Cheddar Bay Biscuits & Giveaway


Cheddar Bay Biscuits

I think everyone knows about the infamous Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit.  They are light, fluffy, and completely addicting.  No matter what, I can’t keep my hand out of the basket when it shows up on the table.  I have tried recipes at home before, but they all called for Bisquick.  This time I wanted to start from scratch.

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

I must say these are pretty darn close to the Red Lobster version.  They are super light and fluffy, with a hint of garlic, and just as addicting.  Plus they come together very quickly, and bake for just a few minutes.  So in a matter for 30 minutes, you can have a batch of these on the table.  I have made these a few times, and they always disappear quickly.  They even reheat well, if you have leftovers.

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Do you use a Silpat when you bake?  You may have noticed that most of my recipes say to line a baking sheet with a silpat.  I use them for just about everything.  Cookies, bread, pizza…pretty much anything that goes on a baking sheet, I bake it on a Silpat.  They are the easiest thing to clean, they last for years, and I really couldn’t live without them.  Do you have a Silpat?  Lucky for you, the lovely people from Silpat want to give one of your own!

Yields 14

A quick and easy made from scratch version of Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbls baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 stick butter, cold
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and garlic salt.
  3. Using your fingers, mix in 6 Tbls (cut into small cubes) of the butter. It will take a few minutes to work it in. You want it to be kind of crumbly.
  4. Add buttermilk, and mix until just combined. The less you handle the dough, the fluffier your biscuit will be.
  5. Fold in the cheese.
  6. Drop about 1/4 cup of dough onto a baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake about 15-18 minutes. It will feel firm to the touch, and just starting to turn golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven.
  9. Melt remaining 2 Tbls of butter, mix with garlic powder.
  10. Brush the tops of the biscuits as soon as they come out of the oven with the melted butter.
  11. Best served warm


Adapted from Tasty Kitchen



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  1. These are some of my FAVORITE biscuits! Gorgeous!

  2. Just a note, keep your butter and milk cold. Very cold. Work the butter to pea sized (or a little smaller) and then rechill the dough after mixed for about 20 minutes. Doing this will create much flakier biscuits and you will be working those happy feet under the table.

  3. I’ll have to try your recipe – I use a different one and I love them but always nice to switch things up. I think I won my in-laws over the time I made them these.

  4. Never heard of Silpat but I’m going to have to check it out!

  5. Mmmmm – I HAVE to try these, for sure!

  6. YUM! Oh how I love me some biscuits!

  7. HOLY CRAP THIS IS FLUFFY. I would eat 100.

  8. I’ll have to try this since my husband adores Red Lobster’s cheddar biscuits!

  9. These looks so delicious. I am not a big biscuit person and I don’t know why? But adding cheese AND garlic, these are calling my name. I have some butter to slather on now I just need a biscuit! LOL

  10. Oh, yum. Biscuits with melty cheese sounds wonderful to go with a big bowl of soup! Thanks.

  11. those biscuits look SO good

  12. I love savory biscuits, these look great!

  13. Buiscuits go with everything!

  14. Cheesy biscuits are the best! Yummm. There’s a restaurant close to me that makes cheddar, bacon and chive biscuits served with a maple butter. Dangerous…haha

  15. now this is my kind of biscuit! Yum!

  16. How can you go wrong with cheese and biscuits. Yum.

  17. I love drop biscuits–so quick and easy to make.

    Thanks for the Silpat giveaway–what a great prize!

  18. These look luscious!

  19. Have made the Bisquick ones many times. Will give these a try

  20. I subscribe via email

  21. Love
    Silpat. I mistakenly cut a slice in mine

  22. LOVE the recipe! The cheddar biscuits are my favorite thing at red lobster! I can’t wait to make them! Great giveaway too! LOVE my Silpat!

  23. Oh yummy! I love these biscuits! I have been wanting a silpat mat!

  24. I would LOVE a Silpat! Bisuits looks delicious!

  25. Thses look delicious! Thanks for the chance.

  26. Love the cheddar and garlic salt in these!

  27. These biscuits look fluffy and yummy. We used to have a Red Lobster very close by… now they are gone. :( Well… good thing I can make these biscuits then. :) Love Silpat. :)

  28. Your biscuits look yummy. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  29. I have a Silpat and love it. Hoping to win one for my Daughter-in-law.

  30. I love these biscuits, I also like to add in some jalapeno. Thank you for the giveaway, I would love to have a Silpat mat.

  31. Yum! Would love to win!

  32. I love biscuits, and would like to have a Silpat mat for baking

  33. These look so lovely, and I love how easy they are! Great recipe, Erin!

  34. These biscuits look amazing!!!

  35. These biscuits look delicious and I would love a Silpat to bake them on. Thanks!

  36. I don’t have a silpat, but would love one for all the baking we do. We will be making dog biscuits soon!

  37. Lia Simpson says:

    Biscuits are so comforting.

  38. Jill McHale says:

    Would love to try this for baking :)

  39. I would love to win the Silpat liner!! The biscuits look amazing!

  40. I love these biscuits at Red Lobster. I can’t wait to try your version.

  41. I love that you use Silpat! I’ve only heard good things about it! LOVE your cheesiness too – like love. Will make soon!

  42. Those look wonderful, I’m going to try them for sure! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  43. Thanks for the recipe – I absolutely love these biscuits! Great Giveaway too!

  44. Jennifer Crooks says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. The biscuits look so good! I haven’t tried Silpat yet.

  46. I would eat 10 of these easy. 😉

  47. Heather Spooner says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I never buy Bisquick so this recipe is just what I need.

  48. These scones look super yummy!

  49. I love Silpat, but mine is starting to get all beat up! I could definitely use a new one!

    Oh, and I am so addicted to cheddar bay biscuits!

  50. Every time I go to Red Lobster, I seriously cannot stop eating the biscuits!

    I’ve been wanting a Silpat for quite some time now!

  51. Oh these looks so heavenly, love these easy savory biscuits! I can’t live without my silpat :)

  52. How fun to figure out how to make these yummy treats at home although this might be a bit dangerous to be able to have them any time you want ……..

  53. Love the texture of biscuits, never tried the Red Lobster’s ones, but will make this recipe for sure!

  54. Susan Christy says:

    Silpat has been on my wish list for a long time.

  55. Sounds yummy.

  56. Love my silpat…and these biscuits! Between the biscuits and salad, I’m always full when my entree arrives at Red Lobster…

  57. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  58. I want a Silpat so bad!

  59. I’m very glad I found your site (via Twitter)!

  60. Those are the best biscuits I’ve seen by far! Yum

  61. I love cheesy biscuits!

  62. I’m so curious about this product!

  63. I would love to win this Silpat!

  64. I have never been to a Red Lobster but have heard about these incredible biscuits that they are known for. Love that you provided the recipe! Delish! (BTW – Hope you are having a blast in SF)

  65. I have one silpat mat myself and i love it! But i think i can use another one. You can’t have too many of those! I haven’t been to Red Lobster in a long time but I do remember their biscuits- so awesome! You’re look just as good!

  66. I made the Bisquick version of this recipe a few times many years ago, and my husband still requests it over and over again. I’m so excited to have a from scratch version to try now!!

  67. I love their biscuits – haven’t been there in years! I’ll definitely try your recipe!

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  68. Amanda Thompson says:

    Biscuits are the perfect side dish for just about everything!

  69. Those biscuits look marvelous. truth be told I never once made a biscuit without burning the bottom until I got a Silpat!

  70. Silpats look so wonderful and helpful!

  71. I would love to try a silpat

  72. We love biscuits! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  73. you can never ever have too many silpats.

  74. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  75. Meghan Finley says:

    I love these biscuits. Definitely on the to make list. And thanks for the awesome giveaway

  76. Mmmmm, cheddar bay biscuits are one of my favorite things! I would love to try to make them myself.

  77. Much tasty goodness.

  78. I love Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster. I have seen other recipes & they usually have Old Bay seasoning in them, hence the “Bay” in “Cheddar Bay Biscuits”. I guess I will have to try with & without & see which recipes taste most like the real thing.

  79. I love Red Lobster’s bisquits and I can’t wait to try your recipe.
    Thanks for sharing it.

  80. Charlcie Ackarie says:

    Love Cheddar Bay Biscuits! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  81. yum! I miss cheddar biscuits.

  82. thanks!

  83. Those biscuits look so good – pinning! And … I’ve been wanting to try a Silpat. Fingers Crossed :)

  84. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten at Red Lobster but cheddar biscuits are a weakness. I love that you made yours from scratch and not Bisquick. Trying this recipe out soon. :)

  85. Love love love silpat!

  86. I love my silpat! It’s so much easier to clean than the the actual pan itself. Pinning these biscuits for later :) Thanks!


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