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Pepper Jack Buttermilk Biscuits

January 22, 2020 (Last Updated: September 10, 2020)

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Pepper Jack Buttermilk Biscuits are a delicious savory biscuit perfect for eating with a salad or dipping into soup.

A plate filled with three cheesy biscuits.

My refrigerator is always stocked with basic ingredients all year long. No matter what time of year, I always have eggs, cheese, yogurt and milk, lots of real milk in my refrigerator. There’s a shelf that has a designated place for two gallons of 2% milk. Nothing else goes in that spot.

We have three teenagers and they drink a lot of real milk everyday. You can find them pouring themselves a glass of milk at every meal and often times for a snack.

A girl drinking a glass of milk at a kitchen table.

I love milk too – both for drinking for adding to recipes. For these biscuits, I used buttermilk. Buttermilk and biscuits are a classic combination. I’ve updated this classic by adding Pepper Jack cheese. Non-dairy alternatives just can’t match real dairy milk’s flavor or consistency in this recipe. 

Pepper Jack Biscuits on a long white plate.

I don’t mind that my kids go through a lot of milk. It gives them nutrients they need to grow strong for their busy lives. Real dairy milk is wholesome, simple and affordable. Milk has 9 essential nutrients including:

  • B vitamins (riboflavin, B-12 and niacin) for converting your food into energy
  • High-quality protein for lean muscle
  • Vitamin A for a healthy immune system
  • Potassium to help regulate the balance of fluids
  • Bone-building nutrients like calcium, Vitamin D, and phosphorus

Milk is also a great alternative to sugary beverages. It contains natural sugar from lactose, which is naturally occurring in milk. There is no added sugar. You just can’t go wrong with this nutritious beverage. Visit Milk, Love What’s Real to learn about different types of real milk for you and your family.

A glass of milk on a table with soup and biscuits.

Shopping for milk is easy peasy and every trip to the grocery store for us includes two gallons of milk into the basket. 

Gallons of milk in a display case at a store.

What ingredients are used in Pepper Jack Buttermilk Biscuits?

  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Buttermilk
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt

Steps to making biscuits

  1. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl
  2. Add butter Small cubes of butter in a white bowl filled with flour.
  3. Combine butter into flour mixture by rubbing butter and flour together with your fingers Butter and flour mixed together in a bowl.
  4. Add cheese Shredded cheese in a large bowl.
  5. Add buttermilk Buttermilk being poured into a bowl filled with a flour mixture.
  6. Mix lightly with a fork, just until it comes together. Biscuit dough in a white bowl.
  7. Lightly knead dough together 10-12 times. 
  8. Place dough on a board and form into a large circle. Pat dough to 1/2″ thick and cut out with a round cutter. A round cutter being pressed into biscuit dough.
  9. Place biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly greased. Brush each biscuit with buttermilk.Round biscuit being brushed with buttermilk.
  10. Top with shredded cheese.  An uncooked biscuit topped with shredded cheese.
  11. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 15-17 minutes.

Tips for making great biscuits

  • Use cold butter cut into small pieces
  • Knead dough 10-12 times to finish mixing all flour into biscuits
  • Pat out dough with your hands onto a board or counter
  • Lightly wet hands to help prevent dough from sticking to your hands
  • Push dough cutter straight into dough. Don’t twist cutter or your biscuits will rise unevenly
  • Bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly greased
  • Make certain oven is preheated to 450 degrees before adding biscuits

A table filled with soup, biscuits and a glass of milk.

These cheese biscuits are perfect served with tomato soup or a bowl of macaroni and cheese and a glass of milk.  Together you have a perfect lunch or a light dinner. 

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A plate filled with three cheesy biscuits.

Pepper Jack Buttermilk Bicuits

Kathy
Cheesy buttermilk biscuits made with Pepper Jack Cheese.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Baking, Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Biscuits
Calories 264 kcal

Ingredients
  

Biscuits

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Pepper Jack cheese (shredded (4 ounces))
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Topping

  • 2 Tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Pepper Jack cheese

Instructions
 

Biscuits

  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl

  • Add butter and combine butter into flour mixture by rubbing butter and flour together with your fingers

  • Add cheese and toss lightly into flour mixture
  • Add buttermilk. Mix lightly with a fork, just until it comes together.

  • Lightly knead dough together 10-12 times. 

  • Place dough on a board and form into a large circle. Pat dough to 1/2″ thick and cut out with a round cutter. Use scraps to reroll and cut additional biscuits.
    Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly greased.

Topping

  • Brush each biscuit with buttermilk and top with shredded cheese
  • Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 15-17 minutes

Notes

  • Number of biscuits will depend on size of biscuit cutter and how thick you rolled the dough. Average yield is 6-8 biscuits.

Tips for making great biscuits

  • Use cold butter cut into small pieces
  • Knead dough 10-12 times to finish mixing all flour into biscuits
  • Pat out dough with your hands onto a board or counter
  • Lightly wet hands to help prevent dough from sticking to your hands
  • Push dough cutter straight into dough. Don’t twist cutter or your biscuits will rise unevenly
  • Bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly greased
  • Make certain oven is preheated to 450 degrees before adding biscuits

Nutrition

Serving: 1biscuitCalories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 9gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 408mgPotassium: 191mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 404IUCalcium: 221mgIron: 2mg
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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Valentina
    January 29, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    5 stars
    My dad is very proud of the fact that at 84-years-old, he still drinks milk almost everyday. It’s quite cute, actually.
    I’m loving this recipe. Pepper Jack is one of our favorite cheeses around here, and how incredibly delicious to have it melting into these biscuits. 🙂 ~Valentina

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 29, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      I love that your dad is still drinking milk! It’s not just for kids 🙂

  • Reply
    Jeff the Chef
    January 24, 2020 at 7:22 am

    I love buttermilk biscuits and I love pepper jack, so this is definitely for me.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 27, 2020 at 5:00 am

      I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    January 23, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    5 stars
    Yay for your kids drinking their milk Kathy! I’m loving these biscuits. What a perfect side for soup. Pinned and excited to try!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    January 23, 2020 at 5:18 am

    5 stars
    We always try to have the basics on hand too…and milk is definitely one of those things. These biscuits look incredibly yummy, Kathy! I bet they are AMAZING straight outta the oven and I’m pretty sure I can make a whole meal out of just these 🙂 Pinned!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    January 23, 2020 at 4:25 am

    5 stars
    You can say that again about real milk, Kathy! I love milk, and we drink a glass every morning here, too. And when it comes to baking? Nothing else compares! I love buttermilk biscuits, and I love pepperjack cheese…so I know these biscuits would be a huge hit here in our house. In fact, I think an egg sandwich on one of these biscuits would be pretty fantastic! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 23, 2020 at 4:50 am

      That’s a great idea! An egg sandwich is a perfect way to start the day…along with a glass of cold milk!

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