Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Yes this is *totally* cheating, *but* totally yum! Another *great* recipe from my Cajun French friends!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (11 ounce) can refrigerated biscuits, I use flaky ones
  • 2 cups oil
  • 14 cup powdered sugar


  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Remove biscuits from can and cut each in half and a 1 inch slit in the center to make a typical beignet shape.
  3. When oil is hot fry about 6 beignets at a time, turning often so they do not burn but turn a golden brown.
  4. Remove from oil and drain beignets on a paper towel.
  5. Place on serving plate and dust with powdered sugar.


Most Helpful

I laughed when I saw this recipe. My dad would make these for us when we were growing up, he called them donuts, but coming from outside New Orleans it is a bit of an insult to call them beignets. For those who have never had a beignet, no these are nothing like them, but they are a very tasty treat that are a great fun thing to make the kids.

Erindipity July 18, 2008

I was just going over the reviews & decided to try these as I had a can of Grands in the fridge
what a surprise they are really great & hubby loved them to we put some of our favorite jam
in it after cooking, very yummy

kiwinana_11748783 March 08, 2011

Made this recipe today to celebrate Mardi Gras and they are excellent! Purchased Pillsbury flaky biscuit dough and prepared them as directed. A friend who has had traditional Beignets from Cafe du Monde said they were just like the real deal! I also had some lemon curd on hand for an added flavor. Will definitely keep this recipe for either next year or whenever I need to make a quick breakfast option for a party.

cooking_neko83 March 08, 2011

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