Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Recipe

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These Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits are out of this world amazing and filled with such savory flavors. You’ll love the flavors of garlic, butter, cheddar cheese, and parsley that complement this easy biscuit recipe. 
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Red Lobster cheddar biscuits
Do you like biscuits that are rich in garlic, cheese, and crumble in your mouth as you eat them? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuit mix is one of my favorite recipes out there because it’s just so easy to make and pairs perfectly with soups and other main dishes we like to have. 
Growing up, I’ve always loved the flavors of the biscuits at Red Lobster. You don’t understand how excited I was when I learned how to make these easy garlic cheddar biscuits. If you don’t have Bisquick at home or you just prefer a little more “from-scratch option”, then you could easily make your own using my homemade Bisquick recipe.

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Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Recipe

These biscuits are divine with cheddar cheese of all kinds, but especially if you grate your own. Fortunately, I have a super easy recipe post that explains the very simple process of grating your own cheese! There’s nothing better than cheesy biscuits filled with garlic. That’s why we love this recipe so much in my household. 

This homemade recipe is inspired by the classic Cheddar Bay Biscuits found at Red Lobster. If you’re familiar with that basket filled with warm goodness wrapped in linen, then you know exactly what I’m talking about: perfection. Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits have been around since the 90s, and they’ve been gaining popularity ever since. 

What foods go good with Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits?

Honestly, these Cheddar Bay biscuits are good with ALMOST everything. From soups and salads to hearty protein dishes such as a giant steak or roasted chicken, the options are infinite. You’ll love these biscuits with my cabbage roll soup as they’re perfect for dipping!


Ingredients for Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits with Bisquick

Like I said, if you don’t have Bisquick you can easily make your own! 

Bisquick- That classic yellow box you know and love makes an appearance in this recipe for the most flaky biscuits you’ll ever eat. We love that Bisquick makes this biscuit recipe basically effortless!

Butter- You’ll want to use cold butter for this recipe to yield the extra flaky and buttery biscuits. The colder the better. You can grate the cold butter with a cheese grater, incorporate it into the mix with a pastry cutter, or just use two butter knives. 

Cheddar cheese- What would this recipe be without the cheddar cheese? For the cheesiest biscuits, we recommend grating your own cheddar, but pre-shredded is okay.

Sugar- We use granulated sugar for this recipe, but you can use any sweetener such as maple syrup, honey, etc. 

Milk- Dairy milk is used to form the biscuit dough. You can use any type of dairy milk or any plant based milk like oat, hemp, cashew, etc. 

Garlic powder- You probably already have this easy pantry ingredient in your kitchen! The garlic powder is what gives this Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuit recipe its flavor. 

Parsley- We used dried parsley here, but fresh will work! The parsley is mixed with melted butter to drizzle over the cooked biscuits. Yum! 


How to Make Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit. 

Combine Bisquick mix (or homemade Bisquick) with cold butter. Using a pastry blender or two butter knives, simply cut the butter into small pieces into the Bisquick mix. There will be bits of butter showing throughout the mix.

With your hands, mix in the cheese, sugar, milk, and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder. Mix everything until combined, but do not over mix the dough as this could affect the biscuits during the cooking process. 

Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an un-greased cookie or baking sheet.

View of rounded spoonfuls of Red Lobster cheddar biscuits

Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits are golden brown. This time will vary on each oven.

In the meantime, combine melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and parsley. Brush the tops of the warmly cooked biscuits with the melted butter herb mix once they come out of the oven. 

Serve warm!

Can you freeze Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits?

Of course! Simply freeze these biscuits by transferring them to an airtight storage container or freezer-safe bag. Once you’ve transferred the biscuits to the storage container, freeze the biscuits. They will stay fresh for up to three months.

When you’re ready to reheat, simply reheat them in the oven or warm them up in the microwave. Don’t forget the melted butter!


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Let’s make some Cheddar Bay Biscuits!  M.

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Copy Cat - Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Copy Cat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits are so easy to make you'll wonder why you haven't done this before.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time17 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 Tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup of sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine Bisquick with cold butter, using a pastry blender or two butter knives. There will be bits of butter showing.
  • With your hands, mix in cheese, sugar, milk and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, until combined, but don’t over mix.
  • Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until tops of the biscuits are golden brown.
  • Combine melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and parsley and brush the tops of the warm biscuits when they come out of the oven.
  • Serve warm.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 564mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g
This recipe post was updated to improve user experience on February 27, 2021.

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