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Canned Biscuits: 12+ Recipes for You

Updated on January 8, 2018
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Baked Biscuit and Meatballs ...Yum


Make no apologies for using canned biscuits. They have gotten better in taste and texture over the years. And they are still an economical purchase.

Using your imagination and a few extra ingredients you probably have right at home, you can make up a buffet of appetizers or even a full meal using them.

Every Sunday the early birds at church are treated to sausage biscuits... the cooking biscuits and frying sausage are intoxicating.

Give some of these biscuit treats a try....


Since I first posted this Hub, so many more recipes have appeared using this shortcut...canned biscuits are so versatile and for families whose lives are busy, busy..they are a welcome go-to way to feed families.

The photo here is of a recipe that I saw on Facebook. I needed a quick dish to take to a buffet at church so decided to give this a try. It is inexpensive, quick, and tasty.

You need canned biscuits, your favorite jar of marinara, meatballs, cheddar and mozarella cheese.

Cut biscuits into fourths and place in the bottom of a greased 8 x 8 pan. Top with a layer of marinara and add meatballs (four rows of four meatballs works nicely). Top with cheese. Bake at 375 about 20 to 25 minutes till cheese has melted.

Of course you can double this recipe with no problem.

Easy, sweet treat

A Light, Tasty Any-time Dessert

You need to use the 'junior' size canned biscuits for this dessert.

Place biscuits on baking sheet. Drizzle with butter.

Sprinkle coarse sugar on top of each.

Bake as usual.

Let cool for a bit. Slice in half.

Top with your favorite fresh or frozen fruit.

Add a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

Delightful pumpkin and cream cheese filling pastry

Yummy...made with crescent rolls
Yummy...made with crescent rolls | Source
4 out of 5 stars from 4 ratings of 12 recipes you can make with canned biscuits

A biscuit in a can

Canned biscuits offer a quick alternative to making biscuits from scratch. These are especially nice if you have a hectic schedule but wish to serve hot, appealing dishes.

Let me be the first to tell you that if I were choosing biscuits I would choose to make my Mother's recipe. They are tender and flavor filled and so light I must hold them on the plate.

There are times though when a biscuit is in order and I just don't have the time to make them. When that happens, canned biscuits do work. They are versatile and with little effort a table can be filled with appetizers

One thing I know about them is they are best hot. So if you choose to make any of these, serve them HOT.

Magic in the kitchen

My Momma left a little bit of the magic of how to make biscuits with me as mine are in the same ball park with hers. They are not exactly right but they are enough like them to connect me to those meals when she served them to us years ago.

I can still see the poof of flour as she flipped the dough onto her fabric cloth that she cut them out on each time. I even use the same stainless steel bowl that she used to mix them in; that must be where the magic is.



Choose your favorite biscuit as a foundation

Use a bottle cap to form mini biscuits
Use a bottle cap to form mini biscuits | Source

Newest member of the family: Mini biscuits

  • Open biscuits and remove from container.
  • Roll biscuit to plump it up a bit
  • Using a bottle top ( or very small cutter of some sort) that has been dipped in melted unsalted butter mixed with 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt , cut two mini biscuits from the fluffed Momma biscuit
  • Place on cookie sheet.
  • You should be able to get about 48 from a can of biscuits. If you wish to use a larger lid that is fine.
  • With these tiny ones, bake at 400 degrees for about 7 minutes.
  • Remove promptly from the baking sheet and top with a dab of reserved butter and garlic salt mixture.

Tray of mini biscuits ready to bake


Maybe your new canned biscuit creation will make you sing like it does this young man ..

Sausage biscuit

Do you have a favorite canned biscuit recipe that is not shown here? If so, I would love to add it to this hub with your permission.

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Biscuit and sausage links

Use crescent roll--and link sausages.

  • Cook link sausages, drain on paper towel, and let cool.
  • Roll one link in each crescent roll.
  • Place on baking tray.
  • Cook according to package.
  • Serve immediately.

12 Ways to Serve Them

  • biscuit
  • fried bread
  • donuts
  • pot pie
  • 'bizza'
  • breadsticks
  • egg sandwich
  • monkey bread
  • toasted cheese
  • sliders
  • sausage biscuit links (baked together)
  • sausage biscuit with patty (patty added after biscuit is baked)

Biscuits with butter, jam,gravey, honey, or just plain

The easiest way to serve them is, of course, to pop open a can, place them on a baking sheet, and bake them. When they are done, slather some butter (or some healthier butter-like alternative) on top and eat.

When they are fresh out of the oven, a little butter or margarine is all of the dressing they need.

However, honey, jelly, jam...any of those are great too.

Toasted Cheese Biscuits


A fried biscuit

  • Pour 1/2 cup canola oil in a frying pan. Heat to medium heat.
  • Remove biscuits from the can.
  • Flatten each of them. Place two or three in the skillet.
  • Cook till golden brown, flip, and repeat on side 2.
  • Remove to a dish covered with paper towel. Serve with a meal as you would sliced bread.
  • You can salt lightly if desired.
  • Toss in cinnamon and sugar
  • Or, sprinkle with confectioner's sugar

Easy quick delightful breakfast sandwich

egg sandwich
egg sandwich | Source

Use left over biscuits, pop in your favorite cooked sausage....another quick easy breakfast

a white biscuit and on whole wheat
a white biscuit and on whole wheat | Source

Egg biscuit, toasted cheese biscuit, sliders

  • Egg biscuit: Easy, quick, and yummy: Cut cooked biscuits in half. Top with fried egg. Ham, sausage, bacon, or cheese may also be added.
  • Toasted cheese biscuit: Cut cooked biscuits in half. Top with sliced or grated cheese. Toast.
  • Sliders: Cut cooked biscuits in half. Top with cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato, any of your favorite toppings.


This is a cross between a biscuit and a pizza....bizza.

  • Cut baked biscuits in half.
  • Top with pizza sauce, lightly browned ground beef, and pizza cheese.
  • .Broil till cheese is melted.

Biscuit with sausage patty


Biscuit with sausage patty

Easy and quick:

  • Bake biscuit of choice
  • Slice
  • Pop in a sausage patty which has been cooked and drained on paper towel.

A little donut

Heat oil in skillet.

  • Flatten uncooked biscuits.
  • Cut a hole out of the center.
  • Cook in oil till golden on both sides.
  • Cook donut holes as well.
  • Shake in a brown paper sack with cinnamon and sugar or sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.

A Variety
of Canned Biscuits
possible use
cresent rolls
pigs in a blanket, fruti pie
pizza, burgers, sausage and egg sandwich
Grands Jr
gravy and biscuit, with jelly or honey
donuts, fill with meat and cheese

Pot pie

  • Use left over pork, beef, or chicken.
  • Make a gravy using chicken or beef broth, flour, milk, and season to taste.
  • Add left over veggies or frozen veggies.
  • Mix well.
  • Place in Pyrex dish for a large casserole or serving size dishes.
  • Top with biscuits.
  • Bake until the biscuits are done.

Quick, easy cobbler

  • Place a can of cherry, apple, peach, or blueberry pie filling in a baking dish.
  • Top with biscuits which have been flattened a bit.
  • Lightly brush melted butter on biscuits.
  • Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake according to biscuit directions till they are done.


  • Divide uncooked biscuits in half.
  • Roll out till about 8 inches long. They will shrink some when baking.
  • Bake at 400 degrees about 7 or 8 minutes.
  • Brush with butter when cooked. Sprinkle with garlic salt.

Monkey bread

  • For monkey bread, you need 4 cans of biscuits.
  • Cut biscuits into fourths. Dip in butter and cinnamon sugar. Stack on top of each other making a little mountain. You can also bake them in an angel food pan or a bundt cake pan.
  • Slather butter and cinnamon sugar over all before baking.
  • Bake at 375 for 45-50 minutes.

Unlimited possibilities

These are only a few suggestions. There are so many other ways to serve these little biscuits. Using your imagination and you will quickly add to the ways to serve this convenience food.

© 2012 Patricia Scott


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    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      14 months ago

      I might just do that.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      14 months ago from sunny Florida

      Well now you can give them a try in some of these or your own creative ways. Angels once again are headed your

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      14 months ago

      Thank you. Never thought about doing anything with canned biscuits, except for pigs in a blanket.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks AuFait Love 'me' some canned biscuits especially when I am in a time crunch.

      Now homemade ones are best but there is not always time for them...I have read of many other great canned biscuit recipes that I hope to give a try.

      It is always nice to have you visit....

      hoping all is well with you.

      Sending Angels your way this morning ps

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

      Thought I would visit this good article again, you have such great ideas here, AND they're quick and easy. These are recipes even children can do and now with everyone back to school times are probably more hectic and a quick snack like the ones here would be just the thing.

      Hope you are having a relaxing and peaceful weekend. I am thinking about you and hoping for the very best for whatever you need the best to happen for. Take care . .

      Sharing of course . . .

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      4 years ago from sunny Florida

      They really are all tasty. It is nice to have a quick little food to whip up when someone unexpected drops by. You can even enlist their help in preparation.

      Thanks for your kind words and for visiting. Perhaps you can enjoy some of these very soon

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patricia,

      Now you have me drooling for a good biscuit! You have certainly presented a good many variations of things to do using canned biscuits and many of them sound great. This brought back memories of my mother making homemade donuts and we kids always loved eating the donut holes. Makes me smile just to remember that! Thanks!

      Up votes and sharing. Sending good thoughts and blessings your way today!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      4 years ago from sunny Florida

      O I hope you have opportunity to give some of these a try. They are nice to have on hand in case unexpected company stops over.

      thanks for visiting, Claudia.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Claudia Mathews 

      4 years ago

      Can't wait to give some of these a go, my mouth is watering!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi AuFait I know my Momma used to make fried bread when I was a little one and this not as good as hers but it does work in a pinch. The other little recipes are so handy to have for a busy weekend or when unexpected guests arrive.

      I so agree....wishing a much better 2014 for all of us.

      Angels are on the way to you ps

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 

      5 years ago from North Texas

      What a lot of great ideas! I think I'm going to try the fried biscuits. My mother used to make fried bread from bread dough she made from scratch. They were so delicious just with butter on them.

      Several of these different ways of preparing the biscuits so that no one can tell they're out of a can look really yummy and easy and quick (my favorite kind of food).

      The little pizzas would make great snacks for a party. Excellent ideas and they look so easy!

      Hope your Christmas was peaceful and happy and that the New Year will prove to be a huge improvement for all of us!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Good morning Rebecca

      They are nice quick dishes to make when time is short..and it seems like that is usually the case for most of us. I am retired and as busy as I was when I was working...I wonder how I ever had time to be a teacher!!!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Those are great ideas, they look yummy. Thanks for the link, and I will link yours to mine! They go together well!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi DDE I thank you for stopping to visit.

      I cannot tell you how many times we use these for our church breakfasts. They are just a quick bread to round out a meal when you do not have a lot of time thanks for your votes. Angels are on the way ps

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      More Than 12 Recipes You Can Make With Canned Biscuits incredible treats and a well presented hub on this step by step recipe Voted up and ueful

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Good morning moonlake

      Great idea. I am adding your suggestion in a little 'box' in this hub. Others will want to know that.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Angels are on the way. ps

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      5 years ago from America

      Awesome hubs on what to do with can biscuits. I cut them in pieces for bread dumplings in soup. Voted up. Five stars.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Brenda

      That's one thing I love about HubPages. Everyone is always sharing quick easy recipes.

      I will be over to visit soon.

      Sending Angels to you this morning :) ps

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      6 years ago from Springfield, MO

      I love monkey bread. I make it every Saturday with my kids. Thanks for the ideas theirs a few i have not tried yet.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Jim...

      They aren't your Momma's homemade biscuits but when you are pressed for time you can glam these up and have a smorgasbord of food for a group to enjoy or make a few just for yourself. Thank you for stopping by.

      Sending Angels your way :) ps

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      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Love this I am going to try the doughnut one and the pot pie one sometime in the next few days.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi cclitgirl...

      I hope you have a chance to try at least a few of them. They really are a nice quick appetizer to share especially when unespcected guests drop over. Most of the ingredients you have already in your home so these are easy peasy.

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely evening. :) ps

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi cclitgirl...

      I hope you have a chance to try at least a few of them. They really are a nice quick appetizer to share especially when unespcected guests drop over. Most of the ingredients you have already in your home so these are easy peasy.

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely evening. :) ps

    • cclitgirl profile image

      Cynthia Calhoun 

      6 years ago from Western NC

      Oh my goodness! These look absolutely wonderful! I'm going to have to link to this hub - I'm publishing a hub on homemade bread rolls and this will fit perfectly. I can't wait to try some of the combos you suggest here.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida


      O I hope you get to try some of these. I served these to my family who lives next door one evening as a kind of mini-buffet. It is a fun dish to have on hand ...not labor intensive but very flavorful.

      Thank you for visiting.

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      6 years ago

      Canned biscuits can work if we are in a hurry. I have not tried many of these so I will be stocking up on canned biscuits when I go to the store today. These are great suggestions.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      7 years ago from sunny Florida

      These are sooooo easy to prepare. They are great for a crowd. My grandson's favorite are the bizzas. He asked me to make them again a week after I posted this article.

      Happy Mother's Day to you and yours. Thank you for stopping by, recappers delight

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      recappers delight 

      7 years ago

      OK, I found this just in time for Mother's Day! I will take some of these ideas and use them on the weekend!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      7 years ago from sunny Florida

      I am going to have to check on your site. I bet you have some recipes there I will like to try. Like I said, these are just fun tidbits to serve when time is short. Thank you again for stopping by.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      7 years ago from sunny Florida

      puter_dr...these 'work' for those times when you just are rushed or frazzled. I really emphasize serving the dishes hot. As you say, there are so many ways to use them, many that I have not mentioned here. Thank you for stopping by.

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      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love your recipe. It sound delicious. I can't wait to make it soon. I really enjoy the video as well. Good job, my friend. Rated up and useful!


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      Mike Bouska 

      7 years ago from Midwest USA

      Good Stuff. We like to do similar things with canned biscuits. They certainly give you many options if you just use your imagination.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      7 years ago from sunny Florida

      thanks for stopping by....what a fun way to start the day. I hope they enjoy it...quick, easy, and tasty...I made all of these yesterday and gave them to my daughter and her family...they had an afternoon of treats.

    • SmartAndFun profile image


      7 years ago from Texas

      Great ideas! My kids would love the fried bread, especially with cinnamon and sugar n it. I am going to surpise them with it for breakfast in the morning! Thanks!


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