Featherlight Cheddar-Ranch Puffs

Light tender biscuits flavored with Cheddar cheese and ranch dressing mix make a foolproof accompaniment to eggs, soups or salads.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 20

Ingredients

1
package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons)
1/4
cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
3
cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Unbleached or All Purpose Flour
1
tablespoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1
package (1 oz) ranch dressing mix
1/2
cup cold butter
1/2
cup thinly sliced green onions (8 medium)
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1
lb bacon, cooked, crumbled
1 1/4
cups buttermilk
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper; spray paper with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. In small bowl, mix yeast and warm water; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and dressing mix. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, place onions. Cover with microwavable plastic wrap, folding back one side to vent; microwave on High 30 seconds. Cool slightly, about 2 minutes.
  • 4 Add cheese and bacon to flour mixture; toss until well coated. Stir in yeast mixture, onions and buttermilk all at once until soft dough forms. Drop dough by 1/3 cupfuls 2 to 3 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  • 5 Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until puffed and light golden brown. Serve warm with additional butter, if desired.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Puff
    Calories
    200
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    580mg
    580%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    8g
    8%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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