Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits: Garlicky, Buttery, Cheddar Bay Love

Stephie Swope | Eat Your Heart Out

Everyone loves a Cheddar Bay Biscuit. Make yours truly homemade, in less than 20 minutes, with homemade Bisquick mix.

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Confession: Sometimes I choose to go to a restaurant because of the bread that they serve with the soup or salad. This is real life for a carb addict.

I can’t be alone in this. I mean, who hasn’t gone to Olive Garden at least once just because they were craving breadsticks? Or what about those Texas Roadhouse rolls? I could easily eat a dozen of those babies. And don’t even get me started on those glorious cheesy, garlicky Red Lobster biscuits…

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As it turns out, those Red Lobster biscuits (also known as Cheddar Bay Biscuits) are ridiculously easy to remake at home, especially when you use my homemade Bisquick mix recipe.

Just a few simple ingredients and in less than 20 minutes you have biscuits that taste just like the ones at Red Lobster…without shelling out $20 for an entrée. 

    12 Servings


  • 2 cups homemade bisquick mix
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely minced


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine baking mix, buttermilk, and cheese with a spoon just until combined, then beat vigorously for 30 seconds.
  3. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.
  4. While biscuits are baking, combine melted butter and garlic powder.
  5. Brush the mixture over the warm biscuits immediately upon removing from the oven, and sprinkle with the minced parsley. Serve warm.


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Rating: 3.0 / 5.0 (438 Votes)
Source: Originally from a magazine, possibly Ladies Home Journal, though my mother has long since lost the source. Slightly adapted from the original recipe.
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Stephie is all about encouraging the art of cooking in her friends and family through her blog, Eat Your Heart Out. We love that she's also encouraging classic favorites as our Copycat Recipe expert, taking back of the box favorites and updating them for the way we eat today.

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    I made these biscuits with the homemade bisquick recipe and they were absolutely delicious but 2/3 cups of buttermilk is not nearly enough to make the flour stick together. I used about 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk and they were light and fluffy. I also cooked them in muffin tins so the bottoms browned very nicely. I sprayed the muffin tins with cooking oil spray. I will make these a lot.


    Where I'm from , (PEI Canada) we don't have a Red Lobster - so I have nothing to compare these to . But WOW . I used 2 cups flour, 3 tsp baking powder, and about 1/4 cup cold grated butter . Mixed, and added 2/3 cup sour milk (splash vinegar to milk) . Used about 1tsp of dried flaked parsley instead too . MMMMMMMM .


    These were so good, I had to comment! I used your brusque I recipe, but had to use Crisco instead of butter. I baked cookies yesterday and was actually out of butter! *gasp!* :) anyways, these turned out fantastic, even using slightly different ingredients (what I had available) regular milk, and shredded taco cheese. Lol. I can't wait to try this exact recipe, because these biscuits were amazing! Hubby even said he thought they were BETTER than RL's. Way to go! Thank you!

    @ Rachel

    Oh my auto correct! Bisquick not brusque! Lol

    Stephie-swope @ Rachel

    I am so glad you enjoyed them and that you were able to substitute the ingredients that you had!


    Hi Stephie, my name is Craig and I Tried Out Your Recipe, and It Was Great, thanks For Sharing!!!

    Stephie-swope @ Craig

    Hi Craig, so glad to hear the you tried and loved the recipe! Thanks for commenting!


    I love your home made mix. I am going to try these but gluten free. Thanks for this..

    Stephie-swope @ monica

    Oh, I hope those work out well for you! Please let me know how they turn out!


    wow these look amazing and they're so easy to make! Can't wait to try these!

    Stephie-swope @ Christine

    Isn't it great when you find a recipe that impresses with minimal effort? I sure hope you love them!


    I completely relate to going to restaurants solely for bread/soup/salad and Red Lobster is a perfect example of this. These biscuits look insane, Stephie! And perfect for Sunday brunch or family get-togethers!

    Stephie-swope @ Julia Mueller

    Girl, we need our carbs. Pure and simple. And they are totally great for family get-togethers - so quick and easy!


    These were my favorite as a child but I haven't had them in forever. Thanks for the recipe!

    Stephie-swope @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    I know, I loved them as a kid but haven't been to RL in ages, so I love that I can now make them at home!

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