Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits loaded with crispy bacon, chives, sharp cheddar cheese, and garlic! These savory biscuits make the perfect side dish for any meal, or make them ahead for easy breakfasts throughout the week.

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Bacon Cheddar Biscuits on a white plate.

These Bacon Cheddar Biscuits are buttery, flakey, and loaded with tons of cheese, bacon, and chives. They are the best savory biscuit I have ever made! Biscuits make the perfect side dish for soups, dinner, or salads. They are also wonderful as a snack or just on their own!

I love making these on the weekend to have on hand for quick breakfasts all week long. Bacon Cheddar Biscuits are great with gravy or as Breakfast Sandwiches. No need to wait in the drive-thru for these. They taste much better than fast food!

If you enjoy a kick of heat, add some red pepper flakes or diced fresh jalapenos to these biscuits. They taste SO good!

What you’ll need for Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

  • Bacon: Streaky bacon, cooked and diced is perfect for these Cheddar Bacon Biscuits.
  • Flour: Regular all-purpose flour is the foundation of this recipe.
  • Chives: Just the green part only. You could substitute green onion in a pinch.
  • Cheese: Sharp cheddar cheese tastes amazing in biscuits! Buy it pre-grated for ease.
  • Rising agents: Baking powder and baking soda give the biscuits a little lift and make them less dense.
  • Seasoning: Sugar, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder really pack in a ton of flavor! Add some red pepper flakes if you like a little spice!
  • Butter: Frozen butter gets grated into these biscuits to make them super flakey.
  • Buttermilk: Buttermilk binds all of the dry ingredients together and adds a delicious tanginess. Milk can be substituted if necessary.

How to make Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

  • Combine dry ingredients: In a large bowl combine cooked bacon, flour, chives, cheddar cheese, baking powder, baking soda, salt, onion, and garlic powder.
  • Grate butter: Using a cheese shredder grate frozen butter. Stir into the dry ingredients.
  • Add buttermilk: To the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Make sure not to over-mix.
  • Roll out dough: Lightly flour countertop and roll out dough into a 1 1/4 inch thick rectangle.
  • Cut out biscuits: Using a 2-inch biscuit cutter. I get about 16 biscuits.
  • Freeze: Place biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven: While the biscuits are in the freezer preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Bake: Remove the biscuits from the freezer and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm!

Tips for Making the Best Homemade Biscuits

  • Using cold butter creates a tall flakey biscuits. I place the butter in the freezer and then grate it using a cheese grater.
  • Try not to overwork your batter. This will result in a tougher biscuit.
  • If you don’t have a biscuit cutter use a glass that’s a similar size and coat with flour.

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits on a white chopping board.

What to serve with these Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

I love serving these biscuits warm will butter. They are also amazing with a bit of bacon jam on them! Here are some other recipe ideas:

What makes biscuits more moist?

I find that the addition of buttermilk plus the frozen butter makes these biscuits super moist. Just make sure the butter is evenly dispersed throughout the biscuit dough.

How do you get a biscuit to rise higher?

By adding grated frozen butter, the dough forms thin layers throughout the biscuits. If you use butter that isn’t chilled the Bacon Cheddar Biscuits will become heavy and greasier.

Should you knead biscuit dough?

You want to be sure to not overmix the biscuit dough, or knead it with your hands. That will cause the frozen butter to melt before it reaches the oven, leaving you with heavy, greasy biscuits.

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits on a white plate.

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Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 16 biscuits

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits loaded with crispy bacon, chives, sharp cheddar cheese and garlic! These savory biscuits make the perfect side dish to any meal!

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and diced
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chives, diced (green part only)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine cooked bacon, flour, chives, cheddar cheese, baking powder, baking soda, salt, onion and garlic powder.
  • Grate frozen butter using a cheese grater. Stir into the dry ingredients.
  • Add buttermilk and stir until combined. Make sure not to overmix.
  • Lightly flour countertop and roll out dough into a 1 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Cut out 16 biscuits using a 2 inch biscuit cutter.
  • Place biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Remove the biscuits from the freezer and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Damn Delicious

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Cheddar Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 564mg25%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 368IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Bacon Cheddar Biscuits, Biscuits, Sharp cheddar cheese