Having homemade biscuits with your dinner doesn’t have to meal a whole afternoon in the kitchen. These Easy Cheddar Biscuits can be thrown together and baked in as little as 20 minutes. Serve them warm with a little garlic parsley butter on top, and you’ll never go back to store-bought again.

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Easy Cheddar Biscuits

These biscuits are as at home with weeknight chili as they are with Thanksgiving dinner. It’s always a good time for cheesy biscuits. 


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 stick cold butter, cubed +  3 tbsp melted butter (for brushing on top)
  •  1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • ~1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar. Whisk together.
  3. Add cold butter and cut into flour mixture until coarse crumbles form. (You can use a food processor, pastry cutter, or forks to do this step.) Add garlic and cheese. Stir.
  4. Add milk then stir just until batter is moistened and dough forms.
  5. Melt 3 tbsp butter and stir in garlic powder, salt, and parsley. Set aside.
  6. Drop dough about 1/4 cup at a time 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined or greased baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Brush generously with melted butter while biscuits are still warm.
  8. Serve immediately.

Note: For more structured looking biscuits, roll out dough so it’s about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch thick.  Use a 2-inch round cookie cutter to stamp out circles. Place biscuits onto prepared baking sheet. Gather remaining dough and repeat making cutting biscuits until you run out of dough.

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Also see, How to host a stress free Thanksgiving. 

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.