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Homemade Cheddar Biscuits Recipe with Chilies

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This homemade cheddar biscuits recipe with chilies is for delicious little cheesy biscuits that are great on their own or with chili. They are quick and easy to make, so they go well with many recipes!

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If you are looking for a flavorful bread side the dinner table, then this is it! Not only are these tasty cheddar biscuits simple to make, but they are also easy to change up.

If you love this great recipe, you may enjoy this Cheesy Garlic Bread Rolls.

Why You’ll Love This Delicious Recipe

  • Easy to Make – These biscuits come together quickly, making them the perfect side dish for any meal.
  • Flavorful – The addition of chili peppers gives these biscuits a bit of heat and flavor that is sure to please.
  • Versatile – These biscuits can be made with or without chilies, so they are perfect for anyone who likes a little spice in their life.

Ingredients For Cheddar Baked Biscuits Recipe

Flour, baking powder, butter, chiles, cheddar cheese, buttermilk, and butter sitting on the countertop.
  • Flour: The base of our biscuits provides structure and texture; all-purpose flour works best for fluffy, light bites.
  • Baking Powder: This crucial leavening agent ensures our biscuits rise to golden, pillowy perfection.
  • Salt: Just a pinch to balance and enhance the savory cheesiness of the biscuits.
  • Butter: Freezing and grating the butter ensures even distribution, leading to delightful flaky layers in every mouthful.
  • Chiles: Chopped for a zesty kick that contrasts beautifully with the rich cheese; adjust the amount according to your heat preference.
  • Cheddar Cheese: Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded for that irresistible melt and bold flavor in every biscuit.
  • Buttermilk: Adds a slight tang and moisture to the biscuits, creating a tender crumb that pairs perfectly with the heat of the chilies.
  • Butter (for topping): A final brush of melted, cooled butter provides a glossy finish and extra richness to these savory treats.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Use sour cream instead of the buttermilk for a thicker, richer biscuit.
  • If you are not a fan of spicy biscuits, remove the chilies from these biscuits.
  • For a creamier texture, brush the biscuits with melted butter before baking.
  • For added flavor, you can also top these spicy cheese biscuits with fresh parsley, green onions, cilantro, and other herbs.

How To Make Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

Collage of mixing the ingredients for cheddar biscuits.
  1. Start by heating the oven to 400℉  degrees Fahrenheit and arrange a baking sheet with parchment paper on top.
  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. (Photo 1)
  3. Add in the grated butter to the flour mixture, followed by the finely chopped chile and shredded cheese. (Photo 2)
  4. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for half an hour.
  5. Gently incorporate the buttermilk into the mixture. (Photos 3 & 4)
Collage of unbaked and baked cheddar biscuits on a lined baking sheet.
  1. Form the dough into small balls with your hands and set them on the prepared baking sheet. (Photo 5)
  2. Allow to bake for 15-20 minutes or until they turn a lovely golden brown. (Photo 6)
  3. Finish by brushing the tops of the biscuits with melted butter and serve while warm, with extra butter and honey for those who prefer it.
Cheddar biscuits sitting on a brown plate.

Recipe Tips 

  • If your dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour.
  • For the best results, make sure not to overmix the dough, or your biscuits will have tough biscuits.
  • If your dough is too dry, add a bit more buttermilk. 
  • Don’t use cold butter to brush on the top, as it won’t spread well and can damage the biscuit dough.
  • Use a cookie scoop or a measuring cup to portion the dough for uniform biscuits.
  • To ensure fluffy biscuits, handle the dough as little as possible. Overworking the dough can result in a denser texture.
  • Allow the biscuits to cool slightly on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. This will help them set while maintaining their bottom crispness.
  • When adding the buttermilk, pour it in gradually and stop when the dough is combined to prevent a runny mixture.
  • For extra-crispy biscuits, increase the oven temperature by 25℉ degrees Fahrenheit and reduce the cooking time slightly, keeping an eye on the color to avoid burning.

Storing Tips 

These biscuits can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

To freeze, let them cool completely after baking. Then, wrap each biscuit individually in plastic wrap and place them in a zip-lock freezer bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy, there’s no need to thaw; simply reheat directly from frozen.

Reheating is simple. Place the frozen biscuits on a baking sheet and warm them in a preheated 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for about 20 minutes or until they are heated through and regain a crisp exterior. 

For a quicker method, microwave on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, but be aware this may not preserve the crispness as well as oven heating. For the best taste and texture, the oven method is recommended.

Serving Suggestions

Cheddar biscuits are deliciously versatile and complement a range of dishes. Serve them alongside a steaming pot of Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup or Irish Inspired Ground Beef Stew for a comforting meal. 

For breakfast, try slicing them in half and layering them with bacon, eggs, and cheese for a hearty sandwich or with some Cloud Eggs with Asiago Cheese & Chives

They also make an excellent side for barbecue meals, soaking up flavorful sauces and juices. 

A pile of cheddar biscuits.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make these biscuits gluten-free?

Yes, you can make these biscuits gluten-free by using a gluten-free flour blend.

Do I have to chill the dough?

Chilling the dough will help the biscuits keep their shape during baking. However, it is possible to make these biscuits without chilling them.

Can I make these biscuits ahead of time?

Yes, you can make these biscuits ahead of time. Simply store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Do I have to use chilies?

No, you do not have to use chilies if you do not want them in your biscuits. You can leave them out or substitute another type of pepper.

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Cheddar Biscuits with Chilies piled on a brown plate.
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Homemade Cheddar Biscuits Recipe with Chilies


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yields 12 Biscuits
This homemade cheddar biscuits recipe with chilies is for delicious little cheesy biscuits that are great on their own or with chili. They are quick and easy to make, so they go well with many recipes!

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups (250 g) flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 stick butter frozen & grated
  • 2 medium chiles chopped
  • 4 oz (113 ⅖ g) cheddar cheese shredded
  • cup (160 g) buttermilk
  • ¼ cup (56 ¾ g) butter melted & cooled

Instructions

  • Start by heating the oven to 400℉ degrees Fahrenheit and arrange a baking sheet with parchment paper on top.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
    2 cups flour,1 ½ teaspoons baking powder,¾ teaspoon Salt
  • Add in the grated butter to the flour mixture, followed by the finely chopped chile and shredded cheese.
    1 stick butter,2 medium chiles,4 oz cheddar cheese
  • Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for half an hour.
  • Gently incorporate the buttermilk into the mixture.
    ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • Form the dough into small balls with your hands and set them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Allow to bake for 15-20 minutes or until they turn a lovely golden brown.
  • Finish by brushing the tops of the biscuits with melted butter and serve while warm, with extra butter and honey for those who prefer it.
    ¼ cup butter

Notes

  • If your dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour.
  • For the best results, make sure not to overmix the dough, or your biscuits will have tough biscuits.
  • If your dough is too dry, add a bit more buttermilk. 
  • Don’t use cold butter to brush on the top, as it won’t spread well and can damage the biscuit dough.
  • For uniform biscuits, use a cookie scoop or a measuring cup to portion the dough.
  • To ensure fluffy biscuits, handle the dough as little as possible. Overworking the dough can result in a denser texture.
  • Allow the biscuits to cool slightly on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. This will help them set while maintaining their bottom crispness.
  • When adding the buttermilk, pour it in gradually and stop when the dough is just combined to prevent a runny mixture.
  • For extra-crispy biscuits, increase the oven temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit and reduce the cooking time slightly, keeping an eye on the color to avoid burning.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Biscuit Calories: 158kcal (8%) Carbohydrates: 17g (6%) Protein: 5g (10%) Fat: 8g (12%) Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0.2g Cholesterol: 21mg (7%) Sodium: 306mg (13%) Potassium: 50mg (1%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 257IU (5%) Vitamin C: 0.03mg Vitamin D: 0.2µg (1%) Calcium: 116mg (12%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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