Biscuits. Bacon. Cheddar.

Biscuits + Bacon + Cheddar = ??

Bacon Cheddar 7-Up Biscuits | Sempre Dolce

The answer is one awesome biscuit.

Or 12.

Bacon Cheddar 7-Up Biscuits | Sempre Dolce

Have you tried 7-up biscuits before? So southern, I know. But in all seriousness, if you haven’t tried them, you totally should! They are very easy to make – it doesn’t get much simpler than Bisquick + 5 ingredients – and only too delicious. They have become a family favorite over the past few years and are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven with a bowl of soup; comfort food at its best.

Bacon Cheddar 7-Up Biscuits | Sempre Dolce Bacon Cheddar 7-Up Biscuits | Sempre Dolce

There are already hundreds of 7-up biscuit recipes available (just google 7-up biscuits), so instead of adding another to the mix, I decided to give you a beefed (or should I say baconed?) up version. What I did was simply used my favorite 7-Up biscuit recipe and added crispy bits of bacon along with some shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Now, if you were so inclined, I can only imagine how delectable these would be with some caramelized onions – yummm.   Oh! Oh! And maybe, just maybe, sandwich an egg and some cheese (maybe some spinach or arugula too) in between for a killer breakfast sandwich. Ah, the possibilities – I love possibilities.

Bacon Cheddar 7-Up Biscuits | Sempre Dolce

These can be made for any occasion and meal you desire: breakfast, dinner, as a side for soup, chicken pot pie; holiday meals (hello? Thanksgiving!), you name it. Or, you could do what I contemplated doing the other day, which would be to um, just make them,  ahem, as a snack… (hey, I had leftover ingredients, ok?)

Bacon Cheddar 7-Up Biscuits | Sempre Dolce

Any which way, you can’t go wrong with these biscuits. I mean, can you ever go wrong with bacon??  Not to mention bacon stuffed inside a fluffy, buttery biscuit along with cheddar cheese. Come on, you can’t. You just can’t.

Bacon Cheddar 7-Up Biscuits | Sempre Dolce

The Lowdown: Bacon Cheddar 7-Up Biscuits: soft, tender, buttery biscuits filled with bacon and sharp cheddar cheese are sure to be the highlight of any meal.

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Bacon Cheddar 7-Up Biscuits

Bacon Cheddar 7-Up Biscuits: soft, tender, buttery biscuits filled with bacon and sharp cheddar cheese are sure to be the highlight of any meal.

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Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 4 C. buttermilk baking mix (such as Bisquick)
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 C. sour cream
  • 1 (7 oz) can lemon-lime soda (I usually use 7-Up)
  • 1 (heaping) C. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 C. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place bacon (spacing about an inch or more apart) on baking baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until crispy.
  3. Remove from oven and set aside to cool, reserving 1 tsp. of the bacon grease (this is optional - see directions further down).
  4. Take another (rimmed) baking sheet and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the baking mix, sugar, and baking powder.
  6. Add sour cream and stir to combine.
  7. Add lemon-lime soda, a little at a time, until it forms a shaggy dough - most likely you won’t use the whole can of soda.
  8. Dice bacon and add to the dough along with the shredded cheese. Fold to combine.
  9. Turn onto a surface sprinkled with some of the baking mix (or flour) and gently pat dough into a ½ in. thick round (see note below!). The dough will be fairly wet, so what I do is sprinkle some baking mix onto the dough before I pat it out.
  10. Using a 3 in. round cookie/biscuit cutter (or a glass dipped in flour), cut out biscuits, placing on greased baking sheet. Place biscuits sides touching for soft biscuits, or about 1 in. apart for crispier edges.
  11. In a small microwave safe bowl, place butter and microwave until melted. Add in the 1 tsp. reserved bacon grease, whisking with a small whisk to combine (the bacon grease is optional - you can just do plain butter if you like :).
  12. Brush or drizzle the melted butter over the biscuit tops.
  13. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until firm and light golden brown.
  14. Remove from oven and place pan on a cooling rack to cool.
  15. These are best eaten while still warm. :)

Notes

For really thick biscuits, pat dough into a 1 in. thick round instead of 1/2 in. thick. An IMPORTANT thing to note though, is that if you do that, the recipe will yield HALF the amount of biscuits (you would get about 6 instead of 12).

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Recipe adapted from Deep South Dish

Lexi
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