Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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These savory copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits mix up in one bowl with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Faster, easier, and cheaper than eating out! 

closeup of cheddar cheese biscuits

If you’ve ever eaten at Red Lobster, you’ve enjoyed their amazing Cheddar Bay Biscuits. They’re golden brown on the outside and light and flaky inside, with pops of cheddar cheese and a hint of garlic. Nothing says “dinner’s ready!” like the smell of homemade biscuits, and these are so easy to make from scratch--without using a mix, or even Bisquick. 

There are lots of ways you can serve your copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Make them full size to go along with dinner, or for delicious breakfast sandwiches. I like to dip them in Instant Pot Beef & Onion Soup. Make them tiny sized for party appetizers, or wrap them around hot dogs for delicious, cheesey hot dog buns. 

savory copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits

Cheddar Bay Biscuits are made with only a few ingredients--flour, salt, baking powder, cheddar cheese, butter, and garlic salt. You probably have all of these ingredients already, and it only takes a minute or two to mix them all together. You don’t even have to roll them out. Just spoon them onto a cookie sheet and bake!

close up of cheddar bay biscuits on cookie sheet

Biscuit Making Tips & Troubleshooting

Here are some tips for ensuring your Cheddar Bay Biscuits are just as good (or better) than the ones at Red Lobster.

  • Carefully measure your dry ingredients, and ensure your baking powder is fresh. There’s no yeast in these biscuits, so they won’t rise if the baking powder is old.
  • Mix the ingredients together gently with a spoon or dough whisk. This is not a recipe that will benefit from using your stand mixer--overworking the dough will make the biscuits tough.
  • These biscuits won’t spread much while cooking, so you can put them pretty close together on the cookie sheet. Two fingers apart is a good distance.
  • If your biscuits are burning on the bottom, the cookie sheet may be too close to the heating element. Move your biscuits to a higher rack, and/or place another cookie sheet under the first one to insulate it a bit.
  • Don’t skip the final step of brushing the tops with melted butter and garlic salt! This is the secret to making them taste just like Red Lobster biscuits. 

cheddar bay biscuits in white woven bowl

closeup of cheddar cheese biscuits

Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Yield: 12 biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

These savory copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits mix up in one bowl, with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Pour the flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.
  3. Add the milk and 4 Tablespoons of melted butter. Mix gently until just combined, then fold the cheese into the dough.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop or serving spoon, scoop dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Mix the garlic salt with the remaining 2 Tablespoons of butter and brush on the biscuits when they're fresh from the oven.

Notes

Here are some tips for ensuring your Cheddar Bay Biscuits are just as good (or better) than the ones at Red Lobster.

  • Carefully measure your dry ingredients, and ensure your baking powder is fresh. There’s no yeast in these biscuits, so they won’t rise if the baking powder is old.
  • Mix the ingredients together gently with a spoon or dough hook. This is not a recipe that will benefit from using your stand mixer--overworking the dough will make the biscuits tough.
  • These biscuits won’t spread much while cooking, so you can put them pretty close together on the cookie sheet. Two fingers apart is a good distance.
  • If your biscuits are burning on the bottom, the cookie sheet may be too close to the heating element. Move your biscuits to a higher rack, and/or place another cookie sheet under the first one to insulate it a bit.
  • Don’t skip the final step of brushing the tops with melted butter and garlic salt! This is the secret to making them taste just like Red Lobster biscuits. 

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4 Comments

  1. Jules on April 13, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Deliciousness !! Great stand in for staying at home. Will never by bisquick to make again. This will be my go to!

    • Pam on April 13, 2020 at 9:51 pm

      Fantastic! Glad you liked them.

  2. Ashley on April 13, 2020 at 6:49 am

    I don’t normally comment. But these were delicious and simple. Will make them again.

    • Pam on April 13, 2020 at 9:51 pm

      Glad you liked them!

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