Sausage Cheddar Biscuits

sausage cheese biscuits

For as long as I can remember, our family celebrated Easter at my grandparent's house. We would all pour out of my mom's avocado green station wagon and us kids would run right into the house to find my grandma working in the kitchen and my grandpa grilling lamb in their sunny backyard. We would immediately check out grandma's candy dish to survey our Easter loot, then we'd run right into the kitchen for a slab of her infamous Italian Easter bread. That thick, delicious bread studded with Italian sausage, cheese and egg proved more tempting than EASTER CANDY. Can you imagine? Bread better than Easter candy?? We ate our pieces so fast, they'd get stuck in the bottom of our throats. No doubt, we were enthusiastic about that bread.

can we just take a moment?

This year my grandma will be in New York while I'm here in California celebrating Easter without her Easter bread! I hope she makes some for our relatives back east. Eat a few slices for me, will ya?  Where am I going with this? Let me get to it... I made these little biscuits last weekend and they totally tasted like my grandma's Easter bread!  I mean, they're definitely not a 100% replacement for her legit Easter bread, but they're a nice knockoff, if I do say so myself.

Carbs + Meat + Cheese = Trouble. The kind of trouble that I love getting into.

And we're off!

Take the sausages out of their casings to crumble & brown in a skillet. Set the sausage aside.

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Get your dry ingredients together. Whisk to combine.


Now add in the sausage & milk.

hello sausage & milk



Pile the dough out onto a floured topped surface. Make a disk & cut 6 triangles.


Chop up some cheese cubes.


Take a triangle and put a cube in. Fold the dough around it and tada! You have a ball/biscuit.

folding in some cheese

Put the biscuits onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Top with milk & bake!

get ready to be milked

This is what you get. THIS IS WHAT YOU GET!!!!!

i mean...COME ON

And of course I ate one right away. Totally worth the mouth burn! Look at that cheese!

why YES that is melted cheese

I served our biscuits with fried eggs & peppers.

breakfast last weekend

I think my grandma would totally approve! Wait. I KNOW my grandma would approve.

Sausage Cheddar Biscuits

Makes 6

(recipe adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine)

  • 1/2 lb. spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 oz. sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 450 F. In a large skillet, crumble sausage and cook on medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain sausage and let cool on a plate. In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add the milk and sausage into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Turn out the dough onto a flat floured surface and form into a disk. Cut 6 even triangles. Take a cube of cheese and place in the center of each triangle and roll the dough around the cheese to form a ball. Place the dough balls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush the tops with milk and bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes.

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  • April 13, 2011

    Oh my goodness those look like heaven! I think I know what I'm making for Sunday breakfast this week! Oh the biscuity goodness is calling me! If I had the ingredients on hand I think I'd get out of bed and whip up a batch right now! Thanks for sharing this =)

    <3 MuffinLovesBiscuit

    • April 14, 2011

      Sounds like you know your biscuits!! Hope you love these!

  • April 14, 2011

    YUM !
    Thanks to you I've finally found a recipe for my boyfriend's birthday breakfast, he will go NUTS for that !
    (I might even replace the sausage with crispy bacon hmmm)

  • April 14, 2011

    I made two batches of these tonight and they're GREAT! Thanks, Tracy - you did it again!

    • April 14, 2011

      wow you are FAST!!!! TWO?!

  • Nelly Ahmad-Chang
    April 14, 2011

    I made a batch last night but I substitute meat sausage with vegan sausage (I'm a vegetarian) and holy cow it was so good, I ate 'em all without leaving some for my hub! And I don't feel guilty about it muahahahaha! And there were no trace of it in the kitchen :)

    • April 14, 2011

      Thank you!!! That is SOOOO great to hear. My vegetarian buds are gonna be STOKED!

  • April 14, 2011

    This is like a dream come true!!

  • April 14, 2011

    I grew up with something similar, yet ghettofied. I think it was Bisquick, a tube of breakfast sausage, and shredded cheese, then you just mix it all (without cooking the sausage) and bake balls of it. Yours look so good with the cheesy centers! Maybe I'll have to give these a try with soyrizo since I keep meaning to try that too.

    • April 14, 2011

      OMG!! SOYRIZO! IN THERE!! You are good!

  • April 15, 2011

    Sounds like a pretty fantastic Easter tradition to me!

  • April 15, 2011

    i grew up with those already mentioned sausage and cheese balls too. while i'm sure i could still eat those given a platter in front of me, these look like the gooey-goodness upgraded version for sure. i'll have to try them out soon!

  • April 25, 2011

    Miss Tracy- I grew up eating something similar. Pretty much what Jessica mentioned. But your look 10x better. That piece of ooozing, cheddar did it for me. Ahhhmazing food photos. I would come and take a food photo class from you if you offered one.

  • May 26, 2011

    Dear Tracy,

    Thanks to you, I was able to make my boyfriend a great birthday breakfast.
    When he took his first bite, I thought that he was either gonna come or propose.
    Thankfully (sadly ?) none of the two happened but boooy were those biscuits delicious !
    Thanks for the recipe, you're a rockstar !


    * I substituted sausage for ham and it was delicious too

  • Leah
    July 21, 2011

    Hi Tracy!!

    Could I leave out the sausage all together and just have cheddar biscuits??Would everything still come together properly?
    :) Thanks!


  • Jen
    November 29, 2013

    Just made these with bacon and broccoli-trying to save some for the guests. SO easy and delicious!

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