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Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 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 or margarine
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  • 1. In a 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 on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 6-8 biscuits.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 261 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"These were very easy. I didn't have any cayenne pepper, but they were delicious without it. A big hit in our house."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"These are excellent and always a hit whenever I serve them. They are great with stew or served with butter and jam. The cayenne pepper is a great addition. easy and quick to make, these are my go to biscuits."

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"Very easy and delicious! Of course this is from a brickbat maker."

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"These biscuits are flavorful and surprisingly light. I served them with garlic butter, and that was the final touch - oh, so good!!

Tamara Chronister, Montrose, CO."

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