When I am pressed for time and need to come up with freshly baked bread good to serve with dinner, I reach for this recipe.  It is easy enough to prepare for a week night dinner, as well as lovely to serve along side a meal made for weekend company.  Even though my passion for home-cooking has evolved to creating mostly made from scratch baked goods, this recipe is the reason I still keep a box of Bisquick in my pantry.

If you are going to make this recipe for a crowd, do not double or triple the dough ingredients in one bowl before forming biscuits.  It will not blend properly.  I make a single batch, and fill a tray.  Make another batch, and fill another tray.  And keep going until I have enough for the amount of people I’m serving.  Then I bake them at the same time, rotating and turning trays so that they all bake evenly.  However it works fine to simply multiply the ingredients for the garlic butter in the saucepan and the parsley for garnish.



  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix Bisquick, milk, and cheddar cheese until just blended.  Batter will be stiff.
  3. Drop 12 large spoonfuls, evenly spaced, onto a backing sheet lined with parchment paper or foil.
  4. Do not smooth biscuits, the more nooks & crannies the better.  It will add a nice crispness to the baked biscuit and make spaces to catch the butter and garlic.
  5. Put biscuits in pre-heated oven and bake for 9-10 minutes, or until nicely browned.
  6. While biscuits are baking, melt butter in a small saucepan.  Add garlic.  Heat through and soften, but do not brown.
  7. Remove biscuits from oven, pour garlic butter evenly over the top of baked biscuits.
  8. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.



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