We’ve all had those days – too much to do and too little time to do it. Before we know it, the kids are home from school and dinner should have been started an hour ago – only, you haven’t thought that far ahead. What to do? Biscuit dough could be just the time-saver you need.
Whether it’s store bought, made from a mix or your own secret recipe (we see you, sausage and cheese!), there are a variety of uses for biscuit dough. I’ll share a few here, along with my own “secret” biscuit recipe, which as it turns out, is really not so secret – lots of people seem to have the same recipe!
Stew and biscuits. This dish is yummy, delicious and one of everyone’s favorite comfort foods this is a recipe I tend to use whenever I have leftover chicken tortilla soup or beef stew on-hand. The best thing about it is that the recipe can be altered to suit your taste. Use your favorite soup – either one you’ve made before hand or a few cans of your favorite store-bought brand. Pour into baking dish and top with about 10 to 12 biscuits. Bake for about 35 minutes or until biscuits are cooked through. A “mock” pot pie can be made by rolling the dough into one thin layer and placing directly on top of the soup.
Pigs in blankets. Roll biscuit dough until it is thin and even – about the thickness of a tortilla. Cut out individual biscuits using either a cup or a biscuit cutter. Spread mustard and ketchup over the biscuit. Place a hot dog or sausage and a piece of cheese (if desired) in biscuit and roll. Place seam down on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes until golden. Additional seasonings, including a few drops of ketchup and mustard, may be added to the dough for additional flavor.
Meat and cheese rolls. Much like the pigs and blanket, roll out biscuit dough until it is thin and even – about the thickness of a tortilla and cut into individual pieces. Fill with ham and cheese, turkey and cheese, seasoned taco meat, or any leftover meat you have on hand and roll. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until golden.
Want to go for the more classic roll recipe? Give our brown butter brioche rolls a try.
Mini pizzas. Begin with thin rolled biscuit dough. Cut as you normally would and top with pizza toppings for mini individual pizzas. Bake for about 15-20 minutes.
Breakfast for dinner. This is a favorite in my house. Whip up a fresh batch of biscuits and serve with a fresh salad, fried ham, scrambled eggs and a side of country white gravy. Yummy any time of the day.
Deep fry them. Roll dough to desired thickness and cut into individual biscuits. Cut each biscuit in half and deep fry until deep golden brown (a few minutes). Alternatively, you can grasp the dough, stretch it out a little and twist it into a biscuit “twist.” Top with honey or cinnamon and powdered sugar. OK, maybe that won’t pass for dinner, but it’s delicious nonetheless. This idea would be great with our butternut squash biscuit recipe, since the squash will provide an extra subtle sweetness!
About Lynne Jaques
Lynne is a stay-at-home mother of two boys. As a former US military officer and the spouse of an active duty US military member, Lynne enjoys traveling the world (although not the moving part!) and finding new cuisine and methods of preparing food. She also has the habit of using parenthesis way too much!