Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These cheesy, buttery, garlic biscuits are crisp and golden on the outside, and warm and soft on the inside. They're easy to make at home and are a perfect Copycat for Red Lobster's famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheddar Bay Biscuits, Cheddar Biscuits, Red Lobster Biscuits
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 biscuits
Calories 256 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded (about 1 cup shredded)
  • 1 cup buttermilk cold* (see below for buttermilk substitution)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled for 5 minutes

For the Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dry parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Stir in the cheddar cheese and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk and melted butter together until small lumps form.
  4. Add the buttermilk to the large bowl with the flour and mix until a dough has formed and the ingredients are no longer dry. Do not overmix.

  5. Grease a ¼ cup and scoop out the dough with it. Place on the baking sheet, leaving slightly more than an inch between each.
  6. Bake for about 12 minutes, until they are golden brown.
  7. While the biscuits are in the oven, mix 2 tablespoons of melted butter, garlic powder, and parsley. Brush the biscuits with this mixture right when they come out of the oven. DE-LISH!

Recipe Notes

Freezing Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Storage & Reheating

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 347mg15%
Potassium 151mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.