Better than Jim ‘N Nick’s Cheesy Biscuits

Better than Jim ‘N Nick’s Cheese Biscuits – copycat recipe from the famous bar-b-q restaurant! Easy and delicious mini cheese biscuits – I ate WAY too many of these! Only 5 ingredients and ready in about 15 minutes! Bisquick, buttermilk, sugar, vanilla and cheddar cheese baked in a mini muffin pan. Whip up a batch ASAP!

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This is our new favorite cheesy biscuit recipe – it is SOOO good. I am just going to say it – these just might be better than Jim ‘N Nick’s famous cheesy biscuits (which I could eat at least a dozen of all by myself). We loved these. The best part – they are incredibly easy to make! They are even good reheated. We ate them with dinner the next night too. Just slap some honey butter on these puppies and go to town!

What is Jim N Nicks?

Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q is a barbecue restaurant that was started in 1985 by the late Jim Pihakis in Birmingham, Alabama. Since then, they have grown to become a Southern institution, with 37 restaurants in seven states. Their famous biscuits are on the list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

How to Make Copycat Jim N Nick’s Cheese Biscuits

These biscuits are super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together Bisquick baking mix, buttermilk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Incorporate shredded cheese into the Bisquick mixture with a rubber spatula. Spray mini-muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon batter into muffin tins. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the biscuits comes out clean. Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter, if desired. Remove biscuits from the muffin tin and cool on a wire rack.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • To make homemade buttermilk, combine 1 cup milk with 1 Tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice. Let stand for 5 minutes or until the milk starts to curdle.
  • Can I bake muffins in a regular-size muffin pan? Yes! You will need to increase the baking time.
  • Can I freeze muffins? Yes! Bake the muffins and cool completely. Place biscuits in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.
Better than Jim 'N Nick's Cheesy Biscuits - delicious and easy mini cheese biscuits - I ate WAY too many of these!

What to Serve with Jim N Nick’s Cheese Biscuits

These biscuits go with absolutely everything! Barbecue, grilled meats, casseroles, and soups. We also love these at breakfast with eggs and bacon.

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Better than Jim ‘N Nick’s Cheesy Biscuits

Yield: 20 biscuits
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Better than Jim 'N Nick's Cheesy Biscuits – delicious and easy mini cheese biscuits – I ate WAY too many of these! Only 5 ingredients and ready in about 15 minutes! Bisquick, buttermilk, sugar, vanilla and cheddar cheese.



  • Preheat oven to 425. Lightly spray a MINI muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • Stir together all ingredients just until combined. Scoop into a mini muffin pan.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes, until golden.


Use gluten-free Bisquick for a gluten-free muffin.



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  1. Do you think finely shredded cheese could be used or should it be only the regular shredded cheddar ?

  2. I made these last night and they were sooo good. I ate too many of them! I have two questions though…who are Jim and Nick? We live in rural Virginia so I am frequently clueless. The dough seemed to be very gooey so I added a bit more flour. Are they supposed to pour rather then spoon into the muffin tins? Thanks.

  3. Oh my I didn't realize so many people actually eat at Red Lobster!! But Jim n Nick's cheese biscuits are awesome! Ate there yesterday, just enough sweetness that I don't feel like I'm eating a bunch of bread before the pulled pork sandwich comes!! They sell their mix in the restaurant but may try this recipe just for fun. The ingredient list is not expensive by any means!

  4. Cheesy, sweet, delicate and WONDERFUL.
    Love these and will make again and again.
    Just wish I hadn't eaten so many.

  5. I am wondering if adding garlic powder into these would make them taste even better. That would really remind me of the Red Lobster biscuits then.

  6. Made these today. Turned out great. Grand Kids and everyone loved them. All gone!! Next time, I'm going to add some ham.

  7. I love Jim N nicks biscuits, so I am looking forward to trying these! Going to make them for Thanksgiving… assuming they will last that long! Thank you!!

  8. My kids beg to go to Jim N Nicks every night. They won't eat anything, but the biscuits, so I thought I'd give these a try. Dinner's not quite ready yet and they've each had one. They can't wait to sit down at the table to have more. Thanks!

  9. I saw this recipe on Pinterest this morning and had to try them. I made them just as the recipe says and had them with bacon. Just the perfect amount of sweetness! Yummy! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  10. I noticed that some are posting that these biscuits are sweet. If they are anything remotely like Jim n Nick's, you made them exactly right! We love Jim n Nick's but only enjoy the biscuits while they are super warm because the longer they sit, the sweeter they get! Thanks for the recipe!!

  11. These were made exactly as written and they are awesome. Wouldn't change a thing. I served with honey butter as suggested. Yum!

  12. I put this on my menu for this week, I can't wait to try them out! I linked to your blog, hoping you don't mind.

  13. Thank you, our dinner was cooked but just stumbled upon this and happened to have some buttermilk so whipped up a batch and they are in the oven now!!

  14. I can't wait to try these!! When I saw the name, I knew you had to be from around Bham. I went to college there and miss it very much. I absolutely love Jim n Nicks biscuits (I call them cupcakes) Thanks for this recipe!

  15. WOW! they look truly amazing! I spotted that one of our users pinned this up to her Pinspire collection and I just wanted to verify that this is okay with you. Don't hesitate to get in touch for the link (

  16. I will have to try these. I always make the ones on Pioneer Woman's site, and they are DELICIOUS, but they require 3 cups of cheese, which can get pricey. Thanks for the recipe!

  17. As we call them (from another restaurant) the "biscuits with the cheese all up in 'em!" I must try these – they look fabulous 🙂

  18. I always love biscuits, and with your recipe with the addition of cheddar cheese, fabulous, now I can eat over a dozen.

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