Canned Biscuits: Make Quick and Easy Appetizers Using Canned Biscuits in Your Recipes

copyright 2010 By Jackie D. Kimball

You can make delicious, quick, and easy appetizers or brunch tarts using flaky type canned biscuits. You may have heard of a recipe in which you roll a canned biscuit around sausages or wieners and bake. This has long been a child friendly favorite in many kitchens. These appetizer recipes are a variation of that classic.

You will only need a few inexpensive ingredients that most likely are in your pantry ,fridge, or freezer right now. All you need is a mini-muffin pan, one can of flaky canned biscuits, and a few minutes prep time. Presented below are two recipes, but you can easily adapt ingredients to suit your tastes and needs.

ALL PHOTOS BY the Author and cook of the house,JACKIE D. KIMBALL

copyright 2010

 

Both Appetizers Look Casual and Delectable On A White Platter

photo by author Jackie D. Kimball copyright 2010
photo by author Jackie D. Kimball copyright 2010

Taco Tarts

1 can of flaky biscuits

1/2 lb of cooked ground lean beef crumbled fine

bell pepper to taste (optional).

1/3 package of taco seasoning

jalapeño jack cheese, shredded

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and rub butter into each cavity of a mini-muffin pan.

Cut each canned biscuit in half so that you have two thinner canned biscuits.

Place a biscuit in each cavity and shape neatly into a tart shape.

Meat Mixture Filling:

Brown ilb of ground beef with any of your favorite additions such as chopped onions, chopped bell pepper or none. Add 1/3 of a package of taco seasoning or more if you prefer a more spicy and salty mixture.

Fill the Tarts:

Fill each tart with 1/2 teaspoon (or more, YOU are the cook!) of the taco seasoned meat.

Top each tart with as much shredded cheese as you prefer.

Bake at 400 degrees according to instructions for biscuits on the can, or until golden brown.

Yield: twenty

Variations: Omit taco seasoning and season with your favorite Italian seasonings and a pinch of salt to the meat for Italian tarts. Use shredded mozzarella cheese instead of jalapeño jack cheese. You may also use crumbled cooked bacon instead of ground beef.

Cream Cheese Tarts

1 can of flaky biscuits

8 ounces of warm (not hot) cream cheese

3 tablespoons of sugar

1/4 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and rub butter into each cavity of a mini-muffin pan.

Cut each canned biscuit in half so that you will have two thinner canned biscuits.

Place a biscuit into each cavity and shape neatly into a tart shape.

Cream Cheese Mixture:

Stir sugar into warmed cream cheese. That's it. (How easy can you get?)

Fill the Tarts

Fill each tart with the cream cheese mixture.

Bake at 400 degrees according to instructions for biscuits on the can, or until golden brown.

Yield: twenty

Variations: You may add coconut, almond slivers, candy pieces, or other tiny pieces of sweets in the tart after your put in the cream cheese mixture. Push the treat down into the middle of the tart, making sure cream cheese covers it.

As you can see it is quite easy to make delicious and quick appetizers using the flaky typed canned biscuits..

photo by Jackie D. Kimball copyright 2010
photo by Jackie D. Kimball copyright 2010

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VizFact 6 years ago from Houston, TX

Ok, you got me hungry. Those biscuits in the Jackie D Pic , I can just smell them through my pc monitor.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Ha! Thanks. Makes a great brunch. You can half the recipes and cook ten of each in one pan.cheap!Fun for kids!Impress your sweetie!


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Pratonix 6 years ago from Asia

I'm not a cook. But your taco tarts look inviting!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Pratonix- That's why the tarts are so great.They are great for the "I don't really cook" crowd or kids. What is hard about putting sweetened warm cream cheese in a whop biscuit? Serve with link sausage and fruit...presto! You have a company brunch!

Thanks for reading!


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

bayoulady, great recipes! I like the cream cheese idea and it's going to be about 30 minutes until test time. I use a lot of canned biscuits around here and as much as I like creme cheese I don't know why I haven't thought of this before. I use it mostly on home made sour dough bagels at breakfast time. Thanks for the recipe, 50


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

Oh I read this one at the wrong time...I just got back from working out and my protein is low...those taco tarts just made me want to start chewing on the computer screen. My mom used to do a lot of things with can biscuits that I had forgotten about over the years...kind of a fun thing to play around with. Thanks for reminding with a good write...I gotta go eat! WB


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

voted up & useful! I think I've gained three pounds just reading this...


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

50caliber, I hope you did make yourself a yummy whop biscuit dessert!HA!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Wayne Brown...Just worked out, I know, I know! But they are good! I promise!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

samsons1, well thank youfor your comments and a big heap for voting up!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

How clever! I can see that I could cheat a bit with these in a pinch!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

akirchner, Yep, just whop em,cut em, and fill em!


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Specialk3749 6 years ago from Michigan

These would be great for the kids to make on their own. I will have to get the ingrediants and let them have fun. Thanks for the recipes!


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equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

One of these days my youngest daugter's 21st and we are going to make this. We'll first try them out today, it looks yummy.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Awesome! I'm making the cheese tarts!!


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PegCole17 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Canned biscuits are the basis for an easy meal. I make lots of things out of biscuits like pigs IAB and breadsticks. I'll have to give these Taco tarts a try and your cream cheese tarts will definitely be in my oven real soon. Thanks so much! Bookmarked for later.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

SpecialK, My grandkids DO make them when they are here. I am thinking of doing cream cheese and m&m s in the tarts the next time they come. Thanks for commenting!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

equella, thanks for reading and commenting. Yes, do try them. They are a favorite for my grandkids!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Thanks Pegcole! Yes, we like pigs-in -a-blanket,too.


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NoRR4Me 6 years ago

What a nice hub. I like canned biscuits wrapped around the tiny, little sausage links. BTW, your pictures are amazing & the food looks delicious.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

NoRR4me,thanks for reading!I call those pigs-in-a-blanket. Thanks for complementing my pictures. I fancy myself a photographer of sorts. I thought I was my only fan!HA!


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RNMSN 6 years ago from Tucson, Az

well its 2 am here in the desert (hot flash woke me) and this did it...wheres the stove? oh there it is!! perfect... I can just see the thing....haha no really I am so making this for supper today...but later dude, much!! I think I will try the italian style and the ones with the m and ms in the middle yummy the hubby will love them both!! and I send love to you!! bb also copycat here just thought of the next article off of you...well imitation is the sincerest form of flattery now Jackie right? right? ha love you


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

What a great idea, I love these quick and delicious canned biscuits easy appetizers. We love appetizers and simple ingredients make for the best food.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

RNMSN, I couldn't sleep last night either, but since I am retired, who cares? I just stayed up and tried to catch up on reading my friends hubs. I am still behind!Glad you like the whop biscuit appetizers recipes.

If you got an idea from my hub, go for it!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

KatieM, thanks for reading and commenting! Yes , it is a simple and quick. (not that healthy...but....) I am thinking of putting peach pie filling in the tart with the cream cheese on top. I think that would be scrumptious!If I do, I'll take pictures for canned biscuits part 2...ha!


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

Awesome simple, not sure how nutritious those biscuits are, but I'm going to make this for tonight:) Thank you, my spouse will be very surprised, something different...and as Wayne Brown said, reminds you of your moms cooking:) Great Recipe Hub!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

heart4theword, Thanks for reading and commenting. Nah,they aren't the healthiest thing you'd ever stick a fork in, but quick,easy,cheap, and most of all downright tasty! I always keep a can of whop biscuits and cream cheese in the house, and if I have unexpected company,it's very versatile as a snack,desert, or appetizer.


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sagebrush_mama 6 years ago from The Shadow of Death Valley...Snow Covered Mountain Views Abound!

Oh, yum! Looks so good!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Easy and cheap to make, and improvise! thanks for the comments!


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

Your recipes are awesome! I am bookmarking this one.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Sky321,Thanks! I appreciate your comments. Got a new one...add cinnamon and raisins in the cream cheese filling. OMG!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

itchwitch ,thank you for your comments and thumbs up on the recipes.


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia

These sound terrific, but I have never heard of canned biscuits, is the pastry raw or what. Wow I feel well behind the times. Please help me understand what canned flaky biscuits are?


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mulberry1 6 years ago

Sound quick and easy. I wonder if you could add fruit or jam to the cream cheese one. I love the strawberry and cream cheese flavors together.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Eileen Hughs: I see you are from Australia. I guess you call them something else. They are similar to crescent rolls, but less fat,and not quite as light in taste.They are not really in cans, but in the USA we just call them canned bicuits. They come 10 in a cylinder carton .The carton is made of a thick paper with metal on top and bottom.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

mulberry,thanks for commenting, and passing on another good variation idea.That sounds delicious!


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Lamme 6 years ago

These look delicious! I can't wait to try these on the kids, I bet they'll gobble them up. I'm always looking for something new to serve. Thanks for the great recipes.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Hi lamme, thanks for reading and commenting! yes, they are yummy, and CHEAP!


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Pink Mingos 6 years ago from Mars

Awwww, "Pigs in a Blanket".. that's what we called them growing up when mama would wrap wieners in them and bake! I can't wait to try the cream cheese recipe you have here. The only problem will be with making them too often if they taste as good as they are simple to make! Thanks for a great hub, bayoulady!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Hi pink,thanks so much for stopping by! Yes, my grandkids luv pigs-in-a-blanket,only they would rather have link sausage instead of weiners. The cream cheese ones are so easy to adapt by adding flavoring,or brown sugar instead of white.


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patdmania 6 years ago from waterford, mi

Very interesting. I am always looking for easy recipes that are fun and easy to make. Didn't know you could make so many things out of canned biscuits. Thanks


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

thanks Pademania.....unfortunately, I am on a diet. i sure would like a taco tart right now!


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Heaven above ! This looks so delicious. I must make note of this on our refrigerator to get back to this great hub. I'll wait until the weather is cooler and make this for sure. My family should love them. God Bless You Dear Heart.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Thank you stars 439, they are so easy to do. If you have a toaster oven, they will cook well in in it without making your kitchen heat up.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

It looks delicious. Thanks for share this recipes for us. I'll show this to my mom. I believe she will like this one. Vote up.

Prasetio


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Prasetio-thanks for reading and commenting! It is very tasty. Do show your mom, but this is so easy that my third grade grandchild makes the cream cheese ones! YOU try it! I challenge you!lol!


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Wealthmadehealthy 6 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

LOL I just ate and now I am hungry again....also I am a cream cheese fanatic...it is so full of calcium and eating it is to me better than taking a calcium pill...What a quick and easy recipe!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

wealth M H, thanks! Sorry had made you drool!:>)It is definitely easy! My 5th grade grandaughter Tiffani loves to make them when she comes to visit.


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Wealthmadehealthy 6 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

Ah, starting her out right----teaching her the good things in life!! Blessings to you and yours!!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Hi, Wealth. You betcha! It is the highlight of their day when they visit. Us in the kitchen making something yummy to eat. I am teaching my grandson to grill.


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Wealthmadehealthy 6 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

My dad taught me how to do that...a major life lesson that everyone needs to know....did you catch my hub on taxes yet?? If not, take a peak, it is eye opening...

Have a blessed day!!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Not yet wealth, I have been working on my blog and other writing sites. I'll go check it though!


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma

These are great ideas for quick and easy easy appetizers. They look delicious and I will be trying your recipes out real soon. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Great Hub!


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bayoulady 5 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Thanks so much ,Becky. I need to visit your hubs. I took a LONG break.Health realted, but it was great,anyway!


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CameoT 5 years ago from Moab, Utah

MMmm, makes me hungry!!!! I've been MIA but I swear I'm working on a new hub! ;)


mommyloves2write 5 years ago

I simply MUST try those cream cheese tarts! Yummy!


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bayoulady 5 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

CameoT, I have been absent,too! thanks for stopping to read and comment.


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bayoulady 5 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

mommyloves2write,I promise you that it won't be the last time you make them!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Aren't you cleaver bayoulady. I absolutely must try your appetizers. They look as sound great. Voted up, useful, and bookmarked.


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bayoulady 5 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

Thanks koffeeKlatchers! I appreciate the read and the rate up!Since this article, I have also discovered a tasty new one. Fill with a mixture of cream cheese,bacon bits, and dried minced onion and bake. Woweeee...it's fantastic!


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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

sister Thank You. Yikes I am hungry. Love it love it love it. God Bless you for sharing. Linked out

Bookmarked Voted. Gotta go eat now. I am out of biscuits but will soon try your goodies. Love you sista.


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tussin 4 years ago from Behind You

I never had a craving for canned biscuits this badly before I saw your pictures. I'm gonna do that taco tart with chicken.


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bayoulady 4 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA Author

lol...thanks! I don't worry about "pretty" when I make them,I just make them taste good!(But you can make them more attractive by more precise pouring,etc. My family likes the rustic look....)


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Wow! Incredible and cheesy, a wonderful idea.


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CarNoobz 3 years ago from USA

Oh I love this...I'm not much of a cook, and those canned biscuits are so buttery good. Just slap in some meat and...? that's cool.

Voted up =)


Atanu 23 months ago

New Yorker Leo Rosten wrote that while teaching English as a secnod language. one of his East European students was required to write a sentence using the word "chisel" : His offering: "I like to eat chisels and milk."


Zony 23 months ago

I think you'll find that a good slab of cheese impvores almost any other foodstuff. It's like a universal constant. I'm sure the first person to melt cheese onto top of a perfectly edible cauliflower was stoned out of the village.

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