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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Cheddar Bay Biscuits – a quick and easy homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuit recipe, just like at Red Lobster

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. These days you can even buy a box mix from the store, but there is just something about homemade! And by now, we all know I am a sucker for Biscuits!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits - a quick and easy homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuit recipe, just like at Red Lobster


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. They go with just about anything you want to make for dinner. But we love them with Crispy Baked Shrimp. Kind of makes you feel like you are eating out, when really you are eating a quick dinner at home.

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

I love creating restaurant favorites at home. It is a great way to enjoy the food you like, but at home with ingredients you feel good about.  Chicken Lo Mein is a staple in our  house, and so much better than take out.  You can add the veggies you like, use good quality chicken, and control the salt and other things.

Which is why I like this cheddar bay biscuit recipe. They may not be quite as buttery as the ones at the restaurant (but you could brush more butter on top if you wanted!), but I am ok with that. I get he flavor of my favorite, without the extra calories.  And if you want to make your meal complete, don’t miss the Copycat Red Lobster Tartar Sauce!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits - a quick and easy homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuit recipe, just like at Red Lobster


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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbls baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup 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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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 221Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 34mgSodium 467mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 6g

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Friday 1st of February 2019

I could eat these biscuits every day! So delicious!


Friday 1st of February 2019

These biscuits are calling my name! I could eat about 8 of them right now!

Melanie Bauer

Thursday 31st of January 2019

They look fantastic! Need to make a batch of these, so easy and crazy delicious!


Thursday 31st of January 2019

These are amazingly delicious! I should try them ASAP!


Thursday 31st of January 2019

YUM! Can't wait to try to make these from scratch!

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