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.
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!*
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.
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.
NO BISQUICK IN YOUR PANTRY? NO PROBLEM!
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
- Cube the shortening and set it aside
- Add flour, salt, & baking powder to the food processor and pulse for a few seconds until it’s mixed
- 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.
- 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!
- 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
- 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
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 956mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 12g