10 Ways to Dress Up Your Homemade Biscuits

biscuits with berries
Photo: Blaine Moats

As much as we love a plain ol' buttermilk biscuit, there's nothing wrong with shaking things up every now and then. Give your basic recipe a makeover with one of our best topping or mix-in ideas. From sweet fruits and jams to savory meats and gravies, you'll find delicious inspiration in this collection of our favorite ways to dress up homemade biscuits.

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Bacon and Eggs

breakfast sandwich on white patterned plate with fruit accompaniment

Start your day in the best and most delicious way possible with a classic bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast biscuit.

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Sausage Gravy

A red-rimmed plate with a split biscuit topped with sausage gravy
Photo by KGora. KGora

Biscuits and gravy, anyone? Make this filling Southern staple in a cast iron skillet for best results.

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Freezer Jam

strawberry freezer jam and biscuit
Photo by Meredith.

Sweet jams and jellies balance out savory homemade biscuits perfectly. Skip the store-bought stuff and make freezer jam with your favorite seasonal fruits.

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Whipped Cream

biscuits with berries
Blaine Moats

Top your next biscuit with a dollop of homemade whipped cream, which is easy to make with pantry staples. Add fresh fruit if you have it on hand.

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Flavorful Mix-Ins


Kick your basic homemade biscuit recipe up a notch with mix-ins that add flavor and texture, such as herbs and shredded cheese.

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Compound Butter

biscuits with herb butter and honey
Blaine Moats

Infuse your own butter with your favorite herbs (like oregano or basil) for a delicious, flavorful, and creamy biscuit topper.

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Fried Chicken

hot chicken sandwich on a biscuit

Use your favorite fried chicken recipe to make crave-worthy chicken biscuits. It makes a crowd-pleasing breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Tomato Gravy

portrait shot biscuit topped with tomato gravy

Put your excess summer tomatoes to good use by making a Louisiana-inspired tomato gravy, then pour it over your favorite homemade biscuit recipe.

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Ham and Red-eye Gravy

two biscuit sandwiches with ham on a platter with a ramekin of gravy
Soup Loving Nicole

Red-eye gravy, made from the drippings of pan-fried country ham and brewed coffee, adds welcome moisture to ham biscuit sandwiches.

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Make It a Meal

Brunch Biscuit Burger
This DIY Brunch Burger features a buttermilk biscuit and morning meatloaf. Photo by Leslie Kelly.

This chain restaurant-inspired idea features Breakfast Meatloaf, a tomato slice, hash browns, and an egg sandwiched between two halves of a homemade buttermilk biscuit.

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More Inspiration

Best Buttermilk Biscuits

You can never have too many biscuit recipes. Find delicious inspiration in our collection of Homemade Biscuit Recipes to Make From Scratch.

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