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Cheddar Sage Biscuits

We always serve my dad’s famous Potato Rolls at our Thanksgiving feast. We usually make a batch of plain potato rolls and Rosemary Potato Rolls. This year we will stick with tradition and enjoy potato rolls, but we might make a batch of Cheddar Sage Biscuits as well. Who’s counting carbs on Thanksgiving? Not us! We made these biscuits for a “pre-Thanksgviing” celebration with friends and they were a big hit.

If you are afraid of yeast, this biscuit recipe is perfect for you. I know the kitchen can get a little crazy on Thanksgiving, but you won’t need to worry about these drop biscuits. They are super easy to make, only take about 15 minutes to bake, and won’t hog your oven space.

The biscuits are filled with cheddar cheese and fresh sage-one of my favorite Thanksgiving herbs. We used Kerrygold’s Reduced Fat Aged Cheddar and loved the outcome! If you can’t find Kerrygold, feel free to use your favorite cheddar cheese. We brushed the tops of the biscuits with melted butter before baking to help them brown and because you can never have too much butter:)

Add these Cheddar Sage Biscuits to your Thanksgiving menu. I promise they are simple to make and will fit in nicely with all of your holiday fixings. You really can’t go wrong with buttery, cheese loaded biscuits:)

Cheddar Sage Biscuits

Yield: 12 biscuits

Cook Time: 12-15 minutes


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (we used Kerrygold Reduced Fat Aged Cheddar)
1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons butter, melted


1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix in cold butter with your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in Cheddar cheese and sage. Add buttermilk and stir with a spatula until just combined.

3. Drop round spoonfuls of dough, about three tablespoons, onto prepared baking sheet. Brush biscuits with melted butter. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm.

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61 Responses to “Cheddar Sage Biscuits”

  1. Kathryn — November 18, 2011 @ 5:26 am

    These look perfect for the holidays! Chedder and sage is such a wonderful combination.

  2. Blog is the New Black — November 18, 2011 @ 5:36 am

    I adore sage! These look great, Maria!

  3. Rosa — November 18, 2011 @ 5:45 am

    Wonderful savory scones! They would be perfect with a glass of white wine.



  4. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — November 18, 2011 @ 6:24 am

    Just in time for the holidays…they look lovely!

  5. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — November 18, 2011 @ 7:00 am

    I love biscuits, and these look absolutely fantastic!

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet — November 18, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    sage!! i can’t get enough.

  7. Erica — November 18, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    Your dads rolls always look awesome, but i can see these giving them a run for the money! I need to try that kerry gold goodness

  8. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — November 18, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    These look so perfect!

  9. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 18, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    I love a good cheddar biscuit. Soooo yummy!

  10. Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 18, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    these sound so amazing. anything baked with cheese i can pretty much promise i’ll be a fan of. make it biscuits and it’s all over from there!

  11. Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking — November 18, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    Sage is such a perfect flavor for Thanksgiving! And mixed with the cheddar cheese – YUM!

  12. Cookbook Queen — November 18, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    These look kind of like the Red Lobster Biscuits…only WAY better!! One of my favorites, for sure. Can’t wait to try them!!

  13. Heather@Kids in the Sink — November 18, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    These look very good! I have been waiting for a long time for a stand mixer and I won’t be getting it until AFTER Thanksgiving. I’m so bummed when I see recipes that start with “In the bowl of your stand mixer….” so these look like a great alternative to something involving yeast and rising and warm places! Thanks!

  14. jenna — November 18, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    i’m such a sucker for biscuits! these sound devine! and anything with kerrygold cheese in it is to die for! simply the best!

  15. susan — November 18, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    those look like a cross between a scone and a biscuit. yum!

  16. HeatherChristo — November 18, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    Maria!! I am obsessed with any type of roll or biscuit right now, and these sounded so good, they have triggered the Holiday drool! I am off to check out that recipe for potato rolls!

  17. marla — November 18, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    These lovely biscuits would be gobbled up in seconds over here!

  18. Amanda — November 18, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    These sounds amazing!! I cant wait ti try them!

  19. Jessica — November 18, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    I need a bucket of these biscuits! YUM!

  20. shelly (cookies and cups) — November 18, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    Perfect! There is definitely a place for these on my Thanksgiving table :)

  21. CouponClippingCook — November 18, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    These sound and look so good. So simple and quick to make too. From your picture it looks like the cheese may have been white cheddar rather than the yellow….love the idea of the sage flavor too. Totally yum.

    • Two Peas replied: — November 19th, 2011 @ 3:52 am

      Yes, we used aged white cheddar, but feel free to use your favorite cheddar cheese!

  22. Julie @ Table for Two — November 18, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    These look so fluffy and delicious! I love the way you stage your photos :)

  23. Paula — November 18, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    I love sage! I’m going to have make these. They would be the perfect addition to many meals not just Thanksgiving.

  24. Georgie — November 18, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    You had me a sage, it’s one of my favorite flavors. Yum, yum, yum! I love the simplicity of these mix, drop and bake… eat!

  25. Esi — November 18, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    I wouldn’t be able to eat just one!

  26. Annalise — November 18, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    I must admit, I like a traditional roll with my thanksgiving meal. BUT these biscuits do look tasty, may have to give them a try on some other occasion.

  27. Lauren — November 18, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    The aged cheddar from Kerry Gold is one of my favorites! YUM.

  28. Nancy@acommunaltable — November 18, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    I love the ease of biscuits and find I don’t make them enough!! So perfect with soups and I bet they would be fabulous with your Butternut Squash Salad!!

  29. aida mollenkamp — November 18, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    all those breads sounds like they’d make an awesome addition to the thanksgiving spread, maria!

  30. nicole {sweet peony} — November 18, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    woman, you’re killing me with all of these delicious breads! i want them all! :) sage is soooo awesome & i bet it’s wonderful in these biscuits. i think these biscuits would make theeee best leftover turkey sandwiches 😉

  31. Cassie — November 18, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    Can’t go wrong with Kerrygold…or with sage! What an amazing flavor combination. There are so many wonderful rolls and biscuits floating around…I think my Thanksgiving meal could be made up of bread and I’d be one happy girl!

  32. Asmita — November 18, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    These days my daughter is into biscuits. Loves to eat them in school. She loves cheddar cheese so these biscuits would be perfect.

  33. Georgia Pellegrini — November 18, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

    I bet these would be amazing with a good dose of gravy!

  34. I just love biscuits! I never make them enough! I am going to try yours, they look and sound delish!

  35. Joanne — November 18, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    Counting carbs on T-Day is basically sacrilege. I say double the rolls/biscuits, double the fun! Sage is my one of my favorite fall spices…I know these must be delicious!

  36. chinmayie @ love food eat — November 19, 2011 @ 3:20 am

    Looks delicious! Perfect with hot soup :)

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  38. christa — November 19, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    they would be great with cheddar potato soup!

  39. Marian — November 20, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    There’s something so comforting about biscuits! I’d love to slather some butter on these ones, they look scrumptious!

  40. Kristina Vanni — November 20, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    Thanksgiving isn’t complete without some sort of amazing roll, biscuit or bread. Carbs be darned…it’s a holiday! These biscuits sound like a must try!

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