Red Lobster Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits

close-up photo of a basket of biscuits

So I’ve been a bit obsessed with biscuits lately…
photo of biscuits on parchment paper
I’ve always enjoyed Red Lobster’s biscuits. I recently attempted to make a copycat version from scratch.

Over the years, I’ve made a copycat Bisquick version which is really easy and tastes just like the restaurant one. You can find that recipe here.
close-up photo of biscuits on a plate
Mr. K thinks these were even better than the Red Lobster version. They came out light and fluffy and moist. I’m a little torn whether I prefer the Bisquick or the made-from-scratch version better, but both are good.
close-up photo of the biscuits

Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker and Damn Delicious

Red Lobster Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 biscuits (approximately)

These Red Lobster copycat biscuits are made from scratch and come out light, fluffy and moist.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp granulated white sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

for the topping

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, salt and whisk. Add in butter and using a pastry cutter or similar device, cut butter into the flour mixture until only small crumbles of butter remain (no bigger than pea-sized). Stir in cheese. Pour in buttermilk and stir with a large wooden spoon or sturdy spatula until everything is just mixed. Be careful not to overmix.

  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop batter using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, and place batter on baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake about 11-12 minutes until biscuits turn a golden brown.

  3. In a small bowl, mix melted butter, garlic powder and parsley. Brush onto biscuits while they are still hot. Biscuits are best eaten warm.

Notes:

Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker and Damn Delicious

Nutrition Facts
Red Lobster Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 215mg9%
Potassium 198mg6%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 168mg17%
Iron 1.4mg8%
Net Carbs 21g42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

6 comments on “Red Lobster Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits”

  1. Yum! I made copycat Red Lobster biscuits for my dad recently – so good. We’ll have to compare recipes soon! My family can devastate so many of those things in one sitting…

  2. Hmmm… when I make them (and Red Lobster does) the tops are brushed with a combination of melted butter and Old Bay Seasoning when you take them out of the oven. Hence the “Bay” in the name…

    • How interesting. that makes sense though I’ve never actually seen any copycat recipes use old bay seasoning. Only garlic and sometimes cayenne

  3. I live in Indonesia and we do not have buttermilk here. Any suggestions for a replacement?

    Thanks

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