Do you love Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits? Than you will love this copycat recipe that tastes just like you are eating them in the restaurant! These easy drop biscuits are a quick and easy, warm and cheesy addition to any meal.
It is so easy to re-create this beloved side dish from Red Lobster – just as I recreated the Red Lobster Brussel sprouts recipe. I love how warm and savory and cheesy they are. And to be honest- I think Cheddar Bay Biscuits are what the restaurant is known for! I defintiely want to make sure I get filled up with them anytime I go out to eat. But I am loving our copycat recipe, too.
It really is so easy to make this delicious side treat. It doesn’t take a lot of prep time and you’ll need common household ingredients that you most likely already have on hand!
Why are Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits so good?
Cheddar Bay Biscuits are a cheesy, buttery biscuit that they serve at Red Lobster. They are so popular because they are usually served piping hot and dripping in delicious cheese, butter and garlic. Which makes them taste even better and why so many people keep going back for more.
Why are they called Cheddar Bay Biscuits?
Good question! I did a little digging and found out that during the initial early ’90s run, they were called “freshly baked, hot cheese garlic bread”, which is a bit of a mouthful if you ask me!
A couple years later, they replaced that awful name with Cheddar Bay Biscuits, in a nod to the fictional sea of cheese.
Can you use different cheese for Cheddar Bay Biscuits?
While the name itself includes Cheddar you could always switch it up and use your favorite cheese or whatever cheese you have on hand.
For a spicier flavor- pepper jack would be delicious but you could also use marbled cheddar, mozzarella or any other variation of cheddar cheese that you prefer.
How to make Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
You may or may not knw othat there is also a recipe that used Bisquick mix. But trust me- this homemade version is so much better and just as easy!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 large egg
- 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
- 1/4 teaspoon parsley
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Combine flour, cheddar cheese, butter, egg, milk, baking powder, salt, and garlic in a bowl
- Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes
- Remove from oven and brush melted butter mixed with parsley on top
- Continue baking for 5 more minutes or until golden brown
- For the Biscuits:
- • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- • 1 tablespoon baking powder
- • 1 teaspoon salt
- • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- • 2/3 cup milk
- • 1/3 cup butter
- • 1 large egg
- • 2 tablespoons melted butter
- • 1/4 teaspoon parsley
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Combine flour, Cheddar cheese, butter, egg, milk, baking powder, salt, and garlic in a bowl.
- Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and brush melted butter mixed with parsley on top.
- Continue baking for 5 more minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 429mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g
Please verify this information with your preferred nutrition calculator.
What do you serve with Cheddar Bay Biscuits?
These can be served just about anything! They go especially well with any variation of a soup or chili, spaghetti, lasagna, any sea food dish, baked chicken or roast or even just a salad!
The possibilities are endless.
Do Cheddar Bay Biscuits need to be refrigerated?
They don’t have to be refrigerated. You can put them in an airtight bag or container and leave on your counter,
However, you certainly can pop them in your fridge , too!
How do you reheat biscuits?
If you have refrigerated your biscuits use the following methods:
- Oven: Wrap them in foil and bake for about 7 minutes in a 350° F oven, until warmed through.
- Microwave:Wet a paper towel and squeeze the water out well. Wrap it around a biscuit and place it in a microwave-safe container. Heat for 50 seconds or until warmed through
If you have frozen your biscuits use the following methods:
- Oven: Wrap them in foil and bake in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes.
- Microwave: Wet a paper towel and squeeze the water out well. Wrap it around a biscuit and place it in a microwave-safe container. Heat for 1-2 minutes or until warmed through
You can see some more methods here – How to Reheat Red Lobster Biscuits.
How to freeze biscuits
To freeze leftover biscuits, make sure they’re completely cool, and place them in an airtight container. They’re best if used within 3 months.
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- Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Salad and Ranch Dressing Recipe
- The Best Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Bread Recipe
- The BEST Longhorn White Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe (Copycat)
Enjoy your favorite Red Lobster side dish at home – the Cheddar Bay Biscuits. These easy drop biscuits are so easy and delicious to make!
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Katie Clark is a mom of three with a passion for creating home-cooked meals every night for her family. She has learned the skill of cooking from the time she was young and comes from a long-line of women who love to cook. Over the years, she has developed this skill to not only help her family but thousands around the world with her popular copycat recipes, jello salads, and twists on traditional favorites. She has a degree in journalism and loves to help others succeed in getting dinner on the table!