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Easy Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits

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These super easy Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits are a new take on an old favorite and they are going to be your favorite. Such a great comfort food recipe bursting with new flavors! And we all know biscuits are the best!

easy jalapeno cheddar biscuits

Old fashioned biscuits

My grandma’s biscuits were the things dreams were made of. And I have been obsessed with recreating them for decades. I wish I would have gotten the recipe before she passed away. But I still try to make her proud in everything I cook.

These jalapeno cheddar biscuits are super easy to make and they have a burst of cheesy flavor (think red lobster cheddar bay) with a sneaky burn of heat at the end. Jalapenos are so delicious and one of the most flavorful peppers in my opinion without being way too hot.

How long does it take to make jalapeno cheddar biscuits

The recipe for jalapeno cheddar biscuits may take around 20 minutes of prep time and 15 to 20 minutes of baking time. Jalapeno cheddar biscuits can be easy to make, especially if you have experience with baking. The recipe involves basic baking ingredients as well.

The secret to really good biscuits is not to overwork the dough. Barely mix it together, by hand. Pat the dough out with your fingers. Start with cold ingredients and work fast so the ingredients stay cold. And cut them just once, push the leftover pieces together, and cut them again. Don’t reuse the remaining dough, it will be tough.

Another great trick is to use a super sharp knife to cut them into squares so you don’t have excess pieces. Just remember the less handling, the better. If you do use a cutter, make sure it’s thin, don’t use a drinking glass because the edges are thick and press down the layers preventing the biscuits from rising as much.

ingredients for jalapeno cheddar biscuits on the table

What to do with excess jalapenos

If you have a huge hot pepper harvest from your garden and need more ideas to use excess jalapenos, click here to see more ways to use excess peppers.

These biscuits would make a great side dish for any meal, check out some of these ideas for a main that pairs well:

biscuits cut on a parchment
cheddar biscuits fresh from the oven on parchment

Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits

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Easy Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits

Flaky, light cheesy biscuits with a kick of heat.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuit, cheddar biscuit, easy jalapeno cheddar biscuit, jalapeno biscuit, jalapeno cheddar biscuit
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Christina


  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 1 stick cold butter sliced
  • 2 jalapenos minced
  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 ¼ cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until the mixture is crumbly and the butter pieces are pea size.
  • Add shredded cheese and minced jalapeno. Stir together.
  • Pour milk into flour mixture and stir together just until combined. Do not over stir or you’ll make the dough heavy and tough.
  • Turn out biscuit dough onto floured surface. Sprinkle a little flour over the top if the dough is sticky. Gently press dough together, folding over once or twice.
  • Pat dough into a ½ inch thick round.
  • Use a 2 or 2 ½ inch biscuit cutter to cut out each biscuit. Gently, reroll scraps of dough and cut out more biscuits.
  • Place biscuits in a greased baking dish, cast iron skillet, or on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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