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Cheddar Cheese Biscuits with Cilantro

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits with Cilantro

I didn’t have time to go grocery shopping over the weekend since we were in Idaho visiting my grandpa. We had some odds and ends in the fridge, but not enough food to create a tasty meal. Luckily, we had a container of  soup hiding in the freezer.  I heated up black bean and sweet potato soup for dinner and Josh made cheddar cheese biscuits to go with.

Josh loves homemade biscuits, we have made several different biscuit recipes, but this time he wanted a savory biscuit to go with the soup. He made drop biscuits to keep things simple-he was hungry:) He added in garlic, cheddar cheese, and cilantro. Josh made jumbo biscuits and some smaller biscuits-he loved them both- the smaller ones were plenty big in my opinion:)

These savory biscuits are easy to prep and they bake up in 15 minutes.  The cheese melted nicely throughout the biscuits. I love the color and flavor the cilantro added too.  Hats off to Josh-the biscuits were the perfect addition to our soup.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you are wearing green:)

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits with Cilantro


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted cold butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Blend the cold butter into the dry ingredients-Josh used his hands to do this. Blend until the mixture has pea size chunks of butter left. It will be crumbly and that is a good thing. You want to see little pieces of butter. Don't over blend.

Pour in the buttermilk and stir with a wooden spoon. Gently mix, just until the ingredients are moist. Don't overmix.

Gently stir in the cheese, garlic, and cilantro. Just until they are mixed throughout.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat. With a spoon, scoop the biscuits onto the baking sheet. For jumbo biscuits-use about 1/3 cup of dough. For smaller biscuits-use about 3 Tablespoons of dough. Bake the jumbo biscuits for 15-18 minutes. Bake the smaller biscuits for 12-15 minutes. You want them to be golden brown on top and on the bottoms.

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.

If you like these biscuits, you might also like:

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits from Two Peas and Their Pod
Hell’s Backbone Biscuits from Two Peas and Their Pod
Buttermilk Biscuit Bread from Two Peas and Their Pod
Buttermilk Biscuits with Goat Cheese and Chives from Simply Recipes
Flaky Biscuits with Cheddar and Ham from Good Life Eats

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74 Responses to “Cheddar Cheese Biscuits with Cilantro”

  1. bellini valli — March 17, 2010 @ 4:16 am

    As I look at this post it is early AM and my pajamas are not green, but I am wishing I had these biscuits for breakfast.

  2. Estela @ Weekly Bite — March 17, 2010 @ 4:47 am

    These biscuits look perfect! Anything with cheese is good for me :)

    Happy St. Patty’s Day :)

  3. Rosa — March 17, 2010 @ 5:01 am

    Wonderful! Those biscuits must taste really good!



  4. Erica — March 17, 2010 @ 5:26 am

    Yum! Cheesy biscuits and soup! What a great combo!

    I have my green on!!!!

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  5. Meghan — March 17, 2010 @ 5:30 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve really been in a biscuit mood lately but I’ve never made them from scratch before! These sound so good with the cheese and cilantro.

  6. Heather — March 17, 2010 @ 6:29 am

    I love biscuits and these look super delicious! I really like the addition of cilantro in them too. Again, sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try them.
    Happy St. Patricks Day!

  7. Tracey — March 17, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    Biscuits sound like the perfect thing to go with your soup and these look terrific!

    Happy St Patrick’s Day!

  8. I have started to bake bread with sourdough starter… and always looking for recipes that could use some of my starter when I have plenty and don’t have time for a loaf. This recipe would be perfect! Thanks!

  9. Jessica @ How Sweet — March 17, 2010 @ 6:54 am

    Those sound amazing! I would love the cilantro in there. Never tried that in a biscuit. YUM!

  10. Megan — March 17, 2010 @ 6:57 am

    These biscuits look so tasty! And even better that Josh made them. :o) Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  11. Ashley — March 17, 2010 @ 6:58 am

    Those biscuits look fantastic! They sort of remind me of Red Lobsters “Cheddar Biscuits”, these are a MUST try!

  12. kat — March 17, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    Those are beautiful looking biscuits & I love that picture with the melting butter

  13. dawn — March 17, 2010 @ 7:26 am

    buttermilk & cheese in a biscuit is like perfect, you know? and these are homemade, not full of chemicals like those in some restaurants.

  14. Cookin' Canuck — March 17, 2010 @ 7:44 am

    These look fantastic, Maria! Tender biscuits with cheese – it doesn’t get any better than that.

  15. diana merrell — March 17, 2010 @ 8:20 am

    I’m sure the cilantro adds a refreshing kick. They look yummy.

  16. Kristin — March 17, 2010 @ 8:26 am

    Those look so delicious and easy!

  17. Gaby — March 17, 2010 @ 8:31 am

    Love this! Thomas would be huge fan of these! He loves biscuits!

  18. Nastassia (LetMeEatCake) — March 17, 2010 @ 8:35 am

    Omg what a great recipe and so simple! I love cheddar cheese biscuits but have never made them at home. I especially like the yummy melted butter on top of your! Big or small ones i’d eat em :)

  19. Sarah — March 17, 2010 @ 9:02 am

    Looks delicious. Would you be made if I added some jalapeno? :)

  20. Noel Chapman — March 17, 2010 @ 9:06 am

    Hi Maria,

    Those look delicious. I didn’t have the time to make any bread to go with tonight’s meal and these sound perfect. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you both!

  21. Rachel (S[d]OC) — March 17, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    I love biscuits too. What is it about those little round buttery treasures that draws us to them? They’re great on their own, but the cheddar cheese is a great addition. The cilantro is an interesting touch too.

  22. Sandy — March 17, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    These remind me of Red Lobster cheddar biscuits, but I am sure they are better!! YUM!

  23. Sara — March 17, 2010 @ 10:36 am

    Mmmm, these sound great! I love cilantro and putting it together with cheddar biscuits…wonderful idea.

  24. HoneyB — March 17, 2010 @ 10:59 am

    These look wonderful! He does a better job than I can do with biscuits!

  25. Sarah Caron — March 17, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

    I am a HUGE fan of homemade biscuits. These look absolutely wonderful — I can almost taste the bits of cheese. YUM!

  26. Rose — March 17, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

    Mmmm I love homemade biscuits! The combo of cheddar & cilantro is always a win! 😀

  27. Fuji Mama — March 17, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

    Mmmmm, I have a big soft spot for biscuits, and not only do these look especially good, but they’re beautiful too with the flecks of orange and green!

  28. Memoria — March 17, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    These biscuits look and sound delicious!! YUM!

    I was wearing green when I stepped out of the house. I changed to my yellow, grungy, USC shirt when I returned home, though. :)

  29. grace — March 17, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    these remind me of the delicious cheese biscuits from red lobster–i could truly just eat them for my meal and be content. however, your version is superior simply because marvelous cilantro is involved. lovely.

  30. Memoria — March 17, 2010 @ 2:30 pm


  31. pigpigscorner — March 17, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    They are beautiful! Love the colours!

  32. Marthe — March 17, 2010 @ 2:37 pm

    These sound so tasty, I love cilantro! Happy St. Patricks Day!!

  33. Esi — March 17, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

    Cheese and biscuits are a natural combo.

  34. Joanne — March 17, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

    I love the flecks of the cilantro in these. What a nice touch! They look delicious.

  35. Cathy — March 17, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

    I love biscuits and these look like they are perfect!!

  36. megan — March 17, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

    yum! I absolutely love homemade biscuits. these look like the ones at red lobster, but better because of the cilantro! I also have a container of soup in the freezer, and i think these would go perfectly for dinner this weekend :) i’ll let you know if I get a chance to try them!

  37. Jamie @ My Baking Addiction — March 17, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

    Ooooh Maria…these look delcious I need to make them with some spicy chili! YUM

  38. Cara — March 17, 2010 @ 6:45 pm

    Sounds great! Thumbs up for a simple and delicious dinner :)

  39. Milisa — March 17, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

    Cilantro in biscuits, interesting, I’ll have to give it a try, sounds delicious!

  40. These biscuits sounds awesome. I just visited a post that had sweet potato/bacon biscuits….you guys are making me so hungry!
    The cheese, buttermilk, fresh garlic……want these now :)

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