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Mama’s Kitchen: Red Lobster-Inspired Cheddar Biscuits

red lobster cheddar biscuits recipe
One of my guilty pleasures are the cheddar biscuits from Red Lobster. Sometimes I would eat there only because I wanted cheddar biscuits. These days I don’t really eat at Red Lobtser – have you ever seen their nutritional info? Not pretty.  So, I searched the internet for a copy cat recipe and found one that satisfies my craving for cheddar biscuits but I feel better eating them because I know what went into them.  The original recipe called for brushing butter on top of the biscuits, but I skip that step because I wanted a healthier variation.


  • 2 ½ cups Bisquick baking mix
  • ¾ cup cold whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick), cut up into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese


1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

2. Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or a large fork. You don’t want to mix too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter in there that are about the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese, milk, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt. Mix with fork until combined, but don’t over mix.

3. Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper using an ice cream scoop.  The dough is a bit sticky so you may need to use 2 spoons.

4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.

Buon Appetito!

Recipe courtesy of Todd Wilbur, “Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2,” Plume Books with some tweaks by me.

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