7-UP Biscuits (from scratch)


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7-UP Biscuits Recipe (from scratch) – soft and fluffy biscuits made with lemon-lime soda. No Bisquick needed!

You can serve these biscuits with butter and homemade jam or with Chicken Pot Pie Soup.


If you are looking for a new biscuit recipe to try OR simply happen to have some leftover 7-UP lemon-lime soda, I have just the recipe for you! These 7-UP Biscuits are soft, fluffy and literally melt in your mouth. They are super easy to make even without the Bisquick baking mix. These 7-UP Biscuits tastes like fast food biscuits but are made easily from scratch. I don’t buy baking mixes like Bisquick so I made its easy homemade version with flour, baking powder, salt and shortening. You have to try it!

How to make 7-UP Biscuits?

Almost all recipes for 7UP Biscuits call for Bisquick. If you have it on hand, by all means, use it. If you don’t, all you need is flour, baking powder, salt, and shortening.

  • Combine all in a mixing bowl and add sour cream. Stir in.
  • Add 7UP and stir well. The dough will be sticky and shaggy.
  • Flour your countertop and place the dough onto the surface and shape into a rectangle or square (depending on the baking pan you are using).
  • Cut the dough into biscuits.
  • Melt butter and place into the baking dish. Place biscuits in butter and bake in 450 degrees F.
  • Once done, let them cool and serve while still warm.
  • This recipe is very simple and can be easily doubled or even tripled.

How to cut the biscuits?

To cut the biscuits, you can use a round biscuit cutter. Since they are baked in a dish, I wanted to use the whole dough at once. To do that, simply cut the biscuit dough with a knife, into square biscuits. I formed my dough into 9″x7″ rectangle and cut it into 8 biscuits.


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7-UP Biscuits Recipe from scratch

Soft and fluffy biscuits made with lemon-lime soda. No Bisquick needed.

Course: bread

Cuisine: American

Keyword: 7-UP biscuits

Servings: 8 biscuits

Calories: 275 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup 7-UP soda room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter melted


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Melt butter and pour into 8″ square or 9″x7″ rectangular dish.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add shortening and cut it in with a fork or pastry cutter. The dough should resemble coarse crumbs.

  4. Add sour cream and stir in with wooden spoon.

  5. Add 7-UP and stir in. The dough will be sticky and shaggy.

  6. Flour flat surface (like your countertop) and place the dough onto it. Form into square or rectangle, roughly the same size as your dish. It is helpful to place the dish right next to the dough for a visual reference.

  7. Cut the dough into biscuits. (see note)

  8. Place biscuits in a dish with butter.

  9. Place in oven and bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits are golden.

  10. Remove from oven and let cool.

Recipe Notes

You can cut out the biscuits with a round biscuit cutter but you will be left with some dough. It is easier to cut the dough with a knife into square biscuits. That way you will use the whole amount of dough without scraps.

Nutrition Facts

7-UP Biscuits Recipe from scratch

Amount Per Serving

Calories 275 Calories from Fat 153

% Daily Value*

Fat 17g26%

Saturated Fat 7g44%

Cholesterol 22mg7%

Sodium 356mg15%

Potassium 205mg6%

Carbohydrates 26g9%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 265IU5%

Vitamin C 0.2mg0%

Calcium 87mg9%

Iron 1.6mg9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Clearly. This is the third recipe I’ve posted for regular old biscuits — not even cheese biscuits or something to change things up — just biscuits.

It’s necessary to have this many recipes for biscuits. Really.

They’re all a bit different, I promise — and having options just makes it easier to always be able to make biscuits at the drop of a hat. And that’s important.

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