Bisquick Strawberry Cobbler

Sharing is caring!

Summertime means strawberries are in season. What better way to use up those perfectly ripened strawberries than with a delicious Strawberry Cobbler? My Bisquick Strawberry Cobbler is the best fruit cobbler recipe. Learn how to make the easiest strawberry cobbler with 5 simple ingredients.

Bisquick Strawberry Cobbler in Cast Iron Skillet

Fresh Strawberries

Although strawberries are available year round in the grocery store, they are at their peak in the summer. Is there anything more delicious than biting into a fresh, juicy strawberry?

Freshly picked strawberries are abundant in the summer and available at farmers markets and fruit stands. That’s where you will get the freshest, best strawberries, short of picking them yourself!

Once you’ve tasted freshly picked strawberries you may notice they taste better than store bought strawberries. Unfortunately, cold temperatures like refrigeration, decrease the intense fresh strawberry flavor.

Of course, fresh strawberries will make the most delicious, freshest tasting Strawberry Cobbler.

How to store fresh strawberries

Strawberries have delicate outer skin. Did you know that ripening strawberries on the vine can be ruined by heavy rainfall? The rain damages the soft fruit and leads to the fruit soaking up water.

fresh strawberries in the bowl

To preserve your fresh strawberries:

  • Don’t wash strawberries until you are ready to use them.
  • If you are using them the same day, keep them on the counter at room temperature.
  • To store for strawberries for use within a few days, insulate them with paper towels. Add a layer on top and one on the bottom of your strawberries and keep in a sealed storage container.

If you cannot use your strawberries within a few days, freeze them with the directions below.

Frozen Strawberries

Fresh strawberries have a short refrigeration life. So, you might need to freeze your fresh strawberries to preserve them for later use.

How to freeze strawberries

  • Without washing, place them on a single layer on a baking sheet until frozen solid.
  • Then, store in an airtight container or ziptop freezer bag.
  • Let thaw in refrigerator or in a colander.
  • Wash just before using.

By freezing strawberries with this method, they can be used as fresh in this strawberry cobbler recipe.

frozen strawberries for Bisquick strawberry cobbler

Ingredients for Bisquick Strawberry Cobbler

To make this Bisquick Strawberry Cobbler, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • strawberries
  • instant or minute tapioca
  • sugar
  • Bisquick
  • milk

This recipe is pretty adaptable. So, I have suggestions for substitutions that I’ll cover below.

Fresh or frozen strawberries can be used. For the best results with frozen strawberries, drain them well before using. Use a colander to ensure that all the moisture is drained from the strawberries.

Look for “instant” or “minute” tapioca. There is a difference. The right tapioca will allow the strawberries and sugar into the perfectly jelled base for this amazing Strawberry Cobbler.

Whole or 2% milk will yield the most tender biscuits. It is because the milk fat helps rise the biscuits during baking. You can use non-fat and lactose free milk in this recipe.

Bisquick Substitutions

Using Bisquick to make the cobbler topping is brilliant. After all, you only need two ingredients to make the biscuit topping. Mix the Bisquick and milk and drop it right on top of the strawberry filling.

If you do not have Bisquick, use my Easy 3 Ingredient Biscuits to top your cobbler. Pat the dough to 1/2″ thick and use 2″ biscuit cutters. What if you don’t have biscuit cutters? Cut them into 2″ squares.

Easy Biscuits with 3 Ingredients

Easy Strawberry Pie Filling from scratch

This Bisquick Strawberry Cobbler recipe is essentially strawberry pie filling with biscuit topping.But, it is so quick and easy, and tastes so much better than canned fruit filling.

Plus, making homemade strawberry cobbler solves all these questions:

  • What can I make from strawberries?
  • I need a good dessert for a potluck or picnic.
  • What do I do with all these strawberries?
  • Is there a dessert I can take camping?
  • What to do with strawberries that are going bad.

The answer to each of those questions is Strawberry Cobbler! If you have a lot of strawberries, you can easily make double this recipe. Just use two casserole dishes or skillets.

Cast Iron Cobbler?

Using a cast iron skillet to make cobbler is genius. Especially if you are going camping or having a campfire. The cast iron skillet can go right over a fire grate. Once the cobbler bubbly and the biscuits are golden, you will know it’s done.

As you can see, Strawberry Cobbler served in a cast iron skillet makes such a nice presentation. Especially for an outdoor potluck or BBQ.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you freeze cobbler?

Yes, you can freeze cobbler in a tightly sealer container for up to three months. To reheat, bake at 350º for 30 minutes.

I have a bag of frozen strawberries in the freezer. Can I use them?

If they are commercially frozen strawberries, they will have a lot of moisture. So, defrost them as directed the bag. Then let them drain in a colander so you can remove the excess moisture. This will keep the filling thick and jelled, instead of runny.

Is Bisquick gluten free?

Bisquick does make a gluten free version. Use it for the perfect gluten free Strawberry Cobbler. See notes section of recipe for gluten free Bisquick Strawberry Cobbler directions.

Can I make strawberry cobbler ahead?

Yes, you can prepare the strawberries ahead. Mix them in a bowl and keep them in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Can I make this without Bisquick?

Yes, see above (Bisquick substitutions) for how to make these biscuits if you don’t have Bisquick.

How to make the Best Strawberry Cobbler

Wash, hull, and quarter or slice strawberries and place in a medium sized bowl. Add sugar and tapioca and mix well.

fresh Strawberries for Strawberry Cobbler

Let the strawberries, sugar, and tapioca rest for 15 minutes. This allows the tapioca to activate thicken the mixture while baking.

Preheat oven to 350º. Gently stir together Bisquick and milk until only large lumps of flour are visible.

Bisquick biscuit mix

Add the strawberries to the bottom of the casserole dish or skillet. Drop biscuits mixture by the spoonfull, about 8 biscuits total.

Bake at 350º for 35-40 minutes, until the strawberry filling is bubbly and the biscuits on top are golden. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or cream cheese.

How to serve Bisquick Strawberry Cobbler

Top your Strawberry Cobbler off with these delicious toppings:

  • Strawberry Cobbler with Cream Cheese
  • Whipped Cream topping on Strawberry Cobbler
  • Strawberry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

Get The Easy Bisquick Recipe

Print Pin
5 from 2 votes

Bisquick Strawberry Cobbler

Summertime means strawberry season! What better way to use up those perfectly ripened strawberries than with a delicious Strawberry Cobbler? Learn how to make the easiest strawberry cobbler with 5 simple ingredients
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, biscuits, Casserole, gluten-free, one pan meal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 369kcal

Equipment

  • 8" x 10" Casserole dish or 10" to 11" cast iron skillet

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Strawberries, quartered or sliced (2-16 oz containers)
  • 1/4 cup Tapioca, minute or instant
  • 1/2 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • cups Bisquick (Substitute with gluten free Bisquick for gluten free, see notes for directions)
  • 1 cup milk (whole milk or 2%)

Instructions

  • Wash, hull, and quarter or slice strawberries and place in a medium sized bowl. Add sugar and tapioca and mix well. Let strawberries rest for 15 minutes while you prepare biscuit mixture below.
  • Preheat oven to 350º. Gently stir together Bisquick and milk until only large lumps of flour are visible.
  • Add the strawberries to the bottom of the casserole dish or skillet. Drop biscuits mixture by the spoonfull, about 8 biscuits total.
  • Bake at 350º for 35-40 minutes, until the strawberry filling is bubbly and the biscuits on top are golden. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or cream cheese.

Notes

Bisquick gluten free version:
Substitute 2.5 cups of Bisquick and 1 cup of milk with:
2 cups Gluten Free Bisquick, 1/3 cup of shortening, 2/3 cup of milk, 3 eggs. Cut shortening into the Bisquick with a fork until it resembles small pebbles. Add the rest of the ingredients. Continue onto Step 3 of Instructions above. 
For more substitutions, see “Ingredients” above in post.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg
strawberry cobbler in a cast iron skillet

Cooking With Strawberries

Now that you know about fresh strawberries, how to store them, and when and how to freeze them, you are set for strawberry season. I’m sure that you will make some amazing strawberry desserts with the season’s bounty.

Don’t limit yourself to strawberries. You can make so many variations of Strawberry Cobbler and fruit cobbler. Below I have listed just a sampling of other kinds of cobbler.

Fruit Cobbler Variations

You can easily make variations of this fruit cobbler. Just use 2 cups of strawberries and 2 cups of these other fruits:

  • Strawberry Rhubarb
  • Peach Strawberry
  • Strawberry Blueberry
  • Mixed Berry (Blackberries and Srawberries
  • Cherry Strawberry

Here are more easy baking recipes you will love:

Did you make this recipe? Tag me and share it on Facebook or Instagram so I can share it!

Shop my favorite baking supplies and household items at www.amazon.com/shop/thefeatherednester

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

This post may contain affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.