Homemade Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits were created more than twenty-five years ago, and these buttery biscuits are just as popular as ever. It’s even possible that some people go to Red Lobster just for these fluffy, cheesy biscuits finished off with delectable garlic butter.

No Red Lobster meal is complete without a side of their famous cheese biscuits. With this copycat Red Lobster biscuits recipe, you will feel like you have unlocked their secret recipe.  

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What makes the Red Lobster Cheddar Cheese Biscuits so good?

These delicious Red Lobster biscuits are a complement to any meal. Easy preparation makes for perfect biscuits every time! If you love these biscuits when dining at Red Lobster, you can now enjoy them at home.

The best part of serving up hot cheese garlic bread is how a warm biscuit crumbles in your hand. This side dish is worth staying in for! So enjoy these biscuits with a meal or enjoy them as a savory snack.

Why you should try this recipe for Homemade Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

You can find a Red Lobster cheese biscuit mix online or in most grocery stores. So, why would you want to make these biscuits from scratch?

Making them from scratch is easy and tastes much better than using the store-bought biscuit mix. I think you will find the package of cheddar bay biscuit mix to be good. But whenever you can make biscuits from scratch, they taste even better. So why not try your hand at making these famous biscuits?

You can control the ingredients you put in the biscuits.

For example, if you prefer organic ingredients, you can use organic ingredients, you can’t buy an organic Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit mix anywhere at this time.

Or perhaps you love to cook at home and want to put ingredients you know into what you make. You can make a preservative and additive-free version when you make these from scratch.

Or if you are like my family, you can serve these up with extra garlic butter sauce! It’s up to you, when you make a recipe from scratch, you can modify it to your personal preference.

And did I mention this is an easy recipe? Everyone is going to want your secret recipe.

I know you will love this fantastic Cheddar Bay Biscuit recipe when you make it at home. This is one of my favorite Red Lobster recipes.

You will soon be known for making legendary cheddar bay biscuits.

Fun Fact: Why Are They Called Cheddar Bay Biscuits?

These famous Cheddar biscuits were first introduced as freshly baked, hot drop biscuits in 1992. After five years, this unwieldy name was replaced with Cheddar Bay Biscuits to “reflect the seaside atmosphere of Red Lobster restaurants.”

No one can resist Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay biscuits! Keep reading, and you can get the full recipe below. Everyone will think your copycat cheddar bay biscuits are the real deal!

Do you get unlimited Cheddar biscuits at Red Lobster?

Cheddar Bay Biscuits have always been unlimited when dining at Red Lobster restaurant, and this policy is not going away. 

If you are looking for a unique biscuit, this cheese biscuit recipe is great to serve up to your friends and family. In no time, you’ll have beautifully flaky, garlicky cheese biscuits gleaming with butter and attractively flecked with parsley.

Slightly crispy on the outside and wonderfully tender on the inside.

These copycat biscuits are even better than the restaurant version because you make them with love!

Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Bisquick baking mix – I prefer the full-fat version over the reduced-fat version, the reduced-fat version makes a tougher biscuit
  • Water
  • Shredded sharp Cheddar cheese – I like to use freshly grated cheese, and if you can use the fine grater, it really helps to distribute these even better
  • Butter – here you can use either salted or unsalted butter
  • Dried parsley flakes
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried Italian seasoning
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits ingredients on a tray

How to Make Red Lobster Biscuits

These are the simple steps to make this copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits recipe:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the Bisquick, water, and cheese. Stir the flour mixture gently until the dough forms; do not overmix the dough.
  2. Pat or roll out the biscuit dough to ¾-inch thick. (You can serve these at drop biscuits if desired, for dropped biscuits, I love to use a cookie scoop, so all of the biscuits are the same size.)
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits dough on a baking sheet
  1. Cut the biscuits with a cutter and place them on a baking sheet either lined with parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits dough cutouts on a baking sheet
  1. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 10 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.
  2. While baking the biscuits, melt the butter with parsley, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning in a small pan.
  3. After you remove the biscuits from the oven, brush the tops with the seasoned melted butter and serve immediately. Move each hot biscuit carefully so they do not break.
homemade Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits in a parchment paper lined bread basket

Helpful Tips to Make Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits 

If you want more richness in your Red Lobster Cheddar biscuits, substitute milk or buttermilk for the water and top with more butter.

Add 1 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning for an extra flavor touch.

Give them a spicy kick by adding ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

Feel free to substitute your favorite shredded cheese for the Cheddar in this recipe. They taste great with Pepper Jack!

What to Serve With Your Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

These cheesy biscuits go well with almost any soup. And, let’s not forget chili! Other ideas:

How to Store Cheddar Bay Biscuits

I must admit I have never made these and had leftovers, but perhaps you have a small family. This is how you can store and freeze leftover biscuits.

  • Refrigerate in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
  • Freeze – When freezing leftover cheese biscuits, allow them to completely cool to room temperature, then place them in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag. Ideally, use them within 3 months. 

How to Reheat Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits

  • Oven – Wrap the biscuits in foil and bake at 350°F for around 7 minutes or until warmed through.
  • Microwave – Wet a paper towel, squeeze the water out, and wrap it around the biscuits. Please place it in a microwave-safe container and place a lid on top but don’t seal it. Set the power level to 50% and heat for 50 seconds.
  • Air fryer – These heat well, just set your air fryer to 350° F, and heat for about 5 minutes.

How to Reheat Frozen Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits

  • Oven – Wrap them in foil and bake at 350° F for 20 minutes.
  • Microwave – Wet a paper towel, squeeze the water out, and wrap it around the biscuits. Place it in a microwave-safe container and place a lid on top but don’t seal it. Set the power level to 50% and heat for 2 minutes.
  • Air Fryer – Wrap them in foil and bake at 300 F for 15 to 18 minutes.
homemade Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits in a basket

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Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

You can make amazing Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits at home.
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheddar Bay Biscuits, Red Lobster Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 222kcal


  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ¾ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the Bisquick, water, and shredded cheese. Roll out the resulting dough until it is 3/4 inch thick.
  • Cut the biscuits with a biscuit cutter, place them on a baking sheet, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • While the biscuits are baking, in a small saucepan, melt the butter together with the parsley, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
  • When the tops of the biscuits are golden brown, remove the biscuits from the oven. Brush the tops with the seasoned butter and serve immediately.



Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Cathy Turner

    I use Krusteaz or Jiffy mixes because they have a different flavor than Bisquik. They use a different fat. For the buttery topping, use 40% garlic powder, 60% onion powder and of course a pinch of dried parsley in melted butter. It’s slightly sweeter because of the onion powder. I bought the box mix for the biscuits at Sam’s club and kept sampling the butter to get the right proportions and flavor.

  2. Peaches

    I made these biscuits the other day and my youngest son couldn’ stop eating them. His only “complaint” was they had to be warm! I will definately be making these again and soon! Thanks for the great recipe

  3. Wendibeth64

    I use milk instead of butter and brush them with melted butter, parsley (instead of the italion seasoning) and a little sugar, I also add a little sugar to the buscuit recipe as well. People are alway requesting these from me.

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