Sausage-Cheddar Biscuits

Sausage-Cheddar Biscuits

I cannot for the life of me remember the last time that I had a fast food breakfast. It may have actually been during an all-night drive to Myrtle Beach a couple of years after college, which would make it about 10 years ago (yikes, where does the time go?!). While I obviously haven’t eaten it recently, given the opportunity, I could never resist a sausage biscuit or crispy hash brown patty from the golden arches. When I saw sausage cheese biscuits pop up on Pinterest, I immediately thought of those long-forgotten breakfast splurges. I decided that I was definitely overdue for one of those splurges and set about making them.

Sausage-Cheddar Biscuits

These biscuits bake up tender, flaky and jam-packed with sausage and cheddar cheese. One of these is absolutely a complete meal, and they taste very, very similar to my favorite breakfast sandwich splurge. I know this is a ton of sausage and cheese, so if you’d like, you could definitely cut both in half and still have an incredibly tasty biscuit that would be a little more balanced in the add-in department. As you can see, I decided to stuff in as much sausage and cheese as humanely possible ;-)

Sausage-Cheddar Biscuits

Making these in my own kitchen makes me feel a little bit less guilty about sausage-cheese biscuit splurges. What are some of your favorite breakfast guilty pleasures?

Sausage-Cheddar Biscuits

One year ago: Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza
Two years ago: Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya
Three years ago: Allspice Crumb Muffins
Four years ago: Cucidati (Italian Fig Cookies)

Sausage-Cheddar Biscuits

Yield: 12 biscuits

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Tender and fluffy buttermilk biscuits, loaded with breakfast sausage and sharp cheddar cheese.

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 pound bulk breakfast sausage, cooked and drained
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, diced
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the butter and, using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles small crumbs the size of peas. Stir in the sausage and cheese.

3. Add the buttermilk and use a fork to gently stir the mixture until all of the dry ingredients are moistened. Use your hands to knead the mixture a few times in the bowl to bring the dough together.

4. Turn the dough out onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and pat into an 8x10-inch rectangle. Cut the dough into 12 squares and separate them on the sheet so they are at least 1 inch apart. Brush the tops of each biscuit with the melted butter.

5. Bake until the biscuits are golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the biscuits from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. While these are best the day they are made, any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container, or wrapped in plastic wrap, and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Re-warm in the microwave or oven.

Notes:

  • Both the sausage and cheese amounts can be cut in half if you'd prefer less "filling" in your biscuits.
  • Sour cream or plain yogurt can be substituted for the buttermilk.
  • Feel free to play around different types of meats and cheeses, i.e. bacon, ham, swiss, Gruyere, etc. in place of the sausage and cheddar.

(Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour)

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52 Responses to “Sausage-Cheddar Biscuits”

  1. Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat on March 5, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Yum I definitely have to try these for my next brunch party. Or tomorrow! I think I would throw some minced jalapeños in there for an added kick! Ooh or a spicy gravy on top! Drooollll

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  2. Letícia Batista on March 5, 2013 at 3:56 am

    This looks delicious!!! But in what part of the recipe do the cheese and the sausages come in?

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    • Jackie on March 5th, 2013 at 5:49 am

      I checked the King Arthur website as it is listed as the original source. It says to add the sausage and cheese after the butter and before the buttermilk. Is that correct for your version?

      Thanks for sharing this! I love me some sausage and biscuit. :) I wonder how they would taste with milk gravy? Hmmm…

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    • Michelle on March 5th, 2013 at 8:51 am

      Hi Leticia, So sorry for the omission, the recipe has been corrected. You stir them in after cutting in the butter.

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      • Letícia Batista on March 5th, 2013 at 9:28 am

        Thanks a lot! =)

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  3. Maria G on March 5, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Yeah, as Leticia above me, where exactly do we add the sausage and cheese? They’re not mentioned at all!

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    • Michelle on March 5th, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Maria, Sorry for the omission; the recipe has been corrected. They are stirred in after cutting in the butter.

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  4. Lori on March 5, 2013 at 7:51 am

    These look great! I love the sausage and biscuit from the golden arches but avoid the urge to buy them and just opt for their delicious coffee for $1. Thanks for posting. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

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  5. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me on March 5, 2013 at 7:52 am

    I live in a house full of dudes. Do you even know how popular these biscuits are going to be? Love it.

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  6. Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box on March 5, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I love Sausage McMuffins so I’m sure these will be right up my street! Pinning:)

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  7. Emily on March 5, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Do you add sausage/cheese after the buttermilk?

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    • Michelle on March 5th, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Hi Emily, I apologize for the omission in the recipe, it has now been fixed. You add the sausage and cheese after cutting in the butter.

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  8. Laura Dembowski on March 5, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I’m not typically a biscuit fan, but these lool incredible with all that melty cheese! I haven’t had fast food in years either, but as I was phasing it out of my diet breakfast was the hardest to give up. It was always my fave! My current favorite guilty pleasure breakast is eating dessert. Leftover cake or pie with some fruit of course ;)

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  9. crmsnfrn on March 5, 2013 at 8:50 am

    These look amazing! Not a sausage fan though, totally gonna try them with bacon. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. Terry on March 5, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I am going to test these on my husband and step daughter, I think they would be awesome with the Bob Evens maple link sausage. I will just cut the links into bite size pieces. The sweet from the sausage with the the salt from the cheese, breakfast heaven.

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  11. Malgosia on March 5, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Cinnamon buns definitely… pretty much dessert disguised as breakfast!

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  12. Tracey on March 5, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Oh my word, heck yes! All the sausage and cheese, it’s heavenly!!

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  13. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on March 5, 2013 at 9:52 am

    These look amazing!!! They will definitely be made soon :D

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  14. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on March 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Oh this looks fabolous! Perfect for breakfast or with dinner!! I love it!

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  15. Michael on March 5, 2013 at 10:09 am

    OMG. I may have to break my gluten free diet for these babies.

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  16. Maria on March 5, 2013 at 10:14 am

    These sound delicious! I always loved sausage and a biscuit, but they’re always so greasy! This seems like the perfect solution :-)

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  17. Marcie @ Flavor The Moments on March 5, 2013 at 10:20 am

    These biscuits looks so savory, cheesy, and delicious! They’d be great for breakfast with eggs! Yum.

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  18. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet on March 5, 2013 at 10:25 am

    We love biscuits from scratch! This sausage cheese version sounds perfect! Can’t wait to try them!

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  19. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet on March 5, 2013 at 10:29 am

    These look amazing! Got to try them ASAP!

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  20. Trish R. on March 5, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Silly question, how would these fare with italian sausage? do-able?

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    • Michelle on March 5th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

      Hi Trish, I don’t see why not!

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  21. Kasha the FarmGirl on March 5, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I’ve been on such a sausage kick lately! Paired with sharp cheddar, I’m all aflutter :) They look amazing!

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  22. marie @ little kitchie on March 5, 2013 at 11:35 am

    It’s like a giant sausage ball! YUM! These look absolutely amazing, and I’m pretty sure my husband would die of happiness if I baked these for him one morning! Pinned!

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  23. Holiday Baker Man on March 5, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    These look pretty great and just enough to get you through the morning!

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  24. Cat Davis on March 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    The only thing missing is some country gravy to dip them in. I’ll definitely put these on my breakfast list this week.

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  25. Kerstie on March 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I just made these this morning and they turned out gorgeous! I opted for ham and cheese and a whole diced onion :)

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  26. Kathy on March 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Wow! This looks so good! I love to be able to make things at home that you would normally get at a fast food restaurant.

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  27. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts on March 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Love these – wish I had them around my house this morning, they would have disappeared quickly!

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  28. Vicki @ WITK on March 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I remember the last time I had a fast food breakfast, it wasn’t good. That doesn’t include donuts though, right? Donuts are delicious and everyday food :) These biscuits look amazing, oozing all that cheese.

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  29. Bella V. on March 6, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Can these be made with a different kind of cheese? Do you have any suggestions? These look great! :)

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    • Michelle on March 7th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      You could definitely use a different cheese. It all depends on what you like, this is a pretty versatile recipe, so use your favorite!

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  30. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots on March 7, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Our Sunday School class has a breakfast sunday every month and someone made sausage biscuits/scones that had the sausage baked in them. These completely remind me of them and I must make them! :D Thanks for the great recipe!

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  31. Jodi Pavlik on March 7, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Thanks for the recipe, I think I will make these for the next family breakfast!

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  32. Laura on March 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    These look really good. I can’t wait to try them. I just checked, I have everything but the sausage. Sausage is at the top of my grocery list!!

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  33. Photo Retouching on March 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    These are amazing… saw this a couple weeks ago and made it this past weekend… amazing!!!

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  34. Dottie on April 12, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I made the sausage-cheese biscuit and they were a bit hit. My husband loved them. I froze some that I used when I had guests and they enjoyed them also.

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    • Madalyn on May 18th, 2013 at 11:33 am

      Freezing the batter was a success? Did you cook the frozen batch using the same time & temperature as the recipe?

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  35. susan f on April 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Made these for our breakfast for supper. The kids said yum!

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  36. heather on July 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

    These are exactly what I am looking for to bring up to the cabin this weekend! How much whole wheat flour do you think they could handle and still be tender? I am thinking no more than half, maybe more like 1/3?

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    • Michelle on July 17th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      Hi Heather, I don’t do any baking with whole wheat flour unless it’s a recipe specifically formulated for it, such as whole wheat bread. I can’t guarantee how the biscuits will turn out with whole wheat flour subbed in.

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  37. Rebecca on August 4, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I’d love to take these to a friend who just had a baby. How do you think they’d do frozen? Freeze before baking or bake and then freeze?

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    • Michelle on August 5th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Hi Rebecca, Great idea! I would freeze after baking.

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  38. Michele Cooper on August 24, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    can these be baked, frozen and warmed later?
    looking for some breakfast items to send to a cottage for a bachelor party weekend….

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    • Michelle on August 25th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      Hi Michele, Yes, I think they would freeze and reheat just fine.

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  39. Christine on November 2, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Can I put these together the night before, keep them in the fridge, and then just bake them in the morning?

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    • Michelle on November 3rd, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Hi Christine, Yes, I think you could leave them in the fridge and bake in the morning.

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  40. Martha in KS on March 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Just made these for St. Pat’s breakfast. They’re delicious! Used the food processor to cut in butter, then dumped mixture into bowl to add milk. Added some diluted sour cream because dough was too dry. Subbed 2/3 c. whole wheat flour. Also added some garlic powder – made them smell & taste like Red Lobster cheese biscuits. Baked all 12 & froze some for later. Next time will try freezing some unbaked as I’ve done with scones before.

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