Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

5 from 1 vote

Whether you consider yourself a baking pro or oven amateur, anyone can whip up these super simple biscuits.

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!

5 from 1 vote

Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

Serve these tasty biscuits with dinner and you will have no complaints.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 14 people
Serving Size 1 biscuit
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Universal



  • 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 butter cold, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups cheddar cheese reduced-fat, shredded
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Butter Topping

  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons flat-leaf parsley fresh, finely chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In the meantime, in a small bowl add melted butter, garlic powder, and chopped parsley. Set aside.
  • Remove biscuits from oven and brush with butter topping.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 265mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Low-Carb, Vegetarian

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Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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