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What to Make with Pillsbury Biscuits? 5 Ideas for Every Course!

What to Make with Pillsbury Biscuits 5
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Pillsbury biscuits are among the most versatile semi-finished products there are. Whenever I work with them, I feel like a magician because whatever I think of making, the results are like magic! Depending on how creative you feel at a given moment, you can turn them into a piece of art or just work the basics; either way, you will create something delicious. So what to make with Pillsbury biscuits?

Pillsbury biscuits can make a whole meal; for example, you can make jam-filled or monkey bread biscuits for breakfast, chicken pot pie or pul-apart biscuits for lunch, or biscuit muffins or calzones for dinner. You can even make a sweet snack!

Although primarily intended to have them as they are, mainly as an addition to another meal, Pillsbury biscuits work even better when they are the meal itself. And I love turning my kitchen into a restaurant with just a bit of creativity! Therefore, in the following paragraphs, I will share and explain some ideas on what you can make with Pillsbury biscuits and give a full Pillsbury recipe idea below!

What to Make With Pillsbury Biscuits for Breakfast?

Pillsbury biscuits are an excellent breakfast solution. They are light and easy, delicious and cheerful, giving you the energy you need to kick-start your day. Plus, you can combine them with your morning coffee, tea, or juice. 

4 pictures depicting meals and meal ideas with Pillsbury Biscuits

Pillsbury Biscuits Monkey Bread 

Making monkey bread from scratch is as simple as it can be, and making Pillsbury biscuits is even simpler. Smear the Pillsbury biscuits with butter and squeeze them into a regular baking pan or a bundt pan. 

After you place them onto each other, sprinkle them with powdered sugar and bake them for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. You can combine your Pillsbury monkey bread with coffee, milk, tea, or juice, kick off the day, and enjoy the rest.


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Pillsbury Seed Biscuits

If you’re not feeling particularly creative but do feel a bit peckish, and you want to start your day with a delicious, bakery-quality meal, the Pillsbury seed biscuits are the way to go. Smear the Pillsbury biscuits with butter and sprinkle whatever seeds you have handy. 

I like to garnish them with flaxseed, poppy seed, sesame, and chia seed; however, you can use pumpkin or sunflower seeds or any other seeds you like. You can also sprinkle some spices, such as pumpkin spice, or maybe some salt and pepper. 

Place the Pillsbury seed biscuits on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. Combine them with sour cream or crème Fraiche. Yum!

Jam-filled Pillsbury Biscuits 

This idea works in two ways. You can cut the Pillsbury biscuits in half, fill them with jam, and bake them, or you can bake them first and then fill them with jam. 

If you use the first method, filling them first and baking them after, you will enjoy warm jam firmly stuck with the Pillsbury biscuits. Using the second method, you will have fresh jams and warm Pillsbury biscuits. 

Choose the option you like better and enjoy. Either way, bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. I especially like to pair this breakfast meal with berry tea and butter.

A Pillsbury biscuit cut in half with jam spread over the lower half served on white plate

Pillsbury Biscuits Parmesan Knots 

This idea requires a little more work as you will reshape the Pillsbury biscuits rather than pop them in the oven in their original form. 

Flatten out each Pillsbury biscuit and roll it into a cylinder; make knots with the cylinders by tying two together. Once you’ve made the cylinders, smear them with butter and pop them in the oven. Bake for 7-8 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C, and take them out. 

Cover the half-baked Pillsbury biscuit knots in parmesan, whether thin pieces or grated, and pop them back in the oven. Continue baking for 5-7 more minutes at the same temperature. 

Combine the Pillsbury parmesan knots with prosciutto, bacon, or another deli meat. 


Can You Cook Pillsbury Biscuits in the Microwave?

Spinach and Cheese Pillsbury Biscuits 

Chop some spinach and mix it with soft cheese. You can add a bit of melted butter to bond the spinach and cheese. This idea is perfect for you if you are looking for a nutritious Pillsbury meal!

Roll the Pillsbury biscuits over with a rolling pin until you flatten them out enough to fill them. Put the spinach and cheese filling in the middle of the rolled-out Pillsbury biscuits and shape them any way you like.

Bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. Pair this meal with sour cream, ricotta, crème Fraiche, or another tangy dairy product.

What to Make With Pillsbury Biscuits for Lunch?

Lunch comes in the middle of the day but not so late to have no time to digest it, meaning you can go wild and create rich, tasty, and even decadent dishes with your Pillsbury biscuits. 

This is where you can add some extra meatiness and greasiness to your meal without worrying about gaining weight or not being able to sleep well. 

Bolognese Pillsbury Biscuits 

If you have some extra ground meat lying around or, even better, if you have some leftover ground meat, don’t think twice about giving this recipe a shot. If your ground meat is uncooked, you should, naturally, sizzle it thoroughly and mix it with some tomato sauce. 

Add salt, pepper, and herbs, and let the meat chill and stiffen a little bit. If you make this recipe using leftover ground meat, you should just sizzle it a little with tomato sauce and spices and, again, let it chill and stiffen. 

Meanwhile, pop the Pillsbury biscuits in the oven and let them bake for 7-8 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. Once you take them out, cut them in half and fill them with the Bolognese sauce you previously made. 

Pop them back in the oven and bake for another 5-7 minutes at the same temperature. When you take the Bolognese Pillsbury biscuits out of the oven, grate some cheese over them and enjoy this rich meal. 

Pair the Bolognese Pillsbury biscuits with some beer or coke and give in to this decadently delicious experience. 

Pillsbury Biscuits Chicken Pot Pie

This idea solves two of your problems; what to eat for lunch and what to do with your leftover chicken. Shred the chicken and place it on a plate. Season it with salt and pepper. 

In a mixing bowl, whip melted butter and add cream or milk. Meanwhile, fry up some onions and add the chicken shreds to the skillet. Sizzle the chicken and onions and mix them with the butter and cream/milk mixture. 

Roll over the Pillsbury biscuits to flatten them out, but do not make them overly thin. I usually roll four to five Pillsbury biscuits if I’m cooking for me and my boyfriend, so make sure to up the amounts of ingredients accordingly. 

Take the skillet you cooked the onions and chicken in and cover the bottom with two or three of the rolled Pillsbury biscuits. Make sure you cover the entire bottom and sides of the skillet. Add the filling over the Pillsbury biscuit layer in the skillet and cover it with the remaining Pillsbury biscuit pieces. 

Pop the skillet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. Use a cast iron skillet to keep it safe while it is in the oven. Never use a skillet with a plastic handle. 

Pillsbury Biscuits Bacon and Cheese Pull Aparts

This idea is very similar to monkey bread, but not the same. Use a bundt pan or a regular baking pan and stick the Pillsbury biscuits together inside. Pour melted butter over them and brush them gently so that the butter penetrates every nook and cranny. 

Cut cheese into small but thick pieces and place them between the Pillsbury biscuits. Slice the bacon into thin slices and place them next to the cheese pieces. 

Pop the bundt/regular pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. The cheese will melt, keeping the Pillsbury biscuit pieces together, so you must pull them apart. 

Pillsbury Biscuits Mini Pizzas 

Mini pizzas are probably one of the best things you can do with your Pillsbury biscuits. All you need to do is press the Pillsbury biscuits with your hand to flatten them and put your favorite pizza toppings and the mandatory tomato sauce

The best thing about this idea is that it works as a meaty and vegetarian meal — you can truly put anything you would put onto a pizza!

pizza with Pillsbury Biscuits

Pillsbury Biscuits Sausage Casserole 

Easy, simple, quick, and delicious, this meal will probably become part of your regular lunch menu. Place half of the Pillsbury biscuits on a baking pan. Chop the sausages and throw them onto the Pillsbury biscuits. 

Mix heavy cream and grated cheese in a mixing bowl and pour the mixture over the Pillsbury biscuits. Add the other half of the Pillsbury biscuits onto the bottom layer and grate some cheese. 

Bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. I make these whenever my friends stop by unannounced because it’s a quick and delicious snack that’s easy to make.

What to Make With Pillsbury Biscuits for Dinner?

Dinner is your last meal of the day, so you wouldn’t want to overeat and ruin your sleep. Luckily, Pillsbury biscuits offer light meal ideas, perfect for rounding up your day. 

Pillsbury Biscuits Broccoli and Cheese Muffins

This is an amazing way to end your day! Not only are they delicious, but they are nutritious, too. You can either use chopped broccoli or grate it. 

Mix the broccoli with the cheese, preferably soft, and pour melted butter to bond the ingredients together. Then, I simply press the Pillsbury biscuits with my hand and add the filling to the flattened biscuits. 

Close the biscuit like a dumpling and start kneading it to homogenize it with filling. Don’t worry if the dough ruptures. Keep kneading until the dough and filling have merged together. 

Place the Pillsbury biscuit dough merged with the broccoli and cheese filling in muffin molds and bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. 

Pillsbury Biscuits Apple Dumplings

“As simple as apple pie” applies here more than anywhere. Grate a few green apples and pour lots of sugar over them. Let them sit like that for about 30 minutes. Roll over the Pillsbury biscuits with a rolling pin to widen up their surface.

Add one spoonful of filling in the middle of each biscuit and cover the filling making the biscuit a dumpling.  

Pop the dumplings in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. 

Pillsbury Biscuits Cauliflower and Bacon Muffins

Another type of muffin for those of you who like eating better but don’t like intense flavors, such as broccoli. Grate the cauliflower and leave it in a strainer to drain. 

Cauliflower has a lot of fluid, so drain it before making anything with it. After it drains, add the bacon and one egg to bind the cauliflower and the bacon bits together. 

Like with the broccoli and cheese muffins, here, too, you need to knead the dough until the filling merges with the dough. 

Place the Pillsbury cauliflower and bacon muffins in a muffin mold and bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. 

Pillsbury Biscuits Pigs in a Blanket 

No dinner idea list is complete without the good old pigs in a blanket. Although it may not be the most beneficial dinner option, it isn’t overly heavy, so once or twice a month, you can indulge yourself with this meal. 

Roll the Pillsbury biscuits over with a rolling pin and smear butter over each piece. Cut the wieners into smaller pieces and add one piece to each Pillsbury biscuit. Roll them out and pop them in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. 

Pillsbury Biscuits Calzones 

You can fill these calzones with whatever you have handy, whether ham and cheese or veggies. This is yet another great idea, especially when you don’t feel creative and just want to use whatever you grab first. 

Roll out the Pillsbury biscuits and add the filling in the middle of each piece. Flap them over and press the edges with a fork to secure them. Bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. 

What to Make With Pillsbury Biscuits for Snack?

You don’t have to designate a time of the day or a specific meal for Pillsbury biscuits, as they work perfectly as a snack as well. You can simply pair them with some beverage such as tea, milk, hot chocolate, or coffee, and you have a perfect snacking combination for a pleasant and relaxing time!

Sweet Strawberry Pillsbury Biscuits

The sweet strawberry Pillsbury biscuits are a delicious fruity dessert idea you will gladly make a part of your regular dessert program. My dad is the biggest fan of these, and since he loves berries in general, I sometimes make them with other types of berries, too.

Roll out the Pillsbury biscuits and add chopped strawberries and strawberry syrup. Close them, make any shape you like, and pop them in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. Once you take them out, sprinkle powdered sugar on them and add more strawberry pieces. 

Lastly, pour chocolate cream and pop them into the fridge. Let them chill for half an hour, and enjoy this sweet and fruity delicacy.

Pillsbury Cinnamon Biscuits 

The Pillsbury cinnamon biscuits are a very light snack you can make in just a few short minutes. You need sugar and cinnamon and, of course, the Pillsbury biscuits. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and smear butter on the Pillsbury biscuits. 

Roll each Pillsbury biscuit in the sugar and cinnamon mixture and place them on a baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. Pair the Pillsbury cinnamon biscuits with orange peel tea and enjoy.

Pillsbury cinnamon biscuits on dark background

Frosted Pillsbury Biscuits 

This is maybe the simplest idea here, but that doesn’t make it unworthy of your time. All you need to do is bake the Pillsbury biscuits and put frosting on them. 

Put them in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. Take them out of the oven and let them cool down. After they chill, put frosting on them and some chocolate or rainbow sprinkles.

Place these in cupcake holders, and you have a quick dessert for any occasion!

Pillsbury Glazed Donut Biscuits 

Another genius solution for your snacking needs! You will need milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. 

Bake the Pillsbury biscuits for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. Take them out of the oven and let them cool down, but not completely, as they need to be somewhat warm when you glaze them. 

While baking the Pillsbury biscuits, make the glaze using milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. The glaze is very easy to make. Just whip the ingredients together and mix them until they thicken.

They won’t thicken too much, so don’t expect a whipped cream consistency. 

You should hold the Pillsbury biscuits with salad thongs and dip them into the glaze. You can half-glaze them or glaze the entire thing. 

Place the glazed Pillsbury biscuits on a parchment paper-covered tray and let them take the glaze. This should last for no longer than an hour. 

Orange Knots 

For this idea, you will need an orange peel and melted butter. Mix them and let them sit for a few minutes. Flatten the Pillsbury biscuits and roll them into cylinders. 

Tie the cylinders, thus making the knots, and pour the orange peel and butter mixture onto them. Pop them in the oven and Bake for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. 

Which Pillsbury biscuit recipe idea will you be munching on? I’m excited to hear from you in the comments below!

Bolognese Pillsbury Biscuits Recipe Idea

Bolognese Pillsbury Biscuits

Author: Laura Bais
This is a delicious and extremely simple dish to make. Prep time will take no more than five minutes, and the cooking lasts less than 20 minutes. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 biscuits
Calories 360 kcal


  • 6 Pillsbury Original Biscuits (I used Grands Flaky Layers.)
  • 6 oz ground meat
  • 4 oz grated cheese
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp basil


  • Preheat the oven to 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C, for 5 to 10 minutes. 
  • Pop the Pillsbury biscuits in the oven and bake them for 15 minutes at 300 °F, i.e., 150 °C. 
  • While the Pillsbury biscuits bake, heat up a skillet on the stove. Spray it with cooking oil. 
  • Put the ground meat in the skillet and fry it thoroughly. Next, add the salt, pepper, and herbal spices and pour the tomato sauce. Stir gently and let the meat simmer for another five minutes. 
  • Once the Bolognese sauce is done, take it off the stove and let it cool and stiffen for about 10 minutes. 
  • Cut the Pillsbury biscuits in half, but not all the way. Leave the bottom edges intact. Fill the Pillsbury biscuits with the Bolognese filling and add the grated cheese. 
  • Enjoy your meal!


Serving: 1biscuitCalories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 14gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 489mgSodium: 530mgPotassium: 477mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 370IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 148mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Bolognese Pillsbury Biscuits, How to Make Pillsbury Biscuits Better, pillsbury biscuits, Pillsbury Original Biscuits Recipe Idea
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