Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe

Easy Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit RecipeA dressed-up Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe for weekend brunch.

Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe
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I’ve been meaning to share this recipe with you for quite a while.

A couple months ago I had the opportunity to attend the National Truffle Festival here in Asheville. It was a wonderful event, raising money for the Frankie Lemmon School, and creating awareness for all the fantastic truffle farms here in the US.

Making Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe

This magnificent weekend offered an eye-opening view into the painstaking art of farming quality truffles. Truffles are expensive.

Yet after learning what the farmers go through to harvest them, I believe they are worth every penny.

How To Make Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe

One of the events was a Truffle Brunch hosted by the Executive Chef of the Red Stag Grill, Adam Hayes.

Chef Hayes made a variety of truffle-icious recipes including: Truffle “Steak and Eggs” Ravioli, Truffle Beignets, and Truffle Parmesan Biscuits with Pesto and Prosciutto.

My copy-cat version of his brilliant creation, is a celebration of both truffles and southern cooking.

Fluffy Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe

This Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe is something I take pride in. They are ultra light and flaky and can be adjusted to make all sorts of savory or sweet easy homemade biscuits.

The key is to not over mix, and to work fast so the dough is still cold when it goes in the oven. The temperature of the dough is so important, that if you notice the dough has warmed by the time you cut the biscuits and put them on the balking sheet, I suggest you stick them in the fridge to chill before baking.

Cold dough = Flaky biscuits every time.

Simple Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe

Adding shaved truffles and Parmesan cheese to this Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe gives a touch of elegance to an otherwise down-home dish.

Chef Hayes spread the warm truffle biscuits with fresh pesto and layered them with salty prosciutto ham… He might just be a genius.

Making Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe

These easy homemade biscuits will wow your friends and family, guaranteed!

If you cannot find fresh American grown truffles near you, you can find them here or substitute truffle oil.

Savory Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe

More Bunch Ideas:

Easy Layered Mousse Cake

Raspberry Lemon Curd Mini Pies

Warm Brie and Pear Tart

Fennel and Roasted Beet Salad

Baked Eggs in Avocado ~ The Family Kitchen

Lemon Chicken Sandwiches ~ Donna Hay

Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe

Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe. A dressed-up Quick Biscuit Recipe just in time for Easter. This elegant version of easy homemade biscuits is loaded creamy pesto and prosciutto!
Servings: 12
Nutrition Facts
Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Potassium 233mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Calcium 11.7%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 2 cups light all-purpose flour, such as White Lily
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening, cut into cubes
  • 3/4  cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon shaved truffle, or 1 tsp. truffle oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or egg wash (1 egg + 1 tablespoon water)
  • 12 slices Prosciutto ham
  • Creamy Pesto Recipe


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F with the rack in the center. Using a food processor, pulse all the dry ingredients together. Add the butter and shortening, then pulse until it resembles course chopped nuts. Add the buttermilk, truffles and Parmesan, then pulse again until it forms moist clumps.

  2. Dump the wet dough onto a well floured surface. Flour your hands and press the dough into an even rectangle 1 1/4-inch high. Use a 2-inch cutter to cut the biscuits. Gather the scraps, press and cut again--you should have 12 biscuits all together. (Try to cut as many in the first round as possible. The second batch will be slightly tougher.)

  3. Using the melted butter or egg wash, brush the top of each biscuits and place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Lightly sprinkle them with salt and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  4. While the biscuits are warm, crack them open and smear them with pesto. Then layer a piece of prosciutto on each biscuit and place the top back on.

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28 comments on “Truffle Parmesan Quick Biscuit Recipe

  1. Bernard Berposted May 13, 2018 at 4:43 pm Reply

    This is a fascinating recipe. Truffles, pesto and prosciutto with biscuits is really different and really elegant. Thank you very much for sharing that. I will post this recipe on my Reddit Web page tomorrow at:

  2. Melissaposted May 13, 2018 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Has anyone tried doing these gluten-free with Cup4Cup?

  3. Kelleigh Bannenposted November 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm Reply

    My favorite thing on this page is the second photo. Look to the right and see the happiest fat lady you’ve ever seen!

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  5. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted April 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm Reply

    Wow! Truffle parmesan biscuits sounds delicious :) What a creative idea pairing it with pesto.

  6. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted April 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Oh goodness you had me at shaved truffles! Love.

  7. Jen at The Three Little Pigletsposted April 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm Reply

    I believe you are correct – he may just be a genius!

  8. Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmetposted April 8, 2012 at 6:23 pm Reply

    How Gorgeous! The combination of flavors is absolutely lovely :) These truffle biscuits are pure temptation!

    HUGS <3

  9. Eliotposted April 8, 2012 at 10:01 am Reply

    How fun that you got to go to that truffle event. I think you have a keeper with this recipe. It looks delicious!

  10. kale @ tastes good to me!posted April 8, 2012 at 12:07 am Reply

    Looks beautiful! Nice snapshot of the event, too. :)

  11. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted April 7, 2012 at 10:29 pm Reply

    Damn you for making me drool! Damn you! So freakin’ delicious looking! And now I’ll be dreaming about these biscuits.

  12. Lanaposted April 6, 2012 at 10:56 pm Reply

    I have taken over as far as making biscuits in our house, even though Husband reigned supreme for a few years, claiming that only a true, Southern-born person can make them properly:) But I have to say that my biscuits are better than his, even though I don’t use White Lilly flour (not readily available here in SoCal).
    But your biscuits look amazing and I can only imagine them paired with pesto and prosciutto!
    I will have to make them this weekend (no truffles, but truffle oil is a staple:)
    Have a great holiday weekend!

  13. Lizposted April 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm Reply

    Oh, my! Your biscuits look amazing, Sommer! And the sandwiches so yummy, too. I think I’ll have to try this with our leftover Easter ham :)

  14. the wicked noodleposted April 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm Reply

    Sommer, this looks just amazing! I just realized I haven’t had dinner and I really wish I had one of these right now. Comfort food and elegance at once isn’t easy to do!

  15. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted April 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm Reply

    Omg these look SO good! Fun post

  16. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted April 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm Reply

    Yum! The biscuit looks amazing and the pesto with prosciutto is perfect!

  17. Tickled Redposted April 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm Reply

    Have mercy! That’s all, I’m speechless with joy :D

  18. Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook)posted April 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm Reply

    this sounds AMAZING! definitely bookmarking this and obtaining truffle oil :)

  19. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookiesposted April 6, 2012 at 11:33 am Reply

    Wow, these are stunning, and so impressive! What an amazing recipe!

  20. [email protected]posted April 6, 2012 at 11:09 am Reply

    Oh my gosh! How heavenly do these look!! I want to eat my computer!

  21. Russell at Chasing Deliciousposted April 6, 2012 at 11:24 am Reply

    OMG yum! There isn’t anything in this recipe that isn’t deliciously fantastic!

  22. Kiri W.posted April 6, 2012 at 11:17 am Reply

    Stunning – truffle biscuits?
    I love the idea of pairing pesto with prosciutto, I would really love to try these. Well done!

  23. Belinda @zomppaposted April 6, 2012 at 9:01 am Reply

    Pesto and prosciutto – love this combination!!

  24. Renee @ Tortillas and Honeyposted April 6, 2012 at 8:44 am Reply

    How wonderful! Truffles are one of my favorite things in the world and now so are you! So excited about this recipe! :-)

  25. Bev Weidnerposted April 6, 2012 at 8:20 am Reply


  26. Jeanetteposted April 6, 2012 at 8:01 am Reply

    What a fun event – I love truffles. Definitely takes these biscuits to a whole different level!

  27. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidenceposted April 6, 2012 at 7:50 am Reply

    It’s only 6:47am right now but I am SALIVATING! Yum! This sounds like such a great combination. I’ve never actually worked with a real truffle, so I’m thinking I would have to go the truffle oil route.

    PS. The truffle ravioli mentioned above sound divine too. Lucky you!

  28. bake your dayposted April 6, 2012 at 6:51 am Reply

    I am at a loss for words. Truffle parmesan biscuits? I need a dozen, please!