Jan 18

15-Minute Homemade Biscuits

15 Minute Homemade Biscuits

I love convenience as much as any mom, but at the same time I'm not willing to compromise my desire to feed my children wholesome meals in order to save a few minutes here and there.

This is why I'm always looking for easy alternatives to convenience foods, such as my homemade microwave popcorn and the homemade Bisquick substitute I shared yesterday. It puts me in control of exactly what ingredients go into a recipe, as well as the quality of those ingredients, all while putting more money in my pocket. You definitely pay a premium for convenience foods in most cases!

These homemade biscuits are the perfect side for any meal. You can have them on the table in just 15 minutes start to finish if you already have your mix on hand!

15-Minute Homemade Biscuits

Yield: 15 biscuits

15-Minute Homemade Biscuits



  1. Mix together homemade Bisquick mix and milk to form a soft dough.
  2. Roll the dough out to about 1/2" thickness on a flour-dusted surface. Cut out biscuits with a 2-1/2" cutter -- we repurpose an empty Campbell's soup can with both ends cut out for this.
  3. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.


If you have a few extra minutes to spare, you might also try your hand at making some homemade butter as a special treat.

by Tara | 14 comments

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Becky Thomas December 23, 2012 at 7:43 am

Have you ever made these with buttermilk? I have some so I was thinking about trying it.


Tara January 2, 2013 at 12:33 pm

You know, I haven’t tried it, but I also have some on hand right now, so I think I will!


Becky Thomas January 2, 2013 at 5:45 pm

I did too! Very good! I used 1 cup of buttermilk. I have a new biscuit recipe! I’m also thinking about those garlic cheese drop biscuits that you get at a certain restaurant. What do you think?


Tara January 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Oh, yes — I’ve been meaning to post my recipe for those. Sooooo yummy!


Jennifer October 23, 2013 at 9:02 am

Tara. I wanted to let you know the pop-ups have stopped.. For know at least! I havent seen any the last 2 times I’ve been on here.

Also, How much Buttermilk? Is it the same amount as the regular milk above? Thank you :)

Jennifer October 23, 2013 at 9:03 am

For NOW. I’m not stupid. Auto spell check is sometimes though!


Tara October 23, 2013 at 9:08 am

LOL, thanks for letting me know! Start with 2/3 cup, but you may need up to 1 cup. Just add more about a tablespoon at a time until they seem to be the right consistency.


Becky Thomas January 3, 2013 at 12:33 am

I’ll be waiting for that!


Angela March 23, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I made these tonight and my family inhaled them!! So yummy! Made the mix yesterday with 1/2 fresh ground whole wheat and used the mix to make sausage balls for the kids breakfast. Whhhoooeee! Delish!!!!


Tara March 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm

So glad to hear they were a hit, Angela!


Jack April 14, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I used 1-1/2 cups of smoked Tillamook Cheddar cheese and after baking 10 minates basted with a melted herb butter then baked 5 more minutes at 400 degrees. Mmmm


Tiffany March 11, 2014 at 9:47 am

Ok I am giving up the making biscuits thing! Seriously not sure what I did wrong but I have never been able to make biscuits an this was no exception :-(


Tara March 11, 2014 at 1:12 pm

What did you have trouble with, Tiffany? I think one of the most common mistakes is over mixing — you just want to stir the milk and mix enough to be able to roll the dough out.


Barb April 6, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Do you grease the baking pan first?
Spray oil, like, Pam spray, or butter?


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