Recipe Box, Cheesy Zucchini Biscuits

Okay, this is one of those

“drop what you’re doing and make me now!”


These no yeast biscuits are dreamy cheesy good,

they even received a two thumbs up from my resident chef!

The grated zucchini makes them moist and tender

and parsley gives them a nice dash of color

Grate the zucchini with a cheese grater,

place it on paper towels and sprinkle with salt

Let it sit for 20-30 minutes

so the salt can drain out the moisture

Then squeeze it several times with more paper towels to drain

Pantry staples of flour {not pictured},

baking powder, baking soda, and butter

combine with buttermilk, grated cheddar, parsley

and zucchini to make up the dough

A food processor makes quick work of making the dough,

but you can also mix it by hand with a pastry blender

First pulse the dry ingredients together

then add the butter cubes and pulse to incorporate

Next add the cheese and chopped parsley

Pulse to combine and then add buttermilk

and pulse until dough forms

Add zucchini and pulse to form completed dough

Divide dough into 12 balls, forming biscuits,

and place on a sheet pan to bake

Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes~


You don’t have to tell picky eaters that zucchini is in there,

just say all the green comes from the parsley

and it’s just there to make them pretty!

You can also make smaller biscuits if desired,

the cooking time is about the same

Great for snacks, or a cocktail nibble!

This recipe yields about 32 1 inch biscuit bites

I divided my dough in half,

and made 6 3 inch biscuits for a dinner side

and 16 biscuit bites for snacks or appetizers

and froze them after baking to pull out and reheat for another time

You can also use these biscuits to make sandwiches,

like this yummy ham and cheese slider

I made with one of the leftover large biscuits

for lunch the next day

I sliced a cold biscuit in half,

filled it with ham and cheese and microwaved it for 45 seconds

This recipe is adapted from Just a Little Bit of Bacon

You can refrigerate dough for several days before baking

if desired,

or divide dough in half and bake a batch

and then bake another fresh batch in a day or two

Cheesy Zucchini Biscuits

These quick, no yeast biscuits are easy to make, and loaded with cheddar and grated zucchini, they are moist and tasty. Make large biscuits to go with your meal or to make sliders, or make small bite size biscuits for snacks or appetizers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
resting time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 large biscuits or 32 small biscuit bites


  • food processor optional


  • 1 medium zucchini
  • salt
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp chopped green onions* optional
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  • Wash zucchini, dry, cut off ends, and grate with a cheese grater. Spread zucchini on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 15 minutes
  • Squeeze zucchini with paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible and set aside
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda in a food processor** and pulse to mix
  • Add butter cubes and pulse several times until butter is evenly distributed in small bits
  • Add the cheese and parsley {and green onions if desired} and pulse again in short bursts until just combined
  • Add buttermilk and pulse again until dough forms and pulls away from the sides of the bowl
  • Add drained zucchini and gently pulse 2-3 more times to mix
  • Divide dough into 12 pieces for large biscuits, 3 inch biscuits or make smaller 1 inch balls for snacks or appetizers.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes or until biscuits are golden and set. Adjust time for smaller biscuits if necessary but my 1 inch biscuit bites took 10 minutes also
  • The recipe makes 12 3 inch biscuits or 32 1 inch biscuits
  • Dough can be prepared up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated
  • Reheat biscuits in foil at 300 degrees or in the microwave


*I made mine without onions to keep them kid friendly
**or mix by hand using a pastry blender
Keyword cheese biscuits, no rise biscuits, quick biscuits, zucchini biscuits, zucchini bread


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40 Responses to “Recipe Box, Cheesy Zucchini Biscuits”
  1. Buttery and cheesy … I would love thee biscuits too.

  2. Zucchini! Tis the season! Thanks!

  3. Looks fabulous!!! If it wasn’t 142 degrees with 700% humidity I fire up the oven right now!!! Might try them for Sunday dinner with the boys though:@)

    • Yikes, that sounds rough!! I was really surprised how good these were, I had the last one that was leftover from Monday, with my salad for dinner, reheated in the microwave and it was still so good I was wishing for more!

  4. Jenna, what a lovely bite and use for zucchini! They look delicious and I love all biscuits. Happy Thursday!

  5. Yum! Pinned!

  6. Great recipe Jenna, and so perfect for zucchini season surplus!

  7. Tammy says:

    I love cheese biscuits and these remind me of the cheddar bay…they look so buttery and soft. A perfect recipe for garden zucchini too!

  8. Jessica says:

    Those look wonderful!

  9. lghiggins says:

    I know I would love these. The smaller bites, being able to refrigerate the dough, and making little sandwiches with them–all great ideas.

    • Thanks Linda, I tried them so many ways, even last night I had one that was leftover from Monday, reheated in the microwave, and it was still so good I was wishing for another!

  10. Yum…yum… lovely recipe and looking delicious ❤️

  11. Deb C says:

    These look wonderful Jenna. Being able to refrigerate the dough is a great idea.

  12. Mary says:

    Your biscuits look wonderful Jenna and the perfect vehicle to use (camouflage 🙂 zucchini! I bet they’d be great with a smear of red pepper jelly too! BTW, all pepper jelly isn’t hot, it usually more sweet with a touch of heat. 🙂 Happy Weekend ♥

  13. Pattie says:

    These look MAGNIFICENT!!! I have plenty of zucchini, and am definitely going to try them. Yumm!

  14. trkingmomoe says:

    I am going to try these. They look so good.

  15. Nancy says:

    These are the kind of biscuits I need right now! Yum!

  16. YUM! You know how I love zucchini – This is similar to my “puffs” except i dont use flour…I will have to try this – thx

  17. Kim says:

    Jenna, this looks absolutely delicious – I love love savoury biscuits and muffins! Your ham and cheese slider looks so good as well. Pinned for sure! Happy Monday and I hope you are keeping cool down there!

  18. LydiaF1963 says:

    These sound delicious! And bonus for mixing them in the food processor! Will put these on my list of things to make with bonus zucchini 🙂

  19. Pam says:

    Jenna, these looks so good!! I’m featuring them tomorrow at the TFT party. 🙂

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