Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

You can make terrific Cheddar Bay Biscuits just like Red Lobster does. However, you cannot make the exact recipe because they have a special butter-garlic sauce that is not available to the general public. See how these compare.

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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  • Recipe Type: Bread
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These are incredible fresh out of the oven. And with a touch of butter, these are simply divine. This recipe was sent in by Janelle. You can make your own version of the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits in your kitchen. Try these cheesy garlicky biscuits today!


  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the Bisquick, water, and grated cheese. Pat or roll out the dough to 3/4-inch thick. Cut the biscuits with a cutter and place in a baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.

While the biscuits are baking, in a small saucepan, melt the butter together with the parsley, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. After you remove the biscuits from the oven, brush the tops with the seasoned butter and serve immediately.

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  • Paul

    I made these ! They are outstanding.. BUT biggest problem… they dont last long.. lol

    • Stephanie

      Hopefully you get one or two when you make them!

  • Peaches

    I made these biscuits the other day and my youngest son couldn’ stop eating them. His only “complaint” was they had to be warm! I will definately be making these again and soon! Thanks for the great recipe

  • Wendibeth64

    I use milk instead of butter and brush them with melted butter, parsley (instead of the italion seasoning) and a little sugar, I also add a little sugar to the buscuit recipe as well. People are alway requesting these from me.

    • Wendibeth64

      OOPS milk instead of water LOL

  • OhAshtonDear.

    I made these for Mothers Day to avoid the crowds they were such a huge hit, However I didn’t use Italian seasoning and used lawry’s garlic powder they taste so much like red lobster love this recipe!

    • Stephanie

      I love garlic. Great suggestion.

  • Lindsay

    Bake at 400 not 350 in the oven that is wrong on the recipe

    • Stephanie

      I have been baking these at 350 for awhile. For me it is a default setting and I adjust my recipes around my preferred baking time. I like being able to bake in a moderate oven, so I can reheat something, or even cook a roast, or my favorite casserole while I am putting fresh hot bread in the oven.

  • LA

    What all of you don’t realize is that Red Lobster purchases these biscuits from The Schwan’s company I buy them all the time and from different sales reps. They all have told me this. Bake them and brush them with garlic butter.

    • Suzanne Cray Zisselsberger

      they are not purchased by schwanns LMAO!

  • David

    The recipe says a 450 oven but the video says 350. Probably will make a big difference. Which is it supposed to be?

  • Vicky

    to avoid the softness, brush with butter AFTER baking, and bake a little longer, until golden brown on top.

  • Diana Bowles

    These biscuits are my reason for going to Red Lobster

    • Mike Davitt Jr

      Mine too.

  • Nikkiey

    When we tried these at Red Lobster, the outside had a different texture, almost like they were fried rather than baked. Anyone have any thoughts on that? The homemade ones taste great, everyone loves them!

    • Watsolioni

      I used to cook them. They ARE baked not fried.

    • Cheshire Lumi

      The reason they look fried instead of baked is probably due to the crisp little crater dotted surface. To achieve this, add small (1/8 -1/4in) very cold chunks of butter to the dough. When the dough bakes, the butter melts, ‘frying’ the dough around it and leaving little fluffy pockets on the inside.

      • Lynda Seelie

        How much butter? I whole stick, 1/2 stick? Also, since there’s two different suggestions, what temperature do you bake these at? Also, do you use milk or water? Please let me know, I’m making these tonight. Thanks!

  • Lindsay

    I worked at Red Lobster for years…the trick that everyone seems to miss is that they are brushed with their scampi butter, which is where the garlicky-buttery taste comes from. It is also why you see parsley on them. this butter mix can be achieved by melting the unsalted butter with white wine, garlic and parsley. (see scampi recipe)

    • Lindsay

      FRESH garlic, by the way.

      • Lindsay

        Oh!! And they are brushed AFTER baking.

    • Irishshrew

      Thank you so much, Lindsay! They taste marvelous. I am a caterer and will add this to serve with my home-made soups!!

    • Suzanne Cray Zisselsberger

      you are correct!! someone said that red lobster purchases them through schwanns LMAO! on that one

  • Rudy George

    My Daughter made the Red Lobster Cheddar biscuits the taste was excellent, but They were soft, any suggestions?

    • Stephanie

      Maybe she could have added a little more bisquick mix. Humidity often plays into how much flour you need to add to something.

    • Cheshire Lumi

      To get the texture of the Red Lobster bisquits, add small (1/8 -1/4in) very cold chunks of butter to the dough. When the dough bakes, the butter melts, ‘frying’ the dough around it and leaving little fluffy pockets on the inside.

  • rudy George

    My Daughter made the Red Lobster cheddar Biscuits from Your Recipe ,he taste was excellent, but, They were soft, I like the Biscuits a little harder, do You have any idea why they were soft

  • Becki Helderman

    I used the heart healthy Bisquick, and when it called for you to cut them with a cutter, the dough was too sticky, so I greased my hands and just made drop-type biscuits, which worked out great. I also added garlic powder to the dough when mixing and the flavor was fantastic. Hubby loved them, too!

  • L wright

    I was disappointed with the receipe. I had just been to Red Lobster where I had eaten cheddar bisquits. Mine were no where near as good.

    • Stephanie

      I am really sorry these didn’t work out well for you. Generally these have great results and most people are very happy with them.

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  • LBaby

    I love this recipe, I can save alot of money now by making this bread at home. Thank you so much!!

  • Jacki

    I made these the morning my relatives from NJ came over. They were gone by the end of the day (I made 2 batches). I think it’s possible to get away with half the amount of butter and spices though.

  • Virginia Rosche

    I use this recipe to make my dumplings in my “Chicken & Dumplings Soup”. It makes the meal with never any dumplings left in the pot. Everyone swears it’s better than they have ever had before. Makes those recipes made with just biscuit dough to be tasteless when you have had dumplings like these!

  • http://none Bea

    Well, I’m glad I read this recipe. I used to love the garlic and cheddar biscuits at RL, and couldn’t believe they’d ever change. But, they did. and I don’t go there anymore. Fortunately, I am a pretty good cook, so I can make my own cheddar and garlic biscuits. And I don’t like drop biscuits, so I knead and cut mine.

  • Anonymous

    I bellieve the top might be the dry ranch dressing mix.

  • http://n/a jnsbiggs

    My wife made these last night and the recipe was almost exactly the same. The bread was the first thing to go….i must have eaten 10 myself 😉 Thanks for the recipe!!

  • http://copycat MaryAnn

    Red Lobster Muffins
    These are ausome!!!
    2Cups Bisquick
    2/3 cup of milk
    1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1/4 tsp. garlic powder
    Mix bisquick,milk, add cheese, and mix until a soft dough forms. Beat vigisourly until really stiff. Drop by tablespoons to make 10-12 bisquits, on ungreased cookie sheet . Bake in the middle rack for 8-10 minutes at 450 degrees. Melt butter and mix garlic butter, brush on rolls when done. Yummy!!!!!