Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Cheddar Bay Biscuits are a Red Lobster Copycat recipe! These cheesy, tender biscuits with the salty, crunchy edge and are probably a huge part of the reason Red Lobster has been in business for so long!

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Cheddar Bay Biscuits in a basket

Cheddar Bay Biscuits Are The Ultimate Red Lobster Copycat Recipe!

Everyone loves a Red Lobster Biscuit! Honestly, I haven’t been to Red Lobster in probably 20 years, but I still can say that I remember their warm, cheddar biscuits like it was just yesterday.

Red Lobster serves them warm, which is a huge part of the appeal. I mean who doesn’t love a warm biscuit?

Why Are They Called Cheddar Bay Biscuits?

These biscuits are a fairly traditional buttermilk drop biscuit, BUT they include a hefty amount of cheddar cheese, as well as a little Old Bay seasoning to give them a kick!

Red Lobster biscuit broken in half showing tender interior

Ingredients:

  • Bisquick
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • garlic powder
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • buttermilk
  • butter
Biscuit dough on a baking sheet

What If You Don’t Have Bisquick?

Bisquick is a mixture of flour, leavening agent, salt, and fat. It’s a shortcut ingredient that you can use, a lot like a cake mix. You can make your own Bisquick substitute at home very easily! Here’s how:

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons room temperature butter or vegetable shortening

How To:

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a bowl. Using a pastry cutter or a food processor, combine the butter or shortening into the dry mix, making sure to coat all the flour mixture in the butter.

brushing melted butter on a baked biscuit

How To Store Cheddar Bay Biscuits

If you have any of these delicious biscuits leftover, you can store them airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days. Or you can freeze them airtight for up to 30 days for best freshness!

How To Reheat Biscuits:

If you have any of these biscuits leftover (doubtful) I recommend reheating these in the oven! Here’s how…

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the biscuits on the lined baking sheet and heat until warm, abut 5 minutes.
copycat red lobster biscuits stacked in a red basket

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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield Yield: serves 8 1x
  • Category Category: Bread
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Side Dish

Description:

These Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits are a family favorite! Even better than the original!


Ingredients:

Biscuits:

  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted

Topping

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Optional Garnish – Chives or parsley

Instructions

  1. Biscuits: Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix Bisquick, cheese, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and Old Bay combined. Add in the buttermilk and melted butter and stir until a soft dough forms.
  3. Drop by 1/4 cup onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Topping: In a medium, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter and garlic powder together.
  5. Brush mixture over warm biscuits and sprinkle with chives or parsley if desired.
  6. Serve warm.

Notes:

Store airtight at room temperature for up to 2 days. Best served warm.

Keywords:: cookies and cups, cheddar bay biscuits, red lobster biscuits, biscuits, drop biscuits

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Linda
June 8, 2021 7:08 pm

I followed the directions and they were still raw in the middle…it said to bake for 6 to 8 minutes. Was that a typo? Did you mean 16 to 18 minutes?

Sam
May 10, 2021 8:37 am

Congrats! You’re one of the very few who understands Old Bay must be in a “Cheddar Bay Biscuits” copycat recipe. I will try it.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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