Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These copycat biscuits are unbelievably easy to make in just 20 minutes, and they taste a million times better than the original!

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits - These copycat biscuits are so easy to make in just 20 min, and they taste a million times better!

I have the fondest memories of Red Lobster. It was always our go-to place for big familial celebrations, particularly for our birthdays. And since we never went out for dinner and generally consumed a Korean meal 7 days a week, it was always a huge deal to order lobster. It was as if we had won the lottery! But other than the lobster, there was something else on the menu that was just as lottery-worthy. It was, of course, the cheddar bay biscuits.

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits - These copycat biscuits are so easy to make in just 20 min, and they taste a million times better!

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits - These copycat biscuits are so easy to make in just 20 min, and they taste a million times better!

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits - These copycat biscuits are so easy to make in just 20 min, and they taste a million times better!

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits - These copycat biscuits are so easy to make in just 20 min, and they taste a million times better!

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits - These copycat biscuits are so easy to make in just 20 min, and they taste a million times better!

Now I don’t know about you guys but I absolutely love discovering copycat recipes from Pinterest. From this Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana to PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef, I am having a blast recreating some of my restaurant favorites. And these cheddar bay biscuits are no exception. The best part about it is that it literally only takes 20 min to make!

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits - These copycat biscuits are so easy to make in just 20 min, and they taste a million times better!

There’s no kneading or rolling of any kind. Simply stir everything together, drop them onto a baking sheet and that’s it. From there, you’ll have the flakiest, most fluffy biscuit you could possibly dream of, with a hit of spiciness from the cayenne pepper. And with that melted butter brushed right on, it is absolute perfection. Just be sure to practice some self control before you devour all 10 of these like I did!

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Yield 10 biscuits

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These copycat biscuits are unbelievably easy to make in just 20 minutes, and they taste a million times better than the original!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • For the topping
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper, if using.
  • In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together buttermilk and butter. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist. Gently fold in cheese.
  • Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup, scoop the batter evenly onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • For the topping, whisk together butter, parsley and garlic powder in a small bowl. Working one at a time, brush the tops of the biscuits with the butter mixture.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

http://damndelicious.net/2014/02/03/red-lobster-cheddar-bay-biscuits/

Five Faves to Follow

Now Pinterest is a great resource to find some amazing recipes, like these biscuits here. I am glued to it 24/7, pinning a mile a minute in the middle of the night, and it’s really become a huge inspiration in all of my recipes here, pushing me to go outside my limits and try something new for my family. I have over 50 boards but I thought I would share my top 5 favorite boards to follow.

1. Asian-Inspired Dishes – This is one of my absolute favorite boards. From mongolian beef to Thai shrimp dumpling noodles, I can always skip the take-out.

Asian-Inspired Dishes Pinterest Board

2. Pizza – We’ve been skipping delivery and making homemade pizza on Friday nights. After all, how can you resist homemade scalloped potato pizza?

Pizza Pinterest Board Pinterest Board

3. Crepes – I’ve always wanted to master crepe-making so this board is a huge inspiration to finally give them a try! After all, who wouldn’t want to start their mornings with scrambled egg breakfast crepes?

Crepes Pinterest Board

4. You’ve Gotta Make This – A great group of bloggers and I have come together to pin our favorite recipes from around the web – from savory to sweet, you’ll find everything you need right in this board!

You've GOTTA Make This! Pinterest Board

5. Nothing But Grilled Cheese – Comfort food never looked so good on this board. From waffle-iron ham and cheese paninis to sweet potato biscuit breakfast sandwich, you’ll always get your grilled cheese fix!

Nothing But Grilled Cheese Pinterest Board


Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for linking up You’ve GOTTA Make This! You are SO sweet!! :)

    And girl, I’m not kidding, on my bucket list of recipes to make…is….these biscuits! The only reason I didnt really get cracking on it is those other bread recipes I had to make that I told you about but if it weren’t for them, I totally want to make these! I remember going to a Red Lobster (underage) with this guy I was dating, ordering really fruity drinks, in between basketfulls of these rolls. Oh, the memories. Love love love that you made these!

    And great post with sharing your fave boards – so fun!

  2. Linda says

    These look perfect! I have been using another copycat recipe and my flatten as they bake. How do yours hold their shape? One difference in the ingredients is that the recipe I have calls for buttermilk. The next time I whip up a batch, I’m making yours!

    • Chung-Ah says

      Linda, I actually used buttermilk too. I just forgot to note that in the recipe – thanks for reminding me! In terms of their shape, I used an ice cream scoop, which helped tremendously!

  3. says

    Looks yummy! Gotta make.

    Can you do some simple Korean dishes too? I am addictes to K dramas and the food always look so delicious.

  4. says

    thanks for sharing this recipe! I’m making them tomorrow! so simple and can’t believe you can make them in 20 minutes. the photos and styling are stunning! LOVE them! and following your boards on Pinterest now! :)

  5. Diana @ASpoonfulofLuxe says

    These are amazing! Wow… loving your photography in these recent pics. And have to try these soon… pinning now :-)

  6. says

    We rarely went out to eat as a kid but when we did it was either olive garden or red lobster – there weren’t a lot of choices to say the least : ) Sometimes I would insist on red lobster just because of the biscuits (I never liked seafood so I think this behavior baffled my parents haha) Love that you recreated them homemade!

  7. Tisa says

    Printed out the recipe & am dying to try it….but don’t Cheddar BAY Biscuits have Old Bay Seasoning as one of the ingredients? Maybe I could substitute for the cayenne pepper? Just wondering….

    • Chung-Ah says

      Tisa, feel free to add old bay seasoning to taste. I personally loved the hit of spiciness from the cayenne pepper.

  8. Jessica says

    I made these this weekend and EVERYONE loved them! They were great, fresh out of the oven. So delicious and I usually find the Red Lobster ones too salty/greasy. These were perfect!
    Thank you for the recipe :)

    • Chung-Ah says

      Constance, if you are not a cheese fan, I recommend using another biscuit recipe. This recipe is tailored to be a cheese biscuit.

  9. Kate says

    Thank you for this recipe, I never thought of adding cayenne pepper. I make a similar style biscuit but I add the grated cheese to the flour mix before adding the liquid AND I add finely chopped jalapeno! It gives the biscuit an incredible flavor!! I am going to try these tonight!

  10. Cassandra says

    Hello!!! I’m wondering where your “bay” is for the cheddar bay biscuits??? That’s surely going to make them taste more like basic cheddar garlic biscuits since it’s missing. I’m just saying …

    • Chung-Ah says

      Cassandra, feel free to add old bay seasoning to taste. I personally did not think these biscuits needed them, especially with that hit of cayenne pepper!

  11. says

    Made them on valentines day . My husband loved them. I was so pleased with the taste as well as the texture. I didn’t have buttermilk so I used half and half with a little vinegar. I will be sure to make them again.

  12. says

    Wowee!!! :D I found these on Pinterest and now I am so eager to give these a try! I love making my own biscuits…great photography…these just look so good…better than Red Lobster if I may say so myself. Thank you!

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

  13. Cathy says

    Hello, do you think I can mix the batter and then let sit for about 40 minutes before baking or would the dough rise or settle too much? I would like to make these for a special dinner but want to bake when I get to my destination so that the biscuits will be warm for dinner.
    Thank you.
    BTW, I just started following your grilled cheese page on Pinterest. Ah, good old grilled cheese, my family’s favorite!

  14. Bernard says

    Drolling…

    Why do you use melted butter for ingredients? I saw other recipes use cold butter in order to produce flaky and airy texture…

    • Chung-Ah says

      Bernard, I chose not to use cold butter in these biscuits because the dough does not need to rolled out. You can simply use an ice cream scoop and pop them right on the baking sheet.

  15. anna says

    The biscuits are heavenly! My question, though, is this: what is that beautiful font you use for the title?

  16. Joy says

    Great 2nd time!
    My first batch was a literal flop as I had a runny batter and ended up with Cheddar pancakes ! Not good So two days later tried again and used t less liquid and scooped as you said in to 1/4 measure
    Somehow ended up with 14 !!
    Delicious !!
    Thanks for all your great recipes

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