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Tomato Biscuits - TSLC

This recipe for Tomato Biscuits is a great way to use up all those extra tomatoes in the garden.  We loved the biscuits as a change from just regular biscuits and they were great for breakfast with eggs or with a meal. If it’s called a biscuit, I like it!

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon white granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil, Optional (or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil)

2 tablespoons butter or bacon drippings, melted

3/4 cup buttermilk or could use regular milk

1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese or cheese or your choice


Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, baking soda,  ginger and basil.  Add bacon drippings or butter and buttermilk. Mix with spoon.   Fold in tomatoes and shredded cheese. Turn out onto a floured surface. (Add more flour if needed because this is a wet dough)  Pat out onto dough board with your hands and cut out biscuits with a biscuit cutter. Place on a sprayed baking sheet. I don’t try to roll these out.  Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Can brush tops with melted butter before removing from oven.  Makes about 16 biscuits.  Enjoy!

Note:  Since this is a wet dough, do not use overly ripe tomatoes.  I drained my tomatoes after chopping and before adding to dough mixture. I have not tried these with canned tomatoes but if I did, I would use diced canned tomatoes, drain and cut back on the milk in the recipe.

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Mashed Potato Biscuits.

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  1. These are pretty good! I think next time I will chop my tomatoes really fine and maybe add some onion. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. OMG! I am so happy to run across your tomato biscuit recipe to go with my tomato gravy recipe. I love biscuits & I love tomatoes – what could be more perfect for each other 🙂

  3. Thank you for this delicious recipe! I fixed these for breakfast, with home fries, gravy and sliced tomatoes! It was a big hit and I loved it! I will be making these again! AWESOME!

  4. GRANNY NELDA says:

    yes as they say to you a big thank you.i look for your rec.first of all on the internet.always good and most of the time you have the items in the cabinet.thanks again for all you do.granny nelda

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much. So happy to hear that you like the recipes and hope you enjoy every one you try. Happy to have you on my site. Have a great day.

  5. You are truly an amazing lady – your recipes are delicious and you are commended for all the hard work and time you take providing these recipes to your friends.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Wanda. You have made my day and I am so happy you enjoy the recipes. It is people like you that make it all worthwhile for me. Happy to have you on my site.

  6. thebetterbaker11 says:

    WOW! I definitely have to try these…how unique. I love biscuits too…in any shape or form. Thanks –

  7. Tomatoes and biscuits are my favorite! Love them and thanks for all you do!

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