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3-Ingredient Sour Cream Biscuits

Amidst the everyday hustle, a simple yet fabulous recipe was born: 3-Ingredient Sour Cream Biscuits with 7-Up.

Known as 7-Up biscuits to some, these flaky biscuits are a wonder, bringing together the golden brown delight of homemade biscuits with an easy recipe that’s perfect for anyone from novice bakers to seasoned pros.

Nine biscuits in a baking dish next to a knife and butter.

Technically, this is a 4-ingredient dish, but to make the biscuits, you only need three ingredients.


Note: The full printable recipe with measurements and instructions is listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

A baked biscuit on a white plate with a can of Sprite in the background.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Steps for making 3-ingredient biscuits
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine flour and sour cream in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Gently mix in the Sprite to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly flour-dusted surface.
  5. Roll or pat the dough to flatten it out to about 1/2-inch in thickness, then use a biscuit cutter for perfect shapes. (Dip the biscuit cutter into flour before cutting each biscuit to keep it from sticking).
  6. Add the cold butter to a baking dish and melt it in the oven.
  7. Drop the biscuits into the melted butter in the baking dish and bake until they turn golden brown.
Nine biscuits in a baking dish next to a knife and butter.

Variations for 3-Ingredient Sour Cream Biscuits

  • Add grated cheddar cheese for a cheesy twist.
  • Mix in black pepper or herbs for a savory flavor.
  • Use buttermilk instead of Sprite for a traditional buttermilk biscuit experience.

Tips for Better Recipe Results

  • Don’t overwork the biscuit dough; handle it as little as possible.
  • For mini biscuits, check the biscuits after 15 minutes to see if they are golden brown on top.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Substitute heavy whipping cream for Sprite or 7-Up soda in a pinch.
  • Use unsalted butter if you prefer less saltiness.
  • Greek yogurt can be used in place of sour cream.
A biscuit on a white plate next to some butter.

Storage Instructions

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Biscuits can be frozen for later enjoyment.
  • Reheat in the oven or microwave for warm biscuits.

Dish Pairings

The easiest biscuits in a baking dish.

These 3-ingredient sour cream biscuits with 7-Up are not just a recipe; they’re a revelation in the kitchen.

Perfect biscuits don’t have to be complex, and this easy biscuit recipe proves it. Whether you’re an aspiring baker or just someone looking for a quick and delicious side dish, these biscuits are sure to become your new favorite biscuit recipe.

So, when will you try this secret ingredient in your next batch of homemade biscuits?

Nine biscuits in a baking dish next to a knife and butter.

3-Ingredient Sour Cream Biscuits

Yield: 9 biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Quick and easy 3-ingredient sour cream biscuits recipe, offering a soft, fluffy texture with a rich flavor. It's the perfect side dish.


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 cups of Bisquick Original
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of Sprite or 7-Up


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and add the butter to a 9 x 9-inch baking dish. Place in the oven to melt the butter.
  2. Add the flour, sour cream, and 7-Up to a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Place the biscuit dough on a floured surface and cut into nine biscuits with a biscuit cutter.
  4. Next, place the 3-ingredient biscuits on top of the melted butter (careful, it's hot).
  5. Bake the biscuits for 20 minutes.
  6. Optional: Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter.


Dip your biscuit cutter into flour to keep it from sticking to the biscuits.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Miz Helen

Thursday 8th of February 2024

Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday 679. We sure enjoyed featuring your post this past week! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

Susan Sikes

Thursday 1st of February 2024

This sounds wonderful. I pinned it to use later. Thanks for sharing!

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 1st of February 2024

You're welcome and hope you love it!

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