Cheddar Bay Biscuits – A Copycat Red Lobster Recipe

If you love the Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster, then you are going to love this recipe! Not only do they taste just like the warm biscuits that you get at the restaurant, they are super easy to make!

I have been craving these biscuits for a while now. I haven’t been to Red Lobster in quite a long time and with the cold weather among us, I could use some delicious comfort food right now.

And these biscuits, along with Chicken Gnocchi Soup from Olive Garden, are on the top of my list of restaurant comfort food recipes. The biscuits are different and unique than any other type of complimentary bread that is found at other restaurants.

cheddar bay biscuits

They are rustic style biscuits that are served warm and have bits of sharp cheddar cheese scattered throughout. Then they are topped with a buttery spread that will make your mouth water with just one bite!

But I have to admit, when I do go out to eat there, I fill up on the biscuits before my meal arrives. They are just so warm and delicious and I can’t help myself. And that means that my meal turns into a take out meal.

So today I decided instead of going out to the restaurant just for the biscuits, I would make them at home instead. And I have to admit, they turned out amazing and tasted just like the ones at Red Lobster!

And best of all, with just a few common ingredients you can make your own, restaurant quality biscuits right in your own kitchen.

Just be aware, once you and your family taste them, you will be asked to make them over and over again!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients

Flour
Sugar
Baking powder
Garlic powder
Kosher salt
Cayenne pepper, optional
Buttermilk
Unsalted butter
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Cheddar Bay Biscuit Topping
Unsalted butter
Fresh parsley
Garlic powder

flour and butter
These biscuit are made with very common ingredients. You can even make your own buttermilk by following the instructions in the recipe card below.

Instructions

Before you mix the ingredients together for the Cheddar Bay Biscuits, preheat your oven to 450°F. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.

I recently bought a silicone baking mat and I am totally impressed! No more cutting and trimming parchment paper to fit my baking sheets.

And best of all, no more wasting money on a disposable product! If you haven’t purchased a silicone baking mat yet, I highly suggest you do so, or put it on your gift wish list!

biscuit dough
Once the dough has been made, scoop it out in 1/4 cup mounds on a prepared baking sheet.

Now that you have your oven set and the baking sheet ready to go, it is time to make the biscuits. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper, if using.

In a large glass measuring cup or a medium size bowl, whisk together buttermilk and butter. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.

biscuits ready to be baked
Be sure to leave at least an inch of space between the biscuits when baking.

Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup, scoop the batter evenly onto the prepared baking sheet. You can also use a large cookie scoop that is overflowing with the batter.

Although these Cheddar Bay Biscuits don’t expand greatly during the baking process, be sure to leave about 1 inch space between each one. Place the baking. pan into oven and bake until golden brown.

The Topping

While the biscuits are baking prepare the topping ingredients. Do this by whisking together the butter, parsley and garlic powder in a small bowl.

Then when they come out of the oven brush the top of each biscuit with the butter and parsley mixture. Let the biscuits absorb the topping for a few minutes before serving.

cheddar bay biscuit topping
Once the biscuits come out of the oven spread the butter mixture on top.

Enjoy!

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cheddar bay biscuits

Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits

Yield: 12

Soft and fluffy, rustic biscuits with delicious seasonings and cheddar cheese scattered throughout. Topped with a buttery parsley mixture these biscuits are a melt in your mouth, delicious treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • For the topping
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper, if using.
  3. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together buttermilk and butter. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist. Gently fold in cheese.
  4. Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup, scoop the batter evenly onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. For the topping, whisk together butter, parsley and garlic powder in a small bowl. Working one at a time, brush the tops of the biscuits with the butter mixture.

Notes

*To make your own buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice into a measuring cup and add milk to fill to the 1 cup line. Let sit for 5 minutes, stir and use as buttermilk in the recipe.

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 434mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

Cheddar Bay Biscuits – A Copycat Red Lobster Recipe
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