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Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits, Red Lobster Style

Posted March 26, 2017 by Stephanie
homemade red lobster cheddar bay biscuits! recipe on www.iamafoodblog.com

homemade red lobster cheddar bay biscuits! recipe on www.iamafoodblog.com

homemade red lobster cheddar bay biscuits! recipe on www.iamafoodblog.com

I got to be honest with you guys, I’ve never been to Red Lobster – they don’t have Red Lobster in here. But, I have seen a lot of Red Lobster commercials watching TV while in the states. Commercials that make those cheddar bay biscuits look irresistible. Plus, I know people who actually head across the boarder to eat at Red Lobster specifically for the biscuits. One of my friends even brought back some of the biscuit mix for us to make together.

I still haven’t opened that package and since I don’t really foresee a visit to Red Lobster in the near future, I figured I’d make some cheddar bay biscuits from scratch at home.

These guys came together incredibly quickly – I love drop biscuits because there’s no cutting in butter or worrying if your biscuits or going to be flaky or not. Out of the oven, they were irresistible. Cheesy, a bit garlic-y, with crispy brown bottoms and tops. The insides were tender and fluffy. It kinda almost makes me want to go to Red Lobster so I can compare. Should I?!

I’m kind of iffy about the whole Red Lobster thing. Where the heck do they get so many lobsters? How do they stay fresh? How is it that they can have shrimp fest all the time? Whenever Mike and I go to Palm Springs for the summer, I think to myself, Red Lobster, we should go there. But then Mike, as the voice of reason says, “really, lobster in the desert?” He does have a point…

What do you guys think: Red Lobster yay or nay?

Homemade Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Recipe
makes 5 biscuits


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch cayenne, optional
  • 3/4 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Garlic Butter Topping

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

via Damn Delicious

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, cayenne (if using), and cheddar. In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and melted butter.

Pour the buttermilk mixture onto the dry ingredients and use a rubber spatula to lightly mix. You don’t want to over mix, just fold until everything is incorporated.

Use a 1/4 cup cookie (or you could just use spoons) scoop to scoop out biscuits on to the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

While the biscuits are baking, whisk together the melted butter, parsley, and garlic powder. When the biscuits are done, brush with the garlic butter mix and enjoy immediately!


  1. At least here in San Antonio, the Red Lobster is pretty meh! But I do LOVE their biscuits. I say make the biscuits at home and save yourself the $30. :)

  2. Barbara says:

    Noooo stay away from Red Lobster!! Aside from the biscuits, nothing is good. Also, I’ve read that the fish they serve isn’t really what they say it is… and your biscuits look much better!,

  3. Christina says:

    If you’re ever in Calgary again, we have a Red Lobster!

  4. The only good thing about Red Lobster is the biscuits… So with this recipe you will never need to go!

    Gonna give this a whirl this weekend.. do you think they’re freezable?

    1. Stephanie says:

      i haven’t tried freezing them, but the recipe doesn’t make too many biscuits ;)
      i do think it’d probably work out okay as long as you toast them when you eat them again.

  5. Linda says:

    Save your money and avoid the inevitable disappointment – you’ll be able to make a LOT of biscuits at home for the price of a mediocre meal at Red Lobster.

  6. Bernie says:

    Havent been to a Red Lobster in years….not missing it either. I do however make their biscuits from the mix all the time….they are really good. Now I’ll have to try yours. By the way the Red Lobster in Palm Springs is in the desert, not the dessert!

    1. Stephanie says:

      hahaha thanks for the tip! as for the dessert….guess i only have one thing on my mind!

  7. LOL!!!! Since we grew up watching the same TV, I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about with Red Lobster. Slow motion bright-red boiled lobster splashed down with some melted butter – I have never been to one either!! (do we have them in Canada even??) … um, my MOTHER IN LAW recently brought the biscuit mix to our place at Christmas time and left it here. Not one to waste, and of course I was curious – the mix is HEE-larious because you have to add all of the good stuff. Like the actual cheddar. I got so annoyed by that. But of course, I tried it – adding my own g-damn cheddar … and THEY WERE VERY DELICIOUS!! haha. Soft and fluffy and yummy. (I skipped their “add water to” (I think) garlic topping)… PS want to go to Red Lobster together??? :P

  8. Avery says:

    At first, I was very supriesed lobster in biscuits! But this recipe is interesting. I like lobster but it’s very expensive ?.
    So I try this recipe at home?

  9. Jenny says:

    Oh you made me lol with this. Think of it this way – Red Lobster is to seafood what Olive Garden is to Italian food. Don’t waste your time, you can get better seafood right where you are. And their biscuits were incredible when I was a kid, but they don’t make them quite the same anymore. I’ll bet my next paycheck that yours are better than both the restaurant and the mix – I’m really looking forward to making them!!

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