7 Up biscuits are fluffy biscuits that are made with Bisquick, sour cream, lemon-lime soda, and a stick of butter. These melt-in-your-mouth tender biscuits are a hit. I used 7 Up but you are welcome to use Sprite or another type of lemon lime soda. These easy 7-up biscuits are a great side dish or spoon sausage gravy over the top of these flaky biscuits.
You might also know these biscuits as angel biscuits, swim biscuits or butter swim biscuits. They are square biscuits that are baked in a pan of melted butter. The lemon lime soda is the secret ingredient to give the ultimate fluffy biscuit texture.
What Are 7 Up Biscuits?
7 Up biscuits are delicious and savory Bisquick biscuits that are mixed and poured into a prepared baking dish. There is no cookie cutter for this biscuit mix. Simply slice with a knife and serve up these buttery biscuits that are made with simple ingredients.
Reasons Why You Will Love These Biscuits
- Easy biscuit dough that you can whip up in a matter of minutes and get them tossed in the oven to bake up.
- Homemade biscuits that kids and adults will both enjoy.
- Easy biscuits that require no rolling out dough and using a cookie cutter.
- These are some of the easiest biscuits you will ever make.
- Fluffy texture that melts in your mouth.
Lemon Lime Soda – Sprite, 7-Up, or even a ginger ale all work great for the soda for the recipe. The carbonation is going to really create a fluffy texture to the biscuit dough.
Butter – Salted butter is used! Make sure that it is real butter and not margarine.
Bisquick – Bisquick mix is the flour mixture used for making the biscuit dough. If you do not have Bisquick on hand learn how to make homemade Bisquick.
Sour Cream – Sour cream is going to ensure the biscuits are moist but also they add tons of flavor to the biscuit dough.
How to Make
- Preheat the oven as directed and prep your baking dish.
- Next in a large mixing bowl add your Bisquick and sour cream. Mix to create a crumble.
- Then add the lemon-lime soda and mix the dough. It will be sticky.
- Next, melt butter in the microwave. Add a bit of butter to the bottom of the pan with 1/3 cup of butter.
- Spoon the batter on top of the butter and spread it out to all edges of the pan.
- Use a knife and cut the biscuit dough into 12 square biscuits. Drizzle with the rest of the butter.
- Bake as directed until the golden brown color.
Variations to Recipe
- Shortening can be used in replace of butter. But the butter offers a better texture in my opinion.
- Plain Greek yogurt can be used in a swap of sour cream.
- Add a touch of honey or sugar to the batter for a sweet flavor. 2 tablespoons of sugar or 2-3 tablespoons of honey will work great.
- Melt butter and add some minced garlic to create garlic butter biscuits.
- Dice up jalapenos finely and mix in the dough for a spicy biscuit. Place on the dinner table as a side dish.
- Add a little shredded chicken and then pair the biscuits with chicken pot pie soup.
Tips For Success
Don’t overmix the dough or it can make the biscuit dough heavy and dense.
Ensure you place the biscuits in a preheated oven that has been preheated for at least 5-10 minutes.
Make sure the carbonated beverage has not become stale. Otherwise, it will not create that light and fluffy texture.
The biscuits are done when you stick a toothpick in the tops of the biscuits and it comes out clean of wet batter.
I recommend refrigerating the biscuits in an airtight container. They will store for 3-4 days in the fridge. I find the flavor of the biscuits tastes best when refrigerated. You can warm it up in the microwave or the oven.
Also, you could freeze biscuits. Simply place your biscuits in a freezer container or freezer bag. The biscuits will freeze for 2-3 months.
If you overmix the dough it will truly create a tough biscuit. Mix to combine but don’t overmix the batter.
Yes, you can bake a day ahead of time and then store it in the fridge. Place biscuits in a sealed container. Then wrap in foil and place in a baking pan to heat up in the oven. Or warm up the biscuits in the microwave.
Reach for Diet 7Up if you want to reduce sugar content. It will alter the texture of the biscuits slightly.
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7 Up Biscuits
- 4 cups Bisquick or store brand version
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup Sprite or 7-Up
- 1 stick butter melted
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grease the baking dish with cooking spray and set it aside.
- In a large bowl you will add the sour cream and Bisquick. Mix to combine.
- Then slowly work in the lemon lime soda, creating a dough.
- Melt the butter in the microwave. Then pour 1/3 cup of butter to the bottom of the pan.
- Scoop the biscuit dough over the buttered pan, and spread the batter to all sides of the baking dish.
- Use a knife and slice the biscuit dough into 12 squares.
- Then drizzle with butter.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown on top or until it is baked through.
- Remove the biscuits from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes or so. Then serve and enjoy.