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Have An Itch For Amazing Cheddar Bay Biscuits?

Last Modified: June 20, 2024
Published: June 20, 2024

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Copycat Recipe To Make Them Yourself From Scratch

I hope you caught my attempt at humor there, 不 but you can make hot, delicious Cheddar Bay Biscuits from scratch at home and begin slathering butter on them in under thirty minutes!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits are the number one menu item at Red Lobster, and for good reason (aside from the fact they are "free.") The famous biscuits are craveable for many reasons! By the way, "Cheddar Bay" doesn't really exist anywhere, but it is an amazingly clever piece of marketing!

Bite after bite, the savory taste of sharp cheddar cheese combined with the subtle sweetness of tender biscuit dough with a craggy, crisp crust makes us lust for more and more of these rich and flavorful morsels.

Who can possibly resist them when they are brushed with parsley and garlic butter both before and after baking? The buttery sheen makes them smell so delicious they are irresistible and addictive!

I mean, really, what are you waiting for? Go to the kitchen and stir up a batch now!

cheddar bay biscuits

How To Make Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Prehat your oven to 400 degrees and cover a sheet pan with parchment paper. Grate some good sharp cheddar cheese from a block until you have one and one-third cups. I use a box grater. Nibbles allowed.

I always recommend grating your own cheese from a block. It's worth the effort because pre-shredded cheese has a coating that keeps the shreds from sticking together in the bag. That substance also keeps the cheese from melting as nicely.

cheese to grate

Chop some fresh parsley until you have about three tablespoons. Save back a tablespoon for the gorgeous final brushing with garlic butter. (Dried parsley works, and I especially adore Gourmet Garden's lightly dried chopped parsley when fresh is not available!)

I finally got smart this summer (goodness knows I've had enough birthdays!!) and planted some parsley and basil in my big flower pots. They're pretty, fragrant, and so very handy!! Dill is growing in a flower bed, oregano in another! Next year, I'll add cilantro and try to learn to love it!

Now combine the flour, salt, garlic powder, and baking powder (yes, a tablespoon- that's not a typo) with the cheese and mix them together well.

In another bowl, beat the melted butter, milk, and egg together and pour it over the flour mixture.

Mix everything together very gently until a sticky dough forms. Be careful not to overmix, as that can make the biscuits tough. If it seems dry, add a little milk.

How To Bake Cheddar Bay Biscuits

I used an ice cream scoop to divide the dough evenly into ten mounds on the baking sheet. Again, don't overhandle the dough; the biscuits are supposed to be craggy and rustic.

Place the biscuits on the baking sheetthey don't spread much, so ten will fit on an average sheet pan. Combine the melted butter, garlic powder, and parsley in a small bowl. Hunt up your pastry brush.

Brush some of the garlic mixture on each biscuit. While you tidy up, pop them into the 400-degree oven for about twelve to fourteen minutes.

Pull the biscuits out of the oven, brush each biscuit with the parsley-flecked garlic butter again, and bake them for another five minutes.

You will be so proud of your beautiful Cheddar Bay Biscuits that you'll want to tell the world! They are a thing of beauty!

Take a close look! No wonder everyone loves them! The smell alone is enough to make you hungry!

These amazing biscuits taste good with about everything! The first night, we ate them with oven-baked salmon and the next night with simple one-pan goulash. I suggested that I give the rest to our daughter and Papa made puppy dog eyes, so we kept them.

They're so easy to make that I'll bake a whole batch soon just for her family!


Yield: 10 biscuits

Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Cheddar Bay biscuits

You'll love these easy, cheesy, buttery biscuits like the ones they serve at Red Lobster! They're made from scratch, but they're fast and easy to make!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup melted butter

Garlic Butter Topping

  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, parsley, cheese, and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  4. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, and melted butter.
  5. Pour that mixture over the dry ingredients and stir gently until a sticky dough forms. Be careful not to overmix, which can make the biscuits tough.
  6. If the dough is dry, add a little bit of milk.
  7. Divide the mixture into ten mounds on the baking sheet; don't overhandle.
  8. In a small bowl, mix melted butter, garlic powder, and parsley. Brush each biscuit with garlic butter.
  9. Bake the biscuits for 12-14 minutes.
  10. Remove the biscuits from the oven, brush them with the garlic butter mixture again, and bake for another 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 540mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g

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