Light and buttery, these 7 Up Biscuits with Bisquick are made with just 4 ingredients! The soda helps create the fluffiest, easiest biscuits ever. Enjoy with a dab of butter, use in biscuits and gravy, serve with soup, or as another side option for the holiday dinner table.
These are similar to KFC biscuits, so naturally we love to pair them with our KFC coleslaw recipe!
Quick & Easy Biscuit Recipe
7 Up Biscuits practically come together like magic. By combining just four ingredients – butter, lemon-lime soda, Bisquick and sour cream – you end up with light, fluffy and buttery biscuits. They’re baked in a pan as a slab, so there’s no need for special cookie cutters. Just mix, transfer the mixture to the pan, and bake. In 20 minutes, you’ll have biscuits that no one will be able to keep their hands off of.
These easy biscuits are cut into squares instead of your typical biscuit circles and have a very similar texture and flavor to KFC biscuits, so if you’re looking for a KFC biscuit copycat recipe, this is a good one to try.
Enjoy them simply with butter, use in gravy and biscuits, or dip into a creamy soup – they’re pretty much the perfect accompaniment to chicken pot pie soup and ideal chilly weather food.
What You’ll Need
Part of the magic of these biscuits is that they’re made with just 4 ingredients.
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
- Butter: You’ll use hot, melted butter in the baking dish to create the buttery flavor.
- Bisquick: Bisquick baking mix makes these biscuits super easy to prepare.
- Sour cream: The flavor balances out the sweet soda and also helps to keep the biscuits nice and moist.
- 7 Up soda: Any lemon-lime soda like Sprite or even ginger ale can also be used. Avoid diet versions.
How to Make 7 Up Biscuits with Bisquick
These super easy biscuits come together with just 5 minutes of prep and 15 minutes in the oven. Here’s a brief summary:
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for complete details.)
- Add the butter. Pour the melted butter in the bottom of a square baking dish.
- Combine the ingredients. Mix sour cream and Bisquick, cutting in the sour cream until the mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs. Stir in the 7 up.
- Knead the dough. Place the dough on a surface sprinkled with Bisquick and add more to the top. Knead and fold the dough to coat with the baking mix. Pat the dough into a square, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
- Bake. Transfer the dough to the pan with butter. Cut into 9 equal squares. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown and fully cooked.
Don’t Over-knead the Dough
- What does the soda do? The carbonation in the 7 Up allows these biscuits to rise easily and helps create the light, fluffy texture. It’s the secret to these biscuits coming together so quickly, as you don’t need to wait for dough to chill or rise. Be sure to use a soda that’s still fizzy and has not gone flat. Any lemon-lime soda will work in this recipe, though I don’t recommend a diet version.
- Can I make this without Bisquick? If you don’t want to use a purchased Bisquick mix, you’ll need to make your own with flour, shortening, baking powder, and salt. Substituting the Bisquick with only regular flour or even self-rising flour will not work.
- Do these biscuits taste sweet? 7 Up biscuits do not taste any sweeter than other biscuits. The soda mostly helps create the fluffy texture and doesn’t really affect the taste of the biscuits.
These 7 Up Biscuits are also a match made in Heaven with chicken pot pie soup and of course, you can’t forget classic biscuits and gravy, which are a great alternative to drop biscuits in my sausage gravy recipe.
How to Store & Reheat Leftovers
- How to store leftovers. Leftover 7 Up biscuits can be stored in an airtight container or ziploc bag on the counter for up to 2 days or 5 days in the fridge.
- To freeze: Cool completely, wrap tightly in heavy duty foil and transfer to a freezer-safe bag. They can stay frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator or on the countertop.
- How to reheat leftovers. Leftover biscuits can be reheated in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Or the microwave in 30 second intervals – you can wrap them in a damp paper towel if necessary to prevent them from drying out.
More Biscuit Recipes:
- Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
- Cheddar Bay Biscuits
- Cranberry Orange Drop Biscuits
- Apple Cheddar Skillet Biscuits
7 Up Biscuits
- 1/4 cup hot melted butter
- 2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix , divided
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup 7 Up soda (or Sprite. Avoid diet sodas for this recipe.)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Place melted butter into a 9×9 square baking dish. (Or 8×8 baking dish is fine, if that's all you have.)
- In a medium sized bowl, add 2 cups of the Bisquick baking mix and sour cream; cut in the sour cream with a pastry cutter or fork until just combined and the mixture resembles pea sized crumbs.
- Stir in the 7 up until just combined. (The dough will be very soft and sticky.)
- Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the Bisquick baking mix onto a a clean countertop or cutting board and place dough on top of it, and then sprinkle the top of the dough with the remaining 1/4 cup baking mix.
- Using your hands, briefly knead and fold dough until coated with your baking mix. Pat dough out (no rolling pin needed) into an 9-inch square, between a 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick.
- Transfer the dough slab on top of the hot butter, making sure to cover the bottom of the pan. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 9 equal squares.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Serve warm with a dab of butter. These go great with our chicken pot pie soup!NOTE: For storage info and questions regarding the soda or Bisquick, please refer to the article.