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Disney Recipes: Cheddar Biscuit Recipe from Roundup Rodeo BBQ

My favorite item from Roundup Rodeo BBQ in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the cheddar biscuits, and that’s why I’m so excited that Disney has shared the recipe for us to enjoy at home! Learn more below.


Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Katie Wilson:

Happy anniversary to Roundup Rodeo BBQ in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! March 23, marks one year since the opening and to celebrate, we’re sharing an exclusive, fan-favorite recipe with you – The Prospector’s Homemade Cheddar Biscuits with Sweet Pepper Jelly.

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At Roundup Rodeo BBQ, you step into Andy’s backyard and the world of his toys as you feast on barbecue-inspired comfort foods. Be sure to bring your appetite for house-smoked meats, delicious sides, decadent desserts, and of course, The Prospector’s Homemade Cheddar Biscuits with Sweet Pepper Jelly.

These biscuits are flaky, flavorful, and have just the right amount of cheese. The Sweet Pepper Jelly adds the perfect amount of sweetness with a tiny bit of spice. Once you try them, it’s easy to see why more than 1 million biscuits were devoured by guests in the last year!

Now that I’ve talked up this delicious dish, it’s time to share the recipe. Don’t skip folding the dough into thirds. This will give you the beautiful, flaky layers.

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Credit: Disney


Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Makes 12 Biscuits


    • 3 large red bell peppers, diced
    • 1/2 cup diced Spanish onion
    • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 cup white vinegar
    • 1 cup sugar, divided
    • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
    • 2 teaspoons pectin


    • 1 cup unsalted butter, frozen
    • 1 1/2 cups bread flour
    • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 tablespoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
    • 2 cups shredded yellow cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 cup clarified butter, warmed
    • Sea salt, to taste


    1. Purée red bell pepper and onion in food processor until smooth.
    2. Bring puréed pepper mix, red pepper flakes, vinegar, 3/4 cup sugar, and salt to boil in medium saucepan. Reduce heat to simmer and continue simmering, stirring occasionally with rubber spatula, for 10-15 minutes, until reduced by slightly less than 1/3.
    3. Combine pectin and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in small bowl. Add to simmering pepper mix. Stir constantly for 5 minutes until jelly thickens.
    4. Pour into heatproof bowl to cool. Cool at room temperature for 30 minutes. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
    5.  Pepper jelly can made ahead and stored in the refrigerator up to 7 days.


    1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
    2. Grate frozen butter using a food processor with shredding disk or cheese grater. Set aside.
    3. Whisk bread flour, cake flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in large mixing bowl. Add frozen shredded butter and whisk until butter is evenly distributed.
    4. Add buttermilk and shredded cheese and stir with spoon until soft dough forms.
    5. Transfer dough to a floured surface and roll into 1/2-inch thick rectangle.
    6. Fold dough into thirds and roll to flatten slightly. Repeat 3 times. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness.
    7. Cut into circles using a 3-inch round biscuit cutter. Place on prepared baking pan.
    8. Bake for 14-15 minutes, until tops are golden and the bottom of the biscuits begin to brown.
    9. Remove from oven and brush with warm clarified butter and sprinkle desired amount of sea salt on top.

Always use caution when handling sharp objects and hot contents.  

Please supervise children who are helping or nearby.

This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens.

The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.

RELATED ARTICLE: Roundup Rodeo BBQ in Toy Story Land – Our Review and What You Need to Know

by Chad and Cindy Nykamp

The toys in Andy’s backyard just got a bit happier. Roundup Rodeo BBQ is now open in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This one-of-a-kind dining experience is the world’s first “Toy Story” table service restaurant. It’s a unique collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney World Food & Beverage. We finally got a chance to enjoy the restaurant. Learn more about this new table service restaurant below.


1 – Much Needed Table-Service Restaurant in Toy Story Land

Like all of Toy Story Land, Roundup Rodeo brings the stories and characters from the award-winning Disney Pixar “Toy Story” films to life. It is a place where guests shrink to the size of a toy and feel like they have stepped into a clever, whimsical world filled with beloved toys. Since the land opened in 2018, one thing has been missing: a table-service restaurant. This new restaurant is a welcome addition allowing guests to enjoy Andy’s backyard even more while enjoying a hearty meal.

2 – Inside Andy’s Imagination – The Story Behind Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Andy has created a new rodeo arena for all of his favorite toys, featuring game pieces and iconic “Toy Story” characters, stickers, and more. Imagineers worked closely with Disney Pixar Animation Studios to bring the space to life, developing unique designs and artwork that can only be found in the restaurant.

“We are thrilled to work with our partners at Disney Pixar Animation Studios to create this unforgettable dining experience that blends great food, storytelling and whimsy,” said Ben van Beusekom, senior artisan specialist, Walt Disney Imagineering. “A visit to this special place is a must for Toy Story fans who have come to love Andy and his toys as much as we do.”

When guests step into Roundup Rodeo BBQ, they become Andy’s honorary toys. Arriving in the dining room, they enter a scene depicting a toy rodeo in full swing and come face-to-face with life-size figures. Jessie and Trixie take the reins in the first dining space, while Bo Peep and her sheep command center stage in the second.

Guests are fully immersed in Andy’s imagination – and the world he has created. Take a look inside the restaurant below:



3 – Barbecue-Inspired Fare

Supper’s on! Offering the same menu at both lunch and dinner, Roundup Rodeo BBQ serves barbecue-inspired fare in a family-style setting.

Begin your feast with tender, scratch-made cheddar biscuits and sweet pepper jelly. A variety of crisp salads, such as a refreshing tomato, cucumber, and pickled red onion salad dressed in white balsamic vinaigrette, set the scene for the main course.

Guests can enjoy house-smoked meats, including pork ribs, brisket, chicken, and more. A plant-based menu is also available, ensuring a meal for the whole family to enjoy.

And what’s a picnic without sides? Choose from traditional favorites such as potato salad, baked beans, or classic slaw, or opt for more adventurous selections like grilled corn-on-the-cob seasoned with a chili lime spice blend and topped with cotija cheese or fried pickles.

For a sweet ending, dig into dreamy desserts inspired by everyone’s favorite picnic treat: pie!  An assortment of craft cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages pay homage to classic backyard picnic beverages and the flavors of childhood, complementing every meal.


4 – Our Thoughts on the Food

When the restaurant opened in late March, reviews on the food were mostly positive. Chad and I finally got a chance to dine at the restaurant, and we were disappointed with the food. Our meat was barely warm, and some pieces were cold. The brisket didn’t have much flavor at all. The chicken was dry, and the ribs were just okay. The cheddar biscuits were the best part of the meal and were delicious. We asked for more. The sides were fine – not great, but not bad. Chad enjoyed the pickles, and I enjoyed the mac n cheese. The desserts were also fine. We tried the cheesecake, and the lemon portion was very tart, too much to really enjoy it. The chocolate pudding was good, but it was very rich and had more of a dark chocolate flavor to it. Overall the meal was very disappointing. We had heard good things about the food and were expecting a better-tasting meal. We’re not sure if we just experienced an off night with the kitchen or if this was normal. And while we enjoyed the atmosphere, we feel Hollywood Studios has better dining options.

5 – Meal Times & Cost Considerations

Roundup Rodeo BBQ is open for both lunch and dinner. The restaurant is generally open from 10:45 am – 9:30 pm, but do check the My Disney Experience app for up-to-date hours, as the operating hours may change. The menu and cost are the same for both lunch and dinner. Currently, a meal at the restaurant costs $45 per adult, plus tax and gratuity, and $25 per child (ages 3-9) plus tax and gratuity. The meal is all you care to enjoy, so while expensive, you can certainly eat your fill and be full for hours. Do note that at this time, the restaurant is not accepting any discounts since it is so new. We expect the restaurant will accept discounts in the future.

A comparable meal and experience would be Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge. Their All-You-Care-to-Enjoy Signature Skillets are $38 for adults and $17 for children. Like Roundup Rodeo BBQ, Whispering Canyon also serves sides and dessert with its skillets, although there are fewer options than Roundup Rodeo. Roundup Rodeo BBQ’s theming is far superior, as you’ll really feel like you’ve stepped into Andy’s imagination and Woody’s Roundup. We also give it an edge for it being another table-service option at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can’t beat the convenience of having another great option to eat while in the parks. However, we’ve had better experiences with the food at Whispering Canyon Cafe and feel that restaurant’s food is much better.

6 – Reservations and More

Dining reservations are required to experience Roundup Rodeo BBQ and can be made through the MyDisneyExperience app. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to get dining reservations at the popular restaurants at Walt Disney World. Reservations can be made 60 days in advance. However, Walt Disney Resort guests can book up to 10 days of reservations 60 days prior to the first day of their vacation. This gives resort guests an advantage on hard-to-get reservations, such as Roundup Rodeo BBQ, later in their stay. Bookings open at 6 am Eastern Standard Time for online bookings and 7 am for phone reservations, which means an early morning for anyone on the east coast and a really early morning for those on the west coast. Be sure to set alarms. We expect it will be difficult to get reservations here for some time. If you don’t find availability right away, check back often. Chad and I were able to get a same-day reservation for a decent 5:20 pm dinner time. 

Finally, guests need both valid park admission and park reservations for Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the same date to dine. Be sure to book that park reservation as soon as you’ve made your dining reservation!

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Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched DisneyLists.com in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent DisneyLists.com at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!
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