Cottage cheese biscuits are fluffy, moist, and delicious! They come together very quickly and deliver a wonderful flavor.

Cottage Cheese Biscuits

You may also want to try our cottage cheese bread and cathead biscuits.


Biscuits are so important to our family! We have over 40 biscuit recipes on this site, and one old-fashioned recipe has been in our family for three generations! So, we really like biscuits. These cottage cheese biscuits are simple! They take very little time to assemble and bake, for only 15 minutes. The fact that they are made with cottage cheese makes them better. I know I always have cottage cheese in the refrigerator that needs to be used before it spoils. This is the perfect recipe for that.


  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cayenne 
  • Celery seeds
  • Cold butter, shredded or cut into small pieces
  • Small curd cottage cheese
  • Buttermilk


You can use regular or low-fat cottage cheese. I don’t suggest using nonfat cottage cheese.


Step 1: Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cayenne, and celery seeds in a large bowl.  Cut butter into flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.  We just use a spoon to do this. Mix in the cottage cheese and buttermilk to form a ball.

Step 2: Turn out on a floured surface, knead a few times, and cut out with a biscuit cutter. (We just use a glass to cut them out).

Step 3: Place biscuits touching on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.  You can brush biscuit tops with melted butter before cooking.


When making biscuits, remember that all flours are a bit different, which means making dough won’t be exact. You may need to add more flour to your dough to make it workable. That is OK. Your dough should not be sticky; if it is, add more flour until you reach a workable dough.


You can always add different herbs and spices to any biscuits. Add dried parsley, chives, etc. Add shredded cheddar cheese, Colby cheese, cooked bacon, or ham.

Cottage Cheese Biscuits



My biscuits never rise. What am I doing wrong?

You are more than likely handling your dough too much. Remember, you aren’t making bread. The less you can handle the dough the better. Also, make sure when you bake them they are touching. This way they rise UP against each other, not out therefore making them flat.

Can you taste the cottage cheese in these biscuits?

No, you can’t taste the cottage cheese.


Store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You can reheat biscuits by placing a damp paper towel over them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Here are our instructions for freezing biscuits.


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This recipe makes 10-12 biscuits depending on the size that you cut them. You could easily double this recipe.

Cottage Cheese Biscuits

Judy Yeager
These biscuits are simple, fluffy and delicious!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course biscuit, bread, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Cottage Cheese Biscuit
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons cold butter shredded or cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cayenne and celery seeds in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour until resembles coarse crumbs. We just use a spoon to do this. Mix in the cottage cheese and buttermilk to form a ball.
  • Turn out on a floured surface, knead a few times and cut out with biscuit cutter. (we just use a glass to cut them out).
  • Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven on an ungreased baking sheet for 15 to 20 minutes. You can brush biscuit tops with melted butter before cooking.


This recipe makes 10-12 biscuits depending on the size that you cut them.
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