New Ways to Use Canned Biscuits
Shortcut Steamed Bao Buns
Trendy Asian steamed buns might look complicated to whip up at home, but not with this spin that had our Test Kitchen asking, “Why didn’t we think of this before?!” Skip stirring and kneading dough from scratch and steam biscuits (folded in half) for the mini taco-shape apps.
Tip: Opt for rotisserie chicken or any leftover protein you have in the fridge for the filling. The just-spicy-enough sauce makes any filling taste gourmet.
Gooey Monkey Bread
You’re less than an hour away from an ooey-gooey loaf of fresh-baked monkey bread. Start with canned buttermilk biscuits, caramel ice cream topping, and maple syrup, and nearly all the work is done for you! Simply assemble, bake, and prepare to brunch.
Beef and Vegetable Biscuit Bake
Clean out your fridge with this vegetable-rich casserole recipe. (A biscuit topping sure makes the produce an easier sell for picky eaters!) Brussels sprouts, carrots, mushrooms, and onion all join the party and are coated in a creamy sauce that starts slim with fat-free milk rather than heavy cream.
Apple-Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread
If apple pie and monkey bread joined forces, it might look something like this cream cheese-iced delight. Coat home-style biscuits in flaxseeds and cinnamon-sugar before layering with apple slices and walnuts. Bake for 25 minutes, frost, and prepare to play tug-of-war over the last bite.
Upside-Down Pizza Casserole
Two simple swaps—including a biscuit crust—make this semi-homemade meal taste like you sweated over the stove and rolled dough for hours on end. No one else needs to know you spent only 20 minutes preparing this four-ingredient feast.
Tip: Sprinkle with crushed red pepper and snipped basil for the full pizza parlor treatment.
Sausage, Apple, and Cheddar Monkey Bread
A little sweet, a little savory, and a lot cheesy. This slow cooker monkey bread is brilliant for every occasion from an elegant holiday brunch to a casual tailgate. With biscuits and breakfast sausage, this hearty pull-apart bread offers vibes of biscuits and gravy. For a fresh finish, sprinkle with snipped sage.
Mini Everything Bagel Pizzas
How have we never thought of tossing biscuits on the grill before? To make this bagel-and-lox-inspired recipe, top a grilled biscuit with cream cheese and mozzarella, smoked salmon, and everything bagel seasoning. The result: a shareable snack in just 15 minutes or so.
Tuna with Cheese Biscuits
The original version of this twist on tuna noodle casserole calls for swapping biscuit mix for the noodles. We prefer to hit the easy button and opt for canned cheese and garlic biscuits instead. With the cream of chicken soup, tuna, and fresh veggies in the lineup, no one will notice your time-saving substitution!
Pesto Monkey Bread
For a savory twist on this bread recipe usually reserved for breakfast, trade basil pesto and grated Parm for the cinnamon-sugar. We still call for starting with refrigerated biscuits to keep prep time at a slim 15 minutes. Then set and forget in your slow cooker for a party-ready app.
Chili Beef Pie with Biscuit Crust
No need to fuss with pastry piecrust when a honey-butter biscuit crust tastes even better. Pile it high with a beefy chili blend, then cap things off with a sour cream, cheddar cheese, and corn chip topping. Kids will go wild for this comfort food creation.
Spiced Blueberry Monkey Loaves
These pull-apart loaves are berry good! Quarter refrigerated biscuits into bite-size pieces, toss in cinnamon and sugar, then tuck into two loaf pans alongside blueberries and a rum-butter sauce. Serve warm (with a scoop of whipped cream or Greek yogurt on top, if you like!).
By now we’ve baked, grilled, and slow-cooked refrigerated biscuits. So we put our thinking caps on and brainstormed another next-level way to cook them to perfection: a waffle iron! Stuffed inside the double-decker waffled biscuits, you’ll find savory sandwich fixings including bacon, avocado, tomato, and melted cheese.
Chocolate-Caramel Monkey Bread
Caramel rolls meat monkey bread in this decadent dessert recipe. Biscuits taste like a rich, homemade pastry when you wrap them around chocolate-covered caramels (just imagine the molten center in each bite!), drizzle with caramel, and top it all off with sliced almonds.