Bread/Biscuits Under 15 Minutes

Cheddar Drop Biscuits

I haven’t been to a certain seafood-themed chain restaurant in a few years (and I won’t say their name here)… but if there’s one thing I think about eating every time I pass by a location, it’s their delicious Cheddar Drop Biscuits! Luckily, I show my Coined Crew how to make them at home for a fraction of the cost – but keeping ALL of the flavors.

A stack of cheddar drop biscuits on a blue plate with shredded cheese on the side.

I’m a bread girl. Point blank period – whether it’s biscuits, rolls, croissants… any place that serves you bread before the meal is a plus for me. And whenever we went to this seafood spot, I would definitely get full off of these biscuits and a salad before I even got my meal.

While I was shredding up some cheese for my broccoli cheddar soup recipe, the idea to create these babies popped into my head. Of course, I had to follow through. The easiest biscuit recipes are drop biscuit ones – simply mix everything to create a dough, chill, then use a spoon and divide the dough into biscuit portions.

I definitely recommend shredding the cheddar cheese yourself instead of grabbing pre-shredded cheese from the store. You’ll get a much better flavor and texture since we’re not including the preservatives found in the store-bought stuff.

In addition, I’ve found that brushing on some garlic butter before baking really takes these to the next level. First, simply melt a bit of unsalted butter and mix in some Italian seasoning to taste. Brush these on the raw dough balls right before baking. Any extra butter can be used to dip/spread on the biscuits when they are fresh out of the oven – omg!

These Cheddar Drop Biscuits only take about 30 minutes total, including chill time. The dough also freezes pretty well; so if you don’t have self-control with bread (you’re not the only one!), you can portion out the dough a little at a time!

Other Recipes for my Fellow Bread Lovers!

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Easy Blueberry Drop Biscuits

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stack of cheddar drop biscuits on a blue plate with shredded cheese on the side

Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Shani W.
These Cheddar Drop Biscuits are cheesy, buttery, and pillowy soft! Because they are drop biscuits, they are also incredibly easy to make – you have to try these!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter cold, cubed or grated
  • 1 ½ cup sharp or medium cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients.
  • Add in cold butter. Using your hands (and gloves to avoid mess), mix in the butter until combined.
  • Stir in the cheese until well distributed. Pour in the buttermilk and stir until a dough forms.
  • Let the dough chill in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.
  • Add spoonfuls of dough to a prepared baking sheet. Brush melted garlic butter onto the dough balls.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until completely baked. Serve warm and enjoy!

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dipping a cheddar bay biscuit into broccoli cheddar soup in a black bowl

The Coined Breakdown

  • Total Cost per serving: $0.91
  • Total Cost (4 servings): $3.64
  • Those Other Guys: $6.99 per serving

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