Drop Biscuits with Cheese, Zucchini, & Tomato

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Quick and easy drop biscuits filled with cheddar cheese, zucchini, and sun-dried tomatoes. This easy drop biscuit recipe is great for a dinner party or afternoon picnic. It comes together in a snap and requires no rolling or cutting.

Drop Biscuits with Cheese, Zucchini, & Tomato on white parchment paper.

Drop Biscuits with Cheese, Zucchini, & Tomato

I’m a huge fan of biscuits! And I’m an even bigger fan of drop biscuits. Especially, these parmesan buttermilk drop biscuits. They’re just too easy!

Today’s recipe doesn’t contain buttermilk but it is full of epic flavor. Garlic, cheddar, sundried tomatoes, and basil make these drop biscuits too good to be true.

This is my go-to recipe when I need a quick flavorful side dish for a potluck or family get-together. It requires minimal ingredients and guarantees ultra-tender biscuits.

Drop Biscuits with Cheese, Zucchini, & Tomato on parchment paper with one broken in half.

Today we’re adding garlic powder, a cup of zucchini, a cup of cheddar cheese, and sundried tomatoes. I like to use the tomatoes in oil with herbs for a deeper flavor profile.

All this gets combined to create a satisfying, hearty biscuit.

Easy drop biscuits that are flaky

For a flaky and tender biscuit, it’s important to use cold fat. The tiny bits of butter will create steamy pockets of air as they melt. This is what makes the inside of the biscuit so soft. It’s the same concept as when making scones.

It’s also important to work quickly so the butter doesn’t melt before the biscuits go into the oven. It won’t create those lovely pockets of steam if it’s already melted and the biscuits won’t be tender and flaky.

Shaping and baking drop biscuits couldn’t be easier as well. After you’ve mixed the batter, use an ice cream scoop to plop mounds of dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet. That’s all there is to it.

After baking, brush the biscuits with melted butter and dried basil. Enjoy!

Closeup view of Drop Biscuit Recipe with Cheddar Cheese, Zucchini, and Tomato on parchment paper.

Tips for making this drop biscuit recipe:

  • When measuring the flour, either weigh it or lightly spoon it into the measuring cup and level it off with the back of a knife.
  • To easily shred the zucchini, try using a mandoline.
  • Cut the butter into the flour just like you do when making scones or pie crust. A pastry cutter works best but you can get away with using a fork.

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Quick and easy drop biscuits filled with cheddar cheese, zucchini, and sun-dried tomatoes.
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Cheesy Zucchini Tomato Drop Biscuits

Quick and easy drop biscuits filled with cheddar cheese, zucchini, and sun-dried tomatoes. This easy drop biscuit recipe is great for a dinner party or afternoon picnic. It comes together in a snap and requires no rolling or cutting.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy zucchini tomato drop biscuits, drop biscuits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yields 10 biscuits
Calories 306 kcal
Author Jen Sobjack

Ingredients

For the topping

  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Line a 13x9-inch baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Place zucchini in a small bowl and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Stir and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and drain completely. Pat dry with a paper towel.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and remaining salt. Stir with a whisk.

  4.  Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. Toss in the zucchini, tomatoes, and cheese. Stir in the milk just until moistened.

  5. Use an ice cream scoop to drop mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until golden. 

  6. Combine the ingredients for the topping and brush over warm biscuits. Serve warm.

Make ahead tip

  1. Biscuits will keep for up to 5 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

  2. Biscuits can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and warm before serving.

  3. Baked biscuits freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm to your liking before enjoying. 

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Taste of Home.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Zucchini Tomato Drop Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 365mg 15%
Potassium 219mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 12.8%
Vitamin C 6.5%
Calcium 14.7%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional values here on my recipes should be used as a general guide only. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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