Cheddar and Green Onion Biscuits

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The effect that adding a simple biscuit has on a meal is amazing. These cheddar and green onion biscuits were an afterthought, but they transformed my end-of-summer corn chowder from an easy weeknight dinner destined to be eaten on the couch in front of the television to a meal that we enjoyed as we lingered around the dining room table. Bursting with flavor from melted cheddar, green onions, and garlic, I couldn’t keep my hands off these biscuits! (Confession: I ate three.)

I don’t usually advocate using low-fat or fat-free cheese because it can have a strange rubbery texture, but in this case go right ahead and use it if you want (you’ll shave off about 10 calories and 1 gram fat per biscuit by using reduced-fat instead of full-fat). Because the cheese is mixed throughout the biscuit, you really can’t tell the difference. Just do me a favor and don’t buy the pre-shredded cheese in the bag: it’s coated in starch so that it doesn’t stick together and it just won’t melt right. Plus, it tastes funny. It’s well worth taking the extra minute to shred your own!

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Cheddar and Green Onion Biscuits

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 Tbs baking powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • smoked paprika

Preheat oven to 400F.

Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the butter — the mixture will have a fine, crumbly texture with pea-sized lumps of butter. Gently mix in the milk, cheese, green onions, and garlic powder. Drop 1/4 cup portions of the batter onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until the edges of the biscuits turn golden brown and the tops are dry. Remove from the oven and dust with paprika.

Yields 12.
Approx. 150 calories, 6 grams fat, 0 grams fiber, 5.5 grams protein

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Comments

  1. Liz @ Blog is the New Black says:

    Looks so good!

  2. These look so good…and I happen to have everything on hand to make them. Maybe I’ll whip up a batch after work one night this week. Do you think they freeze ok?

    • They didn’t last long enough for me to bother trying to freeze them, but I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t freeze just fine!

  3. yum!! these look great!!

  4. It’s amazing how far the little things in life can take you! A biscuit can make or break a meal. Well, maybe not make or break it. But make or MAKE it! These sound delicious! And addictive. Gotta have em.

  5. These looks delicious and sound delicious!

  6. I think Joanne hit it right on the head! A good biscuit can definitely MAKE a meal…
    At todays Farmer’s Market I purchased a bunch of scallions and when he prompted that it was 3 for $2 or 1 for $1 I tossed in two extra bunches. These will be a perfect vehicle for them! Nicely done!

  7. Great recipe! This is a meal in it of itself!

  8. RavieNomNoms says:

    Simply delicious!

  9. Oh these look fabulous Lauren! Two of my favourite flavours :-)

  10. That looks wonderful lauren! I adore biscuits and the cheddar is a nice addition! (((oh cheese how i heart thee)))

  11. Thanks for the tip on the cheese. I agree about the low – fat versions. Sometimes it would be better to skip it all together, nice to know in this treatment it was a good idea. These look wonderful!!

  12. I so love these…savory biscuits are a favorite :) And these are lovely :)

  13. Looks delicious!

  14. These look delicious. A homemade biscuit is hard to beat. I agree that I would rather eat no cheese than the lowfat stuff. Since I have made the tradition to eating real food I have lost weight and feel so much better. I think its because it is more natural and satisfying so your body just needs less to be happy. Don’t we all deserve real delicious food and not processed/fake stuff???

  15. For some reason these didn’t really appeal until you mentioned that you ate them with corn chowder. Then something about them just sang. I think you hit a perfect combination there! Now I’ll have to make both!

  16. I’m definitely going to veganize these and have them with dinner (red beans and rice)! They look fabulous!

  17. Two of my favorite food groups all rolled into one – carbs and CHEESE ;)

  18. These look lovely and so delicious! Thanks for the tip on the cheese.

  19. That touch of paprika makes these guys look gorgeous! And you’re so right about cheese. It’s so worth the extra 5 minutes that it takes to shred it yourself.

  20. these are sooo good! And I don’t know what anyone was talking about…leftovers! HA!

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