I got the base for this recipe from Pillsbury. It looked delicious, but when I went to actually make it, I thought ‘gosh, this sounds kind of bland!’ So I tweaked it to make it a bit more awesome than I’m sure it already was. It was fairly easy to prepare and I will mention ways to make it even simpler. I loved these little melts and highly recommend trying them out!
- Grands Buttermilk Biscuits
- 1 to 2 cups of shredded cheese
- 1 large avocado
- 1 small plum tomato
- 4 slices of bacon, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- Dash of lemon juice
When I initially looked at this recipe, I didn’t realize it only used two biscuits. I popped 8 in the oven and then read the directions. Oops! I had to change the recipe a bit. Their recipe says to use the biscuits out of the 25 ounce frozen bag. I’ve never bought frozen biscuits, so I didn’t even think about this. If you do use a full package of biscuits like I did, you probably need 2 avocados. I only had enough to cover about half of my biscuits. If you want to make this recipe even easier, you could just use premade guacamole as well as bacon bits. Also, they had you put Caesar dressing on the biscuits before you added the cheese. I added it to half and left the other half plain and I couldn’t taste a difference.
This is the ‘guacamole’ I made for the biscuits. The original recipe just had you mash up the avocado and I thought that wouldn’t be exciting enough! All I did to make this mixture was put a large avocado (cut into pieces), a small plum tomato, one clove of crushed garlic, a dash of lemon juice, salt and pepper into a little food processor. It was delicious! You can make it this way or you can do like the original recipe and just mash up an avocado in a bowl. I recommend doing it my way, but I might be a little biased!
First, preheat your oven to what is listed on your biscuits. Bake them according to the directions and let them cool. Once they have cooled enough to handle, slice them in half and place them back on your cookie sheet. Sprinkle each half with cheese. You can use any cheese you like – I think almost any kind would be good. I used a Colby and Monterey Jack mix (which I use for pretty much everything!).
Broil your cheesy biscuits for about 2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the edges brown a bit.
Cover these with either the crushed avocado or your ‘guacamole’ mixture. Sprinkle your bacon pieces on top and that’s it!
These bacon and avocado cheesy biscuits were super filling and absolutely delicious. I served them for lunch and was super full after 4 of them. These would be great at a party!
You can find the original recipe from Pillsbury here – Bacon-Avocado Cheddar Melts.