This easy biscuit recipe for Cheddar Biscuits is absolutely out of this world! A copycat recipe from the amazing Red Lobster cheese biscuits.
If you’ve ever paid a visit to your local Red Lobster than odds are you’ve had their soft, warm, cheesy biscuits. Alan refuses to walk through their front door and I can’t blame him – every time we’ve ever gone we’ve found it overpriced and underwhelming. But those biscuits – those cheesy, soft biscuits!! – are such a guilty pleasure that I have to go every once in a blue moon.
I found this easy biscuit recipe quite by accident. I happened to have a box of Bisquick in my pantry that I bought for making my mom’s strawberry shortcake recipe. But because I don’t use Bisquick yet didn’t want the box to go to waste, I decided to take a look for an easy biscuit recipe that could go with that night’s dinner.
It had never occurred to me to try to recreate Red Lobster’s cheese biscuits so I was pretty excited when I found this easy biscuit recipe that claimed to be a copycat. I was skeptical but also curious as to whether they’d actually be as good as the original.
The results were even better. Hot out of the oven, soft on the inside with crispy edges and fantastic cheddar flavor, these cheese biscuits have been made over and over in my kitchen. They’re a great accompaniment to soup or a salad. I’ve even made them just for a treat! It’s such an easy biscuit recipe since they can be mixed up in no time and only take about 15 minutes to bake. Leftovers are great, too, and I’ve made a mean breakfast sandwich with them.
I’ll leave you with this tip: don’t over-mix your biscuits. Over-mixing can prevent the soft, fluffy texture you’re going for. Mix just until combined and they’ll turn out perfect!
- 2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
- 4 tablespoons cold butter
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 3/4 cup cold whole milk
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 pinch salt
- chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Combine Bisquick and cold butter. Don’t combine too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter about the size of peas.
- Add cheddar, milk and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
- Mix by hand just until combined (don't overmix or your biscuits won't be tender)
- Drop 9 equal portions onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes or until tops are light brown.
- Mix together melted butter and remaining garlic powder. Using a pastry brush, spread garlic butter over tops of biscuits. Immediately garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.
adapted from Top Secret Recipes.