Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

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Surprise your family with a batch of these fabulous, flaky Cheddar Garlic Biscuits! These warm, melt-in-your-mouth dinner treats are the stuff of dreams. Where most biscuit recipes call for basic ingredients like flour, butter, and eggs, we’ve kicked the flavor up a few notches in our healthier version by throwing in some vibrant spices like paprika and cayenne pepper for a zesty punch.

Each bite of buttery, flaky goodness tastes even more magical with the addition of ooey gooey cheddar cheese (reduced fat, of course)! Whether you consider yourself a baking pro or oven amateur, anyone can whip up these super simple biscuits. Complete with a parsley-studded buttery topping, these bomb biscuits are certain to please a crowd and have your friends reaching for seconds. Eat up!

Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

Yields: 14 biscuits | Serving Size: 1 biscuit | Calories: 172 | Total Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 265 | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Protein: 5g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika, sweet or smoked
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 1 cup buttermilk
    Butter Topping
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley, or 1/2 teaspoon dried


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Add butter and cut into flour mixture using a fork or hands, until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add cheese and toss to combine. Add buttermilk and stir just until combined. Do not over mix. Dough will be sticky.
  3. Using a 1/4 cup, drop biscuit dough onto a nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden on top and bottom.
  4. In the meantime, in a small bowl add melted butter, garlic powder, and chopped parsley. Set aside.
  5. Remove biscuits from oven and brush with butter topping.
  6. Enjoy!

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