Cheddar-Bacon Drop Biscuits

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Add a savory bite to biscuits with sharp cheddar cheese and applewood-smoked bacon. Serve warm to bring out the salty notes.

Yield: 18 biscuits (serving size: 1 biscuit)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 91
  • Calories from fat: 37%
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 2.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 11.5g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 127mg
  • Calcium: 32mg

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 applewood-smoked bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. 2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese and bacon. Add milk and 1/4 cup water, stirring just until moist. Drop dough by 2 level tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 11 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
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