Sausage Cheddar Biscuits

Sausage cheddar biscuits

Leah Maroney / The Spruce Eats

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
374 Calories
33g Fat
9g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 374
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 1262mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 11g
Calcium 297mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Nothing beats a freshly baked, hot biscuit on a Saturday morning. Biscuits are even better when they are loaded with breakfast sausage and sharp cheddar cheese

These biscuits are insanely easy to make and can be baked in one casserole dish. They are the perfect breakfast dish to make ahead of time and serve to hungry house guests. They would also look beautiful on a brunch table. Christmas morning would be fast, easy, and delicious with a tray of these babies. 

Make sure to completely cook the breakfast sausage before adding it to the biscuit dough. It is also important for the breakfast sausage to be completely cooled. If it is hot when you add it to the dough, it will melt the butter in the dough and change the texture. 

You can add other mix-ins to these sausage cheddar biscuits like freshly chopped chives, scallions, or different cheeses like gruyere or gouda. I think the sausage tastes best with the biscuits, but you could also add bacon. You can also use these biscuits to make biscuit sandwiches by slicing them in half and adding more sausage and cheese inside! 

You can easily freeze this tray of biscuits after you bake and cool them and then reheat them when you need them! 


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (unbleached)
  • 2 sticks butter (cold, unsalted)
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 2/3 cups buttermilk (or regular milk with 2 teaspoons of vinegar mixed in)
  • 1 pound of breakfast sausage (cooked completely)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted, to slather on the biscuits)

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  2. Combine all dry ingredients and butter in a food processor, pulse until it forms fine crumbs. If you don't have a food processor use a pastry blender or two forks. Be careful not to over mix or to use your hands. You want the little chunks of butter to stay intact and not melt from the heat of your hands. 

  3. Add buttermilk as you pulse or mix. 

  4. Place the dough in a clean bowl.  Cut in the shredded cheddar and cooled, cooked sausage until completely incorporated.  

  5. Separate the dough into 12 balls.  Form quickly and gently with your hands so that it is rounded.  Place the balls of dough snuggly into a 9 x 13 casserole dish.  Brush the tops of each biscuit with melted butter if you wish.

  6. Place the casserole dish in the oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked all the way through. Serve immediately or allow to cool and cover in aluminum foil and then freeze.