Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Veggie & Cheese Stuffed Biscuits

Morning yall! Okay, so just putting this out there. Someone jokingly mentioned making Tasty Tuesday disasters into a meme and I thought, well, sure! I'm thinking of changing tasty tuesday to something along the lines of tasty delights and the occasional disaster. Or some such thing. Everyone is welcome to join in. I'm going to post every Tuesday regardless of what it's called but you're welcome to post once a month, randomly, a couple times a week, whatever. And if you have title suggestions let me know! If there's interest I'll make up a pretty button and we can do a linky each month so we can pop around and check out all the recipes. They can be perfect creations or utter disasters like last month. It's just about having a good time :) 

What do yall think? 

So, I was going to be all healthy this week and even asked for healthy recipes on the FB page since I just wasn't feeling any of the ones I was finding. Was given some great ideas and went off to the grocery to buy some oh so healthy ingredients only to remember hey it's still pretty much winter and the veggie selection...sucks. Not a Zucchini is sight and I needed zucchini. So instead of coming home and figuring something else up I decided to just wing it and make something random. Thus...cheese and veggie stuffed biscuits!

The original plan was to just make broccoli/onion/cheese biscuits but someone may have forgotten broccoli and didn't have any in the freezer and refused to go back to the grocery at 3am. So other veggie goodness was used. 

Saute your onion and other ingredients in a little pad of butter. 

Add in chunks of cheese and melt

Alright so it turns out I used way too much cheese but it was my first go and really who ever thought there could be too much cheese? I think next time I'll half the amount of cheese. 

Let the cheese/veggie mixture set so it's firm to the touch. This'll make it easier to work with. 
I made mine the night before and then made them the next day but I don't think you need to wait that long. 
I just got tired and went to bed. Okay, I got distracted by a book then went to bed. 

Alright so after your cheese has set a bit, see it holding up that spoon? Take your biscuits and roll them out. 
I used the jumbo version and rolled them down to 1/8th of an inch thickness. 

Take a spoonful of your cheese mixture and plop it in the middle of your flattened biscuit.
A second spoon is real handy for doing this so you don't have to touch the mixture with your fingers just scrape it off the other spoon.

Now for rolling and this is an important step to get right or you'll have a mess. 

Tuck all of the edges of the biscuit around and then pinch all of those seems nice and tight so that when the cheese melts it stays inside the biscuit and doesn't leak out. I tucked all corners in then pinched and pinched until the seems were gone.

Biscuit bottom post pinching.

Lay your biscuits out pinched side down. I flattened mine just a little.
Bake at 375 for 11-15 minutes.
Brush with melted butter...

Then dig in! Alright, I'd wait just a little longer than I did. Let them cool a bit or the cheese will run the heck right out of them. Maybe 10 minutes? You don't want them cold but not quite as heated. 

Cheese & Veggie Stuffed Biscuits Recipe

1 can of jumbo sized rolls (uncooked)
1/2 block of Velveeta Cheese
1/2 onion, diced
2-3 cups fresh spinach sliced- it cooks down a lot! (or substitute in broccoli, other veggies, add meat, etc. Reduce the amount used though since they won't cook down as much)
1/2 cup frozen peas
butter for brushing on after baked
  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Saute onions, peas, spinach or other veggies in a pad of butter.
  • Add in cheese chunks and melt
  • Allow cheese/veggie mixture to cool and firm
  • Roll your biscuits out until they are about 1/8th of an inch thich
  • Place a spoonful of cheese/veggie mix in center and pinch your biscuit closed around the mixture. Make sure your seems are all pinched or your cheese will spill out during cooking
  • Bake for 11-15 minutes at 375
  • Brush biscuits with a little extra melted butter
  • Let biscuits cool slightly so cheese can firm up just a bit
**Note** I think you could also make a cheese sauce with regular Cheddar cheese just make it a thick one. I think that way you could have more cheese in the mixture without it being too overwhelming. This much Velveeta cheese was a bit powerful. I plan on trying it that way in the near future but didn't have time to shop and cook before the post went live. I'll do an update later on if it goes well :) Or, well, if it sucks. 

Have you ever made stuffed biscuits? What did you think? 
What veggies/meats would you add to yours? 

1 comment:

  1. I think you could put some chicken in that. That would be yummy.


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