Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

These handmade Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits are easy to make…and even easier to eat!

These handmade Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits are easy to make...and even easier to eat!Laura can always tell when I’ve been baking.  It’s not that alluring smell of baked goods that hits her when she gets out of her car.  And surprisingly enough, it’s not the big plate of Blueberry Crumb Bars or Lemon Coconut Bars sitting on the counter.  Nope, it’s the handprints on my butt.

You see, even though I’ve got no less than 8 aprons hanging in the closet, I never actually put one on.  It’s not on purpose…I just forget to get one out whenever I bake.  I always use a dishtowel when I wash my hands.  But when it’s just a little bit of flour?  Yeah, I brush that off on the back of my shorts.  But apparently I never really brush it off.  If I had a dime for every time Laura has told me that I have flour on the back of my pants, then I’d be rich.  Like filthy, stinking, Scrooge McDuck rich.

These handmade Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits are easy to make...and even easier to eat!Are you a messy cook?  Or do you clean up as you go?  I like to think I’m pretty clean when I’m working.  I move things to the sink when I’m done with ’em and I try to stay pretty organized.  Well, except for the flour on the hindquarters part.  But here’s the thing.  Laura isn’t the cleanest cook in the world.  (And I remind her of this often whenever she mentions the flour.)  I’m still trying to figure out how the little spot of pasta sauce ended up on the ceiling over our sink.  Yes, over the sink.

These handmade Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits are easy to make...and even easier to eat!Anyways, I was baking some of these classic Buttermilk Biscuits the other day, and I thought it might be cool to add some other ingredients into the dough.  Then it hit me.  What if those Buttermilk Biscuits and these Bacon Cheddar Popovers had children?  I immediately introduced the two and then ended up with a batch of these Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits.  Buttery, cheesy, bacon-y biscuits.  I mean what’s not to love about this one?

Normally I’m a biscuit-for-breakfast kinda guy.  If I’m going all out (i.e. not having cereal or yogurt), then I want a sweeter breakfast.  Once in a while, I’ll go for a savory breakfast wrap, but sweeter breakfasts are usually my jam.  (See what I did there?  Hah!)  So I served these biscuits up alongside a chef’s salad for dinner one night.  And they were epic.  (Also, the fact that I served these with a salad made me feel a little better as these bad boys are loaded with butter, cheese and bacon.  But so totally delicious, too!)

These handmade Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits are easy to make...and even easier to eat!For these Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits, I cooked up half a pack of bacon and added in some of Cabot’s Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese.  (On a side note, I love that cheese!  The sharper the better for me when it comes to cheddar!)  These biscuits aren’t cut using a cookie cutter or anything fancy.  Nope, you just form them into rustic biscuits using your hands.  And I do like to place them on the pan so that they are just touching.  As they bake, the edges kinda bake together so that you have to pull ’em apart once they come out of the oven.  Enjoy!

These handmade Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits are easy to make...and even easier to eat!

These handmade Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits are easy to make...and even easier to eat!

Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

These handmade Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits are easy to make...and even easier to eat!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 314kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 oz. unsalted butter, cold, divided
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • cups cheddar cheese shredded and divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Using a large skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate and pat dry. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  • Using a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Cut 3 oz. (6 Tbsp) of the butter into small pieces (~½" cubes) and add to the bowl of dry ingredients. Set remaining butter aside. (It will be used later.)
  • Using a pastry cutter (or two table knives), cut the butter into the dry ingredients until butter pieces are pea-sized.
  • Add the buttermilk, 1 cup of cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon; stir until well-combined. (This dough will be somewhat sticky. If it seems overly sticky, then just add more flour one tablespoon at a time until it becomes less sticky.)
  • Turn the dough out onto a generously floured countertop and shape into a rough square. (You will likely need additional flour here to keep your hands from becoming too sticky from the dough.)
  • Cut the dough into 12 evenly sized pieces.
  • Using your hands, shape each piece of dough into a rough circle about 1/2" thick. Place biscuits on a parchment-lined sheet pan. (If you desire crispier edges to your biscuits, then space them further apart on the pan. If you desire softer edges, then place them closer together.)
  • Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup of cheese on top of biscuits before baking.
  • Bake at 425°F for 17-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Melt the remaining butter and brush biscuits with butter while still hot from the oven.

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38 Comments

  1. Hahaha! I’m getting better at cleaning as I go when I cook. Hubby is a lot tidier than I am and I’m slowly getting better. Trying not to have it look like a disaster zone when I finish is definitely a goal 😀
    Sharp cheddar is my jam too. And pungent, stinky cheese. Love it. These biscuits look awesome. Breakfast, snack, dinner, whatever, I would happily eat ’em, especially with the bacon and cheddar in there. Pinned, of course. Hope your week is going great, David!

    1. Yeah, I try not to have a disaster zone either. At least not in my workspace. The kitchen sink is a whole new story there though! Thanks so much, Dawn! My week is going well, and I hope yours is, too! 🙂

  2. David, I’m so NOT showing Lil Shashi these biscuits as these would have her bidding adieu to me and heading up north to attend college for sure! She adores biscuits – and seeing these are loaded with 2 of her favorite ever ingredients (cheddar and bacon) why, she’d be bound to think with her belly and not anything else! 🙂
    I’m such a messy cook, I keep trying to stay organized and clean as I go – but doesn’t always work out that way!
    By the way, selling these biscuits at a ballpark just might make you “filthy, stinking, Scrooge McDuck rich” – happy Wednesday, my Upstate NYC friend!

    1. Haha! Hey, that means we’d have someone else to help us eat all of the treats in our kitchen. 🙂 Hmmm…selling biscuits, you say? I like this idea! I also like the idea of being Scrooge McDuck. I mean I always wanted to take a swan (duck?) dive into a big pile of coins. Although now that I think about it…that might hurt a bit! Hah! Thanks, Shashi!

  3. Hi David, so funny I just makd biscuits too, though mine were served with peach butter. Love, love this combo and I am a fairly neat baker/cook. My husband is the messy one.

    1. Oh, I like what we have going on here, Cheri. We can start with these savory cheddar + bacon biscuits and then end with your sweet peach butter biscuits! Sounds like a great meal to me! 🙂

  4. Hi David! This is biscuit heaven! I’ve made cheese biscuits before but adding bacon bumps these way up! Had to laugh at your flour pants! I always end up with flour on the front of my shirt. I am constantly cleaning up when I cook or bake, I even wash dishes as I go along. Gary on the other hand has food slung all over the place and never wipes up!

    1. Bacon takes everything to a new level, Dorothy! A new, very awesome level. 🙂 Yeah, whenever the flour comes out, I inevitably end up with a handprint on my hindquarters. It’s like clockwork. Oh, and I can totally imagine Gary in the kitchen whipping up a storm! But I bet his creations are delicious. Thanks for your comment, my friend!

  5. Hahahaha!! OMG I always clean as I go!! other wise I am too tired at the end to clean up! I can’t stop smiling!! I can just picture you! Love these biscuits! can I have me a dozen to go!

    1. I always keep my counter clean as I go…otherwise I get a little bit insane. But the problem is everything just goes into the sink, so that becomes a bit of a mess. And then there’s the whole flour handprints on my shorts. It just happens. Every time. 🙂 I’ll have a dozen of these biscuits up soon…say an hour or so? Thanks so much, Gaila!

  6. Dear David, I always wear an apron but my kids do not…on the flip side of this though, they are much neater cooks than I! Yes, my daughter always says it looks like a tornado made its way through the kitchen by the time I’m through with it. It’s true, I’m not the most organized but whatever works…I don’t feel as disorganized as I may look when cooking!

    These bacon cheddar biscuits are calling to me. I would love one with a big bowl of soup right now. Have a wonderful day my friend. Hope all has been well! ~Catherine

    1. Haha…Tornado Catherine in the kitchen! Maybe your daughter should get you an apron with a tornado logo on it. Maybe a tornado with a whisk and spoon in it’s hands. 🙂 You sound like Laura in the kitchen. It’s a huge mess, but it’s oh so totally delicious. (Also, you creating a mess surprises me as your photos are always so perfect!)

      These biscuits would be excellent with a bowl of soup! I’m thinking a nice hot bowl of tomato bisque? Thanks so much for your comment, Catherine. Hope you are doing well, too, my friend!

  7. I too try to keep a clean kitchen, but only by filling my sink as I go. If I’m lucky I discover someone helping me empty and clean it. If I’m unlucky, I get told to clean the pots and pans myself! Biscuits look great, love some sharp cheddar. I feel these biscuits would be brilliant with a good wintery soup.

    1. Yup, I’m exactly like you, Matt. The countertop stays clean while I’m working…but the sink turns into a complete disaster area. Then I have to buckle down afterwards and do a serious round of dishes. And good thinking on the soup with these biscuits! I’m thinking a good creamy tomato bisque might be in order here. Thanks!

  8. I never put of my apron either! I guess just lazy! I would like to think that I keep my kitchen pretty clean while cooking. I have this habit of putting whatever ingredient I took out back to it’s original position before moving forward to next step. But in spite of all this, I end up with a very messy kitchen everyday! ha! food blogger problems I guess! Love these biscuits, they sound wonderful!

    1. Yeah, I think mine is part lazy and part just plain forgetfulness. I do keep my work area clean as I go, and I usually return all of the ingredients to the cabinet after each step. But the sink? Well that’s another story! Definitely food blogger problems. Thanks so much, Manali!

    1. Bacon + cheddar makes everything better, Dawn! And you can’t go wrong when you start with a classic buttermilk biscuit. Yum! 🙂 Thanks so much for your comment!

  9. I am in love with these biscuits. The combo sounds amazing. I keep cleaning while I am cooking and finish all the dishes by end later I am too lazy to do anything 🙂

    1. I’m with ya, Kushi! I’ve noticed that if I don’t clean up everything while I’m in the kitchen, then I definitely won’t come back and do it later. It’ll all still be sitting there the next morning…and that’s just no fun at all. Thanks so much for commenting!

  10. Unfortunately I am a messy cook like your wife – at least it is usually tidy by the time my husband comes home. My trousers can be a bit of a giveaway though as I always forget that I have aprons as well 😉 Adding bacon and cheese to your buttermilk biscuits is a genius move and the naughtiness nicely balanced out with a salad on the side 🙂 Perfect!

    1. Hey, it’s ok to be messy as long as you clean it up afterwards! But yes, the giveaway is always the shorts for me. You know what? I should just get some white shorts…that way you wouldn’t be able to see the flour on ’em. But then again…white shorts…in the kitchen. Eh, not my best idea! 🙂 Thanks so much, Miriam!

  11. I don’t think I own an apron! And I’m definitely and clean as I go cook. I hate huge messes lol This recipe looks great! One thing I miss about living in the south is the biscuits!

    1. Oh geez, I could definitely send you some aprons then…I’ve got more than I know what to do with! (Seriously…especially since I barely ever remember to put one on. Haha!)

      And yes, I miss biscuits from the South…which is why I set out to create my own version. There’s some good things about the North (yay Fall!), but they need to work on their biscuits up here! 🙂

    1. Yes! Another baker with handprints on their pants! I like to think I’m pretty clean in general when baking…but the flour is another story entirely. Thanks so much for your comment, Sue! 🙂

  12. Well, I’d like to say I’m not a messy cook, but that might be a little lie. Unfortunately, the name of my blog might be considered to be significant evidence in this case:) On the other hand, what defines clean cooking? I think I clean up well while (but mostly after) cooking; however, Andrey thinks my work isn’t good enough so he needs to clean some spots (Like dozens of spots) after me. Does this make me a messy cook? I don’t think so! The Andrey’s standarts are just too high, and they don’t meet mine:) But flour is honestly an ussue – somehow it gets on everything (e.x. my face and hair). Not a big deal, though. But you’ve got too delicious thing here to discuss any other matters, David! Cheddar and bacon? Do you need my help? Btw, I’ve been thinking of baking something savory, with cheese and apples. Do you think apples would work here?

    1. Haha…your blog name definitely gives you away, Ben! But you know what? You bring up a good point. What exactly is clean when it comes to cooking delicious food? It’s like the old saying…’never trust a skinny cook’. It could probably be taken out to say ‘never trust a clean cook’!

      As far as the apples, I think that could totally work in these biscuits. I mean cheese and apples go well together…and this biscuit dough would be a great way to hold it all together. Perhaps with some extra spices in the dough? I’m thinking something like paprika? Sounds pretty darned delicious if you ask me!

  13. I think I have the same kitchen messiness gene as you! I always forget to wear an apron, use a dish towel, and wipe my hands on my pants – well, they are usually pajama pants ’cause I’m also super classy in the kitchen. I love a cheesy buttermilk biscuit any time of the day and I wish I had some of yours right now! Pinned!

    1. Haha…I definitely second the pj pants in the kitchen. That’s how I roll, too, Rachelle! 🙂 And then I sit there in my pj pants and eat biscuits. Because that’s how I roll.

    1. Yeah, I think these biscuits lasted about 10 minutes around here, too, Vicki! I mean it’s kinda hard to beat bacon + cheddar! 🙂 Thanks so much for commenting!

  14. Dude! This is cruel and unusual punishment. I could DEVOUR these stat. You had me laughing as I do the same with floured hands! I’m kinda a messy cook, but one thing is I must clean the kitchen before starting another recipe. One at a time! These sound killer, love it.

    1. Yes! I try to clean as I go, but it doesn’t always work out like I envision. But I definitely clean up between 2 recipes if I’m tackling 2 in a day! Of course, snacks have to be involved between 2 rounds of recipe-making. Snacks like bacon. And cheddar. And biscuits. 🙂

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