There’s no doubt that biscuit mix is a versatile and handy friend in the kitchen. It makes quick (and delicious) work of a farmhouse classic. But why stop there? You can make pretzels, panckaes, pierogis, even churros out of the stuff… We just love it for being such a versatile shortcut in our kitchen.
We use it all the time to whip up some quick basic biscuits, but some days you just don’t feel like being ordinary. And let us tell you, these Buttermilk Drop Biscuits are anything but. They are loaded with sharp cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and fresh green onions. They’re packed with flavor and they taste totally amazing warm out of the oven with a little smear of butter.
One special trick we like to use is to replace the milk called for on the package with buttermilk. It adds a nice tang and extra depth of flavor and makes it so no one will guess you’ve used a mix. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make your own by squeezing a tablespoon or so of lemon juice (or vinegar) over a cup of regular milk and letting it sit for 5 minutes until it starts to curdle. Then you add what you need to the recipe and it gives it the same tangy flavor as real buttermilk!
The cheddar, bacon, and green onion add such a wallop of flavor to these quick and easy biscuits. Seriously, they take all of 20 minutes from the time you get out the mixing bowl to the time you have one in your mouth. So what are you waiting for? Go make some tonight!
Bacon Cheddar Drop Biscuits
15 minutes to prepare serves 8
- 2 cups biscuit mix
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- 1/3 cup cooked bacon, chopped
- 1/3 cup green onion, chopped
- Preheat oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together biscuit mix, buttermilk, cheese, bacon, and green onion until well combined.
- Drop 8 spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet and place in oven. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Adapted from Betty Crocker.