Homemade Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits

Homemade Red Lobster Biscuits

Homemade cheddar bay biscuits just like the ones at Red Lobster! Laced with garlic, butter and cheddar cheese with fluffy insides, golden brown bottoms and salty, craggy tops.

I know some people who go to Red Lobster just to pig out eat the cheddar bay biscuits. Not me. While I do like them, maybe a little too much, the coconut shrimp is what really draws me.

The last time I was at Red Lobster, a mere week ago, the biscuits were slightly on the rubbery side. Boo. Still delicious but something’s definitely changed from a few years ago.

After scouring the internet for a recipe that not only looked good but didn’t use Bisquick, something I don’t keep on hand and prefer not to use, I threw my hands up in disgust.

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

My disgust quickly evaporated because there’s nothing I love better than to recreate my favorite restaurant food at home. So with the memory of those famously unforgettable biscuits still fresh in my mind I got right to work.

They couldn’t be more perfect. Truly as close to the originals as one could possibly get in their own kitchen. And it only took one try. This time. Sometimes I get it right the first time and sometimes I never get it right. Even after 3 or 4 times.

If you only knew what went on behind the scenes in the kitchen of a food blogger. The trials and tribulations we go through. You would laugh. And might even cry. In my kitchen there’s more successes than failures and through it all dedication and determination. Plus lots of dirty dishes.

Anywhoo the biscuits are best eaten piping hot straight from the oven dripping with the salty, parsley-garlic butter.

As if you could resist.

Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 biscuits

Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits

Homemade cheddar bay biscuits just like the ones at Red Lobster!


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut in small cubes
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup buttermilk, ice cold
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
rounded 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Use a pastry blender or 2 knives used scissor fashion to cut in the butter until small pea-sized crumbs form.
  4. Add the cheese and toss until coated with flour.
  5. Add the buttermilk and stir until just combined - don't overmix. Drop by 1/4 cup fulls onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake 14 - 16 minutes until golden around the edges. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine melted butter with parsley and garlic salt.
  7. Remove the biscuits from the oven and brush butter generously over the tops while hot. Best served warm.


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  1. Brittany says

    Whoa! Was this good 😀 I made this months ago and my family is still talking about those biscuits I made, they didn’t stay on the table long. So good. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Peyton says

    Heaven! I didn’t have any all purpose flour, but I had self raising. It made a difference but still alot like red lobsters! Way better then the other recipes I’ve tried. Which I never made again they was sooo off the wall from the real thing! Thanks for the amazing recipe!

  3. Doug says

    We also like to add 1/4 teaspoon of “Old Bay” seasoning to the ingredients and a 1/4 teaspoon to topping. Very good recipe . Thank You.

  4. Duby says

    do you think i could freeze these ?
    my friend just asked me to make them for a dinner party … do i freeze them before making the topping ?

    • says

      I think so! Are you freezing them before or after baking? They are best freshly made right from the oven and they aren’t hard at all to make.

  5. Emily says

    Just made these and man are they awesome! I didnt have butter or buttermilk so I substituted with margarine and the old tsp in a cup of milk trick and it didnt seem to make a difference. On top of the tastiness…. they were SO SO easy to make with very little clean up! Cant wait to make them again!!!

    • says

      Thanks Emily! I’m glad the substitutions worked out ok! I do love how easy they are too and you’re right – not much of a mess.

  6. Trish says

    Reeni, Thank you so much for this recipe! They were quick,light and delicious with just the right amount of salty, garlicky goodness! I got a big thumbs up from my little prince to boot! :)

  7. Kim says

    I made these last at my husbands request. They are so good!! Very easy to make. We could barely stop eating them. Thank you for the receipe!

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