Parmesan-Basil Biscuits

Parmesan-Basil BiscuitsRecipe
Oxmoor House
These quick and easy biscuits received rave reviews in our Test Kitchens. We preferred the appearance of finely shredded fresh Parmesan cheese on top of the biscuits, even though grated Parmesan is used in the biscuit dough. If you don't have fresh Parmesan, it's fine to top the biscuits with grated cheese.


8 biscuits (serving size: 1 biscuit)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 114
Fat 5.4 g
Satfat 3.4 g
Protein 3.4 g
Carbohydrate 12.8 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Sodium 259 mg
Caloriesfromfat 43 %
Fiber 0.5 g
Calcium 88 mg


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon finely shredded fresh Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 425°.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in grated Parmesan cheese and basil. Add buttermilk, stirring just until moist.

Spoon dough evenly into 8 mounds on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat tops of biscuits with cooking spray, and sprinkle with finely shredded Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 425° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Serve immediately.