Baking Essential: Savory Italian Style Bisquick

Andy Anderson !


If you know me, you understand that I try to come up with substitute recipes for just about anything I am able. For example, things like canned soups, etc

This is a pretty standard recipe for making faux Bisquick. It is a bit different, because I have given it more of an Italian slant.

I would not use this recipe for making pancakes, but it is my go to recipe for just about any kind of savory biscuits. And, by putting the spices in ahead of time, and letting the mixture sit in the fridge, it gives the spices a chance to blend with the flour.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 3 c
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    baking powder, not soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1 tsp
    dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 c
    lard, cubed and cooled

How to Make Baking Essential: Savory Italian Style Bisquick


  2. I use lard, because it gives this recipe the best rise, when using in things like biscuits. However, you could use vegetable shortening, or even sweet, unsalted butter.
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Add all the ingredients (except the lard) to a food processor fitted with an S-blade, or a good blender, like a Vitamix (I love my Vitamix), and give it a few pulses to mix the ingredients.
  5. Add the cold, cubed lard, and use 1-second pulses until the mixture resembles corn meal.
  6. Place in a sealed container in the fridge, and let sit a few days before using (it really makes a difference in the savory flavors of the mixture).
  7. Chef’s Note: The spice combination I use is based on what I like. If you other spices you want to add… Go For It.
  9. Use anywhere you have a savory dish that calls for “standard” bisquick. Enjoy.
  10. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Baking Essential: Savory Italian Style Bisquick

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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