16 Time-Tested Biscuit Recipes That Will Quickly Become Staples (2024)

Even the most basic biscuit recipes are a real treat when they're hot from the oven. If you're craving a flaky buttermilk biscuit, you don't want to miss our Test Kitchen's tried-and-true recipe. Plus, we've got new biscuit recipes for anyone looking to change things up. Expect exciting sweet and savory takes with our best biscuit recipes featuring cheese, fruit, herbs, and more.

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Classic Buttermilk Biscuits

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Everything you dream about in a biscuit is here. Our buttermilk biscuit recipe features signature flaky layers, tangy buttermilk flavor, and buttery browned tops. We recommend serving them piping hot with honey, jam, or a light slather of butter. They're also perfect for topping with sausage gravy.

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Flaky Biscuits

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You're looking at the perfect flaky biscuit recipe. Our Test Kitchen perfected the technique for biscuits that are filled with butter, flaky layers. It all starts with a mix of baking powder, butter, and shortening.

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Gas Station Biscuits

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This irresistible homemade biscuit recipe comes from cookbook author Vivian Howard. The cheesy breakfast biscuits are a take on an Eastern North Carolina gas station tradition where a knob of hoop cheese is stuffed in the middle of a day-old biscuit and baked again in foil, allowing the biscuits to get crispy with gooey cheese melting around the edges.

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Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

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This gluten-free biscuit recipe is an automatic winner for anyone with or without allergy restrictions. Start with our gluten-free flour mix to whip up a batch of biscuits. They're delicious on their own with your fave toppers, but we also have a gluten-free sausage gravy handy for you to enjoy as well.

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Veggie Skillet Biscuits

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A trio of veggies and sharp cheddar cheese gives this biscuit recipe bold, savory flavors. For the perfect crisp-yet-tender texture, bake the biscuits in a cast iron skillet until golden. While hot, brush with unsalted butter and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

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Daddy's Biscuits by Trisha Yearwood

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If Trisha Yearwood's dad made this biscuit recipe famous, you know they'll be good. Self-rising flour (learn how to make it with pantry ingredients) takes the fuss out of this three-ingredient recipe. Stuff 'em with whatever you like—we're partial to pimiento cheese and tomato slices.

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Biscuits Supreme

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Here's a quick homemade biscuit recipe that will impress everyone at the breakfast table. Seriously, it only takes 25 minutes from start to finish to complete these buttery delights. Make the process go even faster by opting to use the drop biscuit method rather than rolling them out.

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Honey and Poppy Seed Biscuits

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This easy biscuit recipe starts with packaged biscuit mix. We add honey, poppy seeds, and cottage cheese to upgrade the mix. That's right; those little creamy curds give these homemade biscuits a bit of tang while keeping them nice and moist.

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Flaky Currant Biscuits

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The sweet and sour berry flavor of dried currants and orange zest really elevates the flavor of this flaky biscuit recipe. Enjoy these beauties warm with a cup of coffee or tea. For a bit more tang, use our variation starring buttermilk.

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Aged-Cheddar Biscuits with Peppered Ham Gravy

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This cheese biscuit recipe is the perfect vehicle for a rich ham gravy. For the best texture, shred the aged sharp cheddar cheese yourself.

Test Kitchen Tip: For an easy breakfast that's ready when you are, bake the biscuits and freeze for up to 2 months. Simply reheat and serve.

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Cornmeal-Sage Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

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A few ingredients set this easy biscuit recipe apart from the rest. Adding cornmeal to the dough gives the finished biscuits a wonderful crunchy exterior. Sage and chopped green onion add fresh flavor to balance the rich sausage gravy.

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Double-Cheddar Holiday Biscuits

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If you believe there's no such thing as too much cheese, this is the biscuit recipe for you. Add extra-sharp white cheddar and sharp orange cheddar for the ideal balance of flavors. A pinch of cayenne pepper in the dough adds just the right amount of heat.

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Maw Maw's Biscuits

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Musician Kimberly Schlapman shared her family's classic Southern biscuit recipe. You'll need just four ingredients to make a batch of 20.

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Pumpkin-Sage White Cheddar Biscuits

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Add this pumpkin biscuit recipe to your fall baking lineup. It stars seasonal ingredients like fresh sage and canned pumpkin. To get the sage leaf to stick to the top, brush on a bit of cream before baking.

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Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy

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This vegetarian take on the classic comfort food breakfast calls for plant-based sausage patties and non-dairy milk. Flavor the gravy with a blend of onion, dried thyme, and salt.

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Butter Swim Biscuits

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If you're tight on time and want a biscuit recipe that doesn't require rolling or cutting, meet butter swim biscuits. The dough is poured into a baking dish that's filled with melted butter and baked until golden brown. The finished biscuits are crisp on the outside, and light and fluffy on the inside.

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