Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These addicting copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits whip up in under 15 minutes, and they taste even better than the real thing!

Sometimes you just need a delicious biscuit or roll to pair with dinner. These Cheddar Biscuits are the perfect option every single time!

Cheddar biscuits brushed with butter on parchment paper.

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits were created by Kurt Hankins in the early 1990’s. He simply added garlic and cheese to a traditional biscuit recipe. Their signature name was not coined until 1996. Today, 1.1 million biscuits are served daily. 

These Cheddar Biscuits are a delicious homemade copycat version of this well-loved classic. They are absolutely addicting!!

We love to serve them with our favorite soups or salads, but really they are a delicious side for any occasion!

The ingredients for cheddar bay biscuits on the counter.

Easy cheddar bay biscuits

PREP. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

MIX. In a medium bowl, mix together the baking mix and shredded cheese. Then slowly add the milk and mix with a wooden spoon until soft dough forms.

BAKE. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

SEASON + SERVE. Mix melted butter and garlic salt together and brush over warm biscuits right after they’re taken out of the oven. Serve warm.

DIY Buttermilk Baking Mix

You can substitute the Buttermilk Baking Mix with one you make yourself. To make your own mix you’ll need: 

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup buttermilk blend powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup shortening

BLEND + STORE. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until pea shaped mix forms. (You can also use pastry cutter.) Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 6 months.

Mixing the ingredients for cheddar bay biscuits together.

Tips + variations

How to make them fluffy: Don’t overmix the batter or press and roll the dough balls. The biscuits won’t really spread so the shape that you place them on the cookie sheet will be the shape that they bake into. Should you like to have a flatter top, gently press the tops flat before baking.

Cheese: Cheddar cheese is used for a classic Cheddar Biscuit, but you can mix in some other cheese such as Parmesan, or Pepper Jack.

Spices: Add some Italian seasoning into the garlic butter or stir in a pinch of cayenne pepper in the dough for a bit of a kick. 

Bacon: Add cooked bacon crumbles to the top of the dough before baking.

Scooping cheddar bay biscuit dough onto a lined cookie sheet.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH?

So many options! We love them anytime, but love to make them with these classic recipe:

Brushing butter on top of cheddar biscuits.

Storing Info

STORE. Allow biscuits to cool and store them in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the fridge.

FREEZE. You can also freeze baked biscuits for 2-3 month. 

Reheat in the Oven: Thaw if applicable. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the biscuits on the sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until warm throughout. For soft biscuits you can cover them in foil.

A basket filled with butter brushed cheddar biscuits.

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Cheddar Bay Biscuit Recipe

These addicting copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits whip up in under 15 minutes, and they taste even better than the real thing!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 332 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 cups buttermilk baking mix
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2/3 cup milk (2% or whole)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (with parsley flakes) (with parsley flakes)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the baking mix and shredded cheese. Then slowly add the milk and mix with a wooden spoon until soft dough forms.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Mix melted butter and garlic salt together and brush over warm biscuits right after they're taken out of the oven. Serve warm.

* Source: Cheddar Bay Biscuit

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