Cheesy Ranch Biscuits
Cheesy ranch biscuits recipe that are warm, fluffy and cheesy. I wonder, is there anything more delicious with dinner than a warm biscuit, slathered with butter? Actually, there is. Warm, fluffy, cheesy ranch biscuits, slathered with butter!
I’m a huge fan of cheese in my biscuits. Truthfully, I’m obsessed with cheesy biscuits, and Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits are to blame for that. I devour them by the basket full. My blogging friend, Anna, has a Red Lobster Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits recipe on her site. I’m a tiny bit afraid to make it, for fear I’ll grow too large to fit through my front door.
Anyway, it’s widely known that ranch and Italian salad dressings are the base for lots of delicious salad recipes. The thing is, when it comes to developing recipes, I like to color outside of the lines of ordinary. One look at my green tea gnocchi recipe should prove that to be a true fact!
If you ask me, the flavors of ranch dressing are perfect for turning ordinary ingredients into extraordinary meals. I love ranch flavor so much that I even made my own ranch seasoning blend! It’s common knowledge.. We love our ranch here in the the United States.. more like obsessed. ????
Ranch dry seasoning and ranch pourable salad dressing are great for flavoring salads, chicken, rice, and even soup. Brian and I both love to drizzle ranch dressing over baked potatoes for an extra kick of flavor.
Making these cheesy ranch biscuits can be as easy or as detailed as you want. If you have a scratch biscuit recipe, just substitute ranch dressing for about half of the milk that the recipe calls for, then fold in some cheddar cheese before rolling and cutting them.
If you’re not much of a scratch baker, or you’re in a hurry to eat some warm, flaky cheesy ranch biscuits, use my recipe for convenience baking mix and follow the recipe, below.
My recipe is just like the boxed dry biscuit/pancake mix that you can buy at the store, with one difference. My mix doesn’t have the nasty chemicals, so the biscuits you make with it will be much tastier, and much less expensive to make!
- For tender, flaky biscuits, try not to over work the dough. The more you knead and re-roll it, the tougher your biscuits will be.
- For nicely browned tops, brush the tops of the uncooked biscuits with a little bit of milk. Make sure the milk has at least 2% fat, because skim milk doesn’t help them to brown much.
If you have questions about making the cheesy ranch biscuits, please leave me a comment or send an email.
I want you to have baking success. Your stomach deserves the very best.
Easy Cheesy Ranch Biscuits Recipe
- 1.5 cups convenience baking mix plus extra for dusting work surface for rolling biscuits.
- 1/4 cup ranch salad dressing (I used Kraft low-fat)
- 1/2 teaspoon dry ranch seasoning mix
- 2 ounces almond milk (regular milk can also be used) plus more for brushing tops of biscuits
- 1/3 cup cheddar cheese shredded (I used Kraft)
- Heat oven to 450 degrees Farenheit
- Dust a large work surface lightly with a couple tablespoons of dry baking mix or all-purpose flour.
- In a large mixing bowl, add baking mix, salad dressing, dry ranch seasoning, and milk. Use a wooden spoon or silicone spatula to stir, just until combined (mixture will be wet and shaggy).
- Turn out dough onto floured work surface and knead 2-3 times; use hands to flatten gently into a circle. Add cheddar cheese; Fold and knead 3-4 more times to incorporate the cheese into the dough. Use hands or a rolling pin to shape dough into a circle, approximately 1/2 inch thick.
- Use a 2 inch biscuit cutter to cut out 5-6 biscuits (re-roll dough once, if necessary) and space them at least 1 inch apart on an ungreased jelly roll pan or cookie sheet.
- Use a pastry brush to apply a thin layer of milk onto the tops of the biscuits.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until biscuit tops are golden brown.
- Serve warm with butter, or cool and use instead of bread for a sandwich. Enjoy!
Want more delicious biscuit recipes to try? Check these out!
- I Pinned a recipe for Angel biscuits (biscuits with yeast) to my breads board on Pinterest that would be fabulous to use this cheddar ranch biscuits recipe with.
- Oh em gee, what about adding cheddar and ranch to Joan’s 7-up biscuits?! I don’t know about you, but that would have me shouting, “It’s yummi!”
- If you’re looking for a super simple, delicious biscuit recipe, try these 3-ingredient cream biscuits from Mrs. Happy Homemaker!
I was compensated for this post, but as is always the case, all thoughts and opinions stated here are my very own.
I’ve actually never made a biscuit! I know, crazy. But, my hubby is in love with them and has been requesting them..so…it’s time.
Plus, cheese? I am IN. Pinned!
Whoa…back up the train! You’ve never made biscuits?!
I’m a little bit shocked and shaky at the thought right now, Taylor! Please remedy that soon, m’kay? 😉
i’m usually not the biggest fan of ranch flavor, but these have me drooling. I might just have to try, especially since there’s cheese 🙂
I hope you’ll give ’em a try, Lindsay! They’re not overpowering with ranch flavor…. just enough to give a nice zing, very similar to a buttermilk zing 🙂
Yes, please! We’re huge ranch-lovers…cheese-lovers…biscuit lovers… in this household. These would disappear in no time.
I totally know what you mean. I may or may not have eaten 3 without blinking 😉
These look scrum-diddly-umptious! I can’t wait to make them!
Ha! I just gigglesnorted at your scrum-diddly-umptious comment, Christina! Thanks 🙂
I love fresh, warm biscuits! What a great use of Ranch.
More cheese please! These look awesome- love that photo of all those biscuits stacked up 🙂
One can never have enough cheese, right Marisa? 😉 Thanks for stopping by!
Looks delicious to me, kind of like those cheddar biscuits from Red Lobster! I love using my dry ranch powder in recipes, and even making healthier ranch by substituting the mayo for greek yogurt or cottage cheese!
xoxo Sarah Grace.
My family would love these. Who wouldn’t? Pinning for later!
Love cheesy biscuits! I just made some the other day but I didn’t add ranch! I can’t wait to try your tasty recipe!
I hope you have a chance to try them, Serena. They’re SO easy and delicious!
Biscuits are my downfall. I fill up on them before dinner and I don’t want anything else.
Ohhh, how I can relate, Candi! 😉
I love love love biscuits!!!! Gotta try these before Gabriel finds out.. (aka “Mr. Cat”, but he thinks he’s human). Off to the kitchen!!!
Hehe! Kari, I sometimes wonder if God created pets to control and care for humans instead of the other way around. 😉
I like to think His idea was that we live together and take care of each other, animals and humans alike. And the lion shall lie down with the lamb.
Did these biscuits last night – not one was left! Thank you for a splendid recipe.
You are very right, Zena!
YUM! This looks like a recipe I need to make this week. And, I bet I can even make it a fun cooking lesson with my kids. Thanks for sharing! #client
Thanks so very much, Stephanie! These biscuits really are one of the easiest parts to dinner 🙂
I love biscuits – we don’t have them over here in the UK, well we do but we call them scones and eat them for afternoon tea! I love to go to Perkins or Cracker Barrel when we’re on vacation so I can fill up on biscuits! I’m going to have to put this recipe to the test.
I love scones, Clare, but truthfully, they’re nothing like a flaky biscuit! I hope you’ll give the recipe a try 🙂
We love ranch dressing, and I can’t think of a more fun way to use it than in biscuits!
I love biscuits. I used to hate them when I was a kid though. But now I love them. And now I am also craving some fried chicken. 😉
Ummm…holy cow, Chef Bec! What a clever way to use salad dressing. I am amazed at this…and of course, I am once again in awe of your work. 2 thumbs up!
Thank you so much, but look who’s talkin’, Mr. Blog Full-O-Flavor!
I think I enjoy perusing your recipes as much as a monkey likes bananas 🙂
Your cheesy biscuits look amazing, Becca! And the boost of flavor from the Ranch must taste amazing!
Thanks, Liz! We really did enjoy them a lot 🙂
They look amazing!
Have a marvelous day!
Thanks so much, Melanie!
These look so GOOD – pinning! 🙂
Thank you so much for your compliment… and for your Pin! 🙂