pizzas made out of biscuit dough in a matter of minutes, says Daily Meal Eat/Dine editor Dan Myers The dough gives the final product an appealing rich sweetness, and they’re just the right size for a kid’s meal.

For the Individual Biscuit Pizzas recipe, click here.

Mango Tango Teriyaki Sliders

Mango Tango Teriyaki Sliders

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Mango mayo does a tasty tango with pork patties nestled in a biscuit in this recipe. The best part: These sliders are ready in just 30 minutes! — Pillsbury

For the Mango Tango Teriyaki Sliders recipe, click here.

Peach Biscuit Brown Betty

Peach Biscuit Brown Betty

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Made with biscuits rather than the traditional bread slices or crumbs, this dish has just a little extra touch of that comfort-food quality that we all crave. — Alisa Huntsman

For the Peach Biscuit Brown Betty recipe, click here.

Parmesan and Parsley Biscuits

Parmesan and Parsley Biscuits

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While plain biscuits are delicious, add some Parmesan and parsley to take them to the next level.

For the Parmesan and Parsley Biscuits recipe, click here.

Pillsbury Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches

Pillsbury Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches

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These quick and easy breakfast sandwiches are perfect during busy weeks. They don’t take long to make and taste delicious.

For the Pillsbury Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Pimento Cheese Biscuits with Country Ham

Pimento Cheese Biscuits with Country Ham

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These cheesy biscuit sandwiches marry two of my favorite Southern staples: pimento cheese and country ham. I like to serve them drizzled with honey mustard. — Jennifer Chandler

For the Pimento Cheese Biscuits with Country Ham recipe, click here.

Rachel’s Very Beginner’s Cream Biscuit Recipe

Rachel’s Very Beginner’s Cream Biscuit Recipe

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This recipe is a snap to make with self rising flour, uncomplicated with few ingredients, yet producing a stunningly tender and fluffy biscuit. — Nathalie Dupree

 For the Rachel’s Very Beginner’s Cream Biscuit recipe, click here.

Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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Red Lobster's biscuit was once touted as the most searched-for clone on the Web, and then a recipe wound up on Bisquick boxes. Here’s my take on how to get a batch of the satisfying confection as if you’d ordered an entrée. — Todd Wilbur

For the Reb Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits recipe, click here.  

Sausage Stuffed Biscuits with Cranberry Sauce

Sausage Stuffed Biscuits with Cranberry Sauce

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Cranberry sauce makes an easy, tasty topper for waffles made out of biscuits. — Pillsbury

For the Sausage Stuffed Biscuits with Cranberry Sauce recipe, click here.  

Seersucker’s Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Seersucker’s Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

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Buttermilk biscuits are probably the very definition of comfort food — warm, buttery, fluffy, and filling, they pretty much go with anything and make the perfect side dish or base for a sandwich. — Robery Newton

For the Seersucker’s Buttermilk Biscuits recipe, click here.

Southern-Style Biscuits

Southern-Style Biscuits

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Making biscuits from scratch can actually be an achievable goal; put the store-bought dough to rest and try this recipe. It is the perfect starter recipe if you’ve never made biscuits from scratch.

For the Southern-Style Biscuits recipe, click here.

Spicy Biscuits and Gravy

Spicy Biscuits and Gravy

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This Southern-style breakfast will fill you up fast, but you'll savor each bite! It's a great way to start your morning. — Lauren Gordon

For the Spicy Biscuits and Gravy recipe, click here.

Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Biscuits

Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Biscuits

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A cup of mashed sweet potatoes or pumpkin guarantees a soft biscuit. The gluten just can’t get all worked up, so to speak. They take a little longer to bake than a regular biscuit, but you get a better yield. Once you've mastered how to use the shortening or lard, substitute butter for a very special biscuit. — Nathalie Dupree

For the Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Biscuits recipe, click here.

World’s Best Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuit

World’s Best Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuit

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Yes, I dared to say it: I think my bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit breakfast sandwich is the best in the world. Now I dare you to try it, and tell me otherwise. — Maryse Chevrière

For the World’s Best Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuit recipe, click here.