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Tomato-Basil Drop Biscuits

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


about 1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 02, 2022
I grow fresh basil in my garden each summer. I use it in almost everything I cook. It really gets your taste buds going.—Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh tomato, drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil or 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk


  1. In a small skillet, saute onions in oil until tender. Add tomato; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; stir in basil. Cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk and tomato mixture just until combined.
  3. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 90 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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