10 Creative Recipe Hacks for Canned Biscuits

Posted: October 14, 2022 10:42 am

Canned biscuits are a convenient and popular quick bread. Southerners may like biscuits dense and crumbly, while northerners may like them light and airy. Sometimes in the grocery store, you will see them labeled as such: Southern Style means crumbly while the “Layers” means the flaky airy variety.

No matter the style and size of biscuit you prefer, these are versatile and quick go-tos for delicious recipes that are easy to prepare. Here are 10 creative and tasty canned biscuit recipes for a variety of occasions to try:

Blueberry Biscuit Bombs

This easy recipe creates a versatile delight for breakfast, a snack, or a tasty dessert! Use fresh or frozen blueberries–both do the job; you can even swap in blueberry pie filling. Unsweetened cream cheese is the suggested pairing, but you could always elevate it with some powdered sugar if you are going the dessert route.
No need to refrigerate when baked–they’ll get gobbled up soon after baking!

Taco Ranch Biscuit Bites

Searching for a tailgating appetizer that has a big crowd appeal? This recipe is a delicious crowd-pleaser made even easier because the savory filling can be made in advance. Dunk these in jalapeno ranch dip, garden salsa a dollop of guacamole to bring on the canned biscuit fiesta.

French Onion Chicken Bubble Up Recipe

Are you looking for a kid-friendly meal that takes thirty minutes or less and is guaranteed to be a family favorite? THIS is an easy recipe you must try. Be sure to use a refrigerated french onion dip (Kraft is a reliable standby, but there are many other brands)that is sour cream based; do NOT use the jarred French Onion Dip. Also, biscuit size matters in this casserole. Choose the can that has 10 biscuits instead of the larger size with fewer in the can. By choosing the smaller size, your results will “bubble up” and bake properly instead of clumping up and being too doughy.

Honey Ham Biscuits

Honey, ham, and biscuits should just get married, already. The trio is a natural combination, that is delicious in the morning. Making this recipe is also a creative use of leftover Easter honey-baked ham. Don’t skip the final step of brushing honey quickly on the fresh out-of-the-oven finished product…the swipe of sweetness at the end makes the dish special. Try it for a ladies’ brunch with mimosas!

Waffle-Iron Pizza Recipe

What a fun mash-up: combining canned biscuits and universally-loved pizza flavors and cooking them on your waffle iron! They only take 4-5 minutes to cook, and are highly customizable. Try setting up a topping station with Canadian bacon, pepperoni, sausage crumbles, and Italian herbs, and man the waffle iron for your pre-teen’s next get-together. *Leave out the sauce* for a cleaner waffle iron and use it as a dipping accompaniment instead!

Cowboy Casserole Recipe

Going camping? This recipe will put you in the mood to enjoy the great outdoors with its campfire appeal. The combo of bacon, beans, and BBQ sauce might also bring out your inner cowboy, especially with the canned biscuits as a base to help sop up the goodness. If you feel like kickin’ it up a notch, add some cayenne and chili powder –it’ll be right at home in this dish.

Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites

Turn a canned biscuit into a pretzel? Sure you can! This creative use for canned biscuits is easier than you think. The magic ingredients? Baking soda dissolved in warm water! Dunking your dough in a baking soda bath before baking is what allows them to develop its characteristic color and crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside texture. Hit it with the sugared fall flavors while they’re hot and you’ve got a hit on your hands.

Best Pulled Pork and Kale Biscuit Sandwiches

Perfect little Southern-Flair sandwich bites: saucy pork topped with a side note of garlicky kale. Pulled pork may vary in preparation based on your region: Pulled pork is frequently made in the Carolinas using a spicy, thin, vinegar-based sauce. Sometimes it’s even as simple as vinegar and cayenne pepper. In some areas add a tomato base to the sauce. Texas pulled pork uses molasses-based sauce that may include brown sugar, honey, or all three. This version calls for a crockpot and eight hours, but you can simplify and buy pre-made pulled pork in your grocery refrigerated section.

Biscuit Dough Garlic Naan

You can transform canned biscuits into an Indian food staple? Yes–yes you can! Here’s a transformation tip: let the canned biscuit come to room temperature before working with it. Your rolling pin will have an easier time flattening it out, and you won’t even need any flour to help it along. The other trick is to cook it on the stovetop in a well-seasoned cast iron skillet on low heat. Low and slow with a nicely rolled out thin biscuit with the garlic butter topping is easy to make and perfect for your hummus snack.

Grands! Asian Bao Recipe

Making dim sum at home with canned biscuits can be a real family activity—even if you’re not perfect at pinching together the dumpling seams. Kids will love to assemble these delicious bao! You don’t have to have a wok and bamboo steamer setup; simply use a steamer basket set on top of a large skillet. Korean barbeque sauce lends authenticity and can be found in the Asian specialty aisle of your market, but if you don’t have that readily available, try some siracha in your typical sauce for the filling.

Canned biscuits are known to be comfort food, and it is easy to see why! They offer endless options for preparation and can be a vessel or a base for countless cuisines. Canned biscuits are portable and transformable and convenient to keep on hand. They can serve as breakfast, lunch or dinner…snack, or dessert. Best of all, they are an inexpensive staple to have around and a real-time saver. Be sure to pick up a few cans and see what canned biscuit culinary adventures you can have!



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