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22 Genius Ways to Use Canned Biscuits (and None of Them Are Making Biscuits)

Flaky, buttery biscuits are the best, and we wish we could eat them every day. You too? Well, that wish is getting even easier to grant AND even more delicious, thanks to all of the tasty recipes incorporating our favorite canned side. Yes, canned biscuits are not only great on their own, they’re a vital way to make some of our favorite dishes easier to make and add some creativity to regular foods. Just take a look at all of the things you can make using biscuits! They’ll go from holiday treat to pantry staple in no time.

  1. Easy Maple Bars
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    Craving doughnuts? Want fresh-out-of-the-fryer, homemade, topped-with-bacon doughnuts? Grab some biscuits and check out this recipe.

  2. 2-Ingredient Doughnuts

    Prefer your doughnuts more traditionally-shaped and flavored? Try this EASIEST of recipes that only requires one additional ingredient to biscuits!

  3. Garlic Parmesan Knots
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    What better way to use biscuits than to use them to make some next level bread?! These knots are the perfect thing for your next family dinner.

  4. Mini Monkey Garlic Bread
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    Another garlic-filled adaptation that’s no less delicious? This muffin-tin-baked monkey bread!

  5. Sweet Easy Monkey Bread
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    Love monkey bread but not so into the garlic? Try this sweet variation made with cinnamon, spiced rum, chocolate chips and, of course, biscuits.

  6. Spinach and Artichoke 2-in-1

    No need to grab anything to dip into this delectable spinach-and-artichoke dip— your perfect dipper is already baked along with it! The original recipe calls for bread dough divided into 16 balls, so with biscuits, you’re already ahead of the game.

  7. Cuban Calzones

    You can have calzones anytime the craving strikes! All you have to do is wrap the biscuit dough around your favorite fillings and bake. This particular recipes gives the Italian classic a Cuban twist with pork, ham, pickles and egg.

  8. Turnovers

    Like the calzones, these turnovers are super easy and turn a long process into a short, got-to-have-it-now one. Just wrap the dough around your favorite fruit filling and bake, using biscuit dough instead of pie dough or puff pastry. Our favorite? These apple turnovers are bursting with flavor and surprises like dried currants and walnuts.

  9. Breakfast Calzones

    Take the stuffed dish into the morning with biscuits and turkey sausage. The result is super tasty and similar to traditional kolaches!

  10. Mini Chili Bowls

    Everybody loves a bread bowl; everybody enjoys personal, miniature appetizers. Give them both by baking mini bread bowls with the biscuits and filling them with your most powerhouse chili. If you want to get even smaller and cuter, use a muffin tin to bake the biscuit bowls!

  11. Coffee Cake

    This twist brings a different kind of flavor to your favorite coffee cake recipe but keeps the satisfying size intact. Subbing in biscuit dough lets you experiment with toppings, so let your coffee cake get crazy! This one adds butterscotch pudding mix and pecans for a one-of-a-kind, incredible flavor.

  12. Mini Pot Pies

    Bring this filling favorite down to a manageable size. Press the biscuits into a muffin tin, fill with veggies, chicken soup, or any other favorite filling, then fold the excess dough over the top. Using biscuit dough cuts down so much time and simplifies your ingredients list so much, this recipe just became a 4-ingredient one!

  13. Pizza Snacks

    It wouldn’t be a list of uses for dough without mentioning pizza! These snacks are a go-to favorite of pizza-lovers and kids of all ages everywhere! The small size and quick baking time make these the perfect time to experiment and try new toppings, or get a more diet-friendly dose of your more indulgent favorites.

  14. Bubble-Up Pizza

    Want something a little more creative than mini pizzas? Try this full-sized, “bubble-up” version! This quick dish makes the dough the star of the show for a crust that’s thick, airy and addictive all at the same time.

  15. Sloppy Joe Bites

    Enjoy sloppy joes without the sloppy? It’s possible AND easy with this recipe that turns them into something similar to miniature meat pies, still with all the familiar flavor of sloppy joes.

  16. Fried Chicken Waffles and Bacon

    Waffles have never been easier to make. Just drop the biscuits on the waffle iron, fry them up, and top with fried chicken for a simplified classic.

  17. Sriracha Chicken Bundles

    Want to combine chicken and biscuits with a little more spice and flavor? Try these bundles, stuffed with cheese, shredded chicken, and Sriracha sauce . . .

  18. Easy Chicken Pot Pie

    . . . or go more traditional a casserole version of a chicken pot pie, filled with veggies even your kids will love.

  19. Thanksgiving Pockets

    Prefer turkey? These pockets are a great way to dress up leftovers from a Thanksgiving feast or a Sunday dinner.

  20. Chicken Alfredo Biscuit Bake

    Canned biscuits aren’t just a shortcut for easy dishes. They’re also a way to create incredible impressive meals, like this take on chicken alfredo that brings it to a whole new level.

  21. Cheater’s Baos

    Does the complexity of new recipes stop you from trying new foods? Let biscuits help, like with this recipe for “cheater’s” baos that let you try out Asian steamed buns stuffed with barbecued pork.

  22. Jalapeño Popper Cups

    This easy appetizer is still plenty impressive, and the spicy serving of peppers will delight your party guests.

So many great ideas! Were there any we missed? Do you always turn canned biscuits into regular biscuits, or do you have your own twists you like to make?