Turn scrambled eggs, sausage crumbles, and shredded cheese into Stuffed Breakfast Biscuits using refrigerated Pillsbury canned biscuits in your oven or air fryer.
Stuffed Breakfast Biscuits Recipe
Canned biscuit breakfast recipes are some of my family’s favorites. Breakfast biscuits make the perfect hand-held fare when mornings get hectic.
And because all mornings are crazy and hectic at my house, I am always looking for solid grab-and-go breakfast recipes.
Stuffed breakfast biscuits are easily customized. You can change out the meat and the cheese for varieties and combinations you prefer.
My family likes ham and Swiss with scrambled eggs and also bacon with Provolone.
I love to make Pillsbury stuffed breakfast biscuits because I can make them ahead and just reheat later.
I especially appreciate the breakfasts like this that I can make and reheat when somebody gets hungry, These cheesy bacon egg bites also fit that bill.
If your grocer happens to be experiencing a canned biscuit shortage, you can use crescent roll dough to make stuffed breakfast biscuits.
The crust isn’t quite as thick but it still works just fine. You may need to reduce the baking time by a couple of minutes.
What to love
- This is one of my favorite weekend batch-cooking recipes.
- You can easily vary this recipe by swapping out the sausage for crumbled cooked bacon or chopped ham. I’ve even made these biscuit bombs using ground beef.
- Diced veggies, like bell peppers, scallions, zucchini, potatoes, and/or mushrooms, can be added to the scrambled eggs to add more variety to these easy egg and sausage breakfast biscuits.
Stuffed Breakfast Biscuits Recipe Ingredients
- Pork sausage: I used mild pork sausage but you could sure use turkey sausage, too.
- Eggs: Any medium or large eggs work just fine.
- Grands refrigerated biscuits: I used Pillsbury Southern Homestyle Grands biscuits, but you can also use original or buttermilk varieties.
- Shredded cheddar cheese: My family likes sharp cheddar cheese but mild cheddar is also delicious.
- Butter: Melted butter is brushed over the warm breakfast biscuits before serving. Add some minced or dried parsley, if desired.
- When you bake the stuffed breakfast biscuits, ensure they are golden brown on both the top and the bottom. Use a heavy-duty baking sheet so they brown evenly.
- Letting the canned biscuits rest on the counter after you open the tube helps them roll out more easily so you can fold them over the filling better.
- Letting the canned biscuits rest a bit also helps the edges crimp together to seal better, keeping your filling inside.
How to make stuffed breakfast biscuits
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage until fully cooked throughout.
Drain any fats that accumulate in the skillet. Remove to a bowl and reserve.
In the same skillet still over medium heat, scramble the eggs, cooking them until just cooked throughout; season to taste with kosher salt and pepper.
Remove the canned biscuits from refrigeration and open them. Let the biscuits rest for 5 minutes on the counter.
After the rest, roll out the biscuits on a lightly greased cutting board, flattening them to 1/4-inch thickness.
Top each biscuit with some cooked sausage, some scrambled eggs, and some shredded cheese, placing the ingredients on one side of each biscuit.
Fold each biscuit over the filling, then use a fork to crimp the edges to seal.
Place the stuffed breakfast biscuits onto a greased baking sheet; brush with melted butter.
Bake on the center oven rack for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Can I freeze stuffed breakfast biscuits?
If you freeze the baked breakfast biscuits for later use, transfer each to a cooling rack. When fully cooled, place them into refrigeration to chill for 1-2 hours.
Next, wrap each baked and chilled breakfast biscuit tightly in plastic wrap. Transfer to a large heavy-duty freezer bag, then place the bag into the freezer.
To reheat a stuffed breakfast biscuit from frozen, remove it from the freezer bag and completely unwrap it.
Fold the frozen biscuit in a paper towel and place it into the microwave.
Microwave on 30% power for about 1 1/2 minutes, followed by 1 1/2 minutes on high power. Let stand a minute before attempting to eat.
If desired, you can temp the breakfast biscuit with an instant-read meat thermometer to ensure the center of the breakfast biscuit is a safe internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Microwave reheating times will vary.
How to reheat stuffed breakfast biscuits
To reheat a stuffed breakfast biscuit after refrigeration, warm it for a few seconds in the microwave.
I like to use 50% power until they are warm at the center since using 100% power sometimes makes the exterior of the biscuit a bit tough and chewy.
Or, place the breakfast biscuits into a baking dish and reheat at 300 degrees F. for 10-15 minutes in the oven until hot throughout.
Reheating the breakfast biscuits in the air fryer works well also. Just know that the air fryer makes the biscuit more crispy.
I air fry my stuffed biscuits at 300 degrees for 3-5 minutes to reheat them.
Can I use frozen biscuits for this recipe?
I’ve only used canned biscuits for making stuffed biscuit bombs.
Since canned biscuits are so convenient and inexpensive, I’ve never tried making frozen biscuits work for this recipe.
How long will stuffed breakfast biscuits keep in the refrigerator?
If stored in an air-tight container, breakfast bombs will refrigerate for 2-3 days. If you keep them much longer than that, the biscuit exterior begins to get soggy.
Breakfast ideas with biscuits
Main dish ideas with biscuits
We love biscuits for breakfast, but I also enjoy cooking savory meals for my family using canned biscuits.
Pepperoni biscuit rolls use buttery canned biscuits combined with pepperoni and Parmesan and baked until golden brown and served warm with pizza sauce on the side.
Grandma’s creamed chicken and biscuits is a baked casserole your family will love as an easy weeknight meal.
These Crack Biscuits are also a favorite of ours.
More favorite breakfast recipes
This Instant Pot make-ahead favorite that are also low-carb. Oven-baked ham and egg cups are like savory muffins for on-the-go mornings.
Another great hand-held breakfast is sausage gravy breakfast pizza. With fluffy scrambled eggs, creamy sausage gravy, and melted cheddar cheese, it’s darn tasty served on a golden brown crust.
Cowboy breakfast bites are an easy grab-and-go breakfast your family can grab hot from the oven on hectic weekday mornings.
Air fryer breakfast pizzas are a quick handheld breakfast that require only 4 ingredients. My mom made these for us kids all the time when we were growing up.
Stuffed Breakfast Biscuits
- 1/4 lb. ground pork sausage
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 can Grands refrigerated biscuits, 8 count
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, we prefer sharp cheddar
- Melted butter, for brushing biscuits once baked
- In a skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage until fully cooked throughout; drain any fats that accumulate in the skillet. Remove the cooked sausage to a bowl and reserve.
- In the same skillet still over medium heat, scramble the eggs cooking them until just cooked throughout; season to taste with kosher salt and pepper.
- Remove the canned biscuits from refrigeration and open; let the biscuits rest for 5 minutes on the counter. After the rest, roll out the biscuits on a lightly greased cutting board, flattening them to 1/4-inch thickness.
- Top each biscuit with some cooked sausage, some scrambled eggs, and some shredded cheese placing the ingredients to one side of each biscuit, taking care not to overfill them.
- Fold each biscuit over the filling, then use a fork to crimp the edges together so the dough is well sealed.
- To Bake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the stuffed breakfast biscuits onto a greased baking sheet; bake on the center oven rack for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- To Air Fry: Place the stuffed breakfast biscuits onto the greased air fryer rack not touching each other; air fry for 10-12 minutes or until cooked throughout and golden brown. **You may have to air fry the breakfast biscuits in batches, depending on your air fryer. A rack-style air fryer (instead of a basket-style) works best for making stuffed breakfast biscuits.
- Brush the warm stuffed breakfast biscuits with melted butter, if desired; serve at once.