Why Canned Biscuits Are the Next Wonder Food
Of all the foods that come in cans, it's hard to believe that soft, flaky biscuits are one of them. Adults love this convenience food because it makes cooking that much simpler, and kids love the mildly terrorizing thrill of popping the can open.
Novelty aside, some talented home cooks and professional chefs on the internet have provided us with hacks to make the most of canned biscuits. Check out how this dough is great for making much more than a base layer for your favorite sausage gravy.
Canned biscuits are basic dough in a can, so you can make virtually any pastry with them. Satisfy your sweet tooth by turning a can of biscuits into a batch of yummy cheese danishes. Separate each uncooked biscuit, roll it out a little and create a depression in the center.
Give your taste buds something different with a super-simple rhubarb pie. Uncooked rhubarb is tangy like a green apple. Cooked rhubarb has a milder, sweeter flavor. So, use it in whatever form best fits your palate.
Chicken Pot Pie
Instead of going through all the tedious efforts of making pie crust, make a savory chicken pot pie in half the time by using canned biscuits as the crust. First, mix together all of the ingredients for the pie filling. Try diced carrots, celery, peas, rotisserie chicken and a can of cream of mushroom, cream of chicken or cream of celery soup.
People love frozen pizza rolls, but you can do ‘em big with biscuits! Use a rolling pin to flatten your separated biscuits to the thickness of a pizza crust. Next, put cheese, pepperoni and seasonings of your choice in the center of each biscuit.
Separate buttermilk canned biscuits, and dust them all with equal parts cinnamon and sugar. Roll the biscuits flat with a rolling pin, and cut them each into 12 pieces by cutting three vertical and two horizontal lines. Mix sliced peaches, sugar, butter, vanilla, salt, cornstarch and the spices of your choice together.
Sweet and Spicy Chicken and Waffles
Did you know? Canned biscuits make a great substitute for waffle batter. If you have a waffle iron, just spray the interior plates with cooking spray before inserting a biscuit because this gooey dough can stick sometimes. Cook all the biscuits on the waffle iron. Next, fry up a batch of your favorite chicken.
Squeeze the raw biscuits together into a single large dough ball. Use a rolling pin to flatten out the dough into a circle. Brush melted butter or olive oil onto the thin dough, and add seasonings like oregano or salt to taste.
Cheeseburger Stuffed Bites
Brown seasoned ground beef in a skillet for about five minutes. Slice into each piece of biscuit dough but not all the way through — you’re creating a pocket — and put two slices of cheese in each one. Open each biscuit up halfway, and put a scoop of ground beef inside.
Who knew you could make muffins in a skillet? Melt butter, and stir in equal parts cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Bake the biscuits for about half the time listed on the package. Next, melt a small pat of butter in your skillet.
Dip whole Oreos in condensed milk. Then, work the Oreos into the centers of the biscuits, and use your fingers to close the dough around them. Give the stuffed biscuits a light dusting of flour, and deep-fry them in oil.
This recipe requires a panini press or grill pan to give the classic bacon, egg and cheese biscuit a twist. To get started, slice a biscuit in half and then flatten out each half.
Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks
You know those ridiculously good breadsticks that pizza restaurants sell? Make your own with canned biscuits! Pour a thin layer of melted butter on the bottom of a baking pan. Slice each biscuit in half, and put half of the halves in the pan.
Combine and flatten out a can of biscuits so that they form a thin crust, similar to the pizza dough. Mix cinnamon and sugar together, and spread this blend in a thick layer on top of the flattened biscuits. Some home chefs say that Crescent Rolls are better for this recipe than the big biscuits.
Canned biscuits make perfect doughnuts! Use a small cookie cutter to punch out holes in the center of each raw biscuit. Put the holes in the refrigerator to cook later. Fry each doughnut-biscuit in hot oil until it becomes golden brown on both sides.
Who says you need to make batter to have a cake? With a can of biscuits, you're less than 30 minutes away from a great strawberry shortcake. For this recipe, avoid using buttered or flavored biscuit dough.
Meatball Sub Bake
Skip the pasta with this tasty recipe. Cut up each biscuit in the can into eight pieces. Stir the biscuit pieces into zesty marinara sauce. In a separate pan, cook up some meatballs. Add the meatballs and a generous helping of shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the biscuit-marinara mixture.
Warm salsa, enchilada sauce, shredded pre-cooked chicken and canned black beans on the stovetop. Then, cut a pack of canned biscuits into eight pieces per biscuit. Stir the biscuit pieces into the enchilada mixture, and move everything from the stovetop to a casserole dish.
Sausage Biscuit Bake
Serving a bigger group? Instead of cooking regular sausage, egg and cheese biscuits, make that breakfast classic into a casserole. This recipe calls for jumbo-sized canned biscuits. Start by crumbling and browning the sausage in a pan. Cut the biscuits into 10 pieces each and stir the biscuits and sausage together in a casserole dish.
Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Bites
Start by cooking chopped roast beef slices, pepper jack cheese, chopped white onions and diced green peppers in a pan. Cut raw biscuits into pockets, similar to the cheeseburger bites. Fill each biscuit with the cheesesteak mixture, and use your fingers to seal the biscuit shut.
Open a can of biscuits and separate each biscuit into two slices. Each slice will become one side of a quesadilla. Use a rolling pin to flatten out each biscuit half, and use your fingers to mold the flattened biscuits into a round tortilla shape.
Start by rolling out all of the biscuits until they’re very thin. Then, arrange the flattened biscuits so that they cover the bottom of a small baking pan. This will form the crust of your bars. Brush the flattened biscuits with melted butter.
Bacon Potato Bites
Combine the best elements of a baked potato and a savory biscuit into one delectable dish. Start by baking a few large potatoes and frying up a few strips of bacon. Scoop all of the potato innards out of the skins and into a bowl, and crumble the cooked bacon to form bacon bits.
Use cinnamon roll- or chocolate chip-flavored canned biscuits for this recipe. If all you have are plain biscuits, you can combine chocolate chips into the dough with your fingers or sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the dough. Separate each biscuit into two halves, and spread a generous layer of Nutella on each slice.
Mix crab meat, parmesan and cheddar cheeses, parsley and garlic powder in a bowl. You can add in bacon bits, jalapeños or red pepper flakes for even more flavor. On a baking sheet, flatten out the biscuits to form a thin pizza dough. Brush melted butter over the top of the dough.
Slice each biscuit in half and sprinkle equal parts cinnamon and sugar on the biscuit halves. In a separate bowl, mix an egg, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice together. Spread that mixture generously on the top of each biscuit half.
In a saucepan, melt a pat of butter. Then, gently fold flour, salt and milk into the simmering melted butter. Stir constantly, allowing time for the mixture to form a thickened white sauce. Add pre-cooked diced chicken and your favorite shredded cheese to the mixture.
Chicken and Dumplings
The hardest part about making chicken and dumplings is making the perfect dumplings, but canned biscuits streamline the process. Start by melting butter in a big pan. Once the butter is melted, add diced carrots, celery and onions. When those ingredients are cooked, add pre-cooked shredded chicken, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup and evaporated milk.
Chili and Cheese Cups
This recipe couldn't be easier! Start by cooking chili according to your favorite recipe (or heat up your favorite canned version). You can make it with meat or veggies and add as few or as many spices as you prefer. Once the chili is done, open up a can of biscuits and separate them. Use a spoon to carefully make indentations in the centers of the biscuits.
Monkey bread is the kind of thing that can look pretty complicated at first glance, but it's really easy with canned biscuits. Start by cutting each raw biscuit into four smaller pieces. Mix up equal parts cinnamon and sugar in a bag, and shake the biscuit pieces in the mixture just as if you were breading pieces of fried chicken.
Want to bring that Italian-restaurant charm to your kitchen? You can turn canned biscuits into delicious garlic knots, and you don't have to be a dough expert to do it. It's best to use the original, unflavored canned biscuits for this recipe.