cheddar bay biscuits on a baking pan

Ok, let’s face it!  A visit to Red Lobster wouldn’t be complete without those 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!

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Things you’ll need for this recipe

parchment paper * baking pan * mixing bowl * bisquick *

cheddar bay biscuits on a baking pan
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Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Tender flaky biscuits loaded with buttery garlic flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 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
  • cup cold butter
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Garlic Butter

  • 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.


To make with biscuit mix, combine the following:
  • 2 cups biscuit mix or Bisquick
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2/3 cup cold milk
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 195 | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg

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