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Pimento Cheese Biscuits are a wonderful brunch recipe or breakfast recipe. I love these cheesy biscuits! | The Hungy Waitress

Pimento Cheese Biscuits

  • Author: Leanna
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Take two classic southern staples and combine them into one delicious treat. These pimento cheese biscuits are filled with cheesy, peppery goodness.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 scant tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, preferably European style
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1 jar pimentos, drain and pat dry


  1. Preheat oven to 425. Sift flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into pats and add to flour, then cut until the mixture resembles rough crumbs. Add the cheddar cheese. Add buttermilk and pimentos stir until it forms a rough ball.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and pat it down into a rough rectangle, about an inch thick. Fold it over and gently pat it down again. Repeat.
  3. Cut dough into biscuits using a floured glass or biscuit cutter. Do not twist cutter when cutting; this crimps the edges of the biscuit and impedes its rise.
  4. Place biscuits on a cookie sheet and bake until golden brown, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.


This recipe is an adaptation from NY Times Cooking. Get the original recipe here:

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Breakfast