Cheddar Bay Biscuits

If the sight of these scrumptious looking biscuits left you thinking about and longing for the Cheddar Bay Biscuits from Red Lobster then you are in luck!  Recently my husband went on a biscuit making frenzy, trying to find a good recipe he could make at home to match if not rival those glorious biscuits and though many of them fell flat, this one came very close, if not actually equaling the Red Lobster version.  Well, his were ok, but I knew I could get even better results, having at least some knowledge about using a pastry cutter vs. his hand to mix the butter in lol.  The only thing that puts Red Lobster’s biscuits over these is the quality/quantity of butter and seasoning…. which perhaps you can get even closer with some experimentation.  Though maybe they are just better there because you don’t have to make them yourself lol.

If, by some miracle, you have NOT tried the famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster I still urge you to make these biscuits.  They are nice and soft, fluffy, full of flavor and make it impossible to eat just one!  They are also very easy to make.  The cold butter is VERY important…. hence why my husband’s version suffered a bit due to his hands warming/melting the butter.  Not to mention a good deal of it probably stuck to his hands and didn’t end up in the biscuits.  So make sure you use very cold butter, and handle it as little as possible, using the pastry cutter or two knives to mix it in.

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits – Top Secret Version

Makes : 9 biscuits             Time to make : 40 minutes

Ingredients :

  • 2 1/2 C. Bisquick Baking Mix
  • 4 T. Cold butter
  • 1 C. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3/4 C. cold whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Topping :

  • 2 T. butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried parsley flakes
  • 1 pinch salt

Directions :

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine Bisquick and cold butter. Don’t combine too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter about the size of peas. (Use a pastry cutter or two butter knives for this)
  3. Add cheddar, milk and 1/4 tsp garlic.
  4. Mix by hand until combined, but don’t over mix.
  5. Drop 9 equal portions onto greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until tops are light brown.
  7. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a bowl. Stir in 1/2 tsp garlic powder and parsley flakes.
  8. Use a pastry brush to spread garlic butter over tops of biscuits.

Recipe from Food.com

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