Easy Drop Biscuits are a simple, quick and easy biscuit recipe that comes together in about 15 minutes!  These biscuits are perfect with gravy or a nice addition to any meal!

drop biscuits

Drop Biscuits:

Drop biscuits are a staple recipe in my house!  They go perfectly with almost any meal, but especially with our Best Sausage Gravy for breakfast or a big bowl of Homemade Tomato Soup!  My recipe uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.  We use flour, baking powder, melted butter, milk, and a few seasonings to pull these biscuits together in only 15 minutes or so.  There are no special steps, and my favorite part is that we use melted butter rather than cold butter to keep these even easier!

What are Drop Biscuits?

Drop biscuits are a type of biscuit that is made from scratch!  They are called “drop” because there is no rolling out or cutting of the dough.  They are simply biscuit dough dropped onto the pan from a spoon and then baked.  This makes them much faster and easier to make than traditional biscuits that are cut into circles/squares and rolled.

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How To Make Easy Drop Biscuits:

  • The first step is, of course, to preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Prepare a large baking sheet with either butter, non-stick spray, or parchment paper.
  • Next, I like to go ahead and cut my stick of butter into cubes, then melt it in the microwave.
  • While the butter is melting, I whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and garlic powder in a large bowl.
  • Then, add the milk and butter to the flour mixture and stir just until all of the flour is moistened.
  • Drop the dough by heaping Tablespoons onto your prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-11 minutes until they are golden.
  • Optional:  If you choose you can brush these with extra melted butter right when they come out of the oven!

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5 from 136 votes

Easy Drop Biscuits

Easy Drop Biscuits are a simple, quick and easy biscuit recipe that comes together in about 15 minutes!  These biscuits are perfect with gravy or a nice addition to any meal!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings 18 Biscuits



  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Prepare a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and garlic powder.
  • Stir the butter and milk into the flour mixture just until moistened.
  • Drop the batter by heaping Tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes until golden.


Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    These are simple and quick. I’ve made them twice now. Go great with chicken and dumplings, also great with gravy. My go to recipe. Love it. Thank you Nichole.

  2. 5 stars
    So simple to make with ingredients already in the house. A big hit with the family! Thanks a bunch! Best Sausage Gravy is next mmmmm <3

    1. 5 stars
      Thanks for the Awsome recipe they went great with my home made beans and Sousage texas style so here is a big ole texas thank you ?

  3. 4 stars
    Thank you, you saved dinner! I literally threw these together to go with chicken soup and they were really easy and tasty. I would only add a pinch more garlic and maybe even a tiny bit of cheddar. I halved recipe and it was plenty for 4. Thanks!!

  4. Hi, quick question: how much butter is in a “stick”? Whrre I live, butter is available in short ~2″ sticks and long ~4″ sticks… Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi! I’m glad you mentioned this, I actually just recently found about there being different sized sticks of butter in different parts of the country! It should be 8 Tablespoons total 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    These were perfect. Using melted butter saves time over cutting in butter and they still turned out great. They were a bit crumbly but delicious and so easy to prep. Parchment paper was a great idea and made clean up easy, too.