5 from 3 votes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Flaky, buttery, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside packed with CHEDDAR, HERB AND BACON BISCUITS. The perfect start to any morning.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, biscuits, breakfast, brunch, buttermilk, cheese
Servings: 12 SERVINGS
Calories: 394 kcal
Author: Lena Gladstone
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 4 tsp baking powder sifted
  • 1 tsp baking soda sifted
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 oz extra-sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 6 slices bacon diced and cooked
  • 1/4 cup fresh green onions chopped
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter frozen
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted for brushing biscuits
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Cook bacon on medium high heat until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to remove any excess fat.

  3. In a large bowl, combine sifted flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add bacon, grated cheese and chopped green onions.

  4. Grate butter using the large holes of a box grater. Stir into the flour mixture gently with a rubber spatula. Add buttermilk and stir using a rubber spatula until a soft dough forms. DON"T OVERWORK THE DOUGH.

  5. Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Roll the dough into a 1 1/4-inch thick rectangle using a rolling pin. Cut out 12-15 biscuits, about 2 1/2 inches each biscuit. Place biscuits onto the prepared baking sheet; place in the freezer for 15 minutes.

    * SEE NOTES if making ahead. 

  6. Remove biscuits from freezer. Place into oven and bake for 17-20 minutes, or until golden brown. If you make these smaller, they bake in about 15-17 minutes and the larger bake longer. To check if fully baked, remove on, open in the middle and if it still needs a few more minutes, continue baking. Each oven is different so results and timing might be slightly different.

  7. Serve warm with butter, jam or make a egg sandwich.

Recipe Notes

*IF MAKING AHEAD - freeze biscuits separately, then transfer into a freezer bag or container. Keep in freezer until ready to bake and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 394
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.