Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe | Red Lobster Copycat

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Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits should be illegal.  I mean how can a biscuit that is loaded with cheese and butter be made available to an unsuspecting diner at no charge? 

I could make an entire meal of these amazing Cheddar Bay Biscuits!! Know what I mean?  Of course you do!

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We love to eat at Red Lobster and yes we also love their Cheddar Bay Biscuits.  So Mark decided he would try to make them at home, and found our copycat recipe for Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits  over at food.com.   

cheddar biscuits mini loaves in mini loaf pan

He did so well, that he bought this really cool little loaf pan.  And the beauty of using this pan, in addition to these cute little loaves, is that there is very little mess!

I’ve included a link for this mini loaf pan here just in case you really want to get one of these amazing pans!*

Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe (Red Lobster Copycat) baked as mini loaves! So easy to make, you can have them for dinner tonight!

We don’t make them as much as we used to, but I have to tell you I have been craving these for months.  I think the last time we ate out at Red Lobster was a year ago January when we were in Naples, Fla.

Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe (Red Lobster Copycat) baked as mini loaves! So easy to make, you can have them for dinner tonight!

This easy cheddar bay biscuits recipe is so full of yummy goodness you just can’t eat one – or two for that matter!

I’m really having a lot of fun making copycat recipes these days, so let’s get to it and whip up a batch of these amazing Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe (Red Lobster Copycat) baked as mini loaves! So easy to make, you can have them for dinner tonight!


I don’t know about you, but Bisquick isn’t always in my pantry. You know that baking mix that is popular for biscuits and impossible pies?

You can make your own! I think Homemade Bisquick is much better for us too, because we make it fresh and it will keep in the refrigerator for about 3 months.

So in addition to these yummy Cheddar Bay Biscuits, you could make pancakes, strawberry shortcake, anything that comes to mind.

So before we get started, you will need the following:

  • 6 cups flour – I like to use unbleached, all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder (make sure it’s fresh!)
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening – we use Crisco all the time
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 small food processor

How to Make Homemade Bisquick

  1. Cube the shortening and set it aside

  2. Add flour, salt, & baking powder to the food processor and pulse for a few seconds until it’s mixed

  3. Add the shortening, a little at a time, and pulse until it’s all mixed – the shortening should be ‘pea-sized.

    The mixture should clump together in your hand. blended pie crust holds it shape in your hand, perfect flaky pie crust

  4. That’s it! Put the homemade bisquick mixture into an airtight container in your refrigerator until you need it again. But keep out enough for this awesome cheddar biscuit recipe!

Cheesy biscuits in a basket on a table.

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits (copycat)

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Judy Kahansky
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Easy Family Suppers
Cuisine North American
Servings 8
Calories 458 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese - grated
  • 3/4 cup cold whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chopped fresh parsley


  • Preheat oven to 400°F
    Combine Bisquick and cold butter. Don’t combine too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter about the size of peas. Tip: I used a pastry blender
    Add cheddar, milk and 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    Mix by hand until combined, but don’t over mix
    Drop 8 equal portions into the greased mini loaf pan cavities
    Bake for 15-17 minutes or until tops are light brown or a toothpick comes out clean
    Melt 1/4 cup butter in a bowl
    Stir in 1/2 tsp garlic powder and the chopped parsley
    Use a pastry brush to spread garlic butter mixture over tops of biscuits while they are still warm



Serving: 1g | Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 956mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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red lobster cheddar biscuits mini loaves in basket on green checked cloth with lettering on top

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.