8 Biscuit Recipes for Better Mornings

Nail your biscuit basics and make towering breakfast sandwiches

There’s no wrong way to eat a comforting, warm, oh-so-buttery biscuit in the morning. As a sandwich, with gravy, or with just a smear of (yet more) butter, it’s the perfect indulgence to start your day.

Brothers Mason and Will Hereford took us on a tour of the [Virginia country stores] that were like second homes growing up. Mason, who now runs oddball New Orleans sandwich shop Turkey and the Wolf, developed this recipe in tribute to the Piedmont Store. It features seared bologna, a seriously fluffy biscuit, and some of the best honey mustard we’ve ever tried.

Seared Bologna, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches with Sweet Mustard

Bologna makes an excellent breakfast sandwich swap for sausage or country ham, particularly when it’s purchased from a good butcher, browned in a pan, and layered on warm, split biscuits. Runny fried eggs, melted American cheese, and sweet, sharp mustard make a good thing even better. Get the recipe for Seared Bologna, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches with Sweet Mustard »
Powdery fine “00” flour makes for a supremely fluffy biscuit in this simple, four-ingredient recipe. Get the recipe for Ruth Reichl’s Easy, 4-Ingredient Cream Biscuits

Liz Smith’s Biscuits

This biscuit recipe from writer Liz Smith was one of the late Nora Ephron’s favorites; it was included in Ephron’s memorial service program.

American Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

When making these buttery little biscuits, opt for a true American cheese—fourth-generation Wisconsin cheesemaker Sid Cook, of Carr Valley Cheese, advised us to use a three-year-old extra-sharp cheddar. Get the recipe for American Cheddar Cheese Biscuits »

Oyster Pie with Buttermilk Biscuits

This classic oyster stew from Justin Devillier, the chef of La Petite Grocery in New Orleans, is packed full of Swiss chard and flavored with smoky ham and absinthe, which perfumes each steaming bite with an enticing note of licorice. The buttermilk biscuits on top are just as delicious cooked separately and slathered with butter and honey. Get the recipe for Oyster Pie with Buttermilk Biscuits »

Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy

Essential to any Southern breakfast, flaky buttermilk biscuits in thick sausage gravy are a delicious start to the day.

Biscuits with Pancetta, Collard Greens, Marbleized Eggs

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Honey and Herb Biscuits

Instead of plain dinner rolls, we like to serve these fluffy biscuits, fragrant with rosemary and thyme. This recipe first appeared in our November 2011 issue along with Linda Monastra’s story True Harvest. Get the recipe for Honey and Herb Biscuits »