25 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Biscuits

updated Apr 23, 2024
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If there’s one time I always wish for leftovers, it’s when I make biscuits. In fact, a good strategy is to always make extra so you never have to worry about that problem. But once you’ve had your fill of them reheated with a generous spread of butter or fruit jam, try one of these clever ways to use up leftover biscuits instead.

When soaked in custard and mixed with your choice of sweet or savory ingredients, leftover buttermilk biscuits are the rich, unexpected ingredient that brings a twist to bread pudding. Facing just a couple extras? Treat those leftover biscuits like a loaf of stale bread and turn them into homemade breadcrumbs.

Whether you’ve got just a few stragglers or a whole batch of leftovers, crunchy baked croutons are always a smart choice. Or top any creamy casserole with biscuits! Since the biscuits are already cooked, just slice them in half and place on top of the casserole for the last five to 10 minutes of cooking — just enough time to warm them through and crisp the outsides.

Here are 25 ways to use up your leftover buttery biscuits so that you can enjoy them a second time around.

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Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Use your leftover store-bought buttery biscuits atop chicken and veggies in a rich, creamy sauce. Top with the biscuits at the end to warm them through.

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Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich

Start with a buttery, flaky biscuit and layer on a rich sausage patty and fluffy scrambled eggs. For a totally memorable biscuit breakfast sandwich, this version adds a drizzle of hot honey for a sweet and spicy twist.

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Biscuits and Gravy

Flaky, tender buttermilk biscuits and Southern sausage gravy make the perfect breakfast pair. To reheat your leftover biscuits, warm them in a low oven or toast in a toaster oven.

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Cheesy Croutons

This oven-roasted tomato soup is topped with croutons and cheese, then broiled until the bread is extra crispy and the cheese is melted. Use leftover cheddar biscuits for the homemade croutons to level it up!

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Strawberry Shortcake

Let strawberries shine with our super-simple (and highly delicious) shortcake and homemade whipped cream.

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Sausage Breakfast Casserole

This combination of eggs, breakfast sausage, and cheddar is definitely worth waking up for. Bonus: it's the perfect way to use up leftover flaky biscuits!

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Broccoli Cheese Casserole

This classic broccoli casserole, made with canned cream of mushroom soup, is bound to be a family favorite. Top it with crumbled cheddar biscuits for a homemade upgrade.

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Easy Bread Pudding

Swap in leftover buttermilk biscuits for this easy, crowd-pleasing dessert.

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Chicken à la King

In this comforting classic, golden brown bites of tender chicken are nestled in a sherry-spiked sauce with savory sautéed mushrooms and colorful peppers. Serve over buttermilk biscuits to soak up the deliciously creamy sauce.

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Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

In this updated version of the classic breakfast dish, peppery sausage gravy is covered in pepper jack cheese and topped with pre-made biscuits.

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Strawberries & Cream French Toast Casserole

Strawberries & cream French toast casserole gets a double dose of berries with bursts of jam & cream cheese in the center, plus a fresh berry topping. Leftover cream cheese biscuits are a tasty substitute for the bread.

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Eggs Benedict Casserole

A trouble-free egg custard ties together this casserole-style eggs benedict packed with Canadian bacon and creamy hollandaise sauce. Swap in leftover buttermilk biscuits for a delicious twist.

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Classic White Gravy

In a matter of minutes, this gravy can be whipped up to become the perfect creamy, savory topping for your buttery biscuits.

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The Ultimate Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

Nothing beats a homemade breakfast casserole fresh from the oven. Leftover buttermilk biscuits works great as the first layer of the casserole in the baking dish.

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Mixed Berry Shortcake Trifle

An impressive bowl of buttery shortcakes, berries in berry syrup, and whipped mascarpone cream.

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Croutons for Soups and Salads

Use any leftover buttermilk biscuits to make croutons for your favorite soups and salads.

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Chocolate Bread Pudding

If you have a few leftover biscuits, try this bread pudding that's perfect for two. Dust it with powdered sugar or top with scoops of vanilla ice cream if you like — you won’t regret it.

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Make-Ahead Bacon & Leek Casserole

This cheesy bacon and leek egg casserole can be prepared ahead of time and is perfect for your weekend brunch. Leftover herbed yogurt biscuits are a delicious substitute for the bread.

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Breakfast Caesar with Jammy Eggs and Homemade Croutons

Salad? For breakfast? You betcha. And what better salad to kick off the day than the almighty Caesar? Make croutons with flaky sourdough biscuits for a delicious twist on it.

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Turkey à la King

A creamy dish made with vegetables that further puts leftover turkey to good use. Serve with buttermilk biscuits to sop up the creamy sauce.

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Mushroom Parmesan

Stuffed mushrooms meet vegetable Parm in this comforting dinner. Use crumbled buttery biscuits instead of breadcrumbs for the topping.

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Chocolate Gravy

As if buttermilk biscuits weren’t already delightful, we’ve found an even better way to enjoy them – doused in chocolate gravy.

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Zucchini Breakfast Casserole

This summery breakfast casserole is loaded with eggs, bacon, zucchini, and cheese. Swap in flaky sourdough biscuits for the sourdough bread as a delicious twist.

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Pizza Croutons

These pizza-flavored croutons sautéed with tomato paste, Italian seasoning mix, and grated Parmesan are incredibly fragrant and will give you major pizza vibes. Leftover Cheddar Bay biscuits would work perfectly here!

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