Easy Homemade Bread Bowls

Four bread bowls with chowder on a white plate with text for Pinterest

These easy bread bowls take just one ingredient and a few minutes to make! They’re the perfect bread bowl hack when you’re craving a bread bowl but don’t have time to make them homemade or run to the store!

Four bread bowls with soup on them with a blue background

Bread Bowl Hack

Is there anything better than enjoying a bowl of a hot soup in a bread bowl on a warm day? Okay maybe this Cincinnati chili in a bread bowl but regardless, a bread bowl makes everything better.

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Unfortunately if you’re anything like me, you don’t have bread bowls just sitting around at home. And you probably don’t want to make them homemade (hello time) or run to the store.

What you might have on hand is a roll of store-bought biscuits. I mean I know I have some in the fridge right now.

This little bread bowl hack uses biscuits in a clever way to make bread bowls in minutes!


  • Store-bought biscuits – No ingredient photo in this post because guess what, these really just use one ingredient – a can of store-bought biscuits. Or two cans if you want more bread bowls. One biscuit is equal to one bread bowl for this recipe.


This is the simplest recipe ever, I mean it’s really more of a food hack than a recipe.

Preheat your oven to whatever the can of biscuits says. Different brands say different things so go with your package.

Open the biscuits. Now here’s the fun part – carefully place a biscuit over the backside of a muffin cup in a metal muffin tin.

They have to be metal for these to cook properly, not silicone muffin tins like I recommend for my hash brown cups . Silicone ones won’t give you the shape you need.

Continue with all of your biscuits, covering the backs of all of the muffin cups, one biscuit per cup.

Then you’re going to put that in the oven and bake according to package instructions. Pull them out of the oven when they’re lightly browned and remove from the muffin tins and let cool.

And voila, you have your very own bread bowls! Apologies for the super old image but hey, it gives you the idea!

A collage of images showing how to make bread bowls from biscuits

Expert Tips

Space your biscuits out if you’re only making one can of biscuits. It’s not a big deal if you don’t space them out, they may just bake together slightly so if you have the space, space them out.

Place the muffin tin on top of a baking sheet for more even baking. It’s not absolutely necessary but having a flat surface rather than an oven rack always helps.

Recipe FAQs

Does the type of biscuit matter?

No, I’ve tried these with four different store-bought biscuits and they all work fine.

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Can I use homemade biscuit dough?

I recommend using the store-bought ones that are designed to be stretchy and fit over the muffin tins. You can try it with homemade biscuit dough, but I can’t guarantee it’ll work.

How big will the bread bowls be?

They will be about the size of a stretched out biscuit, or about the size of the palm of your hand. These are great for holding something like this spinach artichoke dip or a more filling soup like chowder.

Four bread bowls with chowder on a white plate

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This post was originally written in February 2014 and has since been updated to include better instructions and updated photos.