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Red Lobster Biscuits

These copycat Red Lobster Biscuits, aka Cheddar Bay Biscuits, are wonderfully buttery with tons of garlic flavor.

Red Lobster Biscuits in a wooden bowl.

You would think that Red Lobster would be known for their seafood, but say “Red Lobster” and most people are likely to think of the hot, buttery biscuits known as Cheddar Bay Biscuits. And of course southerners know biscuits are where it’s at.

One bowl and about 15 to 20 minutes of your time is all that’s needed to make these easy and fabulously delicious homemade biscuits. Most likely you have all of the ingredients on hand.


The secret to these delicious Red Lobster Biscuits is plenty of cheddar cheese and garlic flavor. A full cup of shredded cheese is added to the biscuit dough along with a teaspoon and a half of garlic powder. The tops are brushed with a salty garlic butter decorated with specks of parsley.

This is a scoop and drop biscuit recipe. They are my favorite because they hardly make any mess in the kitchen. I find it’s easiest to scoop with a measuring cup that has been coated with cooking spray.


These Red Lobster Biscuits are best served warm from the oven and are worth every single calorie.

Overhead view of Cheddar Bay Biscuits in a wooden bowl with red and white cloth napkin.


Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days. They can also be frozen for up to 2 months. To freeze them, cool completely and wrap them individually in aluminum foil and then place them in a zip-top freezer bag.

If you’re the type of person whose hand is reaching in the bread basket again and again, be sure to follow my Breads, Rolls, and Biscuits Pinterest Board.


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Red Lobster Biscuits in a wooden bowl.

Red Lobster Biscuits

These Red Lobster Biscuits are super cheesy and full of garlic flavor. And they only take about 15 minutes to make. So easy!
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes
SERVINGS: 10 -12


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
  • Add melted butter and buttermilk to dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until mixed.
  • Fold in cheddar cheese.
  • Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray, scoop and drop the batter onto the prepared sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Combine the 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, pinch of salt, and chopped parsley and brush the tops of the cooked biscuits.


Can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Calories: 198kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat

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Originally published March 24, 2015.

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25 thoughts on “Red Lobster Biscuits”

  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    We don’t have Red Lobster here in Australia.. but gosh these cheesy biscuits look good!

  2. I’ve never been to Red Lobster, but I’ve heard about their biscuits! I love a good biscuit, especially with soup. These look great! 🙂

  3. I haven’t been to RedLobster in a million years , and I can’t even remember if I tried their biscuits — which means I must not have! I would remember cheesy biscuits with garlic butter. Pinning !

  4. nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    I’ve been wanting to try a copycat version of these biscuits for years, but haven’t done it yet! Totally trying these!

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