While southern buttermilk biscuits are the traditional biscuit around my house, sometimes I like to mix it up a little and have something a little different.

Like these bacon cheddar biscuits.

They are absolutely comfort food at it’s best, y’all.


Hot and fresh from the oven with bites of smokey bacon and melted cheese.

It just doesn’t get much better.

You could absolutely get by without having anything else for breakfast when you make these. Everything is right there in that one wonderful little biscuit.

And if your family is in a rush in the mornings, just hand them one of these bacon cheddar biscuits wrapped in parchment paper or a napkin and they’ll have a delicious homemade meal for on the go!

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

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Bacon Cheddar Biscuits make a delicious addition to breakfast, brunch, and so much more. This easy biscuit recipe comes together quickly.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 tablespoon butter, very cold
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 pinches kosher salt
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 5 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon ice water
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  • Cut shortening and very cold butter into dry ingredients of flour, salt and sugar.
  • Add in bacon pieces and cheddar cheese.
  • Slowly pour milks and water into your dry ingredients.
  • Mix lightly.
  • Pour dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently pat into a round disc about 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough with a sharp metal or glass cutter.
  • Place into hot oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. Brush melted butter over top of each biscuit.


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 101mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 469IU | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


Make-ahead Tip:
I love to make up a few batches of these biscuits at a time and keep them in the freezer for times when I’m rushed and need a meal quickly.

To freeze them, simply prepare them through step 6 of the step by step instructions above. Then place them on a cookie sheet and into the freezer for approximately 30 minutes. Remove from the freezer and place them into a zip top bag.

Mark on bag the date you prepared them. It’s also a great idea to note the baking instructions in case other members of the family want to surprise you with a hot breakfast one morning.


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  1. For Freezing – “To freeze them, simply prepare them through step 2 of the step by step instructions above.” Did you mean Step 6? Or do you freeze them before adding the bacon and cheese and the milks?

    1. Thanks so much for letting me know about that! ACK! I’ve fixed it now so that it reads through step 6. πŸ™‚

    2. No prob! I assumed you must have meant 6…but I’m not very experienced in baking so thought maybe I was missing something..

      Looking forward to trying these out this weekend.