One of the best things about cooking in the modern age is a lot of our ingredients and the things we use in cooking are almost always readily available. We even have pre-made pastry dough, cookie dough, and canned biscuit dough. While a lot of us are used to just plopping biscuit dough in the oven and call it a day, there are a lot of ways to use it, especially when time isn’t really on your side.
Create hearty and filling dishes with this underrated pre-made ingredient and see yourself serving full dinners without the stress of preparing for one. Here are 10 out-of-the-box uses for biscuit dough as shared by a mom on YouTube.
A lot of breakfast casseroles call for bread or it might require you to make your own dough. Skip all those parts by cutting your biscuit dough into cubes then dump it into your casserole tray. Top it with your favorite meats (sausage won’t fail you in this) and cheese then throw it in the oven for 25-30 at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Easy filling weekend breakfast.
This recipe is so easy, we can’t even believe it. Flatten each biscuit to create pockets, then prepare your filling. While the video shared a mix of bacon crumbles and cheese, you can also use sausages or minced meat to make pocket-pot pies. Seal your pocket by folding it and pressing at the seams. Bake according to package instructions.
Snack or dinner, this recipe is up for the job. Flatten each biscuit with a rolling pin to make your muffin base. Place at the center some cooked and chopped bacon, scrambled eggs, and your favorite shredded cheese. You can also use sweeter options like chocolate or tart fruits. Pull each corner of the dough to form a ball then press the seams to seal. Place each “ball” into a cup of a greased muffin tin, then bake according to package instructions.
4. Monkey Bread
Whip this recipe out when you have friends over and you need a quick snack. Cut each biscuit into quarters then toss and shake them in a bag with cinnamon sugar. Dump it into a tube pan then pour over a simple butter and brown sugar mixture. Toss into the oven you preheated at 350 degrees Fahrenheit then bake for 40 minutes.
5. Pigs in a Blanket
Make this hearty snack while skipping the dough preparation! Cut your biscuits in half then roll them flat. Wrap them around your favorite sausage then bake. Yes, that’s it! You can also use smaller cocktail sausages to turn this into an appetizer.
6. Garlic Knots
Speaking of appetizers, you can make an easy pre-meal snack with biscuit dough. Cut your biscuit dough in half then roll them until you make a slightly thick pencil. Make a knot then bake them according to instructions. While hot, brush them with garlic butter and serve with marinara.
7. Pie Cover
Ran out of dough to cover the pie? Biscuit dough got your back. Or your pie. Separate the biscuit dough into thinner layers then line them over your pies. Brush it with a little egg wash for that golden brown finish. You can also do this with cobblers! How’s that for versatility?
Chicken and dumplings but no dumplings? You can use biscuits to still make that a filling comfort meal. Cut the dough into six pieces and flatten them slightly with your fingers. Toss them into a pot of thick chicken soup and let simmer until cooked.
If there’s one obvious way to play around with biscuit dough, that’s making them into donuts. Just scoop out the middle of the biscuit with a measuring spoon then fry them up. Toss them over cinnamon sugar or your own homemade glaze.
10. Waffle Bites
For that quick breakfast bite, heat up your waffle iron and brush it with butter. Put in your biscuit dough one (at the center) or two (alternate corners) at a time then press them until cooked. Drizzle in some maple syrup and top with a dollop of butter while hot.
There you have it, 10 creative but easy ways to use biscuit dough. From quick fixes to quick meals, you’ll be looking at your biscuit dough thinking of other ways to use it.
Watch the video below and see how this mom uses canned biscuit dough in simple yet yummy ways!
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