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Pimento Cheese Biscuits

This recipe for Pimento Cheese Biscuits will quickly become your favorite! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: biscuits, breakfast, Pimento cheese, southern biscuits, southern recipes
Servings: 18 Biscuits
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white granulated sugar optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch cayenne optional
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 4 ounce jar pimentos, drained
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • Smoky paprika optional


  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, garlic powder and cayenne in a large bowl.  Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. I have my butter very cold and grate it with a hand grater into the flour.
  • Add pimentos and cheese to flour mixture and stir in buttermilk with a spoon (you can use more or less buttermilk just until you have a ball of dough you can pickup).  Put dough out onto a floured surface and cut into biscuits.
  • Place biscuits on a baking sheet close together and brush tops with either melted butter or buttermilk.  I use buttermilk.  Sprinkle on smoky paprika.  Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes until brown on top.  Makes 18 biscuits.


I make the dough about 3/4 to an 1 inch thick and get as many biscuits as I can, then if there is extra, I pat it out again and start over. I do this several times.