These savory Bisquick muffins are filled with cheddar cheese and get a little crunch and a huge burst of flavor from the French Fried Onions. They're perfect with a big bowl of chili, stew or other soup.
This simple recipe, which is kind of like a biscuit baked in a muffin tin, requires only 5 ingredients and a few minutes of prep before these muffins go into the oven.Jump to Recipe
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If you don't have time to make dinner rolls, these Bisquick muffins are exactly what you need. Unlike these Healthy Apple Cheddar Muffins and Spiced Pumpkin Muffins with Applesauce, these muffins are savory and are perfect with chili or soup.
Bisquick is the base ingredient, which makes this recipe super easy, and limited to 5 ingredients. If you use Bisquick in recipes like I do, you might want to check out this Mac 'n Cheese Impossible Pie. Impossible Pies are seriously amazing with how they create their own crust while they bake.
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
- Few Ingredients: there are only FIVE ingredients. That's total, completely, all in.
- Almost no Meal Prep: 5 minutes. If you don't shred your own cheese, the meal prep is closer to 2 minutes.
- No Shaping: Drop biscuits means there's no time consuming forming of the biscuit, although you can spoon the batter into a muffin tin with shaped muffins.
🧅 Main Ingredients + Notes
The secret to faster and easier meals often lies in the ingredients. For example, store-bought items and ingredients you make ahead and store in the refrigerator (or freezer) can turn a 60-minute recipe into a 30-minutes meal or less.
For the all of the ingredients, measurements and directions for these Bisquick muffins, go to the Recipe Card at the bottom of this post.
- Bisquick - I use the original Bisquick version.
- Cheddar cheese - I typically grate my own since pre-grated cheese are coated with cellulose to prevent caking. This mutes the flavor of the cheese, and inhibits their melting.
- French's Crispy Fried Onions - these are sold in cans in most grocery stores, and you can use other manufacturers of this product. But I always use French's.
- Milk - I use whole milk, but 2% will work fine.
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🔪 Recommended Equipment
- Large bowl
- Cheese grater
- Muffin tin
👩🍳 Why This Recipe Works
- Bisquick flour mix already contains salt and chemical leaveners including baking soda, so there's no need to add these to the recipe. The crispy fried onions also adds some salt to the muffins.
- The French's Crispy Fried Onions add fabulous texture with just a little crunch, and helps to create whimsical shapes.
- The crispy fried onions pack a punch of umami flavor that makes these muffins memorable.
👩🍳 Preparation Tips
- It takes about a minute to combine the ingredients so that the Bisquick is completely absorbed into the liquid, but don't mix it any more than necessary.
- The biscuit dough is moist, so it's best to use a large metal spoon for mixing the dough.
- If you don't have a muffin tin, line a baking sheet with parchment, and arrange the drop biscuits on it, about 2 inches apart.
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Bisquick Muffins with Cheddar and Onion
- 3 cups Bisquick mix
- ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese I use mild cheddar cheese
- 6 ounce can French's Crispy Fried Onions
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup whole milk 2% milk is also fine
- Preheat the oven to 400˚F and butter a muffin tin. Grate the cheese unless you're using pre-shredded cheese.
- In a large bowl, combine the Bisquick, cheese, French Fried Onions, egg and milk using a large metal spoon. The batter will be very sticky.
- Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. The exact baking time will depend on the size of the muffin cups. I use a mini-muffin tin.
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