Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
18 biscuits (serving size: 1 biscuit)

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

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

gcatkids's Review

March 31, 2014
Added 2 xtra pieces of thick butcher's cut hickory bacon and glad I did because they were a relatively unimpressive biscuit, until I melted whipped butter in the microwave added some garlic salt to the butter and brushed it over the top of each biscuit, making them delish!!! Will be adding these to the repertoire now!!

Tiggyxx's Review

January 10, 2014

Hollypop's Review

July 01, 2011
I was surprised these biscuits were as good as they were, considering they were lowfat. I think I would use better bacon next time, since I could barely taste mine and I put in an extra piece. Easy to make and will keep the recipe.

PinkLadyLA's Review

September 15, 2010
I liked the texture of these biscuits but was disappointed by the flavor. It really didn't taste like it had cheese or bacon in it. I increased both after the first batch but really didn't see a big improvement. I'll keep this recipe as a backup, but my hunt continues for the perfect cheese biscuit.

Vailgirl's Review

October 23, 2009
Easy to make and delicious!

Prairie04's Review

April 22, 2009
I wouldn't rave about this recipe. It was good and the biscuits are best served warm, but I have to believe there are better ones out there.

demobabe's Review

March 09, 2009
This is a great recipe! My husband raves about it! But you have to use a good bacon. I recommend Nueskes.

hotrodlincoln's Review

March 01, 2009
I thought these biscuits were great! They were easy, easy to make, were light, and had a great flavor. I served them alongside a seafood soup, also from Cooking Light. Yum!