Blue Cheese and Bacon Drop Biscuits

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Bacon and Blue Cheese Drop Biscuits //

Biscuits! Biscuits! Biscuits!

Drop biscuits are the lazy person’s biscuits. That’s how they should be advertised. There’s no kneading, no rolling out, no cutting out. No nothing. Just mix, drop and bake.

I’m currently in hardcore planning mode for my boyfriend’s birthday bbq this weekend. He wanted something low-key with just his closest friends and family so I said, OK, but I’m going to create a Pinterest board and maybe get a little psycho about the decorations because I’m me! He’s breaking out the smoker to smoke some pulled pork and beans and of course I’m making biscuits, Arnold Palmers and putting together a Bloody Mary Bar.

I was playing around with some other ideas besides my favorite classic biscuit recipe. I wanted something that had a bit funkier taste and I love the salty bacon.

Bacon and Blue Cheese Drop Biscuits //

And since that morning I’ll have a ton of things to do, I wanted a recipe that was super easy and skipped a few steps. This literally is just mixing the dry ingredients and then adding the buttermilk. It’s that simple.

Since this recipe contains no egg in the dough, it can be kind of white when baked. Not super cute. To avoid this, I recommend adding a bit of egg wash on top. It adds a really pretty golden brown color to the tops.

Bacon and Blue Cheese Drop Biscuits //


I ate these biscuits out of the oven with salted butter. I mean…is there any other way to eat biscuits? Not really.

I’m excited to show you this Southern BBQ birthday thingy. If all goes well, it’ll be super cute and I’ll want to share pics. I just know it.

Bacon and Blue Cheese Drop Biscuits //

Blue Cheese and Bacon Drop Biscuits



  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper, plus more for topping
  • 1 1/4 stick butter, very cold
  • 1 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Egg wash:

  • 1 large egg, heated


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place the bacon side by side and transfer the baking sheet in the oven for 15 minutes to 20 minutes, until the bacon is crispy and golden brown. Transfer the bacon on a paper towel to drain. When cool enough to handle, chop up the bacon into bit-sized pieces.
  • To a medium bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and pinch of black pepper. Using a box grater, grate the butter atop the dry ingredients. Using you hands, break up the butter and combine with your flour, until it resembles small peas. Add the blue cheese and bacon; toss until combined.
  • Create a well in the center of the flour/butter mixture; pour in the buttermilk mixture and mix until barely combined. Knead a few times in the bowl just so the mixture adheres to itself. Using two tablespoons, drop mounds of dough, placing them about 2 inches apart, onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Alternatively, you can just grab a small handful with your hands and place it on the baking sheet. Brush the tops lightly with egg wash and top each biscuit with a pinch of black pepper.
  • Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden. Serve warm with salted butter.
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    Reply Sarah | The Sugar Hit February 26, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Bacon, blue cheese and biscuits. They belong together.

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    Reply Kyllie February 26, 2014 at 2:47 am

    Que bueno!!

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    Reply Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe February 26, 2014 at 4:06 am

    I love love love biscuits and these look just soooo delicious! I adore the combination of bacon and blue cheese, I’m sure these biscuits will be really flavorful. Also, can’t wait to see the pics of the bbq!

    xo, Elisa

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    Reply Marie @ Little Kitchie February 26, 2014 at 4:12 am

    Biscuit perfection. Can’t wait to see pics of the BBQ!

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    Reply Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 26, 2014 at 5:01 am

    These look delicious!

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    Reply Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen February 26, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Oooh, this sounds like the best biscuit ever!

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    Reply Nina @ Ambrosia February 26, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Oooh, these biscuits sound awesome. I love anything with blue cheese, and it’s hard to say no to bacon! Looking forward to seeing pics from the barbecue!

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    Reply selin February 26, 2014 at 7:07 am

    what is the substitute for the buttermilk? also how many grams of butter I didn’t buy the butters in stick 🙁

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      Reply Adrianna Adarme February 26, 2014 at 9:47 am

      You can make your own buttermilk if you like by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to a scant 1 cup of whole milk. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes and then proceed with the recipe.

      As for the grams, it’s 141 grams. 🙂

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    Reply Erika February 26, 2014 at 7:10 am

    These biscuits are right up my alley. Love the blue cheese addition and errthangs better with bacon.. I’m excited to see your Southern BBQ Birthday pics

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    Reply Stacey February 26, 2014 at 9:40 am

    True love is making biscuits for someone.

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    Reply Taylor @ greens & chocolate February 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Biscuits straight out of the oven are the ONLY way to eat them! These sound delicious…I bet they would be great with a runny egg too! 🙂

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    Reply allie@sweetpotatobites February 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I love everything about these biscuits. Blue Cheese, Bacon, Butter. Yes.

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    Reply sandra February 26, 2014 at 10:12 am

    yum this sounds so good. I am not usually a fan of blue cheese but I’ll bet they are super nice in this mix.

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    Reply Michelle February 26, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Can you be my girlfriend? I want someone to make me blue cheese and bacon drop biscuits and a bloody mary bar. Seriously, you’re awesome.

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    Reply cheri February 26, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    These look amazing, never made biscuits before but these look pretty simple. Great tip about the egg wash. Just pinned.

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    Reply abby - little city adventures February 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    oh my goodness. I cannot even begin to express how much I love blue cheese. It’s sort of weird how much I love it. But I’m pregnant. So no blue cheese…for now. Once it’s back on the menu these are at the top of my list!

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    Reply Amy February 26, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I hope the party goes well! I went a little like that for my boy’s birthday last year, and this year I’m going Hawaiian themed for mine….Pinterest is going to get a workout indeed!
    The boy will love these biscuits (scones in Australia) and so will Mum 🙂
    Thanks for sharing and good luck planning!

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    Reply domfas February 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I’m drooling! These look amazing, what a great combination for biscuits….can’t go wrong with blue cheese!

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    Reply Billy February 26, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I’m mildy super thrilled with the fact that you have a pinterest board going. and deez biscuits make me feel things.

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    Reply Francesca February 27, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Everything is better with bacon! And a very happy birthday to your manfriend.

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    Reply stephanie @ iamafoodblog February 27, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    YUM! and you’re too cute for having a pinterest board for your BF’s party 🙂 and a bloody mary bar!? GENIUS! 😀

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    Reply michelle March 1, 2014 at 8:48 am

    oh god these looks so good. In SG, we use grams for our butter so i will convert these to grams instead of sticks too. thank you!

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    Of course, I’ve tried bacon and cheddar biscuits before, but bacon and blue cheese sounds extra awesome. I can’t wait to try these out.

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    Reply Jess April 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Goodness gracious these look amazing… off to the supermarket I go!

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    Reply jessica April 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    These look mouth-watering! Can’t wait to try.

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    Biscuits and cheese combined is a win win situation any day. I must try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    Reply Elizabeth February 25, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Well just stumbled onto your site and I love everything about it
    Actually I found you when I found the book
    The year of cozy
    I’m now in the process of putting these biscuits in the oven my house already smells amazing too
    Thank you
    Ps one question if you don’t mind answering
    What is the diff. Between scones and biscuits
    Thank you again

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