This Blue Cheese Biscuits Recipe are made with butter, biscuit dough, blue cheese, parsley, and baked to perfection.
Blue cheese biscuits are popular in many cuisines, particularly in American and British cuisine, where blue cheese is a common ingredient. They are often served at gatherings, parties, and special occasions, and are appreciated for their rich and bold flavor. Blue cheese biscuit recipes can vary, with different chefs and home cooks adding their own twists and variations to suit their taste preferences.
I usually would say to make your own biscuit dough, but for this recipe, buying store bought is the way to go – nothing wrong with a short cut. This is a great appetizer and it is always a crowd pleaser.
- What are Blue Cheese Biscuits?
- Blue Cheese Biscuits Recipe Ingredients
- How to make Blue Cheese Biscuits
- What to serve with Blue Cheese Biscuits
- Blue Cheese Biscuits Recipe Variations
- How to store Blue Cheese Biscuits
- Blue Cheese Biscuits Recipe Top tips
- Blue Cheese Biscuits Recipe
- Food safety
What are Blue Cheese Biscuits?
Blue cheese biscuits are a type of biscuit or cookie that contains blue cheese as one of its main ingredients. Biscuits, also known as cookies in some regions, are baked treats that are typically small and crispy. Blue cheese, which is a type of cheese that is known for its distinct blue veins or marbling caused by the presence of mold, is used to flavor the biscuit dough, giving it a tangy, savory, and slightly salty taste.
Blue cheese biscuits are often made by combining flour, butter or shortening, blue cheese crumbles, and other ingredients such as herbs, spices, or nuts. The dough is then shaped into rounds, squares, or other shapes, and baked until golden brown and crispy. Blue cheese biscuits can be enjoyed as a standalone snack, served as an appetizer, or used as a accompaniment to soups, salads, or cheese platters.
Blue Cheese Biscuits Recipe Ingredients
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
- Salted butter
- Biscuit dough
- Blue cheese
See recipe card for Blue Cheese Biscuit Bites quantities.
How to make Blue Cheese Biscuits
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cut the discs of dough into quarters.
Place the butter in a 9-inch glass pie plate and microwave to melt.
Place the pieces in the pie plate and toss to coat in the butter. Sprinkle blue cheese on top over the dough, as well as the parsley.
Bake until the top is golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.
What to serve with Blue Cheese Biscuits
- Charcuterie board: Blue cheese biscuits can be a delicious addition to a charcuterie board, which typically includes an assortment of cured meats, cheeses, crackers, and condiments. The savory and tangy flavors of blue cheese biscuits can complement the salty and rich flavors of cured meats and other cheeses, creating a well-balanced and flavorful appetizer spread.
- Soups and stews: Blue cheese biscuits can be served alongside soups and stews as a tasty and comforting accompaniment. They can be used for dipping into the soup or stew, or simply enjoyed on their own as a side to add a crunchy texture and a burst of flavor to the meal.
- Salads: Blue cheese biscuits can be crumbled over salads to add a crunchy and tangy element. They can be used as a topping for green salads, pasta salads, or grain salads, adding an extra layer of flavor and texture.
- Butter: The recipe calls for salted butter, although if you only have unsalted, but make sure to mix salt into the melted butter.
- Biscuit dough: I used the regular Pillsbury brand for the biscuit dough you can find in the dairy section.
- Blue Cheese: I recommend using the already crumbled blue cheese as it tends to be less “stinky.” Please either love or hate blue cheese. For those of you who don’t like blue cheese, feel free to use feta cheese.
- Parsley: I used fresh parsley although you can also use thyme instead. If you would rather use dried parsley or thyme, that would work but just use less.
Blue Cheese Biscuits Recipe Variations
- Bacon and Blue Cheese Biscuits: Add cooked and crumbled bacon to the biscuit dough for a smoky and salty twist. The combination of blue cheese and bacon creates a savory and indulgent flavor profile.
- Rosemary Blue Cheese Biscuits: Add chopped fresh rosemary to the biscuit dough for a fragrant and aromatic herbaceous flavor. The rosemary complements the tangy blue cheese and adds an earthy note to the biscuits.
- Pecan Blue Cheese Biscuits: Add chopped pecans or other nuts of your choice to the biscuit dough for a crunchy and nutty texture. The nuts add a richness and depth of flavor that pairs well with the blue cheese.
- Fig and Blue Cheese Biscuits: Add finely chopped dried figs to the biscuit dough for a sweet and tangy contrast to the salty blue cheese. The combination of sweet and savory flavors creates a unique and delicious biscuit.
If you love this, you need to try my Cheesy Jalapeño Braided Pastry.
- Baking dish: To bake the biscuits in the oven, you'll need a baking dish or baking tray to place the biscuits on for baking.
- Parchment paper or silicone baking mat: To prevent the biscuits from sticking to the baking sheet, you can use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to line the baking sheet.
- Knife or pastry cutter: If you need to cut the premade biscuit dough into smaller pieces or shape it in any way, you may need a knife or a pastry cutter.
- Oven: You'll need an oven to bake the biscuits according to the package instructions for the premade dough you're using.
- Optional: Basting brush or melted butter: If you want to brush melted butter on top of the biscuits for added flavor and browning, you'll need a basting brush or melted butter to do so.
How to store Blue Cheese Biscuits
- Allow the biscuits to cool completely: Before storing blue cheese biscuits, make sure they have cooled completely to room temperature to prevent condensation and sogginess.
- Store in an airtight container: Place the biscuits in an airtight container, such as a plastic or glass container with a tight-fitting lid. Alternatively, you can also use a resealable plastic freezer bag.
- Separate layers with parchment paper: If storing multiple layers of biscuits, it's a good idea to place parchment paper or wax paper between the layers to prevent them from sticking to each other.
- Store in a cool, dry place: Keep the biscuits in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry or cupboard, away from direct sunlight, moisture, and heat, as these can affect their texture and flavor.
- Avoid storing in the refrigerator: Blue cheese biscuits are typically best stored at room temperature, as storing them in the refrigerator can make them dry and stale.
- Use within a few days: Blue cheese biscuits are best consumed within a few days for optimal freshness and flavor. However, this may vary depending on the specific recipe and ingredients used, so always check for any specific storage recommendations in the recipe or on the biscuit packaging.
- Optional: Freeze for longer storage: If you have leftover biscuits that you won't be able to consume within a few days, you can freeze them for longer storage. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in an airtight container or resealable plastic freezer bag before storing in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Thaw them at room temperature before reheating or consuming.
Blue Cheese Biscuits Recipe Top tips
- Use quality blue cheese: The flavor of blue cheese is a prominent component of blue cheese biscuits, so be sure to use a high-quality blue cheese that you enjoy. Look for one with a good balance of creaminess and tanginess to enhance the flavor of your biscuits.
- Chill the dough if necessary: If the biscuit dough becomes too soft or sticky, you can chill it in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes before shaping and baking. Chilling the dough helps it firm up, making it easier to handle and resulting in biscuits that hold their shape better during baking.
- Experiment with add-ins: Blue cheese biscuits can be a delicious canvas for experimentation. Consider adding other complementary flavors, such as chopped fresh herbs (such as chives or rosemary), minced garlic, or cracked black pepper to customize the biscuits to your taste.
- Follow baking time and temperature: Pay close attention to the baking time and temperature specified in the recipe to ensure that your blue cheese biscuits bake to perfection. Over-baking can result in dry biscuits, while under-baking can result in doughy biscuits.
- Serve fresh from the oven: Blue cheese biscuits are best enjoyed fresh from the oven when they are still warm and fragrant. Serve them alongside soups, stews, salads, or as a standalone appetizer or snack for maximum flavor and texture.
- Store properly: If you have leftovers, store them properly following the storage tips mentioned earlier to maintain their freshness for longer.
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove