Cheddar bay biscuits from Red Lobster are always the first thing to disappear!
This copycat recipe makes light and buttery biscuits with that signature cheesy garlic flavor! Enjoy them fresh and warm from the oven or for a snack the next day.
Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits
- Who doesn’t love a fun copycat recipe? We love them just as much as we love Red Lobster biscuits!
- Make them from scratch or save a few steps and use a box of Bisquick biscuit mix as a base!
- This cheddar bay biscuit recipe is light and fluffy with that buttery garlic flavor we love so much!
- Quick and easy to make, Cheddar Bay biscuits go with anything! Enjoy them fresh out of the oven, dunk them into soup or chili, or use them as buns for a breakfast sandwich!
While you can purchase Red Lobster biscuit mix, they’re so easy (and less expensive) to make at home with mainly pantry ingredients.
Biscuit Dough – Like most drop biscuits, these can be made from scratch with a little flour, baking soda and powder, sugar, and as much or as little garlic powder as you like!
Shortcut Tip – If you’re looking for a shortcut, use biscuit mix (like Bisquick) and follow the directions for drop biscuits. Use the topping below for that Red Lobster biscuit flavor.
Cheese – Cheddar Bay biscuits wouldn’t be the same without heaps of sharp cheddar cheese, but experiment with a mix of cheddar and Swiss, or cheddar and bleu cheese crumbles.
Buttery Topping – This is where the magic is! Melted butter, with garlic powder and seasoning, make the perfect topping for this recipe!
Feel free to mix in other seasonings to match the meal! For chili night, make spicy biscuits using homemade taco seasoning, or some zesty cajun seasoning. Mix in some chopped black olives, green onions, bacon bits, diced ham, or even jalapenos!
How to Make Cheddar Bay Biscuits
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in cold butter (per the recipe below).
- Stir in milk and cheese.
- Scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown on top.
- Melt butter, add seasonings & fresh parsley. Brush over the warm biscuits.
What to Serve with Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Red Lobster cheddar biscuits are delicious on their own and pair perfectly with seafood dishes. Try them next to easy grilled salmon, asparagus salmon foil packets, easy baked tilapia (or cod), shrimp etouffee, or creamy seafood chowder.
Keep leftover Cheddar Bay biscuits in an airtight container or freezer bag at room temperature for up to 4 days. Enjoy them as is, or reheat them in the microwave. Freeze biscuits in zippered bags for up to 2 months.
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Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk more if needed
- ⅓ cup cold butter
- ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning optional
- Preheat the oven to 400°F
- Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, garlic powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add butter and mix with a pastry cutter or fork until crumbly and the butter pieces are about the size of peas.
- Stir in milk and cheddar cheese
- Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto a parchment lined pan
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
- While biscuits are baking, combine melted butter, parsley, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning if using.
- Remove from oven and let cool 3 minutes.
- Brush warm biscuits with butter mixture and serve warm.
- 2 cups biscuit mix or Bisquick, 2 tablespoons softened butter, ⅔ cup cold milk, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Prepare and bake as directed above. Brush with melted Garlic Butter as above.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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