Apr 19, 2018
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There is nothing like the feeling you get when biting into a buttery, fresh-out-of-the-oven biscuit stuffed with pepperoni and melted Cheddar cheese. These pizza stuffed biscuits will change your life.
This recipe combines two of my kids’ favorite things: breakfast and Pizza night! It’s a match made in flavor heaven.
The Best Stuffed Biscuits Recipe
Made with a homemade biscuit dough, pepperoni, and Cheddar, these light and fluffy biscuits are packed with cheesy goodness and pizza flavor.
Add a side of marinara sauce as a dip and you have a mouthwatering recipe that will have everyone reaching for seconds. More power to you.
I usually make this recipe during our notorious Friday playdates that turn out to be a weekend slumber party for my kids. Thankfully my kids and their friends aren’t hard to please, anything that resembles pizza is a must, and these Pizza Stuffed Biscuits are no exception.
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Pizza Stuffed Biscuit Ingredients
While I share tips below on how to make this with boxed and canned biscuit dough, the homemade version has the best texture and flavor and is made with very simple ingredients. Here’s everything you’ll need:
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- unsalted butter
- cold milk
- sharp Cheddar
A quick recipe tip for fluffier biscuits is to make sure all of your dairy ingredients are extremely cold it helps them fluff up and hold together.
How to Make Pizza Stuffed Biscuits
Okay, I think you get the idea. These pepperoni and cheese stuffed biscuits are the bomb. This is an all-time favorite recipe at my house because it leaves everyone, including myself, reaching for seconds.
Who’s ready to make biscuits? Grab those ingredients and let’s get to it!
Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the flour and butter
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. With the paddle attachment and mixer on low, add the butter and mix until the butter is crumbly and forms pea-sized bits.
- Crack an egg
In a large measuring cup, combine an egg with milk. Whisk until combined. Add the liquid mixture to the butter and flour. Mix until the flour is moist.
- Crack another egg
In a small bowl, whisk an additional egg with 1 tablespoon of milk to create an egg wash for the tops of the biscuits. Set aside.
- Add the ‘toppings’
Add the shredded Cheddar and pepperoni to the dough and fold to combine.
- Roll the dough
Transfer the dough onto a generously floured surface and knead with your hands until the dough is cohesive. Flatten with your hands and roll out to 1-inch thickness.
- Grab your biscuit cutter
Using a biscuit cutter or sharp knife, cut the dough into 8 biscuits. Piece together the leftover dough and repeat as necessary.
- Bake until golden brown
Transfer the dough to the lined baking sheet and brush the tops with the egg wash. Sprinkle additional cheese over the biscuits and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
Who can resist a flaky, buttery biscuit that tastes like a pizza? Certainly not me!
Watch how this recipe comes together in the video below:
What Types of Biscuits Can You Stuff
You can use homemade biscuits, a biscuit mix, or canned biscuits to make this recipe. All three will turn out amazing, but I am partial to my fluffy homemade biscuit recipe.
Canned biscuit dough
If you want to use canned biscuit dough, you’ll need about 1 can, which yields 10 biscuits, although they won’t be as large as biscuits from homemade dough.
Just remove the biscuits from the can, combine them into one dough ball. Add the pepperoni and cheese, then flatten into 1-inch thickness and cut.
Box mix biscuit dough
A box mix will also work for this recipe. Just prepare one batch of biscuits using the directions on the back of the box, stir in the toppings, then roll out and cut.
How to Freeze Biscuit Dough
Biscuit dough of any kind is very freezer-friendly. To freeze these biscuits or plain biscuits, all you have to do is make the recipe, cut out the biscuits, place them on a baking sheet, and freeze (unbaked).
Once the biscuits are frozen solid, transfer them to a gallon-sized zip bag and freeze for up to 2 months. To bake them, they’ll mostly thaw out while the oven preheats and then add 2 minutes to the baking time. That’s it!
You can also do this with regular biscuit dough.
More Pizza Toppings for Stuffed Biscuits
Pepperoni is a classic and favorite pizza topping for these biscuits, but you don’t have to stop there. Try any of these variations inspired by our favorite pizza orders:
- Three Cheese: a combination of Mozzarella, Parmesan, and Asiago or Provolone.
- Greek Pizza: chopped olives, Feta cheese crumbles, diced sun-dried tomatoes.
- Meat Lover’s: pepperoni, cooked sausage crumbles, deli ham, and shredded cheese.
- Ham & Gouda: chopped deli ham and shredded Gouda cheese.
How to Serve Pizza Stuffed Biscuits
These pizza biscuits can be served around the clock; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a hearty after-school snack.
If it’s breakfast, I like to serve them with scrambled eggs and fruit. Otherwise, I pair these biscuits with marinara sauce and pack in a lunchbox or serve with a side of salad for a quick and light dinner.
For lunches, I recommend packing these in a lunch container with compartments so the biscuits won’t get soggy. Add a side of fruit or veggies, fill a sauce cup with marinara sauce, and you’re good to go!
Pepperoni and Cheese Stuffed Pizza Biscuits
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour plus more for kneading
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon of salt
- 12 tablespoons 1 ½ sticks cold unsalted butter, diced
- ½ cup + 1 tablespoon very cold milk
- 2 cold extra-large eggs divided
- 1 cup grated extra-sharp Cheddar
- ½ cup finely chopped pepperoni
- Marinara sauce
- Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine 2 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer on low and the paddle attachment in place add the butter and mix, until the butter and flour form pea-sized bits.
- In a large measuring cup, whisk the milk with one egg.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the flour and butter, and mix on medium speed until just incorporated.
- Add the grated cheese and pepperoni pieces to the dough and fold to combine.
- Sprinkle the additional flour onto a large cutting board and transfer the dough onto the floured surface.
- Gently knead with your hands until the dough is cohesive. Flatten with hands and roll it out to an inch thickness.
- Using a biscuit cutter or sharp knife cut the dough into 8 to 10 large biscuits. Piece together any leftover dough and repeat.
- Transfer the biscuits to a lined baking sheet and brush with the egg wash.
- Sprinkle each biscuit with cheese and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and cool for 2 minutes before serving with marinara sauce.
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