7-Up Biscuits

This has to be one of the quickest and easiest biscuit recipes ever created!  With only 4 ingredients, chances are you have the ingredients in your fridge & pantry already.  I think you could use any lemon-lime type soda if you didn’t have 7-UP.  Though I haven’t tried it, I think diet drinks would work, too.  The point is that the bubbles make these biscuits extremely light and fluffy.

When you first mix everything up, you will notice that the dough is VERY sticky.  This gets taken care of when you add the extra Bisquick to your surface for patting out the biscuits.  Add just enough to the dough to make it smooth and pliable.

I doubled the recipe and got a 9×13 full, plus about 4 biscuits in a separate pan.  These will be great to serve with most any meal.  I baked a ham tonight for dinner and plan to make some cute little ham biscuit sandwiches tomorrow.  Yum!


7-UP Biscuits


  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup 7-Up
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted



Combine sour cream and biscuit mix.

Add 7-Up to make a very soft dough.

Sprinkle additional biscuit mix on a board or table and roll dough out.

Cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass if you don’t have a biscuit cutter.

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a 9 inch square pan.

Dip biscuit into butter and turn over, so that both sides have touched the butter.

Place cut biscuits in pan and bake at 450 °F until golden brown for about 15 minutes.



  1. steve says:

    I made these as large drop biscuits, when done put sausage, egg and cheese on them and they were amazing….. My kids loved them…

      • Kim says:

        A drop biscuit is one that you drop the dough with a spoon onto the cookie sheet as opposed to using a rolling pin to roll them out and then cut them with a biscuit cutter. Hope that helps!

    • Kim says:

      I’m not sure why that happened. Maybe cut them thicker? Maybe the soda was flat? Sorry it didn’t work out for you.

  2. Debi says:

    you can use sprite, I also used diet ginger ale, it all works, but if the bisquick is old, they won’t rise.

    • Kim says:

      I have only used 7-Up or the generic version. According to the other post, Sprite & other things have been used that worked for her. I don’t think I would use the soda water. While the biscuits aren’t sweet, I think I’d use a diet 7-Up to cut the sugar. If you try the soda water, let me know how it works for you!

      • Kirie says:

        With any gluten-based dough, if you mix it too much the dough will become tough and not very fluffy. Like how if you over mix pancake batter, the pancakes don’t fluff up when they cook. The amount you mix the batter/dough effects how much the gluten bonds together – the less mixing = the less gluten bonding, ensuring a fluffier texture. I hope that makes sense. I always used to have a hard time with making breads and biscuits because I would accidentally over mix them.

      • Susie says:

        I had to double the recipe to get a higher rise for a 9 inch pan and they turned out fine, I used Sierra Mist lemon lime soda.

    • Sue says:

      Don’t leave much space between them on the pan – they need to be touching as they bake to support each other

  3. Michelle says:

    I dont roll or cut or drop when i make them, i just pour the batter into the buttered dish and cut them when they come out of the oven! I double the recipe and use a 9×13 pan!

  4. Connie says:

    I wouldn’t cook with a diet soda. The aspartame in the diet soda breaks down to wood alcohol when heated.

  5. Sally says:

    Make sure to fold the sour cream into the bisquick first. Then add the 7up. My first attempts were to just mix all ingredients up and the results were flat biscuits. Hope this helps!

  6. Cara says:

    My husband doesn’t like sour cream so I cut the amount in half, added milk and cream cheese to make up the other half. Turned our great, this is the best biscuit recipe! You get moisture, fluffiness and flakiness!

  7. Liz says:

    I’ve made these several times with plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, & club soda instead of sprite to reduce calories & make it a bit healthier. I’ve also made them with diet clear soda, and they’ve always been delicious, light & fluffy…..everyone raves about them, and I laugh because they’re so easy!

    • Kim says:

      You don’t have to double it. Just use any pan you like and place them with a little room between them to rise. Pretty much like you would with frozen or canned biscuits.

    • Kim says:

      Folding is when you gently incorporate an ingredient into something. I use a rubber spatula to gently mix, running it through in a circular motion away from me. It is most important when you have something fragile like beaten egg whites that you want to mix with deflating them. Hope that helps some.

  8. Kelly says:

    I’ve made these the “given way,” and also by using regular self-rising flour instead of Bisquick and plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I’ve also used 7-Up, Sprite, and store brand lemon-lime soda. They turn out beautifully every time.

    • Kim says:

      I wasn’t clear on that and fixed the recipe. You melt the butter just in the pan. Don’t put it in the biscuits. Then after cutting out the biscuits, dip them in the butter on both sides before baking. Hope that helps!

    • Kim says:

      I haven’t tried club soda, but it seems like it might work. Anyone else reading this know?

    • Kim says:

      I don’t think that would work the same. Bisquick is more than just flour & salt. If you look up homemade Bisquick recipes, they usually add a leavener like baking powder and a fat like vegetable shortening.

  9. Dodi says:

    These are the best biscuits ever! I made them for Christmas Eve Dinner and everyone raved about them. All the kids even said over and over, “these are the best biscuits ever” I have made the twice and will be making these again.

  10. Melissa says:

    I am going to try to convert this to a lower carb version using low carb baking mix and plain Greek yogurt. Wish me luck!

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