Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.


7 biscuits

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Every bite of these flaky biscuits get a little kick from cayenne pepper and sharp cheddar cheese. They're a nice accompaniment to soup and stew. —Kimberley Nuttall, San Marco, California
Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold butter. cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cayenne. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the cheese and toss. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Pat or roll to 1 in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart in a large ungreased cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet. Bake at 425° until golden brown, 15-18 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 biscuit: 304 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 651mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.