19 Southern Biscuit Recipes
We've rounded up these Southern biscuit recipes that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between.
A biscuit is the perfect Southern breakfast food, ready to be filled with everything from eggs and bacon to jam. These fantastic recipes take your biscuit from the everyday to wanting one every day. Our Buttermilk Biscuits have the perfect biscuit recipe—you only need five ingredients to make them. Once you start with the add-ins, these biscuits get even more delicious. You’ll want to devour a plate of the Biscuit BLTs, or maybe the two Southern classics that come together in our Fried Chicken Thighs & Biscuits will be more your idea of perfection. Recipes for Cornbread Biscuits, Sweet Potato Biscuits, and Fluffy Cream Cheese Biscuits show that there is more than one way to get a rise out of great dough. So enjoy these fluffy delights, and have fun making these great biscuit recipes any time of day.
Recipe: Strawberry Biscuits
The Southern staple is given a fruity update with the addition of chopped, fresh strawberries. To ensure the butter doesn't get too soft when forming the dough, we like to freeze it before grating with the large holes of a box grater. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and chill in the freezer for 10 minutes. Be sure to mix up Basil-Honey Butter to serve alongside. These biscuits are sweet enough to serve for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert.
Classic Biscuit Recipes
Recipe: Cornmeal-Chive Biscuits
Prep tip: Press straight down with a biscuit cutter or glass for higher rising biscuits. If you twist the cutter, you'll seal the edges of the dough and the biscuits won't bake as tall.
Peppery Pork Biscuits
Recipe: Herbed Biscuits
These crumbly biscuits are moist and flavorful. Their fresh and savory flavor makes them the perfect choice to accompany any meal.
Recipe: Biscuit BLTs
Try this Southern twist on a classic. Basil pesto gives a fresh spin on these tried-and-true flavors.
Recipe: Angel Biscuits
The addition of yeast will guarantee fluffy biscuits every time.
Fried Chicken Thighs & Biscuits
Recipe: Fried Chicken Thighs & Biscuits
Two Southern icons make the ultimate sandwich, generously topped with pickled green tomatoes and local honey.
Fluffy Cream Cheese Biscuits
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits
These slightly sweet and oh-so-tender biscuits pair nicely with ham, sausage, or bacon.
Recipe: Chicken Biscuit
These taste similar to the chicken from a certain closed-on-Sundays fast-food chain that folks love. The secret? Dill pickle juice! If your cutlets are thick, put between sheets of plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/2 inch thick using a rolling pin.
Pimiento Cheese Biscuit
Recipe: Cornbread Biscuits
Add your own signature spin with a few teaspoons of your favorite herb, such as thyme or rosemary.
Quick Buttermilk Biscuits
Ham-Stuffed Biscuits With Mustard Butter
Yeast biscuits—also called angel or bride’s biscuits—hold together well, so they’re a good choice to serve at gatherings. The so-Southern combination of ham and biscuits is always a hit!
Fried Apple Biscuit
Cat-Head Biscuits with Tomato Gravy
Cat-head biscuits are delightfully huge, crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside homemade biscuits. Their size and crunch make them ideal to serve with a thick, hearty gravy. The name comes from their colossal size, about that of a cat’s head. They bake longer and at a lower temperature than their smaller cousins.
Caramelized Vidalia and Yogurt Biscuits
Blending slow-cooked sweet onions with tangy yogurt makes a moist and dressy biscuit. Join chef and author of The Southern Vegetable Book Rebecca Lang to make biscuits that fit any meal.