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.


  • 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


  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.


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?


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