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This easy biscuit recipe for Cheddar Biscuits is absolutely out of this world! A copycat recipe from the amazing Red Lobster cheese biscuits.

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!

red lobster biscuits

Warm, Soft, Easy Cheesy Biscuits

Yield: 8-10 biscuits
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

An easy recipe for Cheddar Biscuits (Red Lobster copycat).


  • 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)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine Bisquick and cold butter. Don’t combine too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter about the size of peas.
  3. Add cheddar, milk and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
  4. Mix by hand just until combined (don't overmix or your biscuits won't be tender)
  5. Drop 9 equal portions onto greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until tops are light brown.
  7. 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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 764mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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Monday 12th of December 2011

Going to try and make these tonight! Love you recipes!


Thursday 1st of December 2011

Amazing recipe! My hubby just loves cheese and he had a hard time waiting for the biscuits to be out of the oven... The smell of cheddar cheese as they were being baked was just out of this world. Will definitely cook them again (very soon!) :-)


Sunday 27th of November 2011

My daughter is lactose-intolerant. Thank you for preparing recipes which are lactose-free or which can be substituted. Now we can both enjoy this cheddar biscuit :)


Friday 25th of November 2011

I was explaining to my boyfriend the other night how DELISH Red Lobster's biscuits are... he's never had them. I'm hoping to take him to the restaurant one day, but I LOVE to bake. Thanks for sharing these... I can't wait to give him a taste of what he's missing!


Thursday 24th of November 2011

I was concerned about the size since I made it slightly bigger than suggested. But it turned out that neither my daughter or son could stop eating them! Great recipe, thanks.

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