Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe

Red Lobster has some of the most delicious biscuits around, and while the franchise has offered unlimited Cheddar Bay Biscuits for years, sometimes I want an unlimited supply while I stay at home in my jammies! With this copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits recipe, now I can make as many as I want. I can even make a couple of batches and save them in the refrigerator for a busy morning.

The salty savory cheddar bay biscuits are one of the most popular menu items at Red Lobster, with an incredible 1.1 million being served daily! It’s not hard to see why – the flakey texture and cheesy garlic flavors complement any meal well – breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

The cheddar bay biscuit recipe an interesting twist on the more common sweet breakfast biscuits. The secret is the combination of cheddar cheese, buttermilk, and garlic powder. While we recommend using a standing mixer, you could use an electric blender as well. Just be sure to add the ingredients slowly, one by one, to avoid splashing.

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, no problem. Check our tips and recommendations below this recipe to find how you can make your own buttermilk with ingredients you probably do have.

Red Lobster Biscuit Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 biscuits
Calories 230 kcal


  • standing mixer


For the Biscuit Dough

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 stick salted butter, melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cup mild or medium cheddar cheese, shredded

Biscuit Topping Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  • First, preheat oven to 450 degrees, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder. Mix until the ingredients are combined. Next, add in the melted butter, but save a bit to brush over the top after the biscuits have been baked.
  • Next, slowly pour in the buttermilk to avoid splashing. Mix again until all of the ingredients are blended. Add the cheddar cheese, and mix again briefly.
  • Using a large spoon, place big rounded scoops of biscuit dough onto the lined cookie sheets. There will be enough dough for 12 medium biscuits. Then bake for 10 minutes.
  • After the biscuits have baked, remove them from the oven and gently brush the melted butter topping over them. Serve and enjoy!


  • Be sure to include the baking powder to this recipe, which helps the biscuits to rise and gives them the fluffy texture.
  • If you don't have buttermilk, you can make your own. Take ½ tbsp of plain vinegar or lemon juice and add ¾ cup of 2% milk. Stir it well and then let it rest.
  • You could also make these biscuits in batches and use them for a few meals. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Of all the biscuits across various fast food and casual dining restaurants, which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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