Four-Ingredient Homemade Biscuits

By Jan D’atri

Wow! Sometimes I come across a recipe that just knocks my socks off.

Who doesn’t love homemade biscuits piping hot right out of the oven?

Who doesn’t love a recipe that turns out perfectly every time—using only four ingredients?

This recipe for Four-Ingredient Homemade Biscuits is now my go-to for a delicious bread to go with biscuits and gravy, soups, chili or simply with melted butter and jam. The recipe consists of only four everyday ingredients: Bisquick, sour cream, 7-Up and butter!

Generally, I prefer a mixer to hand mixing bread dough, but for this recipe, stirring by hand turns out a much better batter. If you mix these ingredients with an electric mixer, the dough gets too wet and sticky, which makes it difficult to punch out the dough with a cookie cutter. Mixing by hand gives you the perfect consistency.

Instead of incorporating the butter into the dough, the butter gets melted and poured into a sheet pan or casserole, and the biscuit dough gets laid right on top of the butter.

These delicious nuggets of dough are light, flaky and simply divine!

If you’re looking to add one more item to your holiday menu or want to surprise family and guests with a real taste of home, you can’t beat comfort food at its best!



– 4 cups Bisquick

– 1 cup sour cream

– 1 cup 7-Up (do not use diet 7-Up)

– 1/2 cup melted butter


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Melt butter and pour into a 9-by-12-inch casserole dish or a sheet pan with a 1-inch lip.

In a large bowl, combine Bisquick, sour cream and 7-Up. Mix with a large wooden spoon or spatula until thoroughly combined. (Do not use electric mixer.) Sprinkle 1 cup of Bisquick over a cutting board, in one area where you will be putting the dough. Spoon the dough onto the Bisquick and gently fold dough, incorporating the Bisquick from the cutting board into the dough.

Gently pat the dough to spread out to about 1/2-inch thick. Using a square or round 3-inch cookie cutter, punch out dough. Place squares on top of the melted butter. Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown on top. Serve while still hot. Biscuits are delicious with butter and jelly. Makes 12 biscuits.

How to make homemade Bisquick

You can make homemade Bisquick with just 4 ingredients:


– 2 cups flour

– 3 teaspoons baking powder

– 1 teaspoon salt

– 2 tablespoons shortening like Crisco or melted butter

– 1 tablespoon sugar


Mix all ingredients. Blend until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

Use homemade Bisquick as a substitution for Bisquick mix. Store in a dry, cool place.

Watch my how-to video for homemade biscuits here: