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


  • 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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!!

  11. woman, you’re killing me with all of these delicious breads! i want them all! ๐Ÿ™‚ sage is soooo awesome & i bet it’s wonderful in these biscuits. i think these biscuits would make theeee best leftover turkey sandwiches ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. 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!

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

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

  15. 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!

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

  17. 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!

  18. They look perfect to go with a plate of cheese and some grapes for this weekend… ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Tomorrow I have to make 3 batches of your potato rolls but I’m going to bookmark these recipe and make it after the holiday. Sounds to good to miss it!
    Thanks for sharing and happy Thanksgiving!

  20. I made these for Thanksgiving and they were wonderful. I dare say that if you swapped the sage for bay seasoning and added garlic to the butter before brushing on, they would taste like Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits!

  21. Hi Maria — I know this post is from 2011 but hoping you see this. We live in CO — since you’re also at altitude, do you make any adjustments to this recipe to account for that? These will be yummy at our Thanksgiving table! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. I made these for my house warming party this past weekend and they went faster than anything else, and I made really good duck with them!