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Chive and Cheddar Biscuits

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Soft, savory, flaky, and filled with cheddar cheese and chives – these chive and cheddar biscuits are unbelievably easy to make and can be ready in just 20 minutes!

We love a good copycat recipe around here! Olive Garden Zuppa ToscanaLion House Rolls, Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade, Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls, and these cheddar biscuits are some of our very favorites!

two cheddar biscuits with chives on a plate. One is cut in half with a pad of melted butter on top.

Easy Dinner Biscuits

Is there anything better than a tender, flaky, fresh-from-the-oven biscuit? In my family, the answer is definitely no! I make some variation of biscuits at least every other week, because we just can’t get enough of them! They are the perfect side for salads or soups (which we eat really frequently) and they’re just plain delicious. These cheddar and chive biscuits are one of my newer biscuit inventions, but I’ve already made them several times. This recipe is definitely a keeper!!

I am completely addicted to cheese, so I’m always looking for ways to add it to pretty much any recipe. When I added it to my favorite biscuit recipe, the results were phenomenal! The cheese made the already rich and buttery biscuits even more flavorful and tender. They taste just like the ones you find at Red Lobster but with the addition of chives. The chives added a great little punch of flavor as well, and were perfectly tasty in combination with the cheddar.

Perhaps even better to them tasting amazing, is the fact that they are easy to make! No kneading or crazy ingredients needed! The entire process takes about 20 minutes – so in no time at all, these delicious biscuits will be ready for you!

looking down on a bowl filled with cheddar biscuits topped with chives

How To Make Cheddar Biscuits

Prep – Preheat the oven 450 degrees F while you’re preparing your dough. You’ll also want to line your baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat for easier cleanup.

Whisk & Cut – Whisk together the dry ingredients; flour, salt, baking powder and sugar, into a large mixing bowl. Next, you’ll want to cut in the butter using either a pastry blender or two knives. You’ll do this until the mixture has the texture of coarse crumbs and the pieces of butter are smaller than pea-sized.

Toss – Add the chives to the mixture and then toss everything until the chives have been evenly mixed in.

Add Milk – Gently stir in the milk until it has just combined with the dry ingredients. At this point the dough may be a little rough but that’s OK.

Fold & Cut – Next, you’ll want to turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and then pat it into a rectangle that’s about six by nine inches. After that, fold each side of the dough over into the middle of the rectangle and then you’ll pat it out again into a 6 x 9 rectangle. Finally, cut the dough into 12 equal squares and place them on the baking sheet.

Bring The Heat – Bake the cheddar biscuits for about 10-12 minutes or until they are a golden brown on top.

Storage – If you don’t finish these biscuits during dinner, be sure to place them in a Ziploc bag to keep them from drying out. You can also make a large batch of these rolls and freeze them to use later. Make sure you place them in a freezer-safe container and they will stay fresh for about 2-3 months.

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There you have it, delicious cheddar biscuits in under 20 minutes. Let us know if you make these biscuits by leaving us a comment below, or by snapping a picture of them and tagging us on social media!

two cheddar biscuits with chives on a plate. One is cut in half with a pad of melted butter on top.
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Cheddar Biscuit Recipe

Soft, savory, flaky, and filled with cheddar cheese and chives - these Cheddar and Chive Biscuits are unbelievably easy to make and can be ready in just 20 minutes!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minutes or less, roll
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 biscuits
Calories 182 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or two knives, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and the pieces of butter are no bigger than pea sized.
  3. Toss the cheddar cheese and chives with the dry ingredients until well distributed.
  4. Add the milk and gently stir until just combined (the dough may be a little rough and shaggy, and that’s okay!).
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a rectangle that is about 6 inches by 9 inches. Fold each side of the dough over the middle (like you’re folding a letteand pat out again to about 6 x 9 inches. Cut biscuits out of the dough using desired size of biscuit cutter, or cut the dough into twelve equal sized squares.
  6. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Cheddar Biscuit Recipe
Amount Per Serving (12 biscuits)
Calories 182
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


a close up of two fluffy and flaky biscuits made with chives and cheddar

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