These easy to make Cheddar Chive Biscuits are loaded with cheesy, herby flavor! These warm, savory drop biscuits are simple to make at home using simple ingredients.
I upgraded my regular drop biscuits with the addition of cheddar cheese and chives and I am not looking back. I mean, regular biscuits are always a hit, but adding herbs and cheese? Magnificent! These simple additions add such a nice flavor to biscuits and are sure to be a hit!
It’s no secret that I am obsessed with adding herbs to my dishes. Clearly, with a name like Herbs & Flour I have a deep love for them! Chives is definitely an herb that is often overlooked in my kitchen though.
Well, until now that is.
This year, was the first year I planted chives in my garden and it has helped me utilize it far more in my dishes. While I used them from time to time, it was really rare that I picked up a bunch from the grocery store. Having them handy has meant they have found their way into so many recipes and I can tell you, this is not a trend that’s going to disappear any time soon!
With colder temperatures meaning that gardening season is over, I have attempted to pot and bring in some chives to get me through the winter months. Wish me luck cause I am hoping to bake up these cheddar chive biscuits often to accompany our soups, stews and breakfasts in the months ahead!
What are chives?
Chives are an herb that grows into long green stalks. The stalks are very thin and typically have a hollow center (see below for varieties). They are closely rated to onions and garlic so they have a similar, but milder flavor. Chives are often eaten fresh and used as a garnish. They are also great mixed into biscuits (as I did here) and bread recipes.
There are two varieties of chives – onion chives and garlic chives. I use onion chives as I have a garlic sensitivity. Onion chives are also typically the type of chives you find most often in grocery stores around here. The way to tell the difference is by inspecting the long green stalks. Onion chives are round, tube-like stems with a hollow center (like a super skinny straw). Garlic chives have flatter stalks.
As mentioned above, I use onion chives but you can use either variety in this recipe.
What you need to make this Cheddar Chive Biscuits recipe:
- baking powder
- melted butter
- milk or buttermilk
- shredded cheddar cheese
How to make these easy Cheddar Chive Biscuits:
Mix the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
Add the wet ingredients. Add the melted butter and milk to the the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Fold in the stars of the show! Fold in the cheddar cheese and chives just until they are well mixed in. [I spent too much time giggling over this “fold in the cheese” instruction as it immediately made me think of the Schitt’s Creek episode where Moira and David are dumbfounded by the instruction. Because we all need a laugh…
Scoop the drop biscuits. Use a large cookie scoop or an ice cream scoop to scoop out batter onto the lined baking sheet. ensuring there is about an inch of space between the biscuits. You should end up with about 12 biscuits.
Bake! Bake in a preheated oven at 425F for 15 minutes or until the tops begin to turn golden. Allow them to cool slightly before serving. Optional (but highly recommended): brush with some melted butter and sprinkle with more chives before serving.
How to store Cheddar Chive Biscuits
To store leftover biscuits, allow them to cool completely and then place them in an airtight container in the fridge. You can store them this way for a few days.
These biscuits can also be frozen for future use. To freeze, place cooled biscuits in a freezer safe bag. When you want to enjoy them, thaw them in the fridge overnight and then heat them up. To reheat the cheddar chive drop biscuits, you can pop them in the oven or an air fryer until they are heated through.
What to serve with Cheddar Chive Biscuits
The best thing about these cheddar and chive biscuits is that they are a great side for breakfast, lunch and dinner! While I love to just nibble on a biscuit with a cup of coffee, we usually serve them up with soups, salads, or a breakfast plate. My personal favorite is to turn them into breakfast sandwiches topped with an egg (runny yolk is a must!), bacon and more cheese!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
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Cheddar Chive Biscuits
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 cup milk or buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese finely shredded
- 1/4 cup chives finely chopped (+ more for garnish, optional)
- Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- Add the melted butter and milk to the the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Fold in the cheddar cheese and chives just until they are well mixed in.
- Use a large cookie scoop or an ice cream scoop to scoop out batter onto the lined baking sheet. ensuring there is about an inch of space between the biscuits. You should end up with about 12 biscuits.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops begin to turn golden. Allow them to cool slightly before serving. Optional: brush with some melted butter and sprinkle with more chives before serving.