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Straightforward Microwave Biscuits (Home made Biscuits in Minutes!)

August 23, 2023
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Ever found yourself craving homemade biscuits? You can make delicious biscuits in must minutes in your microwave! With this simple recipe for Microwave Biscuits, you’ll be able to make breakfast sandwiches, an easy side dish, or a quick snack!

Microwave Drop Biscuits

When I discovered I could make small servings of drop biscuits in the microwave, it was a great day. They’re so perfect for a late night snack or when I wake up craving a breakfast biscuit (and am trying to avoid hitting a drive thru)!


Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick & simple – this recipe gives you warm biscuits in minutes!
  • Versatile – you can top these biscuits anyway you want or use them to make sandwiches!
  • Easy clean up – the ingredient list is short and you really only need a few dishes to make these so the clean up is super quick and easy!

Can You Make Biscuits in the Microwave?

It might be something you’ve asked yourself before and it’s a good question. You can definitely bake and reheat biscuits in the microwave. If you’re craving the taste of a homemade biscuit, it’s a quick way to whip up a batch.

 The truth is that not all biscuits microwave well. It depends on the type of biscuits you want to microwave.

Can you cook Pillsbury biscuits in the microwave?

The short answer is that you can. They will be cooked but they won’t brown up like you have probably come to expect from Pillsbury biscuits. But you can start them in the microwave and then use another appliance to get that golden brown color.

Otherwise conventional ovens really will give you the best result if you’re wanting that golden color you’re familiar with.

Can you microwave frozen biscuits?

Frozen biscuits can be reheated in the microwave oven. It’s best to do them one at a time. Wrap them in a damp paper towel to prevent the biscuit from drying out.

Can you microwave raw biscuits?

Homemade raw biscuits (like this recipe) can be cooked in the microwave. The biscuits should rise up and be fairly fluffy, though they won’t brown.

If you get store-bought raw biscuits, I highly recommend following the directions on the packaging. If microwave is not a recommended cooking method, I would not use it.

My advice is to check the packaging of the biscuits you have and see if there are directions for using the microwave. Otherwise, stick to making and microwaving your own!

Ingredients & Equipment

One of the best things about how I make microwave biscuits is how short the shopping list is! For this recipe, you need:

  • 1 package complete biscuit mix (I used Bisquick this time but often use Jiffy mix too)
  • 1/2 cup water

You’ll need some basic kitchen equipment too:

Dry biscuit mix and water in mixing bowl


This recipe makes 6 biscuits. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare and less than 3 minutes to bake in the microwave!

Empty the dry ingredients from the biscuit mix into a mixing bowl. 

Stir in the water until the mixture forms a sticky dough.

Use a spoon to fill six cupcake liners 2/3 full with biscuit dough. Place the liners in a microwave safe dish.

Microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds.

Serve immediately. You can brush with melted butter or use your favorite topping.

These biscuits are best when served right away! They can get a bit chewy as they cool down. So serve them warm from the microwave!

Leftovers & Storage

I highly recommend eating these warm from the oven. But if you have leftovers, you can store them at room temperature in an airtight container for 1-2 days. 

You can also store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about a week.

I don’t recommend putting leftover biscuits in the freezer.

Variations & Toppings

You can top these biscuits with anything you can dream up, including:

  • butter
  • honey
  • jam or jelly
  • brown sugar and cinnamon

You can also make variations on these biscuits by adding some extra ingredients to the dough before you cook them. Trying one of these:

  • Cranberry orange – Add dried cranberries and orange zest.
  • Garlic cheddar – Add a small amount of garlic powder and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Cheesy bacon – Add shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits.
  • Chocolate chip – Add mini chocolate chips and glaze with a simple powdered sugar glaze (great for dessert!)

Serve them with chicken soup or other soups, beef stew, or fluffy scrambled eggs!

You can also turn them into breakfast sandwiches by trying some of these toppings:

  • cheddar cheese
  • bacon
  • sausage patties
  • Canadian bacon
  • scrambled eggs (or your favorite type of egg)

Microwave drop biscuits with pat of butter

Recipe Tips

  • These biscuits are best when served right away! They can get a bit chewy as they cool down. So serve them warm from the microwave!
  • If serving these with a meal, make everything else for the meal first. Whip these biscuits up at the end so they can be served warm!

More Microwave Recipes

If you’re looking for more things to cook in your microwave, try one of these recipes:

Microwave Biscuits

Microwave biscuits are quick, easy, and they taste great!

Prep Time5 minutes

Cook Time3 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 1 package Complete biscuit mix ((I used Bisquick))
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Combine water and biscuit mix until it forms a sticky dough.

  • Use a spoon to fill six cupcake liners ⅔ full with dough. Place the liners in a microwave safe dish.

  • Microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

  • Serve immediately with butter or your favorite toppings.

Microwave Biscuits Recipe

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