Easy and Delicious 3 Ingredient Biscuit Recipe

November 02, 2019

These yummy three ingredient biscuits are so easy to make!

Easy buttery biscuit recipe

Most of us have a crutch when it comes to certain foods, right? Like sweets or chips or whatever. Mine is bread. Anything bread. Buttered, toasted…any shape, any color, flavor, I’m there.

These homemade biscuits are SO heavenly. They taste similar to the cheddar biscuits at Red Lobster. Is your mouth watering yet?

The best part is they are soooo simple. This is the easiest bread recipe I've found...only three ingredients:
Easy biscuit recipe, only three ingredients

The three ingredients for this easy biscuit recipe:  

1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 package (8 oz) softened cream cheese

That’s it! Preheat your oven at 400 degrees and then mix these together in a large bowl. 

Now I added a couple extras this time to amp them up even more (they don’t need anything but I like to play around with tried and true recipes).

You just mix the three ingredients together. The biscuit dough will be very thick:
Easy three ingredient biscuit recipe
One little addition I made this time was a bit of shredded cheddar cheese. Just a sprinkle, maybe a few tablespoons?

Another bonus with this recipe -- no rolling pin needed! I scooped them out into a greased pan using my ice cream scoop:
Ice cream scooper for baking
I use this more for baking than I do for ice cream. ;)

When I had just a bit left to scoop out, I added some dill to the mixture:
Dill in easy biscuit recipe
I LOVE dill and my sis suggested it – brilliant. I only added it to the last few cause I didn’t think my husband would like them with it.

This recipe makes over a dozen biscuits because I make them smaller. When you put them on the baking sheet you can place them pretty close together because they don’t spread much while baking.

Bake them in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until they start to get golden brown, and then ENJOY their buttery, crumbly goodness:
Easy biscuit recipe with cheddar
Go ahead and eat one or three right off the baking sheet. I wouldn’t know anything about that. 

More variations on these easy rolls!
  • Add jam or drizzle some honey on top for a sweet treat.
  • Eat with sausage gravy for a delicious breakfast. 
  • Add other herbs or cheeses to change up the taste a bit.

They are seriously amazing. I make them when we entertain and they’re always a hit.

If you’re planning your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal they would be a great addition. Let me know if you try them out! :)

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  1. Oh yum! I'll have to try these.

    A tip I learned from...Joy the Baker, I think...put your biscuits close together so that as they cook, they'll touch each other and that will make them rise more.

  2. I am so glad you mentioned roadhouse. I was a service manager and worked there for ten years, I bet I've eaten thousands of rolls from there!!


  3. I've been looking for recipes to use my self-rising flour, thanks!

  4. Oh these look so good. I would love these. Be sure to link up to my Holiday Baking Party on the 20th. We want to see all of your recipes, so link them all up. Hugs, Marty

  5. these sound (and look) yummy! i might have to try making these for Thanksgiving, since one of my family's "traditions" is leaving the (store bought Pillsbury type) dinner rolls in the oven and forgetting about them and burning them! :) this way we'll have a delicious backup! :)

  6. Yum! I am going to have to try making these, but with gluten free powder.

  7. They look delicious will def add to my menu!

  8. Only 3 ingredients! Seriously, homemade biscuits don't get any easier than that. I'll be pinning this to try later. Thanks for sharing.

  9. They look awesome!! Save some for me!!

  10. Anything with cream cheese is the bomb and I know for sure I am going to have to try these. So easy. You mentioned the garlic cheese biscuits as Red Lobster, you really must try them with the caramel ice cream sauce. I know it sounds disgusting but a little waitress at the Red Lobster by us made us try it and it was da bomb. Really! Anyway, thanks for the recipe. I am always looking for easy.

  11. I make these except instead of cream cheese I use sour cream and sometimes add in some chives. So good! I've never thought to serve them at Thanksgiving. I think I might do that this year!

  12. Bookmarked! I'll see if hubs wants me to make these for biscuits and gravy tomorrow. I HATE the refrigerated crap from the store.

  13. I love bread as much as you do! It's my if I was stranded on a dessert island food. Your biscuits look so delicious. I haven't had breakfast yet and I really wish you were my next-door neighbor so I could have one now. I'm keeping the recipe. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  14. Oh, my, these look wonderful! Biscuits were with every meal when I was growing up. Now that I can no longer eat gluten, I have been trying to find a good recipe. I think I'll give this a try with gluten-free baking mix. Fingers {and toes} crossed! :)

  15. Nom, nom, nom! I love biscuits. I live in Southern California n but I was born and raised in Indianapolis, byva Kentucky Mama. Biscuits were our staple (and gravy). Thanks for sharing.
    Pam Searles

  16. O Lawd !!!! I can't wait to make these… That and a little Gravy ..OMY Thanks sister loved this post… Now I am off to the store for shopping so i can make those puppies :)

  17. These sound amazing! Does anyone know if this recipe needs to be adjusted for high altitude cooking? I live near Denver and have to adjust some recipes so they rise correctly, but not sure if that's needed for these. Any advice would be appreciated!

  18. Oh, I'm so glad to see I'm not the only one who seems to be cooking cooking cooking lately. This recipe sounds delish and is easy enough for even my novice skills. I'm going to try adding some chopped tyme to a few, and some chopped tarragon to a few others. YUM!

  19. so i just had to comment again...i just made 2 batches of these and they are absolutely heavenly!!! the first batch looked way too dry so i added a tablespoon of milk... whoops! they ended up spreading out and kind of look more like cookies, but they taste exactly the same. the second batch i left out the milk and just went with it, and they look exactly like yours above. i'm confident the fam will be impressed tomorrow, as long as i can keep my hands off of them that long!! :) thanks again for this awesome super quick easy and amazingly delicious recipe!! i think i will be making these all the time!!

  20. Love the new look of the website!

  21. Ladies & Gents, if you want a good crusty biscuit cook them in your muffin tins. The gravy loves these biscuits with nice crust all the way around


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