Biscuits are a family favorite to eat for breakfast or to serve instead of regular bread with hearty, comfort-food meals. If you ever find yourself with leftover biscuits, you'll be excited to learn there are a number of creative ways you can serve them. Of course, you could just reheat them and serve them the same way you did to start with, but where's the fun in that? Mix things up with these interesting ways to use leftover biscuits.
Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
For a tasty make-ahead breakfast, use leftover biscuits to assemble breakfast sandwiches for the freezer. Slice each biscuit in half and top with your favorite breakfast meat (ham, bacon, Canadian bacon), scrambled eggs, and cheese. Wrap individually in plastic wrap. Store wrapped sammies in a freezer bag until needed. Take the number you need out of the freezer the night before and thaw in the fridge. Before eating, unwrap, cover with a damp paper towel and microwave on the defrost setting (50%) for a minute, then turn over and repeat.
Prepare a rich, delicious Hollandaise sauce. While the sauce is cooking, slice leftover biscuits in half and heat in the oven (10 minutes at 325 degrees) or microwave (one to two minutes at 50% power). Top each biscuit with a few slices of bacon and some stir-fried spinach, followed by a poached egg. Then, top with freshly prepared Hollandaise sauce.
Southern French Toast
Who says French toast has to start with plain old bread? Slice your leftover biscuits in half and use them instead of bread in your favorite French toast recipe. For a shortcake-like treat, top with syrup and fresh strawberries. To go super-Southern, serve with a dollop of grape or apple jelly and a side of country ham. Yum, yum!
Biscuit Crusted Quiche
Make your favorite quiche recipe, but use leftover biscuits to form the crust. Simply slice leftover biscuits in half and brush with melted butter. Place in the bottom of a pie pan, chopping up extra biscuits to fill in the gaps. Spoon the quiche filling over the top and bake following the ingredients in your recipe.
Personal Pizza Biscuits
Slice biscuits in half and partially reheat by microwaving on 50% power for one minute. Preheat the oven on the broiler setting. Place biscuit halves in a single layer on an oven-safe pan. Spoon jarred or homemade pizza sauce onto the biscuit, spreading to form a layer across the surface. Top with your favorite pizza items, such as sausage, pepperoni, olives, diced onions, diced peppers, etc. Sprinkle mozzarella or Italian cheese on top. Place in the oven and broil for around five minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.
Baked Biscuit Bites
Slice leftover biscuits in half and place them on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Top with a cooked savory ground meat combination, such as what you'd use to make stuffed zucchini or taco meat with corn and black beans stirred in. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top and heat in a 325-degree Fahrenheit oven for 15 minutes or until heated through.
Beef Stew Over Biscuits
Looking for a comfort meal for a cold or rainy evening? Make your favorite beef stew recipe or open and heat a can of store-bought beef stew. Slice a few leftover biscuits in half and heat on 50% power in the microwave for one minute, testing to see if they are warm. If not, continue heating for 30 seconds at a time until warm. Place biscuit halves on a plate and ladle hot beef stew over them.
Open Face Meatball and Gravy Sandwiches
Make your favorite meatball recipe. While they're cooking in the oven, whip up a batch of brown mushroom gravy. When the meatballs are done, stir them into the gravy and keep warm. Slice biscuits in half and reheat. Spoon the meatballs and gravy over the warm biscuit halves. To save time, you could use store-bought frozen meatballs and a package of gravy mix.
Chicken Tender Biscuit
Prepare your favorite fried chicken finger recipe. Cut biscuits in half lengthwise. Reheat biscuit halves in microwave on 50% power for one minute; continue heating at the same level for 30 seconds at a time until hot enough. Put some lettuce and tomato on top of the bottom half of each biscuit, then top with a chicken tender or two. Spread a bit of honey mustard or ranch dressing on the top half of the biscuit before putting it in place to form a sandwich.
Chicken Pot Pie
Prepare your favorite chicken pot pie recipe, but skip the crust step. When there is about ten minutes of cooking time left, remove the casserole from the oven and top with leftover biscuits. Brush melted butter over the top of the biscuits, return the pan to the oven and cook for approximately ten more minutes.
Chipped Beef on Biscuits
Mix a store-bought container of chipped beef into your favorite homemade cream sauce recipe for a decadent dinner. This is usually served over toast points, but you can use leftover biscuits instead. Just slice leftover biscuits in half and reheat in the microwave on 50% power. When the cream sauce and beef mixture is heated through, spoon it over the biscuit halves. To dress it up, consider stirring some peas and carrots into the meat and gravy mixture before serving.
Biscuits With Sausage Gravy
Cook a batch of crumbled sausage. Stir in a package of white gravy mix, adding water per the package instructions. Stir until gravy is lump-free and cook until heated through. Pour over reheated leftover biscuits. If you want to save a step, just put the biscuits directly in the pan with the gravy and allow to simmer until the biscuits are heated through.
Substitute cut-up biscuits for torn bread in any simple meatloaf recipe. You can also do the same thing with other ground meat recipes that call for the addition of bread, such as Salisbury steak or Swedish meatballs. You can even add crumbled biscuits to ground beef or turkey when preparing hamburgers if you're searching for frugal ways to stretch your grocery budget.
It's easy to make your own croutons using leftover biscuits. Just cut leftover biscuits into small chunks, place them on an oven-safe tray and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to combine, then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and any other dried herbs you'd like to use for flavor. Bake for around 15 minutes in an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
French Onion Soup With Biscuit Croutons
Once you have some biscuit croutons, put them to good use by whipping up a batch of your favorite French onion soup recipe. Instead of using a piece of French or focaccia bread on top, top the soup with biscuit croutons, then cover with cheese and toast in the oven.
Use leftover biscuits to make a delicious homemade stuffing that's uniquely yours. Simply substitute somewhat dry chunks of leftover biscuits, or even biscuit croutons, for some or all of the dried bread in your favorite stuffing recipe. Whether you like to make stuffing in your slow cooker or you prefer an oven or stovetop version, biscuits will give it a wonderful, buttery flavor.
You can also use leftover biscuits to make breadcrumbs. If you've made croutons and still have some left, you can use those. Otherwise, cut up leftover biscuits, spritz them with oil, and put them in a 250-degree Fahrenheit oven until they become dry and hard. This usually takes around 15 minutes. When the bread has cooled, cover with cheesecloth and hit with a meat mallet until it resembles breadcrumbs. Use in any recipe that calls for breadcrumbs.
Biscuit Bread Pudding
For a creative take on bread pudding, start with biscuits as the base rather than ordinary bread. There are many ways to make bread pudding, all of which use some type of bread (often stale), along with fruit, sugar, eggs, and milk or cream. This berry bread pudding is a delicious option, as is this apple bread pudding recipe that features Chinese five-spice. You're sure to be delighted when you use leftover biscuits in your favorite bread pudding recipe.
Fruity Biscuit Shortcake
For a super-simple dessert, cut leftover biscuits in half and place them in a casserole dish in a single layer. Open a can of your favorite flavor of fruit pie filling (apple, cherry, blueberry, peach, etc.) and spoon over the biscuits. If desired, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon and/or nutmeg over the top. Heat in a preheated 325-degree Fahrenheit oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until heated through. Serve warm. For an even more special treat, top with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. You may even want to put a second biscuit half on top.
Use Those Leftover Biscuits In Style
No longer do you need to wonder what to do with leftover biscuits! Any time you have extra circles of flaky and flavorful buttery biscuits, turn to one of these great ideas. What a great way to keep meals interesting while avoiding food waste and making the most of your grocery budget! You just might want to whip up a batch of buttermilk biscuits (or your favorite biscuit recipe) specifically to have leftovers to use in some of these dishes.