Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits are a great appetizer, tailgate food, or just a spicy complement to your meals!
I do far more sweet baking than savory baking. I love to bake savory things, but I also tend to bake the same ones over and over. (Hello, corn bread!) Every once in a while, though, I get a craving for something a little different.
These Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits are a variation of traditional buttermilk biscuits, which are made with just a few ingredients and mix quickly and easily. For this spicy variation, I added plenty of cheese and jalapeños along with some spices. The result is a soft, flaky, flavorful biscuit that’s pretty irresistible.
Out of buttermilk? Try one of these substitutions!
Serve these biscuits as a simple homemade bread alongside dinner. They’re a perfect companion to soup, chili, and so many more dishes. You can also use them for a little something different for making sandwiches. A little spot in our neighborhood serves pulled pork sandwiches on Cheddar biscuits, and they are so, so good. These would work perfectly for something like that!
For an appetizer option, you can make mini versions and pile them on a serving tray all by themselves or made into mini sandwiches. They’d be a fun treat for a holiday party, tailgating, and more!
We are big fans of spicy food around here, so we love all the jalapeños in these biscuits. You can dial that up or down depending on your tastes. I like to use 1 & 1/2 or 2 jalapeños for a nice, spicy kick. If you aren’t as big a fan of the heat from the peppers, try using just 1 or even a half.
These biscuits are a great year-round treat, but I especially love them in the fall and winter when we’re cooking lots of soups and other warm, comforting foods. They’re wonderful served warm with your dinner, but they’re also great at room temperature. Try spreading a little butter on a warm biscuit for an even more special treat.