These Buttermilk Biscuits are loaded with bacon, green onion and Gruyere cheese, baked to a golden brown and perfect with soups, stews and holiday dinners.
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5 from 2 votes

Cheesy Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits

Adapted from BHG recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon and cheese recipe, bacon buttermilk biscuit recipe, buttermilk biscuit recipe, cheese and buttermilk biscuit recipe
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded gruyere cheese 6 oz
  • Maldon Smoked Sea Salt Flakes optional


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  • Leave 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in skillet (saving remaining for other use). Sauté green onions in bacon fat for 2 minutes, set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Set aside.
  • In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in crumbled bacon, green onions, and shredded cheese. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  • Reserve 2 tablespoons of the buttermilk mixture, set aside to brush on biscuits later. Add remaining buttermilk mixture to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir just until mixture is moistened.
  • With your hand, knead dough by folding and gently pressing it for 10 to 12 folds or just until dough holds together in bowl. Roll out dough evenly to 1/2-inch thickness. Using a 2- to 2-1/2-inch round cutter, cut rounds from the dough. Place rounds, nearly touching, on prepared baking sheet. Brush rounds with reserved 2 tablespoons buttermilk mixture. Top each biscuit with sprinkle of Maldon Smoked Sea Salt Flakes (optional).
  • Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer biscuits to wire racks to cool completely. Serve as is or with butter.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 106mg | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 0.9mg