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Breakfast Biscuit Cups Recipe

Breakfast Biscuit Cups Recipe

The first time I made these biscuit cups, my husband and his assistant basketball coach came in as I was pulling them out of the oven. They loved them! —Debra Carlson, Columbus Junction, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/3 pound Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon 2% milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 can (16.3 ounces) large refrigerated flaky biscuits
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the flour, salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until blended; gradually add 3/4 cup milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • 2. In another large skillet over medium heat, cook potatoes in butter until tender. Whisk the eggs, garlic salt and remaining milk and pepper; add to skillet. Cook and stir until almost set.
  • 3. Press each biscuit onto the bottom and up the sides of eight ungreased muffin cups. Spoon the egg mixture, half the cheese, and sausage into cups; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 4. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled biscuit cups in a freezer container, separating layers with waxed paper. To use, microwave one frozen biscuit cup on high for 50-60 seconds or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Shredded hash browns would work just fine.
  • A touch of maple syrup added to the sausage (or poured over the top) makes for an addictive sweet and savory treat.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 biscuit cup: 303 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 774mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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    rena 55 User ID: 1935799 250559
    Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016

    "I love having something in the freezer that we can grab, warm up and eat on the go. These are perfect for that on the go breakfast or add to an brunch menu!"

    twiggans User ID: 8707080 242226
    Reviewed Jan. 21, 2016

    "I did not care for this. Taste is okay,but not really a good to go idea."

    debpenns User ID: 5553562 235178
    Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

    "made these this morning! so easy! had a wonderful taste! family loved them!"

    Summy User ID: 1386846 235057
    Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

    "I can't wait to make this recipe! I love biscuit cups (I've made Farmhouse Barbecue Biscuits on this website many, many times). The biscuits ARE hard to press into the cups, but if you just slightly roll them out (press into flats with your fingers or a pastry roller) they are easier to place into the cups. And, with this particular recipe, I might even drizzle a little maple syrup over the finished product. Yum! :)"

    Bonito User ID: 1630276 233126
    Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

    "These are awesome and a real meal in one - very good"

    themusebrews User ID: 1041334 231954
    Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

    "This was really good. I am going to try it again with home made biscuits and extra eggs with no potatoes. I left out the garlic and used chives instead. I also used chunked up sausage links since that was all I had on hand. I think I will try some with bacon and pepper jack cheese! I only gave it 4 stars because I am not a fan of canned biscuits:) Thanks for sharing!"

    NH2576 User ID: 3576162 231527
    Reviewed Aug. 20, 2015

    "easy to put together. Very happy with results. Initially thought jumbo biscuits would be too large for regular muffin pan but it worked! I tripled the batch and did have some filling left over, but that's ok. Someone will get a "breakfast bowl" tomorrow with toast. ;) I doubt there will be any complaints. :)

    I used my non stick pampered chef individual square brownie pans. Wish I could share a picture. They look and smell heavenly!"

    nemeneme User ID: 8296242 231051
    Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

    "Thanks BTinker for making my morning. I laughed so hard I had tears streaming down my face. I've been cooking and baking for the past 53 years and I must also be dumber then a box of rocks because to my knowledge a muffin tin and a cupcake tin are indeed the same thing. I can't wait to try these tasty sounding breakfast muffins, cupcakes. I think making them with either the refrigerated flaky biscuits or the crescent rolls would both work and taste just fine. I love the fact this recipe can be altered to suit any families taste and can see how much fun it would also be to let the kids help assemble them as well. Thanks for adding to my favorite recipes file."

    TamiRae User ID: 4318305 231010
    Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

    "Has anyone ever made these in bulk and froze them to use for a few weeks or a months worth of breakfast's?! I'd love o do that as long as they'd still be good for that length of time...please advise! Thank you... :o)"

    Laurieee1 User ID: 8085183 220766
    Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

    "What is the difference between a muffin and cupcake pan? Is it the size?"

    sunflowerteena User ID: 2183969 195483
    Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

    "I've made theses often for my daughter, she loves them. I've made them with bacon, ham and sausage before, sometimes all three. I use refrigerated hash browns instead of frozen.Very good...There also good for freezing and taking out the next morning for a quick breakfast for kids. Thanks for sharing"

    BTinker User ID: 2200852 117923
    Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

    "I guess I'm dumber than a box of rocks because in all my years I didn't know there is a difference between a muffin pan and a cupcake pan, I've always thought it was interchangeable.

    The recipe sounds delicious and easy to make. I will be trying it."

    CarolinaCookie4 User ID: 5839610 195482
    Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

    "These look like they were baked in a MUFFIN tin not a CUPCAKE tin. Big difference. In any event, stop the whining and thank the good Lord you have the means available to you to have this kind of food."

    Elaine D. User ID: 5493438 195475
    Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

    "I use cresent rolls, easier to make a cup and I add more eggs. I vary using diced ham, cooked bacon or crumbled sausage, add chopped red pepper, green onion and a tsp of dijon mustard to egg mixture and milk and save a step by not making gravy. do not overcooke the egg mixture it will finishing cooking in the oven. Yummy breakfast !"

    momma-of-3 User ID: 7830380 195472
    Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

    "I think these would be better if you tried the Bisquick biscuit recipe with them and just poured it in they actually have a recipe like that's on their site"

    Aunt-Ginger User ID: 7810114 212617
    Reviewed May. 21, 2014

    "I made these with the help of my 2 grandsons. It was a Sunday morning treat. However, used no flour, no biscuit! I add finely chopped sweet onions and a bit of extra cheese. Topped with some mild salsa and served with toast. My batch made 24 muffins and they literally disappeared! Less time consuming also, breakfast was ready in 30 minutes! Yum!!"

    mjlouk User ID: 1712085 112073
    Reviewed Apr. 26, 2014

    "These were so good! They were time consuming to make but they were delicious!"

    davejostef1 User ID: 1089091 196888
    Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

    "These are a bit labor intensive (lots of steps) but not that hard to make. Next time, I'll try small biscuits. Going by the count and weight, it led me to Grands but using those made these pretty "bready". The ratio of bread to filling was off so next time, I'll try regular sized biscuits and probably make more of them and will need to adjust the baking time some, too but otherwise, we did like these! Oh and one other thing, trying to get those biscuits into the cups took me the most time. They kept springing back. Most annoying!"

    Nina35 User ID: 7410041 133432
    Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

    "These are so good! I added onion, garlic & green chili's. They were a hit with my group!"

    efwynne User ID: 4092460 124033
    Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

    "These biscuit cups were a smash with my whole Christmas crowd!!! We had family visiting for the holidays so I wanted something different to try, these did the trick! But they were a little messy."

    latonarl User ID: 1735357 179665
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

    "These are great!!! My daughter could not stop raving about them. They were a bit messy but tasted sssooo good."

    lesann12 User ID: 4801290 133459
    Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

    "I haven't tried this yet but will. bbeese, maybe it's the size of the muffin cup that gave you a problem. Sounds like you'd need a large cup to hold all the filling. Maybe try halving the biscuits for a smaller muffin cup. Just an idea."

    bbeese User ID: 5485227 178427
    Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

    "I don't mean to be a recipe buzz-kill, but this recipe is nothing but a mess! The biscuit consume most of the muffin cup, barely leaving any room for the ingredients. Sorry - - just my opinion..."

    peachynonni User ID: 4215913 133431
    Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

    "My husband has fallen in love with these little gems."

    glduke User ID: 7256775 133356
    Reviewed May. 9, 2013

    "I make this all the time. It freezes well and tastes just as good later."

    mkgjohnson User ID: 253888 195471
    Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

    "These are great, especially if you need to get out the door in a hurry in the morning. I tripled the recipe and froze the extra cups. They tasted great after warming in the microwave. I would suggest shredded hashbrowns instead of cubed."

    beemom4 User ID: 400718 196883
    Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

    "I doubled this recipe but next time I will triple it because my family loved it so much."

    mbieri User ID: 736502 118227
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

    "I made these 5 days before Christmas, and then froze them. Christmas day we microwaved them. They were a huge hit. It is now a Christmas morning must have for breakfast, and if you make it in advance, there is no cooking to do in the morning you want to serve them."

    horsey_mom User ID: 4932089 195202
    Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

    "Wonderful recipe! Reheats well too!"

    gpselle User ID: 4938240 195201
    Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

    "Wonderful recipe. I take the biscuits and pull them apart into two. There was a little to much biscuit for my family. I also added some sausage gravy I had left over. My family loved them."

    lalg User ID: 6112442 133328
    Reviewed Oct. 22, 2012

    "This was a great after school snack for my son!"

    gpselle User ID: 4938240 124031
    Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

    "Very good recipe but second time around I changed a few things. The bisquits were to thick so I separated one into two and added more gravy. Perfect my husband said! This is a staple now."

    scrapo User ID: 2908723 118216
    Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

    "Good! And I doubled the recipe so we would have some for quick breakfast or lunch in the freezer. Used lean turkey sausage and also added some diced onion & peppers to the potatoes. Also made biscuits for Bisquick."

    scrapo User ID: 2908723 124030
    Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

    "Good! And I doubled the recipe so we would have some for quick breakfast or lunch in the freezer. Used lean turkey sausage and also added some diced onion & peppers to the potatoes. Also made biscuits for Bisquick."

    krysatl User ID: 3950805 192400
    Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

    "This is a Great recipe. It does take alittle time to assemble, but very much worth the effort. I made 2 batches so there is many fast breakfasts to come. They do reheat perfectly."

    danielleylee User ID: 4484886 133454
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

    "We made these on a family vacation. Now my husband is requesting them for his birthday breakfast. So definitely a keeper."

    cbrault User ID: 6410459 133320
    Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

    "These were phenomenal! I accidentally got the buttermilk instead of flaky biscuits, and used the Jimmy Dean roll sausage and shredded cheddar. They had tons of flavor. This is definitely going into my recipe box. And, I made them the day before--they reheated great in the microwave for about a minute."

    Bentlysmom16 User ID: 6290327 178426
    Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

    "Very good. The only thing my husband would have liked more of is the gravy. Which isn't hard to do. Will definately be making this again!!!"

    jlsrjms User ID: 5578990 196882
    Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

    "I make these on Sunday and then pop them in the microwave at work all week. Surprisingly filling but not at all heavy! I use turkey sausage and reduced fat biscuits and a little garlic salt in the egg/ potato mix."

    TexasRose53 User ID: 413848 178420
    Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

    "This was wonderful. Just starting to get cool here in east texas so it was a great way to start fall."

    pickleone User ID: 1928045 195200
    Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

    "I made these the first time without the recipe in front of me and left out all the milk and flour. They were still very good, but will try it again using all of the recipe."

    holdosh01 User ID: 5945480 117919
    Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

    "These are excellent. Made exactly as directed. My kids asked me to make 2 batches next time. Oh, and they reheated in microwave really well!"

    ninjya User ID: 6199898 195470
    Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

    "This was tasty! It is perfect size for children and elderly people. Since it takes 1/3 sausage I just go ahead and triple the recipe and made more. I take them to elderly people who do not get to eat much breakfast, and they love them!"

    ninjya User ID: 6199898 193783
    Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

    "This was really good! They are also just the right size for kids and elderly people. Since it uses 1/3 of the sausage, I just tripble the recipe and make more. Enjoy!"

    schapdel User ID: 4414848 193782
    Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

    "My fiance and I just tried this recipe and love it! I enjoying cooking and baking so making it didn't seem like that much work to me, just like a casserole! I made them ahead of time so on a busy morning all I have to do is pop them in the microwave. YUMMY!"

    Feen User ID: 1925557 117915
    Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

    "Tasted good, but more work than I would have liked - seems like cooking 3 separate meals with cooking the sausage, then the eggs, then baking it all."

    juliesprincess User ID: 1363224 117914
    Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

    "Loved them! My whole family did, actually. They only took about 15 min. in my oven, but my oven is like that."

    FyreFli329 User ID: 4821469 193780
    Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

    "These were a big hit with my family! They did take about 30 minutes to prepare, but it was easy. I used cheddar cheese, since that's what I had on hand, and it was just fine. Next time I plan to make a double batch and freeze some!"

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