Cheddar Biscuits with Caramelized Onion Gravy

I don’t work with dough too much because it intimidates me. I was a little hesitant to try this recipe, but I am so glad I did! These biscuits were so dang easy, and were really good! There’s no rolling out of the dough; you just plop them on the cookie sheet! The gravy was good, too. I think next time I will either cut the onion amount in half, or maybe add mushrooms or crumbled up veggie sausage to it. Try this one! PS: this recipe gave me 6 large biscuits.

rating: 9.4

Cheddar Biscuits with Caramelized Onion Gravy
(A PureWow Original Recipe)

Makes 4 servings
Start to Finish: 45 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1½ cups half-and-half
Freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper



1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Make the biscuits: In the bowl of a food processor, mix the flour with the baking powder and salt to combine. Add the butter and pulse until it’s the size of peas. Dump the mixture into a medium bowl, and stir in the cheddar cheese and buttermilk.
3. Scoop out 4 mounds of dough (about 3 inches in diameter each) and place them onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown on top, 15 to 17 minutes. Cool slightly.
4. While the biscuits bake, make the gravy: Heat the olive oil in a medium sauté pan over high heat. Add the onion, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Set aside.
5. In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture turns light brown, 4 to 6 minutes.
6. Gradually add the half-and-half to the flour mixture, whisking vigorously to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the caramelized onions, then season the gravy with salt and pepper.
7. To serve, cut the warm biscuits in half and place the bottom halves on separate plates. Cover each portion generously with gravy and a pinch of cayenne pepper, then place the top halves over the gravy. Serve immediately.



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4 Responses to Cheddar Biscuits with Caramelized Onion Gravy

  1. This looks delicious, definite comfort food! I imagine the ‘biscuits’ are close to what we would call scones here in the UK – I would never have thought of serving them like this with a gravy but it looks like a great combo. Some veggie sausages would go well on the side too 🙂

    • peppertree says:

      These are definitely not scones! They are light and fluffy, and not as dense as scones. And yes, veggie sausages on the side would be good!

      • That’s me told 😉 ‘Biscuits’ are something pretty different over here, I’m not sure what the equivalent of these would be. I’ll have to get baking and find out!

  2. peppertree says:

    Yes, make them and see what you think!

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