This Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe is the best copycat of Red Lobster’s famous garlic, cheesy biscuits that are ready in under 20 minutes at home! If you love a warm biscuit, you’re going to love these copycat cheddar bay biscuits.

Always a winner, these Bisquick drop biscuits are the perfect, simple addition to any meal and come together in less than 20 minutes! You’re not ever going to want to make any other cheddar biscuits ever again. The flavor of these delicious biscuits is the REAL DEAL. (and the best part? You can wow all your family and friends by whipping up this simple copycat red lobster cheddar bay biscuits recipe the next time you see them!)

If you need an easy bread recipe, this ranks right up there with my 3-Ingredient Sprite Biscuits1-Hour Soft Dinner Rolls, and Homemade Cornbread recipe that you have to try!

cheddar bay biscuits in a bowl

Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits 

If you have never been to Red Lobster, you are really missing out. Honestly, you should go for the biscuits and not even feel guilty about it. For those of you who have had the addicting Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits, don’t you find yourself wishing you could have them at home?

Now you can! Making Cheddar Bay Biscuits from scratch is a breeze! And as a bonus, you don’t have to run to the store for a box of Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits Mix!

This simple side dish recipe only has six ingredients that come together in a matter of minutes! And if you use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, there is barely any clean up!

What Makes This a Good Recipe?

On a busy weeknight, these drop biscuits can come together in about 20 minutes or less, including baking time. It’s likely you’ll have most of the ingredients on hand, especially if your family is a cheese-loving family. Just toss together three of the ingredients, drop them on a baking sheet, and bake.

Once they come out of the oven you combine the last three ingredients, brush them over the baked biscuits, and serve! It doesn’t get much easier or more delicious.

These biscuits work great as a side dish with a meal, a potluck contribution, or an afternoon snack. Any time of day, any occasion, these Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits are sure to please. Would it be crazy to use them in Homemade Biscuits and Gravy instead of traditional biscuits? Because I might even want to do that too!

How to Make Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

biscuits on a baking sheet

Ingredients: (full recipe below)

  • Bisquick (or you could use my DIY Homemade Bisquick Baking Mix!)
  • Cheddar Cheese – you can use pre-shredded cheese, but shredding your own helps create a really cheesy biscuit
  • milk – I like whole milk for this recipe for a really rich taste
  • butter – real butter is best
  • garlic powder, parsley – for brushing on the tops after the biscuits come out of the oven.
how to make cheddar bay biscuits steps

How to make this Red Lobster Copycat Recipe

Step 1

Preheat your oven and line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. I love lining my baking sheets because washing them in the sink is such a pain! Tossing out parchment paper or washing a silicone mat is so much easier.

Step 2

Combine the biscuit mix, cheese, and milk in a medium bowl. Stir them until well combined, adjusting the amount of milk to create the desired biscuit consistency.

Step 3

Drop by teaspoon full onto your prepared baking sheet then bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 4

During the last minute or two of baking for your biscuits, melt the butter in the microwave, and then add the spices. Once you pull the biscuits from the oven, brush the buttery mix over the warm biscuits and serve them immediately.



How to Store and Freeze Biscuits 

Refrigerated leftover biscuits retain more moisture and are tastier when reheated in the microwave. But they can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. If you want to freeze your biscuits, make sure they are completely cool, then place in a freezer-safe, airtight container, and use them within three months.

Can you freeze the dough for this Red Lobster Biscuit Recipe?

You can make and freeze the dough ahead of time for an even faster prep! Just combine the dough ingredients and flash freeze them in individual portions. Once the dough balls are solid, place them in a freezer-safe bag. When you’re ready to bake them, extend the baking time by about five minutes.

What are some great toppings for Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits?

These soft biscuits really don’t need toppings but a little bit of butter mixture won’t hurt. Since they’re already made with a garlic butter sauce, adding a tad bit more melted butter will take them over the top.

If this is the first time that you’re making up this Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix, you’re going to love this homemade version. It’s one of those simple recipes that are perfect for date night or a simple homemade recipe that is going to treat your taste buds to pure heaven.

Here are some great serving ideas with Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Red lobster cheddar bay biscuits

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

This Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe is the best copycat of Red Lobster's famous garlic, cheesy biscuits that are ready in under 20 minutes at home!
3.16 from 45 votes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups biscuit mix or Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat
  • In a medium bowl, combine the biscuit mix, cheese and milk **see notes
  • Stir until well combined
  • Drop by teaspoon full onto prepared baking sheet
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
  • Melt butter in microwave safe bowl
  • Stir in garlic powder and parsley
  • Brush on warm biscuits
  • Serve immediately
  • Store leftovers in airtight container


Adjust the amount of milk added to make biscuit dough the desired consistency


Serving: 1g
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  1. 5 stars
    The quickest & best recipe for homemade biscuits. They go with any soup and are even good as a snack.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this to accompany a soupl for folks at a homeless camp last week. Added a little bit of bacon to one batch, a bit of ham to the second batch and left other batches alone. They were a big hit!

  3. 5 stars
    They are something you can’t stop eating. The butter mixture on top , well I could eat it by itself.

    1. Kasey Schwartz says:

      That is so amazing to hear!! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Wendy Wermager says:

    2 stars
    This needs spices in the Bisquick mix if you use that to make the tastes bland. Soooo..whatever spices that you like..use them. I personally would use some pepper and a little garlic Salt. 😊

    1. 1 star
      Complete flop. Tsp is to small and 8 min my parchment paper started burning and buiscuits burnt

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