Savory Cheese Muffins from a Baking Mix

Cheese and Onion Muffins
Cheese and Onion Muffins. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • Total: 37 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 27 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Muffins

These muffins are a delicious, moist combination of cheese and lightly browned onions. Use a purchased or homemade biscuit baking mix for this recipe. The tasty butter and poppy seed topping is optional, but it is a nice touch.

This recipe makes about 6 large muffins, but can easily be scaled up to make a dozen or more. 


  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Bisquick (or homemade biscuit baking mix)
  • 3/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (divided)
  • Optional:1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 400 F.

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the onion until tender and lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Whisk together the egg and milk; add the biscuit mix and stir until just moistened. Fold in the browned onion and 1/2 cup of the cheese.

  4. Scoop the batter into 6 to 8 greased muffin cups (or spray with baking spray). The cups should be about two-thirds full.

  5. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining shredded cheese and poppy seeds, if using. Melt the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over the muffin tops.

  6. Bake the muffins for about 16 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.