Sunday, June 16, 2019


It has been a few weeks since my last Monday recipe post, but we haven't been cooking much.  Eating a lot of light meals put together easily, and also lots of salads.  I can't say I will be keeping this up every Monday, but I hope you enjoy this one.
Cheddar Green Onion Drop Biscuits

(This recipe makes 2 biscuits and worked out to 336 calories each if you're counting.  If adding the extra butter you need to add that to your calorie count.)

I can't remember where this recipe came from, but have read and tried various versions.  This is a  mixture of them all and the final version we preferred above any of them.  

Also, it is a small amount and just enough for one biscuit each.  They are that good but no chance to over indulge.  I made it for a late breakfast/brunch yesterday.  And yes, I added that bit of greenery in my photos as I didn't have anything 'green' in my fridge and it all looked a bit bare on the plate.  A graphic of fake parsley, ha!  I need to put it on my grocery list for next time.

1/2 cup of biscuit mix (I used Bisquick but there are two substitute/copycat recipes below this one if you prefer)
2 tablespoons of butter
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

1 green onion, thinly sliced 
1 oz Cheddar Cheese or favorite

Place the oven rack in the center of oven.  Preheat to 450 degrees F.

Thinly slice the green onion

Lightly oil a small sheet pan (I used cooking spray on top of non-stick aluminum foil).

In a large bowl add the biscuit mix, butter, sliced green onion, 1 oz. of grated cheddar cheese (or your favorite), pinch of cayenne pepper and between 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons of water.  Use a pastry cutter or two knives criss-crossed to cut the  butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.  Mine seemed too dry after only one tablespoon, and I added another tablespoon which made it a bit sticky, but they turned out great. You be the judge of how much water you use.

Stir to combine but don't overmix, until you get a soft dough.

Divide into two equal-sized portions, forming a round.  Place on your prepared pan and flatten slightly.

Bake 14-16 minutes until the biscuits are cooked through and a nicely golden brown  (Mine were done after 14 minutes.)

These are good on their own but you can mix 2 tablespoons of softened butter with either a little honey or maple syrup.  It would be very good on warm biscuits!  You can also use plain butter.  

I sectioned a hard-boiled egg and a Campari tomato.  It was a tasty addition and made a nice meal.

The next time I make soup I will bake these biscuits.

If you prefer not to use Bisquick, you can use either of the two recipes below.  I would suggest going to the comment section to see what people have to say at each link given.

Bisquick Substitute

The recipe came from here.

1 cup all-purpose flourNote: Recipe directions are for original size.
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Ready in: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 biscuits
Calories per biscuit: 140

Sift flour into a bowl.  Add baking powder and salt and whisk until fully mixed in. Cut butter into flour mixture using a pastry cutter until evenly combined.


Shortening or oil can be used in place of the butter if preferred. 

Homemade Biscuit Mix for a larger quantity

(can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 months)

This recipe can be found here.

Ready in 50 minutes

Yields: 7 cups

6 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup of vegetable shortening


Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.

Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

Use whenever your recipe calls for "Bisquick mix".


  1. They sound good. I don't know whethere we get Bisquick mix (or an equivalent) and prefer to bake from scratch so thank you for the alternative recipes.

    1. Hi EC,thank you and when all's said and done, baking from scratch is the best that's for sure, and you are very welcom.

  2. Sounds delightful! And even better, now we have a Bisquick substitute!!

    1. Thank you Ginny, glad I found the substitute recipe for folks.

  3. Wygląda smakowicie , spróbuję ciekawe czy mi sie uda taka potrawa. Pozdrawiam:)

  4. Replies
    1. Thank you Francisco, a hug and a good week to you.

  5. I made gf drop biscuits the other day and couldn't find my pastry cutter used a fork, next time i might add some cheddar and chives, (dh can't handle the onions)

    1. Mmmm...chives sounds good and no, not everyone likes onions.

  6. Reading this post before breakfast was a mistake, Denise, as now I’m thinking about breakfast and how good this biscuit would be with eggs.

  7. Hello, the cheddar biscuits sound delicious. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead!

    1. Thank you Eileen, glad you liked it. Happy day to you and a good week too.

  8. I'm starving. Now I'm starving more! :)

  9. I am sure this tastes as great as it looks... perfect calories for breakfast or lunch

    1. It does taste very good. I used a stronger tasting cheddar and liked the extra zip.

  10. yum! these look delicious!! amazing recipe i cannot wait to make them.

    have a wonderful day!

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    1. I don't bake biscuits too often. They always taste especially good when you haven't had them for a while.

  12. This sounds just simply delicious.

  13. This sounds good. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. You are very welcome Ellen, glad you like the look of it.

  14. Yum! Looks delicious :)

    All the best Jan


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