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Cheddar Biscuits

Making Cheddar Biscuits from scratch is easier than you think! These fluffy, homemade cheesy biscuits make a fabulous side dish or starter to any family dinner!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheddar Biscuits
Servings: 8
Calories: 266kcal


  • ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick cold*
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ cup shredded cheese I use Colby Jack
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup milk


  • Shred stick of butter, place in a bowl, and back in the fridge until we will need it in the recipe. You can use a grater, or just cube it into small cubes.
  • Preheat your oven at 450 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add onion and cheese. Mix until onion and cheese are coated in flour.
  • Take the shredded butter out of the fridge and add to the flour mix.
  • With 2 forks mix the flour and butter (or use a pastry cutter). Don’t overmix. It will be a coarse mix.
  • In a small bowl beat the egg then add it to the dough with the milk too. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • On a floured surface, knead the dough for 2 to 3 minutes. It will be a sticky dough to the touch, but your fingers should be clean. NOTE: You may need to add more flour, (between 1/8 to ¼ cup) but be careful not to add too much as you need that slight stickiness for the biscuit.
  • Roll the dough to about ¾ inch of thickness.
  • Cut 8 biscuits, gathering & re-rolling dough if necessary. (I used a 2 ¾ inch diameter circle cutter). (TIP: If you have leftover pieces of dough and can't fit another biscuit, divide the dough between all 8 biscuits and add the dough to the underside of the biscuits, so that the tops still bake up pretty!)
  • Place on a baking sheet, ungreased, and bake for 10 minutes at 450°F or until lightly golden. Turn oven off and let the biscuit sit for 2 minutes in the oven.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2mg