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Cornmeal Cheddar Biscuits

Unlike traditional biscuits, this cheesy version lets you drop them from a there's no mess and no fuss...and no precious time wasted! Serve them fresh-from-the-oven with chili or your favorite soup or stew. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture crumbly. Stir in cheese and milk just until moistened.
  • Drop by 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto a ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 177 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • angela32
    Apr 15, 2019

    These are delicious and great way to change up regular biscuits. I was a little heavy handed with the cheese, so ended up with 3/4 to 1 cup of cheese probably. No other changes, very good. A keeper recipe for sure.

  • Tenajael
    Jan 19, 2018

    These are perfect! I used just a little extra flour and corn meal and milk so I could do a slight knead. Timing and proportions are just right.

  • mrnibbles
    Oct 9, 2015

    I thought they were pretty boring. Dense and crumbly. Like cornbread. I've come to think that a biscuit is not a biscuit without buttermilk.

  • AlianaYYZ
    Sep 13, 2015

    These were perfect. Not dry like other biscuit recipes. They were not that cheesy so you could definitely increase the cheddar to a full cup like review cmgentzel suggested. Also, I ran out of milk so I used Vanilla Almond milk instead. So good. Really easy to make. Didn't bake longer than 12 mins. I'll make these all the time.

  • MaryGW
    Mar 7, 2011

    These were so crispy and light...yum!

  • cmgentzel
    Dec 4, 2010

    I made this recipe for the first time and we loved them!!! Although I increased the cheese to 1 cup. My family loved them and I will definitely make them again.