Cheesy Cheddar Drop Biscuits USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 3-5, Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 25-50
Looking for new grain options? Try these savory drop biscuits. They are great for breakfast, but you can also serve them at lunch, supper, or snack time.
¼ oz eq meat alternate
1 oz eq grains
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  • Line a sheet pan (18" x 26" x 1") with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
    For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
    For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
  • In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, pastry flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Mix.
  • Using a fork or pastry cutter, mash margarine into dry ingredients. Add yogurt and mash into dry ingredients until the flour turns into a fine crumble.
  • Using a fork or pastry cutter, lightly mash cheese into the dough. Add milk. Stir until ingredients are well-blended. Dough will be very sticky.
  • Using a ¼ cup (#16 scoop) measuring cup, drop dough onto to sheet pan. Lightly spray the top of biscuits with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Bake biscuits for 13–15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on a rack.
  • Serve 1 biscuit.


Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Cheddar Drop Biscuits USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 1 Cheese Cheddar Drop Biscuit
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 181mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
*Marketing Guide


  • Contains milk (yogurt, cheddar cheese, and margarine) and wheat (flour). Margarine can be a hidden source of common allergens, which include milk, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat, and sesame.
  • For breakfast, you can credit the grains or meats/meat alternates in this recipe toward the reimbursable meal.
  • Meals as Teaching Moments: The cheese in the biscuit may not be easy for kids to recognize (visible) as a meat alternate component of a meal. Serving this biscuit in combination with another meat/meat alternate, such as lower sodium ham or an egg, may help kids learn about meats/meat alternates as part of a balanced meal.
  • Meats/meat alternates may be served in place of the entire grains component up to 3 times per week at breakfast in the CACFP.
  • The symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook, Method C.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
Weight: 2 lb 8 oz
Yield: 25 biscuits
50 Servings:
Weight: 5 lb
Yield: 50 biscuits