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Bacon Onion Cheddar Biscuits

Bacon Onion Cheddar Biscuits

Did you have a fabulous Labor Day weekend? Was it filled with picnics, food, and lots of deliciousness? I sure hope so! My Labor Day weekend could be summed up as follows: Cracker Barrel, Niagara Falls, Toronto, international traffic ticket, Hockey Hall of Fame, CN Tower, apple pie caramel apple, homemade pizza, Madden11, and a successful fantasy football draft. There you have it – my holiday weekend in a nutshell. Pretty productive, if I do say so myself.

Now, anytime you take a road trip it is imperative that you have good snacks for the car. When we went to the Outer Banks a few weeks ago, my Chief Culinary Consultant stocked the car with awesome goodies – Fig Newtons (LOVE), Twizzlers (LOVE), cheese-filled pretzels (umm, hello!), water, and Diet Coke. And he also devised a plan to order pizza for us for dinner the night before so we would have leftovers to take in the car as well. Pure genius. For our trip to Canada I did my part by bringing along the Gingered Carrot Cake Cookies and these biscuits. Because biscuits with bacon and cheddar cheese are never a bad idea. Ever. (Plus, they’re good to have as back up for when you polish off the carrot cake cookies to console yourself after receiving a $110 traffic ticket approximately 2 minutes after arriving in a new city.)

Bacon Onion Cheddar Biscuits

These are pretty standard biscuits, although they do include a little vegetable oil and milk, so they’re not your traditional butter/buttermilk biscuits, but they are light, tender, and packed to the brim with flavor. I think a few cracks of freshly ground pepper would also be fabulous in these. This recipe calls for frying the bacon on the stove and then sauteing the onions in some of the leftover bacon grease. You could also make the bacon in the microwave and give the onion a quick saute in some butter or olive oil while the bacon is cooking. Some people will only cook bacon on the stove, and some don’t like the mess. Do what works for you because no matter the method, you can’t screw up bacon, cheese and buttery flakiness. You just can’t.

What are your favorite road trip car snacks?

Bacon Onion Cheddar Biscuits

One year ago: Coffeecake Muffins
Three years ago: Chocolate Rum Cheesecake

Bacon Onion Cheddar Biscuits

Yield: 12 biscuits

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, cubed and chilled
10 tablespoons milk
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg
10 slices thick-cut bacon
1 cup finely diced onion
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a standard muffin pan and set aside.

2. Fry the bacon in a skillet until crisp. Remove the bacon and pour off all but about 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease, and then add the diced onion. Saute the onion until soft and browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan to cool. Chop the cooled bacon and set aside.

3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry cutter (or two knives, or your fingers), cut the butter into the flour mixture until combined and the mixture is crumbly.

4. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, oil and egg.

5. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients, and gently toss until the flour mixture is mostly moistened (lumps will remain). Add the bacon, onions and cheddar cheese. Using a rubber spatula, gently mix together until combined.

6. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the pan and serve warm.

(Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman)

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46 Responses to “Bacon Onion Cheddar Biscuits”

  1. Leslie on September 8, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Those look AMAZING! I will definitely have to try them out soon! BTW, I made your Monkey Bread for my fella to take to work last week. He was very, very popular!


    • Michelle on September 8th, 2010 at 11:06 am

      Glad the monkey bread upped your man’s popularity :) It is so addicting!


  2. Bonnie on September 8, 2010 at 5:08 am

    My favorite car snack is definitely caramel popcorn balls. Love them. I love theses cheese biscuits. They would be a great fall side to any kind of soup.


  3. Katrina on September 8, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Holy cow, my family would love these. Yum.


  4. LimeCake on September 8, 2010 at 8:09 am

    maltesers are great easy car snacks because they’re easy to eat. these biscuits look great! hurrah for bacon!


  5. Keeley on September 8, 2010 at 8:14 am

    These look sooo yummy! I actually cook my bacon in the oven at 450 for 10-12 minutes. That way your kitchen stays clean, the bacon lays flat, and you still have the grease if you want it.

    An international traffic ticket? I wonder how that works when it gets reported back to your car insurance? I’m sure it’s difficult to mind the speed limit when it’s in kilometers, not miles!


    • Michelle on September 8th, 2010 at 9:22 am

      Keeley, thanks for sharing the tip about baking bacon in the oven, I always forget that’s an option!

      As for the ticket – it actually wasn’t even a speeding ticket (I probably would have been less fazed if it had been) – it was for making a turn out of the wrong lane. It appeared that this happened frequently because the cop was standing on the side of the road and waved me over as soon as I turned. And then pulled over another guy the same way while I was giving him my license & registration. $110 for that! Insane. Good news though is that points don’t transfer so it doesn’t affect insurance at all.


  6. Maria on September 8, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Glad you had a fun trip! I always pack apples, pretzels, carrots, granola bars, and sour patch kids for Josh:)


  7. Jenny Flake on September 8, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I’ll take a dozen please! Looks fabulous!!


  8. Heather (Heather's Dish) on September 8, 2010 at 10:43 am

    i’m really not sure if there could be a better biscuit. really, these have it all!


  9. Island Vittles on September 8, 2010 at 10:53 am

    next time I go on a car trip, I want you to act as “snack consultant” — these look amazing! Theresa


  10. jana@cherryteacakes.com on September 8, 2010 at 11:02 am

    okay. i want to eat this so badly i could scream. you’ve combine two of my favorite things into my favorite bread. wow. i am so hungry.


  11. Wendy on September 8, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Hmmm…bacon, onion, AND cheese? Yes, please!!! Saving.


  12. Michelle (Jelly Shot Test Kitchen) on September 8, 2010 at 11:12 am

    You had me at bacon . . . a bacon cheese biscuit is sure to make me swoon! These look amazing! I am a big fan of cooking bacon in the oven – put bacon on a foil lined pan in a cold oven, set temp to 400 degrees and bake for 20 mins. No mess, no fuss!


  13. Becky on September 8, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Yummmmmmmm these look great! I can’t wait to try them!!


  14. Michelle on September 8, 2010 at 11:58 am

    YUMMY! Perfect for a Sunday Brunch!


  15. Stacy Baker on September 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Pork rinds! Seriously, do they even sell these things anymore? I remember always eating these on family road trips when I was a kid. I don’t think I’ve had them since, but the thought of them does bring up fond childhood memories spent with my family. We always washed them down with pop (probably Faygo or Shasta) because “bottled water” hadn’t been “invented” yet. :) Oh, and we always had chewing gum in the car. Bad idea. When you have five kids rolling around in the back of a wood-paneled station wagon (seat belts were optional and there was no such thing as a car seat), you always wind up with gum in the hair. Road trips always ended with someone crying as Mom cut the gum out of their hair. :)


  16. Tracy on September 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I love savory biscuits and these look like they are packed with all of my favorite things! Glad to hear your fantasy draft went well – I’m ready for some football!! :-)


  17. Julie Sparks on September 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Mmmm, bacon! Those biscuits look so incredibly light and fluffy, but I bet they would have tasted great even if they had baked up like hockey pucks. ;) Next time I do soup or breakfast-for-dinner, these are so going on the menu.


  18. Amanda on September 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Mmm, these look tasty. It’s nearly impossible to pass up anything with bacon and cheese in it!


  19. Belinda @zomppa on September 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Sounds like a packed weekend! Who can say no to thick slices of bacon?


  20. Michelle on September 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    This looks fantastic! I loved that the onions are sauteed for this biscuit to add a nice level of sweetness!


  21. Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes on September 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    So how is that Fantasy team looking? I won my office league last year! So excited for football! Anyways. Fave snacks in the car are Combos, and mini boxes of Cheez Its. Because on a road trip, there are no “unhealthy” foods :)


    • Michelle on September 8th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

      Sarah, you tell me! :) 8-team league, we start QB, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, RB/WR/TE Flex, K, DST with 5 bench spots. Here’s who I drafted: Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Roddy White, Ray Rice, Jamaal Charles, Antonio Gates, Arian Foster, Ronnie Brown, Marion Barber, Justin Forsett, Crabtree and Santana Moss. Ryan Longwell is my K and I play the DST matchups each week.


  22. Tessa on September 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Bacon & Onion in a biscuit? How could that not be amazing! Can’t wait to try this recipe.


  23. Rachel on September 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    My favorite, sort of guilty pleasure road trip treat is a soft serve ice cream cone. I’m kind of a soft serve fanatic.
    The biscuits looks great! My fiance would love these. I’ll have to bake some as a special treat for him.


  24. Sprinkled with Flour on September 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    These look great! Adding bacon and cheddar to biscuits can only put them over the top:)


  25. Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) on September 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Oh my gosh, these would be perfect for brunch! I’d probably scramble some eggs and make them into little sandwiches, yum!


  26. Winelady Cooks on September 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I’m a biscuit lover and make a few varieties often. I think my daughter and I are the only ones who eat them all but that doesn’t stop me from baking. This will definitely be a new recipe in my biscuit catalog.

    Thanks for sharing,


  27. shannon on September 8, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I will be making these this weekend to go with my potato soup.


  28. Katie @ goodLife {eats} on September 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Biscuits….bacon…cheese…what’s not to love? YUM!


  29. Cookin' Canuck on September 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I would be a very happy camper if I had these on a road trip. Sorry to hear about the traffic ticket, but it seems that these treats would raise your spirits.


  30. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on September 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Lately my husband has been a bit obsessed with bacon… Every time I ask what he wants for dinner, he says bacon. I’ll have to keep these biscuits in mind the next time he is craving bacon! They look wonderful!


  31. Breakfast in a biscuit. I love it. My husband calls bacon food candy. This is a must try.


  32. Jen @ How To: Simplify on September 14, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I would love to have one of these biscuits with our BBQ dinner tonight! Yum!


  33. B Fresch on September 15, 2010 at 11:59 am

    These were great! We had them with potatoe soup and they worked so well together. We didn’t even finish them, so we heated them up the next day and they were just as good! A+


    • Michelle on September 15th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

      Oooh these would be great with potato soup, delicious! So glad you enjoyed them!


  34. bridget {bake at 350} on September 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Favorite car snacks? I love making trail mix for the car, although I end up eating it all! ;)

    Um, these look FABULOUS, Michelle! If I could grab one through the screen, I would…well, I’d grab several.


  35. Helen on September 20, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I made these the other day and brought them along to a bbq I was attending. They were a huge hit and I’ll definitely be making them again soon! Thanks for the great recipe!


    • Michelle on September 20th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

      Yay Helen, so glad to hear these were a hit! Then again, when is bacon and cheese together not a hit? ;-)


  36. Kim on September 26, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I just made these today, they were awesome!


    • Michelle on September 28th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

      Your biscuits look awesome!


  37. Laura on October 31, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Since I’m a sucker for bacon and cheese, I definitely must try these for breakfast or with scrambled eggs (with shredded cheddar cheese mixed in) for dinner. I’ve seen a recipe similar to this recently, but it was a roll out dough and you bake in the same skillet you fried the bacon in! Mmmmmmm, bacon grease!! LOL Though both versions sound fabulously yummy, I think this one would be much easier since you don’t have the mess from rolling out and cutting the dough into perfectly round biscuits. Guess you could drizzle them with bacon grease before baking!!! Thanks so much =)


  38. Emmy on March 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Yummy!! I made these today, and they were a hit! They are dense and get a burst of goodness in every bite. Next time I will be sure to grab more bacon from the store to make a second batch :)


  39. j sears on April 19, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Just wondering have you ever used self-rising flour for your biscuits? I use White Lily Self-Rising, works good. Never had any complaints, course who can complain about hone made biscuits, they would have to be pretty bad. Enjoy your blog keep up the good work.


    • Michelle on April 19th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      I have never used self-rising flour, I guess pretty much because I’ve never come across a recipe that calls for it. Typically it’s just all-purpose flour, and then the leavening agents (baking soda, baking powder) are added separately.


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