Jalapeño & Cheese Biscuits

Jalapeno cheddar biscuitsHave any of you been to a Red Lobster? Anyone? 

Oh, you think since I'm a food blogger and such that I don't ever frequent chain resturants. Well, you could not be more wrong. My grandpa loves Red Lobster. And if Grandpa Jack wants to eat at Red Lobster, well then, that's where we're going. 🙂

Fine with me anyway, because they have these things called Cheddar Bay Biscuits. They are quite tasty.Cheddar biscuits  These are Cheddar Bay Biscuit's spicy cousin. But not too spicy, don't worry. Just the right amount. Or at least that's my opinion. You should totally make these and see what you think. Cheddar biscuits Jalapeño & Cheese Biscuits, makes ten to twelve.

2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 jalapeño, sliced thin + seeds and veins removed
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg

In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry blender to incorporate the cold butter.Best biscuit recipeHow to make biscuitsStir in the chopped jalapeño and cheese. Pour in the buttermilk and stir until a loose dough ball forms. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead a few times. Roll out the dough. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out 10-12 biscuits. If you can't find your biscuit cutter (what the heck!?), use a heart-shaped cookie cutter instead. Or you can use the top of a drinking glass or just cut them into squares.

Tip: If you want these a bit more spicy leave some of the jalapeño seeds in. The seeds contain a lot of the heat. Just FYI.Cheddar biscuitsPlace the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with one egg whisked with a tablespoon or so of water (egg wash). This will give your biscuits a beautiful, golden top. Bake at 400°F for 14-15 minutes.Jalapeno cheddar biscuits   These are awesome paired with scrambled eggs or mushroom gravy for breakfast. Or you could totally serve this alongside soup or chili for lunch or dinner. Jalapeno cheddar biscuits Enjoy these! xo. Emma

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman, Photography: Emma Chapman & Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with Imogen of the Folk Collection

  • this sounds like something my boyfriend would love. i’m going to add these to my 1 million recipe long list of things to make! Thanks!!

  • I used one cup all purpose flour and one cup wheat flour and these biscuits turned out pretty terrible. They didn’t cook all the way through– I had to almost double the baking time and the biscuits were not flaky. Would this be because of the one cup wheat flour??

  • Are these like Scones in the UK? Also, what could I use instead of buttermilk in the recipe as it’s not widely available here!

  • These look fantastic. I’ve always wanted to try biscuits or savoury scones as they’re called here. Question though, is it possible to freeze these after baking? There is no way I could eat them all by myself so if I could store them in the freezer and reheat when I feel like one that would be awesome. Kudos for the recipe! 🙂

  • Tried them with New Mexico Green Chile. In my opinion, better than the jalapeño!

  • My Grandma loves red lobster too. And considering that we are hispanics that like a little spice, I think she would love these. I need to make them for her.


  • Emma, do you know how many grams of butter correspond to the 6 tablespoons?

  • I have been hesitant to try baking biscuits but this seems super easy. Thanks for sharing!! Pinned 🙂

  • Really love the added photo of Emma pressing out the biscuits – nice touch to a food recipe post. And these look absolutely delish!

  • i can already see my boyfriend dying with happiness if i made these bad boys. they look amazing! YUM!



  • These look delicious! I love a little kick to add to breakfast or a nice tomato soup!



  • All your recipes are super cute and tasty! Have you ever considered making downloadable and printable recipe cards? I think they would be great 🙂

  • These look amazing! My hubby and I go to Red Lobster just for the biscuits. The rest of the meal, eh…

    Do you have a link anywhere to “printer friendly” formats for your recipes?

  • love the cheddar bay biscuits at red lobster, but not much else, so these sound amazing! can’t wait to try them.

    xo. jenn @ hello, rigby!

  • These sound so delicious! What if you don’t own a pastry blender? Hmmm!

  • so, hold the phone, biscuits are just british scones with buttermilk? I have been wondering about the difference for a while! these look delicious!

  • I’m hungry now…I will try it!


  • Love the idea of savoury biscuits!


  • These look lovely Emma!! I am definitely going to try these out – they would go so nicely with hot soup on a warm day!

  • Hmm looks Delish! And would be a good subject for my #onthetable Challenge!
    Could you come cook for me tomorrow, boyfriend’s of skiing 😉

  • These look delicious, will definitely be giving these a go. xxx

  • These sound delicious, I’ve never been to red lobster there isn’t one here

  • its grey and snowy here…that looks like the ultimate comfort food! xo julia www.tagandtibby.com

  • Good evening!

    Love biscuits, but have never tryed with jalapeno before.


  • OOOH! I’ve been dreaming of red lobster biscuits for ages. Since moving to NZ I keep meaning to figure out how to make my own. The jalapenos added seems like the PERFECT addition. THANK YOOOOOOOU x


  • These sounds amazing! I am definitely going to have to make these soon! I’ve never been to Red Lobster, but with the prospect of those biscuits, who knows!


  • Great recipe…can’t wait to try it out.


  • Yep. The perks of having more people around when I’m cooking. It used to be just lonely me in a my kitchen, but now we have Sarah around to snap photos (and also bring a lot of cheer to the office). 🙂


  • Old Bay seasoning would be the perfect addition. Love that thought.


  • Do it, do it! If you’re feeling adventurous you might try facon (you know, fake bacon, like soy). I bought some last week. Been pretty skeptical of it as it looks kind of like a toy or dog treat. Ha! But we have found that if you cook it and then crumble it (think bacon bits) it’s actually really awesome. That would be perfect in biscuits. So I may have to steal your idea. We’re currently making lots of “bacon” risotto with veggies at our house this week. 🙂


  • These look for good! I am so excited to make them! Perfect for a party!


  • Oh my god, these look delicious. Ghah, need to make these soon!


  • Yum! I love this kind of recipes where it both looks doable, and I have all the ingredients ready in my cupboard/fridge 😉 Thanks so much for sharing, Emma 🙂


  • Ohhhhhh yes please. I’m on a biscuit bender right now and these are making my mouth water! I make cheddar bay biscuits all the time at home and find that putting in a wee bit of Old Bay seasoning is yumm yumm yumm!


  • Yuuummmmm. These look like the red lobster biscuits with a little bite to em!

  • Love a spicy kick, can’t wait to try these!

    Xx Milly


  • I had some cheddar, bacon, jalapeno biscuits at a restaurant a little while back, and I’ve been wanting to make them ever since. Thank you for posting these and reminding me to put them back on my list!

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