I love biscuits, and Bacon Cheddar Biscuits are no exception. These biscuits are exceptionally good. They’re filled with cheddar cheese, bacon and chives which provide so much extra flavor than regular biscuits. I mixed it up a little bit and substituted coconut oil for the shortening in the recipe to make it a little healthier.
But it has bacon and cheese, so this is not one of those recipes that can be considered healthy or low calorie! All I can say is, “Wow!” I LOVED these biscuits. They were so mouthwatering, and yes, bacon does make everything better! 🙂
Last week when we found out someone in our Sunday School class had flu (along with her kids), I brought them a tasty meal with Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and these fabulous biscuits. I was looking for a biscuit recipe that wasn’t spicy since they prefer food that isn’t too spicy. These biscuits were perfect. They loved them and so did I!
I saved out one large bowl of soup for both my husband and me, and just after taking pictures of these biscuits I wolfed down two of the biscuits to sample before I sent the rest on to their family. Oh, my goodness. These biscuits exploded with flavor and were absolutely some of the BEST biscuits I’ve ever eaten. No kidding.
Now, I consider myself something of a biscuit aficionado these days because I love trying out new biscuit recipes. I’ve made some really dynamite biscuit recipes over the past year including Pumpkin Pie Biscuits, Cheddar Cheese Biscuits, Sweet Potato Biscuits, Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Herbed Biscuits. All of them are delectable in their own way. But when I sampled a bite of these Bacon Cheddar Biscuits, I wanted to sit down and eat the whole batch right then! Thankfully, I sent most of them off to my friends or I would have had a melt down!
While I served these biscuits for dinner, they can just as easily be made for breakfast. Personally, I think these would make a great option for a holiday breakfast. They’re really not all that difficult to make either. I kneaded and worked flour into the dough for a couple of minutes but that was the only part of the recipe with any degree of difficulty.
I used real bacon but you can also use the bacon that comes in a jar. I spread melted butter over the tops of the biscuits before and after baking them, because that’s the way my mom always baked bread and rolls when we were growing up. It tends to soften the crust a little so it’s not as hard. I doubled the recipe and ended up with 15 biscuits.
Because I like a really thick biscuit rather than thin, flat biscuits, I roll out the dough between one and two inches deep. (Actually, I didn’t “roll” the dough. I just “patted” it into a shape before cutting the biscuits.) The biscuits puff up even more while baking, but because they are much taller than regular biscuits you will have to cook them a little longer so they aren’t doughy inside. If your biscuits start getting brown tent them with foil until they are cooked through.
If you’re looking for a spectacular biscuit recipe, then I can’t recommend Bacon Cheddar Biscuits high enough. These biscuits are so wonderful you will be hard pressed not to gorge yourself. If you don’t have coconut oil on hand, you can use shortening. For that matter, I’m sure butter would work just as well. I found Bacon Cheddar Biscuits on one of my favorite food blogs, Dessert Now, Dinner Later! Amber has some of the greatest looking recipes anywhere. Check it out sometime.
Now that fall is here I tend to eat more soups with breads or biscuits as a side. Bacon Cheddar Biscuits sure hit the spot with us and went perfectly with Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. I hope you’ll give Bacon Cheddar Biscuits a try soon. But be warned, if you’re a biscuit lover you won’t be able to keep your hands out of these biscuits!
Bacon Cheddar Biscuits are some of the best tasting biscuits you’ll ever eat!
Bacon Cheddar Biscuits are hearty and filling and one of the most satisfying comfort foods you’ll ever eat!
Each biscuit is filled with bacon and cheddar cheese making these biscuits unbelievably scrumptious.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. Instead of Crisco shortening, I used coconut oil.
Mix UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods), baking powder and salt. Cut in coconut oil with a pastry blender until coarse crumbs form.
Add cheddar cheese, chives and crisp-fried bacon pieces.
Stir to combine.
Generously flour your work surface. Place biscuit dough on top of flour and sprinkle with more flour. Work extra flour into the biscuit dough with your fingers.
Knead dough a few minutes working in the flour until the dough is smooth and no longer sticky.
Here the dough is about ready.
Pat dough into a round circle that’s about one-to-two inches deep. Cut dough with a biscuit cutter or glass. Form the scraps into a few biscuits as well.
Lightly grease a cookie sheet or baking dish. Place biscuits in dish and brush with melted butter.
Bake at 450 about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Because my biscuits start out very thick and still raise in the oven, they need to cook a little longer than flatter biscuits so they are not doughy in the centers.
If you’re looking for a wonderful biscuit recipe to serve for breakfast or dinner, Bacon Cheddar Biscuits is it!
I served Bacon Cheddar Biscuits with Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup.
Bacon Cheddar Biscuits are great as a side to any entree.
Here’s the recipe.
BACON CHEDDAR BISCUITS
(Recipe adapted from Dessert Now, Dinner Later!)
- 4 cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank” title=”gold medal flour”]Gold Medal[/url] UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods
- 4 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- ½ cup diced green onions
- 9 slices Applewood smoked bacon, cooked, and broken into bite-sized pieces
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 4 tbsp. melted [url href=”http://www.landolakes.com/” target=”_blank” title=”land o’ lakes unsalted butter”]Land O’ Lakes[/url] unsalted butter
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Cut coconut oil into mixture with a pastry blender until worked through the dough.
- Add cheese, onions and bacon pieces and stir to combine.
- Add milk and stir until mixture is wet.
- Sprinkle flour generously on countertop and add biscuit mixture.
- Sprinkle with more flour.
- Work flour into dough with your fingers, then knead a minute or two, adding additional flour, until mixture is no longer doughy.
- Roll or pat out into a circle about 1-2 inches deep.
- Cut with a biscuit cutter.
- Place biscuits on a cookie sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Melt butter.
- Brush butter on tops of biscuits.
- Bake at 450° for about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Brush with melted butter again.
Don’t Bacon Cheddar Biscuits look terrific?
These biscuits will get rave reviews from everyone you serve them to! We LOVED Bacon Cheddar Biscuits and believe you will too!