With this Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits recipe you can now enjoy those cheesy, buttery, and fluffy Cheddar Bay Biscuits any night you want! Since Bisquick is the main ingredient, you’ll be able to easily mix these up in less than 5 minutes before baking them in the oven. Full of cheesy, garlic flavor, these will become the whole family’s favorite side! 

A basket of cheddar bay biscuits are served.

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

I had no idea it was feasible, much less so EASY to recreate that buttery, garlic-filled, and cheesy flavor of Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits at home!

But thanks to simple ingredients, like the use of a package of Bisquick (which is just a mix of flour, leavening and a little salt!) you can have these any night of the week.

What makes this copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits recipe so special (and as good as the real thing)?

  • They come together fast, thanks to Bisquick! (So you can skip gathering up flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, etc.)
  • They have the perfect ratio of dry to wet ingredients so they turn out fluffy AND moist.
  • Easy drop biscuits are so simple to whip up and throw in the oven.
  • The best part—that garlic butter sauce… *MUAH* Need I say more?!
Bisquick, cheddar cheese, milk, butter, eggs, and seasonings are the ingredients to this dish.

Ingredients

  • Bisquick. You can either use a regular or a gluten-free blend from the grocery store. Don’t have Bisquick? Learn how to make your own Homemade Bisquick
  • Garlic powder. This mixes easier into the batter and the garlic butter than fresh. But feel free to use garlic cloves (which I personally like the flavor better!). Just make sure to finely mince the garlic.
  • Milk. While whole dairy milk and buttermilk will give you the best results, you can use whatever type you prefer. If using a plant-based alternative just make sure it’s full-fat.
  • Cheese. Sharp cheddar cheese will give you the most authentic flavor. But you can sub in another variety if you’d like.
  • Seasonings. If you want these to taste like Red Lobster, choose an Italian seasoning blend. Or, stick with just dried basil.
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How to Make Cheddar Bay Biscuits with Bisquick

Please see the recipe card below for ingredient amounts and more detailed instructions.

1. Make the Biscuit Batter

In a large bowl, mix together the Bisquick, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, and salt. Stir until everything is evenly distributed.

Carefully pour in the milk, whisked eggs, and butter that has been melted and cooled to room temperature. Use a spatula to stir until a soft dough forms.

Finally, stir in the cheese. Don’t overwork the biscuit dough or they won’t be fluffy.

Cheese is stirred into the batter.

2. Scoop and Bake

Use a measuring cup or large spoon to scoop about ¼-cup of batter onto a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You should end up with 12 biscuits.

Bake the biscuits for 14 to 16 minutes in a preheated 375℉ oven. They should be just starting to turn golden brown around the edges.

12 biscuits are dropped on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

3. Make the Butter Topping

While the biscuits are in the oven, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in a small, microwave-safe bowl.

Carefully whisk in the other ½ teaspoon of garlic powder and the Italian seasoning. Set it aside until the biscuits are ready.

Butter is brushed on the freshly baked biscuits.

4. Top with the Butter and Serve

When the biscuits are just out of the oven, brush the tops with the buttery topping using a pastry brush. This allows the butter to really melt into the biscuits.

Serve the biscuits right away with some fresh parsley.

A basket of cheddar bay biscuits are served.

FAQs

What makes Red Lobster biscuits so unique? 

The restaurant version of Red Lobster’s famous cheddar biscuits is so unique because of the delicious combination of ingredients—cheese, butter, garlic, and seasonings.

What are Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits made of? 

Red Lobster biscuits are made of a light and fluffy biscuit base with cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasonings added for a unique flavor.

Recipe Tips

  • Buy a bag. Bisquick and store-brand varieties are affordable and readily available.
  • Just enough. Don’t overwork the batter or the homemade cheddar biscuits will be dense.
  • Powder, please. While I almost always recommend fresh garlic, the powdered version works best in this recipe.
  • Let it cool. Be sure to let the melted butter come to room temperature before adding it to the batter.
  • Don’t skimp. Scoop big servings of the dough before baking for the best results.
Copycat Red Lobster biscuits are made with cheddar cheese and Bisquick.

What to Serve with Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits

While you might be used to enjoying these copycat cheddar bay biscuits with seafood at Red Lobster, they are quite delicious with just about any main course.

Of course, you can choose fish like Air Fryer SalmonBaked Lemon Dill Salmon, or Honey Sriracha Glazed Salmon. Or try these Coconut Shrimp and Coconut Shrimp Sauce from Red Lobster.

You can also go with Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken or Glazed Balsamic Chicken.

 

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Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits with Bisquick

With this Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits recipe you can now enjoy those cheesy and buttery Cheddar Bay Biscuits any night you want! Since Bisquick is the main ingredient, you'll be able to easily mix these up in less than 5 minutes before baking them in the oven.
A basket of cheddar bay biscuits are served.
Yield 12 servings
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 12 minutes
Total 22 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 16 oz. package Bisquick gluten free if needed
  • 1 ¼ cup whole milk buttermilk, or a full-fat plant-based alternative
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder divided
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • ½ cup butter salted, divided
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese finely shredded
  • ½ tsp. Italian seasonings or dried basil

Instructions 

  • Make the Batter: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add Bisquick, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, and salt to a large bowl. Whisk until combined. Pour in the milk, whisked eggs, and melted butter that has cooled to room temperature. Mix with a spatula until a soft dough forms. Add cheese and stir until mixture is just combined, but dough is not overmixed.
    16 oz. package Bisquick, 1 ¼ cup whole milk, 1 tsp. garlic powder, ½ tsp. salt, 2 eggs, ½ cup butter, 1 cup Cheddar cheese
  • Scoop and Bake: Place ¼-cup of batter for each biscuit onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. You should end up with 12 biscuits. Bake for 14-16 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges begin to brown slightly.
  • Make Butter Topping: While biscuits are baking, melt the remaining 4 Tbsp. of butter in a small bowl in the microwave and then whisk in ½ tsp. garlic powder and the Italian seasoning.
    1 tsp. garlic powder, ½ cup butter, ½ tsp. Italian seasonings
  • Top with Butter and Serve: Brush garlic butter over biscuits using a pastry brush as soon as they come out of the oven. Serve biscuits immediately with a sprinkle of finely chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

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Notes

Prep-Ahead Instructions:
You can make these cheesy biscuits a day early, just warm them up in the oven before serving. 
Storage Directions:
Fortunately, leftover biscuits keep really well for a few days if you store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, put them in the toaster oven or regular oven so they get nice and crispy on the outside.  However, placing them in the microwave heats them up quite a bit faster. 
Recipe Tips:
  • Buy a bag. Bisquick and store-brand varieties are affordable and readily available.
  • Just enough. Don’t overwork the batter or the homemade cheddar biscuits will be dense.
  • Powder, please. While I almost always recommend fresh garlic, the powdered version works best in this recipe.
  • Let it cool. Be sure to let the melted butter come to room temperature before adding it to the batter.
  • Don’t skimp. Scoop big servings of the dough before baking for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 642mg, Potassium: 114mg, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 260IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 237mg, Iron: 1.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    1. Yay! So happy to hear you want to try the recipe! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!

    1. I don’t see why not, Rosemary. It depends on the recipe as you would want one with a drop-style biscuit. Let me know how it turns out!

  1. These look even better than Red Lobster’s and that’s the truth. They look so stinking tasty… and I don’t have to change out of my pajamas to get to them! Perfection!