Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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Cheesy, garlicky, and buttery, these Cheddar Bay Biscuits taste just like the ones at Red Lobster. Tender and moist, they’ll all but melt in your mouth. Ready in just 25 minutes!

homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits stacked.

Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These Cheddar Bay biscuits will absolutely make your mouth water! It’s hard to even get them to the dinner table because everyone wants to grab them as soon as they’re out of the oven.

With shredded cheddar cheese, melted butter, and the perfect blend of seasonings in the dough itself, these biscuits are soft, tender, and cheesy with that classic garlic butter flavor.

They’re basically identical to the ones served at Red Lobster, so you won’t have to wait for a special occasion to enjoy them. You can make them at home in just 25 minutes!

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Why You’ll Love This Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe

Here are a few reasons to love this Red Lobster copycat recipe.

  • Red Lobster copycat. These biscuits taste just like the ones you get when you dine at Red Lobster, down to the texture and buttery topping.
  • Cheesy, buttery, garlicky. These copycat Cheddar Bay biscuits are filled with cheddar cheese and have that wonderfully garlicky and buttery flavor, thanks to the biscuit dough and the garlic butter topping.
  • Ready in 25 minutes. You won’t have to wait long to enjoy these warm from the oven. The dough comes together quickly and they bake up in just 15 minutes.
The ingredient for homemade cheddar bay biscuits.

What You’ll Need

Here’s an overview of the ingredients needed to make your Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits at home. See the recipe card below for measurements.

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder – Baking powder gives the biscuits a light, fluffy texture.
  • Granulated sugar – Sugar just balances the flavors, but does not make the biscuits sweet.
  • Seasonings – Garlic powder, salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper give these biscuits their classic flavor. The cayenne is optional but recommended. (Don’t worry – it doesn’t make the biscuits spicy!)
  • Buttermilk – If you don’t have buttermilk, regular milk will work. Buttermilk is thicker, so if you use regular milk you may need to add a little extra flour if the batter is too thin.
  • Butter – We used regular salted butter.
  • Cheddar cheese – We like to use a sharp cheddar for the best cheese flavor, but any cheddar you like will work well.
  • Fresh parsley – You’ll use the parsley in the garlic butter glaze after the biscuits are baked. It’s okay to skip this ingredient if you don’t have any fresh parsley on hand.

How to Make Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Here’s an overview of how to make these copycat biscuits. See the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

  • Make the dough. Whisk together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk and melted butter. Pour into the dry ingredients and whisk to form a soft dough. Gently fold in the shredded cheddar.
  • Form the biscuits. Scoop the dough onto a prepared baking sheet. These are drop biscuits so they do not need to be perfect in shape.
  • Bake. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Add the butter topping. Combine the remaining melted butter, parsley, and garlic powder. Brush over the cheddar biscuits immediately after removing them from the oven.
Cheddar bay biscuits piled on a baking sheet.

Serving Suggestions

These Cheddar Bay biscuits are best enjoyed warm from the oven – they’ll almost melt in your mouth!

Just like at Red Lobster, these biscuits pair wonderfully with any seafood dinner. A few of our favorites include shrimp scampi, coconut shrimp, creamy shrimp pasta, and pan seared scallops.

They also make a wonderful side to a nice, juicy steak and you can never go wrong serving them with any pasta dish. We love our crockpot chicken alfredo, chicken parmesan pasta, meatball pasta bake, chicken bacon ranch pasta, and lasagna. The possibilities are truly endless!

Cheddar bay biscuits on a square plate.

How to Store Leftovers

  • Store. Store any leftover Cheddar Bay biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature. They’re best enjoyed the day they’re baked but will stay fresh for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat. These biscuits are best enjoyed warm, so before eating the leftovers you can gently reheat them in the oven or pop them in the microwave.

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A rubber basting brush coats the tops of Cheddar Bay Biscuits with garlic butter.
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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Cheesy, garlicky, and buttery, these Cheddar Bay Biscuits taste just like the ones at Red Lobster. Tender and moist, they'll all but melt in your mouth. Ready in just 25 minutes!
Servings: 8 biscuits
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes


  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded

Butter Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat the oven to 450F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, garlic powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and paprika.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and melted butter. Pour this wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix together until a soft dough forms, then gently fold in the shredded cheddar cheese (do not overmix).
  • Scoop the biscuit dough onto the prepared baking sheet to form individual drop biscuits. Bake at 450F for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, parsley, and garlic powder. Brush over top of the biscuits as soon as they come out of the oven.

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Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 747IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 2mg


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