Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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Ok, let’s face it!  A visit to Red Lobster wouldn’t be complete without those mouth watering biscuits!  Buttery, flaky, cheesy and garlicky… all of my favorite things in one little bundle.  Yummy!

It’s really easy to recreate these biscuits at home!  Who knew it was so simple?  I’ve made two separate versions of this recipe…  one uses biscuit mix (such as Bisquick) and the other is from scratch.  While both are delicious, the homemade from scratch is my favorite way to make fluffy garlicky biscuits!

Did you know it’s quite easy to make your own homemade Bisquick as well?!  It’s easy, inexpensive and any extras can be stored in the cupboard! Or, try ham & cheese drop biscuits or cheddar cheese scones for a fun twist!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits in a breadbasket with a bowl, and butter on the side

Things you’ll need for this recipe

parchment paper * baking pan * mixing bowl * bisquick *

red lobster cheddar bay biscuits
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Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 Biscuits
Tender flaky biscuits loaded with buttery garlic flavor.


Biscuits From Scratch

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • cup butter
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (heaping cup)


    Using Bisquick

    • 2 cups bisquick (Store bought or homemade)
    • 2 tablespoons butter softened
    • cup cold milk
    • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    • ½ cup shredded Cheddar Cheese (heaping cup)

    Garlic Butter Glaze

    • ¼ cup butter melted
    • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
    • ½ teaspoon each garlic powder and Italian seasoning

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    • Preheat oven to 450°F

    From Scratch

    • Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly.
    • Stir in milk and cheddar cheese

    Using Biscuit Mix

    • Mix together softened butter and Biscuit mix
    • Stir in milk and cheddar cheese

    To Bake

    • Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto a parchment lined pan
    • Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned
    • While biscuits are baking, combine melted butter, parsley, garlic powder and italian seasoning
    • Remove from oven and let cool 3 minutes
    • Brush warm biscuits with butter mixture and serve

    Recipe Notes

    Nutrition information calculated using biscuit mix method.

    Nutrition Information

    Calories: 229, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 510mg, Potassium: 80mg, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 310IU, Calcium: 108mg, Iron: 0.9mg

    (Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

    Course Side Dish
    Cuisine American

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    1. The first time I made these, the dough was super, super-wet and it just stuck to my hands, so I had to use a spoon. This time, the dough was like an actual biscuit dough that I could cut and shape with my hands. I have no idea what was different, but both times, the biscuits tasted amazing, and I see that as a testament to how mind-bogglingly simple these are to make, even from scratch. How come everybody doesn’t make these?! They’re like magical little cheesy umami bombs!5 stars

    2. I made these this morning almost as is, I didn’t have parsley (just ran out of it the other day), but I had everything else. They turned out really good. I am going to try these with buttermilk next time just to see if there’s much of a difference. Thanks for the recipe!5 stars

    3. Absolutely perfect. I used gluten free flour because of allergies, it still came out perfectly. I’m over the moon with joy. I loooove red lobster biscuits now I can make perfectly yummy ones at home. Thank you so much for this recipe 5 stars

    4. I made these as written with flour, not the bisquick recipe, and they were perfect. I would only make one change and that it to increase the salt to 1/2 tsp (my personal preference), but they were gobbled up by my family and that’s a good sign. They are extremely picky about biscuits.5 stars