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Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits

These tender biscuits with a cheesy richness have a nice level of heat that will appeal to all ages. —Florence McNulty, Montebello, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    15 biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons diced pickled jalapeno slices


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, thyme and paprika. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the milk, cheese and jalapeno.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 450° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 biscuit: 129 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 276mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • justmbeth
    Jan 24, 2019

    I served these alongside chicken tortilla soup. Biscuits rose nice and fluffy. My pickled jalapenos were spicy but the flavor mellowed within the mixture, resulting in a non-spicy but flavorful biscuit.

  • lllewark
    Oct 23, 2017

    Served with chili! Was perfect.

  • SuSey22
    Jul 21, 2014

    I needed a roll or biscuit that would add "zip" to my BBQ turkey breast meal...and these really fit the spot...just enough heat, a great biscuit.Will be a regular on my list!

  • JWrightWurster
    Jul 30, 2013

    Just made these on a whim because I have fresh jalepenos in my garden that my husband always plants, but we never know what to do with until fall/chili season. What a tasty recipe! Easy to make and they smell great while baking as well.

  • mreilly615
    May 30, 2012

    Really good. I didn't roll them out I just dropped spoonfuls on a cookie sheet and they cooked up just fine. Really good flavor.

  • danielleylee
    Apr 22, 2012

    These were really good!!! Had rave reviews!!!My husband likes extra spicy so we kicked up the jalapenos in these!

  • ilooktothehills
    Mar 30, 2012

    Easy and yummy!