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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 mins
COOK: 10 mins
TOTAL: 15 mins
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. I absolutely love the biscuits at Red Lobster! These look perfect and I love how quick and easy they are too.

  2. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Best recipe post ever! I love the rolls at red lobster but making them at home is even better.

  3. Justine | Cooking and Beer

    Is it awful that I have never had a Red Lobster biscuit!? I’m so ashamed! Definitely trying your version though, Christin! They look soooo good!

  4. Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen

    It makes a meal so much more satisfying when there’s bread to go along with it! These quick and easy biscuits are perfect since they can be made in a jiffy! I love how cheesy they look!

  5. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    Love all of the flavor going on in these! I’ve never ventured very far from a basic biscuit recipe, but clearly I need to change that!

  6. Sarah@ Whole and Heavenly Oven

    Gosh, I am seriously drooling here, Christin! These biscuits look SO fabulous and possibly even better than Red Lobster’s! Is that even possible?! So trying these. 🙂 Pinned!

  7. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Red Lobster biscuits are the best! I am so loving this, Christin! I just want to reach right through my screen and grab one. Delish!

  8. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    I’ve been wanting to make these for so long. They’re so tasty. And perfect with almost every meal!
    Have a beautiful Wednesday!

  9. Haven’t been in so long but these biscuits were our favorite thing at Red Lobster! : ) They were so so good. Glad to have this recipe. They look insanely tasty!!

  10. We take my dad to Red Lobster for his birthday and father’s day every year because he along with our entire family is gaga over their biscuits! I can’t wait to make them at home now because yours look just perfect!

  11. Beth @ bethcakes

    Wow, these biscuits look fab! They really are the best things at Red Lobster haha. I didn’t realize they’re so easy to make!

  12. Jessica @ Sweet Menu

    I am totally going to try these! We had so many delicious fluffy biscuits over in the USA but they are definitely not a menu mainstay here in Australia. I need to learn to make them at home so I can have them anytime!

  13. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure

    So funny, yesterday I was talking with a friend of mine of this wonderful cheddar biscuits from Red Lobster and I said I will search for a recipe and here it is 🙂 Thank you for sharing 🙂

  14. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    Ok so I hate to confess this – but there have been times when I went to Red Lobster and just ate the biscuits only! They are so good! I never tried making them – so thanks so much for this recipe Christin!

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