Cracked Out Butter Swim Biscuits

Cracked Out Butter Swim Biscuits Recipe – homemade biscuits loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch! Only 8 simple ingredients! You probably have them in your pantry right now! Butter, flour, baking powder, salt, ranch seasoning, cheddar, bacon, and buttermilk. No-kneading at all! Just mix the dough together and pat down in the pan. Ready in under 20 minutes! Everyone RAVES about these easy biscuits!! Great with dinner or for breakfast. YUM!

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Biscuits with Cheddar, Bacon & Ranch

These Cracked Out Butter Dips have quickly become one of our favorite biscuit recipes! Biscuits loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch. I mean, what’s not to love?!?!?!? The best part about these biscuits is that they are super easy to make. No kneading, no cookie cutters. Just mix everything together, press into a baking pan, cut into squares directly in the pan and bake.

What does CRACK mean?

If a recipe has “crack” in the title it means that the recipe has cheddar, bacon, and ranch in the ingredients. It all started with my Crack Dip way back in 2007. I made the dip for a Titans football game. Everyone went crazy over it. We couldn’t stop eating it and said it was like crack. The name stuck. 

According to the dictionary, the definition of crack is “of superior excellence or ability”. We think the flavor combination of cheddar, bacon, and ranch fits this definition! This recipe is most definitely of superior excellence!

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How to Make Cracked Out Butter Swim Biscuits

These homemade buttermilk biscuits are incredibly easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. There is no yeast and no kneading involved! Start with melting some butter in an 8-inch baking dish or microwave-safe bowl. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, Ranch dressing mix, bacon, and shredded cheddar cheese in a medium bowl. Pour in buttermilk into the dry ingredients and stir until a loose dough forms. Press the biscuit dough in the pan over the melted butter with a spatula or your hands. Using a sharp knife, cut the biscuit dough into 12 squares and bake until golden brown.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can use precooked bacon or freshly cooked bacon. If using fresh bacon, you will need about ⅓ of a pound of bacon.
    • Can substitute turkey bacon for lower calories.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mixhttps://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • This recipe can easily be doubled for a crowd. Just double the ingredients and bake in a 9×13-inch pan.
  • I don’t have buttermilk. What can I substitute? You can make homemade buttermilk with 1 cup milk and 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice. Mix the two together and let sit for 5 minutes before using it.
  • The biscuit dough will be swimming in butter prior to baking. The butter will be absorbed by the time the biscuits are cooked.
  • Can I freeze Butter Dip Biscuits? Sure! You can freeze any leftover biscuits for a quick side later. Bake the biscuits and cool completely. Wrap the biscuits in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Store leftover biscuits in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

What to Serve with Butter Swim Biscuits

We LOVE these biscuits. We serve them as a side with dinner, but they are equally delicious at breakfast stuffed with an egg inside or some jam. They also taste great reheated. 

These cheesy biscuits go with everything! Chicken, pork, beef, breakfast, lunch, and a salad. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with these yummy biscuits:

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Cracked Out Butter Swim Biscuits

Yield: 12 biscuits
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Cracked Out Butter Swim Biscuits Recipe – homemade biscuits loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch! Only 8 simple ingredients! You probably have them in your pantry right now! Butter, flour, baking powder, salt, ranch seasoning, cheddar, bacon, and buttermilk. No-kneading at all! Just mix the dough together and pat down in the pan. Ready in under 20 minutes! Everyone RAVES about these easy biscuits!! Great with dinner or for breakfast. YUM!

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp dry Ranch Dressing mix
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • cup cooked chopped bacon
  • ⅔ to 1 cup buttermilk or milk

Instructions:

  • Heat the oven to 450°F. Cut the butter into pieces and place them in an 8-inch square microwave-safe baking dish. Put the dish in the microwave and melt the butter.
  • While the butter is melting, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and ranch dressing mix together in a large mixing bowl. Add cheese and bacon. Stir in 2/3 cup buttermilk; continue to add more buttermilk until a loose dough forms. (I used about 2-3 Tbsp more than the 2/3 cup)
  • Remove baking dish from the microwave and press biscuit dough in the pan over the melted butter (It helps to put a little flour on top of the dough or your fingers). Using a knife, cut the biscuits into 12 or 16 squares.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes until golden.

Notes:

  • Can use precooked bacon or freshly cooked bacon. If using fresh bacon, you will need about ⅓ of a pound of bacon.
    • Can substitute turkey bacon for lower calories.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • This recipe can easily be doubled for a crowd. Just double the ingredients and bake in a 9×13-inch pan.
  • I don’t have buttermilk. What can I substitute? You can make homemade buttermilk with 1 cup milk and 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice. Mix the two together and let sit for 5 minutes before using it.
  • The biscuit dough will be swimming in butter prior to baking. The butter will be absorbed by the time the biscuits are cooked.
  • Can I freeze Butter Dip Biscuits? Sure! You can freeze any leftover biscuits for a quick side later. Bake the biscuits and cool completely. Wrap the biscuits in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Store leftover biscuits in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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