Sausage Biscuits With Cheese & Chiles

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Bursting with flavorful sausage, cheese, and diced green chiles, this sausage biscuits recipe is a modern take on the old-fashioned Southern biscuit.

Sausage biscuits with cheese.

Today I’m thrilled to share with you a family favorite recipe. These sausage cheddar biscuits, made Southern-style, are a modern take on an old-fashioned Southern biscuit, loaded with flavorful breakfast sausage, cheese, and diced green chiles. They are bursting with flavor, but not what I would consider spicy at all, and have an unexpected hint of sweetness (even though there is no sugar). They taste a little like a sausage ball, but without all of the work.

Since this is an easy, no-knead biscuit recipe, this is a perfect one to get your helpers in on. Have kids gather ingredients, measure out, stir, and spoon them into the muffin pans. Using a muffin tin makes life so much easier (trust me). Don’t just cook for your family and friends, teach them how to cook for themselves!

This sausage biscuit recipe also gets bonus points as it’s very versatile. Enjoy them for breakfast when you need something on the go. Otherwise, serve them as an appetizer. The choice is all yours.

Ingredients for sausage biscuits with cheese.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Self-rising flour
  • Whole milk or buttermilk
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Sausage
  • Chopped green chiles
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

How to Make Sausage Biscuits with Cheese, Southern-Style

Place flour and shortening in a medium bowl.

Place flour and shortening in a medium bowl.

Mix together with a pastry cutter or fork.

Mix in with a long-tined fork or a pastry cutter.

I generally stay in the long tined fork camp but I opened the drawer and saw this so went for the easy way out.

Brown sausage in skillet.

Brown your sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Chop it up a bit as you cook it like you do ground beef, until no longer pink in the center.

Let it cool slightly so it won’t melt your shredded cheese. If you don’t have time to let it cool, place it in a colander and run cold water over it for a minute or so.

Add sausage, cheese, and chiles to mixing bowl.

Place sausage, chiles, and cheddar cheese in the mixing bowl, along with the flour mixture.

Stir well to combine.

Add milk to mixing bowl.

Add milk.

Mix sausage biscuit ingredients together.

Stir it up until it is well mixed.

It will be kind of like a soupy biscuit dough or muffin batter.

Place sausage biscuit dough in muffin tin and bake.

Divide dough among muffin cups in a tin that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

This makes 15 so you’ll need more than one tin.

Bake at 400 for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly brown on the top.

Sausage biscuits with cheese and chiles.

Enjoy your sausage biscuits! 


  • Usually, when I make a batch of these we polish them off pretty quickly. But if there are a few left, I just toss them in a zipper seal bag or airtight container in the fridge and wrap them in a paper towel to reheat in the microwave the next day. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also reheat in the oven or air fryer.
  • Wrap completely cooled sausage cheese biscuits in aluminum foil and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.

Recipe Notes

  • The self-rising flour is key here because it simplifies the whole process by cutting out a few steps and ingredients.
  • Feel free to make this biscuit recipe your own. Substitute the sausage for ham or bacon. You can also substitute the cheddar cheese for Monterey Jack, sharp cheddar cheese, gruyere, or Swiss cheese. Another option is to substitute the green chiles for green onion or diced jalapeno instead.
  • Here are some different serving suggestions:
    • Some people love to serve their breakfast biscuits with a drizzle of honey. YUM.
    • Otherwise, cut in half and spread on some butter.
    • Cut in half and top with a fried egg or scrambled eggs for a delicious breakfast.

Here are more delectable biscuit recipes:

Southern Biscuit Recipe (3 Ingredients Only)

Easy Chicken and Dumplings With Biscuits

Drop Biscuits Recipe

Featherlight Chocolate Biscuits

Easy Homemade Biscuit Recipe With Pioneer

Pimento Cheese Biscuits

Sausage Biscuit With Cheese and Chiles

Bursting with flavorful sausage, cheese, and diced green chiles, this sausage biscuits recipe is a modern take on the old-fashioned Southern biscuit.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuit, sausage
Servings: 15 biscuits
Calories: 320kcal


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 to 1 cup whole milk or buttermilk
  • 1 pound mild pork sausage browned and cooled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces diced green chilies drained


  • Cut shortening into the flour using a long-tined fork or pastry cutter, until well blended.
    2 cups self-rising flour, 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • To the flour mixture, add the cooked sausage, shredded cheese, and chiles. Stir until combined.
    1 pound mild pork sausage, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 4 ounces diced green chilies
  • Add in 3/4 cup of milk and stir well. Add in an additional 1/4 cup if needed to make a batter the consistency of muffin batter.
    3/4 to 1 cup whole milk
  • Divide batter among 15 muffin cups that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly brown on top.


Calories: 320kcal
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  1. 4 stars
    I think that there is a typo on the amount of milk to use. I followed the recipe exactly, except I drained all the grease from my sausage after I browned it. I tried really hard with the 2 cups of flour, one pound of sausage, and 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to get a soupy muffin batter consistency with the 3/4 to 1 cup of milk as stated. It didn’t happen, I ended up using 2 cups of milk, and probably could have added another 1/4 cup. My dough was still rather thick and I spooned it into the muffin pan. One other thing I noted was that I got 18 muffins/biscuits from this recipe. What did I do wrong??

  2. 5 stars
    Terrific recipe to take to go on the road or home. I used jalapeno flavored grated cheese and followed the rest of the recipe exactly with buttermilk and cooked up the sausage the night before so breakfast was quick and ready.

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