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Perfect Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe (Red Lobster Inspired)

Perfect Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe (Red Lobster Inspired)

5.0 from 2 votes

These copycat Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits are the perfect way to bring a touch of the famous Red Lobster delight into your kitchen. With their recent closure, fans of Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits are left longing for that irresistible delight.

Don’t worry – we have some good news. Our homemade Cheddar Bay biscuits bring the magic of those beloved biscuits right to your kitchen (and you can make and eat as many as you’d like). Fluffy, buttery, and bursting with cheddar and garlic flavors, these Cheddar Bay biscuits are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re serving them as a side dish, a snack, or a delightful treat on their own, one bite will transport you back to your favorite Red Lobster dining experiences.

Copycat Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuit

History of Cheddar Bay Biscuits

The beloved Cheddar Bay Biscuits trace their origins to Red Lobster, where they quickly became a staple item (admit it, we all ate way more of these than we probably should have). These biscuits combine the richness of cheddar cheese with the boldness of garlic, creating a savory treat that captured the hearts of (mostly) all who tried them. With the recent closure of Red Lobster, finding an identical recipe for these biscuits has been something on the forefront of our minds. We think we nailed this one – but we’ll let you be the judge. So, try these homemade cheddar bay biscuits out yourself and let us know what you think.

How to Make the Best Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits

To achieve the best results, using fresh, high-quality ingredients is essential (and these ingredients may actually lead to a better end result than the ones in the restaurant). Using fresh ingredients can significantly enhance the taste and quality of your homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits, as they not only provide better flavor but also contribute to the overall texture and nutritional value. Here are some key ingredients to focus on:

Cheddar Cheese

  • Flavor: Freshly grated cheddar cheese has a more robust and authentic flavor compared to pre-shredded cheese, which often contains additives to prevent clumping.
  • Texture: Fresh cheese melts more evenly, contributing to the rich, gooey pockets of cheese within the biscuits.
  • Nutritional Value: Fresh cheese retains more of its natural nutrients, such as calcium and protein.

Cold Unsalted Butter

  • Flavor: Cold, unsalted butter allows you to control the salt content in your recipe and provides a more natural butter flavor.
  • Texture: Cold butter creates steam as it melts during baking, leading to a flakier and more tender biscuit.
  • Freshness: Using fresh, high-quality butter ensures that your biscuits will have the best possible taste.

Whole Milk

  • Richness: Whole milk adds richness to the dough, enhancing the overall flavor and tenderness of the biscuits.
  • Texture: The fat content in whole milk contributes to a softer and more moist crumb.
  • Freshness: Fresh milk ensures that the biscuits rise properly and have a pleasant, creamy taste.

Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 cup whole milk (or more)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, unsalted

Garlic Butter Ingredients

  • 1/4 c melted butter, unsalted
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, Old Bay seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and sugar
  3. Add in cold butter, breaking and mixing until pieces of butter are about the size of peas/beans
  4. Stir in milk and freshly grated cheddar cheese; mix well
Cheddar Bay biscuit mixture
  1. Using a muffin pan, add drop of dough mixture to cups; do not overfill as it will rise while baking. Lightly oil before placing mixture into cups.
Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits in pan
  1. Bake Cheddar Bay biscuits on top rack for 12-17 minutes; or until top becomes golden brown
Baking Cheddar Bay biscuits
Muffin pans are perfect for making homemade Cheddar Bay biscuits – we use the 6 cup Good Cook brand
  1. Make garlic butter (recipe step below); remove biscuits from oven and carefully brush tops with melted garlic butter
  2. Let biscuits cool for a few minutes before serving, and enjoy!

Garlic Butter Directions

  1. When biscuits are nearly done baking, combine butter, parsley, and garlic powder; microwaves for 30 seconds to 1 minute; stir to combine
Garlic Butter Recipe

Looking for a main dish to accompany these delicious biscuits? Look no further than our Recipes page!

Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Red Lobster Inspired)

Recipe by Reviews and Recipes
5.0 from 2 votes
Course: Sides, AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

With the recent closure of Red Lobster, fans of their famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits are left longing for that irresistible delight. Don’t worry – we have some good news. Our Red Lobster inspired recipe brings the magic of these beloved biscuits right to your kitchen (and you can make and eat as many as you’d like). Fluffy, buttery, and bursting with cheddar and garlic flavors, these copycat Cheddar Bay biscuits are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re serving them as a side dish, a snack, or a delightful treat on their own, one bite will transport you back to your favorite Red Lobster dining experiences.

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Cheddar Bay Biscuit Ingredients

  • 2 c all-purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp white sugar

  • 1/3 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning

  • 1 c milk (or more)

  • 1 c cheddar cheese, freshly grated

  • 1/2 c cold butter, unsalted

  • Garlic Butter Ingredients
  • 1/4 c melted butter, unsalted

  • 1 tsp dried parsley

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Cheddar Bay Biscuit Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, Old Bay seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and sugar
  • Add in cold butter, breaking and mixing until pieces of butter are about the size of peas/beans
  • Stir in milk and freshly grated cheddar cheese; mix wellCheddar Bay biscuit mixture
  • Using a muffin pan, add drop of dough mixture to cups; do not overfill as it will rise while baking. Lightly oil before placing mixture into cups.Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits in pan
  • Bake Cheddar Bay biscuits on top rack for 12-17 minutes; or until top becomes golden brownBaking Cheddar Bay biscuits
  • Make garlic butter (recipe step below); remove biscuits from oven and carefully brush tops with melted garlic butter
  • Let biscuits cool for a few minutes before serving, and enjoy!Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuit
  • Garlic Butter Directions
  • When biscuits are nearly done baking, combine butter, parsley, and garlic powder; microwaves for 30 seconds to 1 minute; stir to combineGarlic Butter Recipe