Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe with Cheddar and Chives

Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster

Once of the things southern folks love most is their buttermilk biscuits.  Being a northern girl by birth, I didn’t grow up on homemade biscuits.  Nope, we were more of a roll sort of family.  However, the problem with yeast rolls is that they are a heck of a lot of work.  Mix dough, wait a while.  Punch down dough and make roll shapes.  Then wait some more.  Who the heck has that kind of time?  This homemade buttermilk biscuit recipe took me 10 minutes to mix and another 15 minutes to bake.  Seriously…this is the easiest buttermilk biscuit recipe you will ever make!

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Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit recipe

Buttermilk isn’t something I use a lot of but when I buy it, I tend to make lots of biscuits, pancakes, and other bread type products because I honestly don’t know what else one does with buttermilk!  I made a homemade lemon cake last week and I still have a ton of buttermilk left over.  If you have any buttermilk recipes that you enjoy, please let me know! Anyhow, this homemade buttermilk biscuit recipe is to die for and I am going to have some happy people at my dinner table tonight!

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

with cheddar and chives

Easy Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe with Cheddar Cheese and Chives. An easy recipe your whole family will love!

Yield: 9 to 12

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe with Cheddar and Chives

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit recipe

This homemade buttermilk biscuit recipe is incredibly easy to make. The cheddar, chives and garlic give it a wonderful savory flavor.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 to 3 TBSP fresh chopped chives
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix to combine.
  2. Mix in the butter until the dry ingredients have an almost wet sand appearance. You don't want to see any more chunks of butter.
  3. Add in the cheddar cheese and chives. Mix til combined
  4. Add in the sour cream and buttermilk. Mix only until dry ingredients are wet and everything is combined. Don't over mix.
  5. Drop about 1/4 cup mounds onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 450 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from heat and let cool slightly before serving.


Need more buttermilk recipes? 

Make this Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix and add to buttermilk for your next salad!

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  1. I can't even tell you how much I love biscuits! I could eat them for my meal not just as a side. These look super delish. I enjoy mixing savory flavors with my dough. :)
  2. Mmm I love biscuits, and the seasonings in yours make them look even more delightful! We grew up on a good mix of biscuits and rolls - but my grandma was a Ranch Cook.
  3. These biscuits sound really yummy! I love cheese in my biscuits and the addition of the chive would be tasty!
  4. My childhood was more slices of white bread. I wish I grew up with great biscuit recipes. At least I can make things for my own kiddos.
  5. What tasty-looking biscuits! I can't wait to bite into one of them!
  6. Amy Desrosiers says
    I once tried making biscuits and I ended up making brickskits. This recipe does look awesome and sound ahhmazing though!
  7. Ryan Escat says
    Love your biscuits, I'm sure my kids would also love it. It looks really good and perfect for picnic time for Family.

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