Cast Iron Cheddar Biscuits

7-8 biscuits
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Cast Iron Cheddar Biscuits
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cast iron skillet

Baking biscuits in a cast iron skillet is easy to do and gives the biscuits a wonderful crunchy bottom. I love these cheddar biscuits as a snack or served with any breakfast/brunch spread!


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (or whole milk)
Melted butter, for brushing


  1. Preheat oven to 450˚F. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Use a pastry cutter, fork, or clean hands to work cold, cubed butter into the flour mix. Keep cutting in the butter until it’s in pea-sized pieces.
  2. Add grated cheese to the flour mix and work it in.
  3. Finally, stir in buttermilk or milk and stir the dough together until it holds its shape.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it a few times. Then roll it out to about 3/4-inch height and cut your biscuits to any shape you would like.
  5. Transfer the cut biscuits to a lightly oiled or buttered cast iron skillet. It’s okay if the biscuits touch in spots.
  6. Brush the biscuits with melted butter and bake them at 450˚F for 18-20 minutes until they are golden brown on top.
  7. Let biscuits cool slightly before serving. They are best slightly warm though.

Keep leftover biscuits in an airtight container for 3-4 days.