Google+

Butternut Squash Parmesan Biscuits

It’s officially November, so that means we can go crazy on the pumpkin and squash recipes, and the holiday-themed recipes, right? Enter, biscuits with a fall twist: Butternut Squash Parmesan Biscuits!

(Also of interest: Healthy Pumpkin Recipes for Fall + Best Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes)

I love my biscuits – especially with eggs. But I’d never made them before myself!

It was time to change that, so here is some inspiration to jazz up either your breakfasts or your holiday dinners (because these are awesome as a way to switch it up from boring old dinner rolls).

butternut squash parmesan biscuits recipe

Don’t let the butternut squash in the photo fool you – while you can definitely make these biscuits with fresh whole butternut squash, I highly suggest using canned and saving yourself a lot of extra time. ;)

And if you’re not feeling the butternut, have no fear: canned pumpkin will work in this recipe, too!

butternut squash pumpkin muffins

The best thing about these butternut squash parmesan biscuits is how versatile they are, though. 

Enjoy them:

  • on their own, as a delicious bread basket addition to your holiday dinner

butternut squash parmesan biscuits thanksgiving recipe

  • for breakfast with poached or fried eggs, arugula, and bacon:

savory biscuit recipe for breakfast

  • or as part of an appetizer spread! (These butternut squash parmesan biscuits are awesome layered with cheese and prosciutto – mmmm.)

holiday appetizer spread with biscuits

Here’s what you’re working with to throw these bad boys together.

Like I mentioned, feel free to use pumpkin instead of butternut squash, and either whole wheat pastry flour or all purpose flour will work in place of the white whole wheat flour, too. You do you!

butternut squash parmesan biscuits ingredients

Making these butternut squash parmesan biscuits is easy and if you have a toddler in the mix, they will enjoy helping you measure and stir. ;) 

First, combine the flour, half the parmesan, the baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. 

Then add the butter, breaking up the pieces with your fingers until it looks like coarse crumbs with pea-sized pieces of butter. 

Whisk the buttermilk and butternut squash puree together in a separate small bowl, then pour into the dry ingredients and mix to form the dough. 

how to make biscuits at home easy

Turn the dough onto a floured surface and pat until it’s about one inch thick.

Use a knife, cup, or cookie cutter to cut into 8 biscuits, pressing together scraps to use all of the dough.

how to make biscuits

If you’re looking to do some prep work for a dinner party, at this point, you could freeze the butternut squash parmesan biscuits in a sealed container between layers of parchment or plastic wrap, then just defrost them when you are ready to bake. 

Or bake them immediately!

Once the biscuits are arranged on a sheet pan, brush the tops lightly with buttermilk and sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of parmesan on top. 

how to make butternut squash biscuits

Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees F, or until golden and no longer doughy in the middle.

how to make biscuits at home easy recipe

They’re fluffy, flaky, sweet, and salty and I hope you love these biscuits as much as we have!

Let me know how you like them by tagging me @fANNEtasticfood on social media, or by sharing in the comments! I’d love to hear if these biscuits make it to any of your holiday gatherings. :)

Here’s the full recipe for these butternut squash parmesan biscuits:

Yield: Makes 8 biscuits

Butternut Squash Parmesan Biscuits

Butternut Squash Parmesan Biscuits

These butternut squash parmesan biscuits are fluffy, flaky, sweet, and salty - a great addition to a holiday spread that's way more interesting than plain dinner rolls. Or, enjoy them as part of an appetizer spread, or for breakfast topped with fried or poached eggs!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white whole wheat (or all-purpose) flour
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk, plus extra for brushing on top
  • 1 cup butternut squash (or pumpkin) puree*

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Combine the flour, 2 tablespoons of the parmesan, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
    3. Add the butter and break the pieces up with your fingers until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs with pea-sized pieces of butter. 
    4. Whisk together the buttermilk and butternut squash puree in a small bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to form a stiff dough. 
    5. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and pat until it's about one inch thick. Use a knife, cup, or cookie cutter to cut into 8 biscuits, pressing together scraps to use all of the dough. At this point, you could freeze the biscuits in a sealed container between layers of parchment or plastic wrap or bake immediately.
    6. Arrange biscuits on a sheet pan and brush the tops lightly with buttermilk and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons of parmesan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden and no longer doughy in the middle. 

Notes

*Canned butternut squash puree is the easiest route, but if you want to use fresh cut or pre-cut butternut squash: Microwave squash cubes for 3-4 minutes or roast at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until tender. Mash with a fork or blend in a blender until smooth. 

Enjoy! 

And if you’re looking for more holiday-themed recipes, check these out: Best Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Comments

  1. 1

    mmmm. These sound delicious!

  2. 2

    Dang these sounds delicious and a wonderful item to bake this upcoming cold weekend. Where in the supermarket do you usually find the canned butternut squash?

    • 3

      It’s usually with the canned pumpkin and canned fruit, but not all stores have it – definitely easier to find canned pumpkin so no worries to use that instead!

  3. 4

    A perfect November recipe!

  4. 5

    These will be absolutely perfect after Thanksgiving because I always have leftover buttermilk from making my grandmother’s cornbread dressing! I absolutely will be making them, and I’ll share when I do. Thank you!

  5. 7
    Roadrunner says

    These look terrific, thanks!

  6. 8

    Yum!! I’m excited to bake this. Thanks for the fun recipe, Anne!

  7. 10

    Made these today, they were sooo good! Thanks for the recipe! Will definitely be making them again!

Trackbacks

  1. […] Leftover Butternut Squash Parmesan Biscuits – especially for breakfast with eggs and delish farmers market […]

Speak Your Mind

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.