Drop Biscuits

These Drop Biscuits are crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle! These easy biscuits are ready in under 30 minutes and made with Bisquick, buttermilk, and white cheddar.

two drop biscuits on counter, plate of biscuits behind

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I absolutely adore biscuits, but I don’t love how finicky they can be to make. My solution? Drop biscuits! Whip up a fool-proof dough (thanks to Bisquick baking mix), scoop them onto a baking sheet, and bake until golden brown.

Easy. Peasy!

What are drop biscuits?

Drop biscuits are made up of essentially the same ingredients as any other biscuit but, rather than rolling or cutting the dough to shape the biscuits, you scoop and “drop” the dough onto a pan for baking!


These drop biscuits are so simple to make — only a few ingredients needed!

  • Bisquick Mix – the base for our dough. I love using Bisquick mix, because it’s an already-made base of flour and a leavening agent. Two in one makes for an easier-to-make recipe!
  • Granulated Sugar – adds sweetness and also dissolves into the biscuits to give them a lighter, more tender texture.
  • Garlic Powder, Pepper, and Salt – a simple seasoning blend that really adds so much flavor.
  • Buttermilk – adds moisture while also adding acidity to the dough. This reacts with the leavening agent in the Bisquick mix to help the dough rise.
  • White Cheddar Cheese – melts into the biscuits for a delicious sharp, cheesy flavor and gooey texture in each bite.
Pro tip
Play around with the seasonings and cheese! Want a little spice? Add some cayenne pepper! Don’t love white cheddar? Use any cheese that melts well – Monterey-Jack, gruyere, etc!

How to make

This drop biscuits recipe takes 25 minutes from start to finish!

  1. In a medium sized bowl, stir together Bisquick, sugar, pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. Pour in milk and stir until fully combined then stir in shredded cheese.
  3. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup or ice cream scoop to portion out 12 biscuits on two baking sheets lined with silicone baking mats.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes then cool, serve, and enjoy!
Pro tip
If using a measuring cup to scoop the dough, grease it with cooking spray first. This keeps the dough from sticking to the cup, making it easier to “drop” onto the baking sheet.

Can you use a different cheese?

You can use any kind of cheese you like in this drop biscuits recipe, as long as it melts well! I love the flavor of white cheddar cheese, but feel free to use your favorite kind!

Mozzarella, feta, gruyere, pepperjack, you name it! You could also check out my parmesan drop biscuits instead.

Pro tip
Grate your own cheese — don’t buy pre-shredded. Pre-shredded cheese contains an anti-caking agent, so it doesn’t melt as well.

plate of drop biscuits

What to serve with drop biscuits

These biscuits are delicious on their own as a snack with jam or topped with homemade sausage gravy, but I also love to serve them alongside some yummy main dishes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

How to store

These biscuits will last in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, in the fridge for up to 4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat, thaw in the fridge if frozen then bake or microwave to warm if desired.

– Jennifer

plate of drop biscuits, one held


Drop Biscuits

These Drop Biscuits are crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle! These easy biscuits are ready in under 30 minutes and made with Bisquick, buttermilk, and white cheddar.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bisquick, easy, white cheddar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 biscuits
Calories 221kcal
Author Jennifer


  • 3 cups bisquick mix spoon and leveled
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fat free buttermilk
  • 1 (8 oz) block white cheddar cheese shredded


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line 2 rimmed baking sheets with silicone baking mats.
  • In a medium sized bowl, stir together bisquick, sugar, pepper, garlic powder, and salt- it’s ok if there are a few lumps.
  • Pour in milk and stir until well mixed, then stir in cheese.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup or ice cream scoop to portion out 12 biscuits, place 6 on each prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the insides are cooked and the tops are golden brown.
  • Cool slightly, then serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1mg

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