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Cheese & Pesto Biscuits

Biscuits always liven up a meal, especially when they’re golden brown and filled with pesto, garlic and cheese for extra zip. —Liz Bellville, Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon prepared pesto
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  • Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese. In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk and pesto until blended; stir into flour mixture just until moistened.
  • Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Mix melted butter and garlic; brush over biscuits. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 biscuit: 175 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • Rhoni347
    Nov 8, 2018

    This is probably the best biscuit recipe ever. I was lazy and used a garlic butter spread at the end but otherwise followed it exactly and I will make this one a million times for sure.

  • danielleylee
    Oct 27, 2014

    My husband loved these! They are so quick and easy! He likes them almost as much as the red lobster version. Nice twist with the pesto!

  • mjlouk
    Oct 26, 2014

    These were easy to make and really good! I even skipped the melted butter step and just added garlic powder to the mixture. Kids liked them too!