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Rolled Biscuits in the Microwave

by Stephanie

A while ago I showed you how to make delicious drop biscuits in the microwave. Now we’re going to make rolled biscuits.

A close up of a white plate full of  drop biscuits made in the microwave with one sliced open with apricot jam smeared on each side.

Making rolled biscuits is pretty similar to drop biscuits. There’s just the extra steps to roll out the dough and cut out the biscuits.

I prefer rolled biscuits, so I don’t mind adding a couple extra steps to the biscuit-making process. I think they’re easier to slice open for butter, jam, and honey.

What do you need to make rolled biscuits?

You need a box mix of Jiffy biscuit mix, a little flour, and some water. That is it! One box will make about 6 biscuits.

You can substitute any other complete biscuit mix that just requires water, and you should get the exact same results.

How do you make rolled biscuits in the microwave?

A white bowl with biscuit dough and a fork.

I pour the mix into a bowl and then make a well for the water. Once I’ve added the water, I use a fork to mix it up until it’s all completely combined.

I like to use a fork because it’s almost like a mini pastry cutter. I feel it mixes up a small batch of dough much better than a spoon.

The dough will be sticky, but that’s okay.

The empty bowl that had dough along with a pink cup that's been used as a rolling pin on biscuit dough.

Lay out a piece of wax paper and sprinkle with flour. Sprinkle flour over the sticky dough, and dust your hands with flour.

Transfer the dough to the wax paper and gently knead it until it’s no longer sticky. This won’t take very long.

The biscuits still sitting in the dough they were just cut from.

I like to roll my biscuits with a glass or cup that has a diameter of about 3 inches. That way I can use the cup as a biscuit cutter, too.

Roll the biscuits to about a 1/2 inch thick, then cut them out.

Four uncooked rolled biscuits on a plate ready to go in the microwave.

Next, we microwave them! I put mine on a plate, but you can leave them on wax paper and cook them in the microwave that way.

How long do you microwave biscuits?

  • 2-3 biscuits microwave on high for 1 min.
  • 4 biscuits microwave on high for 1-1/2 min.
  • 6 biscuits microwave on high for 2 min.

The biscuits will not brown at all; they will be all white. There should not be any raw dough, and they will be nice and fluffy.

Eat Rolled Biscuits Immediately

As these biscuits cool, they get chewy, so I recommend eating them as soon as they come out of the microwave. They definitely taste amazing just fresh out of the microwave, so make sure to eat them fresh and hot.

I would recommend making all the other things you’re going to eat with them before you make the biscuits, so you can eat immediately.

A stack of rolled biscuit and another biscuit on a white plate with apricot jam.

What do you eat with biscuits?

So many things! Here’s a few ideas:

  • My favorite way is sliced open with the inside slathered in butter and jam (or honey).
  • Sausage Biscuits with sausage patties in the microwave.
  • Bacon Cheese Biscuits with a slice of cheese and bacon slices.
  • A Big Breakfast with fluffy scrambled eggs and bacon.
  • Crumbled over chicken soup.
  • Crumbled over beef stew.

How can you flavor rolled biscuits?

You might want to spice those biscuits up a bit. Here’s a few ideas to add to the biscuit dough before cooking them:

  • Slather a bit of butter on the tops of the biscuits before microwaving.
  • Cranberry Orange Biscuits: Add dried cranberries and the zest of an orange.
  • Garlic Cheddar Biscuits: Add shredded cheddar cheese and a pinch of garlic powder to the dough.
  • Garlic Biscuits: Brush the biscuits with garlic butter before cooking.
  • Cheesy Bacon Biscuits: Add shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and a shake or two of dried chives.

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Yield: 4-6 biscuits

Rolled Biscuits in the Microwave

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes



Combine water and biscuit mix until it forms a sticky dough.

Dust your hands with flour and add a tablespoon or so of flour to the touch.

Knead the dough until it's no longer sticky.

Transfer to a piece of wax paper.

Roll out the dough using a cup, glass, or rolling pin to about 1/2 inch thick.

Cut biscuits with the cup or glass from the dough. (Use a glass or cup that's about 3 inches in diameter)

Microwave for 1 minute for 2 biscuits,1 1/2 minutes for 4 biscuits, or 2 minutes for 6 biscuits.

Eat immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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