Bacon Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

[Photos: Nancy Olson]

While we've been talking sweets all week, I couldn't resist throwing in one baking recipe that's just a little more savory. Serve these hot from the oven for breakfast, with a bit of melted butter brushed on top.

  • Yield:About 50 biscuits


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup bacon, cooked, small dice
  • Melted butter, for brushing


  1. 1.

    Preheat oven to 425° F. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cayenne. Cut the butter in small chunks into the dry ingredients. Add the cream all at once and mix until barely combined. Stir in the cheese and bacon. To bake immediately, skip to step 3.

  2. 2.

    To freeze, scoop the dough into small mounds, making about 50 pieces, and store in your freezer until ready to bake.

  3. 3.

    Scoop the dough into small mounds onto a cookie sheet, making about 50 pieces in total. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Brush immediately with melted butter and serve.