Homemade Biscuits Recipe (SO Easy and Secret Ingredient!)

My family loves when I make these easy homemade biscuits – and the secret ingredient in this recipe is… 7Up!

Homemade Biscuits Recipe

I found these super delicious homemade biscuits while scrolling through Pinterest years ago, and knew my little crew would love them.Β  I was right – they sure did!

My husband took one bite and was hooked . . . but when I asked him what the secret ingredient he replied “ummmm . . . butter?” Β 

Well yes… definitely some butter went into these πŸ˜‰Β  Β But you'd never guess that the secret ingredient is 7-Up! (It's also a cool science experiment to let your kiddos watch as the 7-Up gets all foamy while you mix!)


How to Make Biscuits

There are loads and loads of great biscuit recipes out there that will yield more traditional biscuits.Β  One of my all time favorites is Margaret Anne's Biscuits (which are the type you'll eat with sausage gravy… YUM!)

These are a little different but still SO good.Β  I've found these to be some of the easiest biscuits I've ever made – which makes them great for beginner chefs!Β  And??Β  Only 3 ingredients go into the dough!!

They come out incredibly soft and fluffy every time – and you can make a huge batch in a jiffy.Β  Serve it up with some slow cooker chicken noodle soup or a super yummy slow cooker pot roast!



**This is sooo not a great picture of the biscuits coming out of the oven – but can I just tell you the smell made up for the appearance?


prep time 15 minutes | cook time 15 minutes | serves 8 | 225 calories per serving


*We actually doubled the recipe and baked them in a 9 x 13 pan – which worked perfectly for my bunch.Β  So if you need a few more biscuits just double it up!

  1. Preheat oven to 450Β°F.Β  Add Bisquick mix to a large mixing bowl; cut in sour cream. Pour in 7-Up and stir until it makes a soft dough.
  2. Use a little extra Bisquick to sprinkle onto countertop. Pat dough out and cut into biscuits. (I just use a small cup dipped in flour or Bisquick to easily cut biscuits.)
  3. Melt butter in an 8Γ—8-inch or 9Γ—9-inch square pan in oven. Place cut biscuits into pan and bake 12-15 minutes.
Serve with honey, or a little Cinnamon Butter . . . yummmmm! (and dinner, of course. . .) πŸ˜‰
If you don't have 7-Up you can sub in a similar soda or even seltzer.Β  And if you're out of Bisquick mix, I've even read that pancake mix makes a good substitute.
If you're looking for how to make southern biscuits and gravy – make sure to head over to this traditional southern biscuits and gravy recipe.Β  You will NOT be disappointed!
Actually – if you click the video below, you can just join us in the kitchen while my sweet friend walks us through how to make these biscuits and gravy.Β  How fun!

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  1. OMGosh!!! you totally have me hooked by the pic….I am so gonna make these babies… and another you totally rock…im out of ink so l totally saved it in a pdf …how sweet of you to help…love your site!!!

  2. Jennifer G. says

    Yea, if that picture is true to the taste…….WOW! I am so trying these tonight!

  3. These look fabulous–the only 7Up I tend to have around the house is Cherry 7Up–thinking that that might be a little odd πŸ™‚

    • Hmmm…. yes, they’d definitely be different! πŸ™‚ (Maybe it would be like a jelly filling though ~ I almost wonder if the cherry flavor would cook right out!)

  4. Ok I made these and lets just say first I felt like my grandma making her buttermilk biscuits…(not a bad thing)…lets just say her hands must have been doing the work…lol because they turned out so great…I know my grandma would have been proud of me heheh…she past away march of 2009 and took lots of great cooking with her,….however I tried to learn alittle from her…I got her dressing down for sure!!! Thank you for posting this simple easy yummies..

    • So glad you liked them Julie – and what great memories of your grandma making biscuits! (Isn’t it funny how rolling out homemade biscuit dough just makes you feel like a kid?) Love that you make homemade dressing ~ now that’s a challenge! πŸ˜‰

  5. These look absolutely wonderful!! I don’t want to buy Bisquick since I have tons of flour. Do you have any idea how to do them with flour instead?? Thanks!!

  6. Loving that picture! My sister makes the best biscuits in the world. I’ve never been able to get mine to turn out right- now there’s hope! I’m so gonna’ try these- then I’m gonna’ try them with gluten-free bisquick…. πŸ™‚

    • I bet they’d work great w/ gluten free Bisquick as well … let me know if you all like them Sheila! (I promise these will work for you!) πŸ™‚

  7. Just found this recipe. Have no idea how I got to it. But, I’m glad I did. These look and sound delicious! Can’t wait to try them.

  8. I *love* these biscuits! My whole family loves them πŸ™‚ but I have made them twice now and the dough is so sticky I can barely work with it πŸ™ any suggestions?

    • It’s been awhile since I’ve made them, but I definitely remember them being sticky too. One thing that I do if I just can’t work with it is add in a little extra flour (usually when I bake any recipe with dough my kitchen is covered in flour!) Also, before trying to make them, make sure your hands are COVERED in flour…. and if they’re still to sticky just add a little more in. (You don’t want to add too much in because it’ll make them dry out, but at least enough to make it work!) Hope that helps πŸ™‚

  9. Can you make these a day ahead?

  10. Just wanted to add that my family loves these! I have used other citrus sodas like Sundrop and Mountain Dew and not noticed a difference. We also leave out the butter. I better not try it with the butter, my family might like it even more. πŸ˜‰

  11. Have you tried these with Sprite? I have tons of Sprite left from punch making.

  12. they work great with Sprite and double easily and oh my lands are they delish πŸ™‚

  13. iadd more bisquick and use spoon turn out very good.

  14. I’ll definitely give this recipe a try.

  15. Do you have a clean substitute that you could use for 7up?

    • Hi Tricia, It looks as though you’d not going to ever get an answer to this question, so, since I’m seeking the same answer, I’ll give you my suggestion. I’m going to substitute tonic water, and since 7-up has a TON more sugar, I’ll add about 1 T sugar (don’t like adding sugar, so will try to keep the amount down, maybe even use less). Good luck!

  16. Stacey Shandell Ellison says

    How many servings does it make?

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