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This easy, 1-bowl Drop Biscuits recipe yields tender, fluffy biscuits that are crispy outside and have a rich, buttery flavor. They’re ready in 25 minutes and pair well with just about any dinner!

bowl of biscuits with one split open to show inside

I have a surprise for you…

I made you biscuits!

And you probably already have everything to make these drop biscuits in your own pantry!!!

hands pulling apart garlic bread drop biscuit to show fluffy interior

The ingredient list is pretty short and the items are pretty basic. These whip up in less than 30 minutes using just 1 bowl.

And these biscuits are so good, you’ll find yourself making them all the time.

They’re fluffy and tender inside and crispy outside with rich buttery flavor. You can make them garlic bread flavored, plain, or put your own spin on them by playing with the cheese, herbs, spices, etc.

You’re going to love how easy these are to make and how well they pair with just about anything!

split garlic bread drop biscuit on small plate

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • No worries if it’s pasta night and you forgot to pick up the garlic bread! This homemade biscuit recipe will come in clutch time and time again.
  • You probably already have everything on hand for this recipe in a well-stocked kitchen! How is that for budget-friendly?!
  • With just 10 minutes of prep time and less than 15 minutes in the oven, these easy drop biscuits are weeknight-friendly.
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The Best Easy Drop Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients

drop biscuit ingredients
  • All-purpose flour – this is the base for the dough
  • Baking powder – our leavening agent
  • Garlic powder – this helps these biscuits taste like garlic bread
  • Salt – to season the biscuits
  • Dried parsley – for a garlic bread look
  • Unsalted butter – this is what makes these biscuits rich and flaky; makes sure the butter is cold
  • Whole milk – it will still work with low-fat milk, but use whole milk for best flavor
  • Shredded mozzarella – what’s garlic bread without mozzarella?!
  • Salted butter – this gets brushed on the top of the biscuits as soon as they’re out of the oven to take them over the top

Step-by-Step Instructions

how to make drop biscuits
  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, and dried parsley in a large bowl.
  2. Add the butter and cut it in with a fork or a pastry cutter until it looks like coarse crumbs.
  3. There should be some pieces of butter the size of small peas.
  4. Add the milk a little at a time while stirring until it comes together.
  5. It should form a shaggy dough (you can add more milk if needed).
  6. Gently stir in the shredded mozzarella.
  7. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, and roll each into a ball. Arrange the dough balls on the prepared baking tray. Sprinkle a little garlic powder and dried parsley on top of each.
  8. Bake until the biscuits are golden and puffed, about 13 to 15 minutes. Immediately when they’re out of the oven, brush the melted butter on top of the biscuits.
hand holding small plate with garlic bread biscuit

How to Make Regular Drop Biscuits (Not Garlic Bread Flavored)

  1. Omit the garlic powder, dried parsley, and shredded mozzarella.
  2. Keep everything else the same.

How to Make Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

  1. Add 2 tablespoons sugar with the dry ingredients.
  2. Reduce the baking powder to 2 teaspoons and add 1/8 teaspoons baking soda.
  3. Omit the milk and use 1 cup buttermilk.

Variations on This Recipe

  • Cheddar Sage: Use shredded cheddar instead of mozzarella and fresh minced sage instead of dried parsley. Add 1/2 teaspoon onion powder. Omit the garlic powder.
  • Gruyere Thyme: Use shredded Gruyere instead of mozzarella and fresh minced thyme instead of dried parsley. Add 1/2 teaspoon onion powder. Omit the garlic powder.
  • Parmesan Rosemary: Use shredded Parmesan instead of mozzarella and fresh minced rosemary instead of dried parsley. Reduce the garlic powder to 1/2 teaspoon and reduce the salt to 1 teaspoon.
  • Sweet Drop Biscuits: Omit the garlic powder, dried parsley, and shredded mozzarella. Add 3 tablespoons sugar along with the dry ingredients. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with the milk. Sprinkle the tops with sugar before baking.
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What to Serve with Garlic Bread Drop Biscuits

bowl of garlic bread drop biscuits on wooden bread board

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Garlic Bread Drop Biscuits Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
This easy, 1-bowl Drop Biscuits recipe yields tender, fluffy biscuits that are crispy outside and have a rich, buttery flavor. They’re ready in 25 minutes and pair well with just about any dinner!

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Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder plus more for topping
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter chilled and diced
  • 3/4 cup whole milk plus more if needed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450F. Line a large baking tray with a silpat baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, and dried parsley in a large bowl.
  • Add the butter and cut it in with a fork or a pastry cutter until it looks like coarse crumbs. There should be some pieces of butter the size of small peas.
  • Add the milk a little at a time while stirring until it comes together to form a shaggy dough (you can add more milk if needed).
  • Gently stir in the shredded mozzarella.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, and roll each into a ball. Arrange the dough balls on the prepared baking tray. Sprinkle a little garlic powder and dried parsley on top of each.
  • Bake until the biscuits are golden and puffed, about 13 to 15 minutes.
  • Immediately when they’re out of the oven, brush the melted butter on top of the biscuits.
  • Serve.

Notes

How to Make Regular Drop Biscuits (Not Garlic Bread Flavored)

  1. Omit the garlic powder, dried parsley, and shredded mozzarella.
  2. Keep everything else the same.

How to Make Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

  1. Add 2 tablespoons sugar with the dry ingredients.
  2. Reduce the baking powder to 2 teaspoons and add 1/8 teaspoons baking soda.
  3. Omit the milk and use 1 cup buttermilk.

Nutrition

Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 574IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Drop Biscuits, Drop Biscuits Recipe, Easy Drop Biscuits, Easy Drop Biscuits Recipe

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This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on October 21, 2010. I updated it with more information on November 21, 2022.

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56 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Yummy, easy, versatile! In other words, perfect!

  2. Oooo, those kinda remind me of those yummy Red Lobster cheesy garlic biscuits.
    ~ingrid

  3. this is a brilliant idea and a lot more practical than a big loaf of garlic bread; one gets to be dainty and stick to one (or two) and that ‘s much better.

  4. These look great! I love the idea of an easy biscuit with garlic bread flavor…yum!

  5. Magic of Spice says:

    My Grandfather taught me to make drop biscuits when I was a kid, and then taught my kids… A favorite memory, thank you :) These are savory and delightful…

  6. Holy yum! My mouth is watering – they remind me of the biscuits @ Red Lobster, but I’m sure they are wayyyy better :) I definitely want to try these!

  7. Hi I am forst time here and this bread biscuits look fantastic and i wanna make them very soon. I love garlic and these look healthy too.

  8. 5 stars
    I love this as an alternative to garlic bread!

  9. Chef Dennis says:

    I love savory biscuits, your garlic bread biscuits sound so very very good! and your images are outstanding! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us!

  10. I love drop biscuits because they’re so easy, and rustic, and perfect with soup! I will have to find some Penzey’s garlic salt!

  11. Mmm…I do love biscuits! I’d love these dunked in sausage gravy! Whee!

  12. These biscuits would be delicious with your soup! I love quick breads that I can whip up on short notice- This one is nice. I’m glad it has whole wheat flour- I’m going to try this! (LOVE Penzey’s spices!)

  13. Twinkle Toes says:

    I just need to tell you, I made your PB and J cupcakes today…. O.M.G.

    We miss you!

  14. Marvelous idea Faith! Drop biscuits are quick, easy to make and perfect with so many dishes!
    I wonder how they would taste with some roasted garlic added?

  15. Oooh….these look really yummy! I love garlic bread and these sound like a really nice and simple alternative!!

  16. 5 Star Foodie says:

    Super delicious with the garlic flavor!

  17. 5 stars
    Such a nice way to jazz up drop biscuits. A great match for soup.
    Mimi

  18. What a great twist on biscuits!

  19. What a great idea. Garlic bread is awesome in any form, but these look like a unique twist!

  20. Kristina @ spabettie says:

    these look wonderfully perfect… I love garlic.

  21. Louise Mellor, Such as Crisco. You can use whatever kind of shortening you prefer though, or even substitute butter if you want.

  22. Yum, garlic in bread means delicious to me and it’s great to have something like that to make quickly! Brilliant idea, Faith!

  23. This looks very easy to make and very delicious. Just perfect for your meatball soup. Would love to try. Thanks very much for sharing.

  24. Garlic in biscuits, with a bowl of your delicious soup – what time do we eat?
    Looks delicious, Faith!

  25. These are the perfect companions to your soup Faith! I like them for how easy they are – not to mention surely delicious!

  26. I bet these would travel beautifully, if you felt so inclined to send a bunch to me in Los Angeles. :)

  27. 5 stars
    I made a big bowl of soup this afternoon, and these biscuits were the perfect accompaniment. You just can’t eat soup without some sort of bread! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us. I’m all about the garlic!

  28. Maria @ Scandi Foodie says:

    I loooove the smell of home baked bread! And fresh bread straight from the oven… Delicious!

  29. These are lovely, amazing snacks! Never made something like this with garlic before! Must try it very soon. Thanks for the idea!

  30. wooo!!! this looks amazing!!! I love love love seeing bread/biscuits in your blog too!!! more inspirations for me! hahahha….. :)

  31. Faith,

    I would like for you to drop about 12 of those off to me for dinner.

  32. Angie's Recipes says:

    I love garlic anything! These would be great to go with some pumpkin soup too!

  33. I LOVE biscuits, especially drop biscuits (who has time to roll out dough? :)). They look like they turned out just perfect. Going to look at your soup recipe now

  34. Blond Duck says:

    Oh, and I’ve been thinking about biscuits all day too!

  35. Can i have a few pleaseee? So so good!!

  36. There are only two of us in our house that aren’t on kibble rr formula, so recipes that make a heap of grub can sometimes be a problem. But we’ve had great luck making biscuits like this and freezing 3/4s of the dough. Cheers!

  37. I used to eat lots of the greasy, garlic knots at my local pizzaria. Yours look much healthier :)

  38. These would go great with feta cheese and olive oil. Great as appetizer as well.

  39. What a fantastic idea! Love it! Those are on the to-do list!

  40. Those are gorgeous!
    I can only imagine how good your house must have smelled…Mmmmm!

  41. Heavenly Housewife says:

    Sad thing is that I dont need to eat garlic bread with anything. I’ll eat tons of it all on its own. This looks wonderful :D
    *kisses* HH

  42. I love the photos! Those biscuits sound good!

  43. Mmmhhh, very yummy! I love anything bready and garlicky.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  44. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete says:

    Anything that looks like pillowy goodness combined with garlic, I will eat!! These look beautiful and scrumptious. Hubby, get ready for the garlic breath!

  45. Faith I agree, these garlic biscuits will go perfect with your delicious spaghetti & meatball soup!

  46. Garlic biscuits with a delicious pasta dish…sounds like Italian food heaven. I love the sound of these and that they aren’t as greasy as garlic bread!

  47. Faith,

    Drop biscuits are awesome. You are right it will be good with soup.

  48. Oh I bet those are so good! I could have a meal of bread and be happy!

  49. jen cheung says:

    yumms! these reminds me the one from red lobster restaurant!! delicious!

  50. Anna Johnston says:

    What an interesting idea. Drop biscuits & your right…. I did imagine a lovely garlic bread (or even nice crusty Italian bread with your Spaghetti & Meatball Soup :)
    These would be even better.

  51. Faith @ lovelyascharged says:

    Carbs and garlic is literally the best combo since…well…since ever. It’s every good little Italian’s dream!

  52. The Southern Cookbook says:

    This is like the best idea ever! I like how you done a drop biscuit with this recipe.

  53. 5 stars
    We loved these!! Garlic bread flavor with the texture of a biscuit…. yum!!

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