Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits in 20 Minutes


You may have noticed a lack of seafood recipes on this site.  Go ahead and search, you will not find one.  As my 3 year old would say "I do not prefer it".  Truth be told I prefer just about anything over seafood.  Oddly though, Red Lobster is one of my favorite restaurants.  If you have ever been there with me you know I can just about eat my body weight in Cheddar Bay Biscuits.  I am not kidding either, I will eat a ton of biscuits and order a chicken salad.

Yes, a chicken salad at Red Lobster (its actually quite good but we are straying from the whole reason I went there to begin with).  The salad is more of a side really.  The main course is those biscuits.  Oh my heavens I want to run to Red Lobster just thinking about them.

No need.  I have a beautiful tray filled with my favorite biscuits sitting right in front of me.  Can't you smell them?  Beautiful light and flaky, garlicky cheddar drop biscuits glistening with butter and speckled with parsley.  Slightly crisp on the outside and perfectly tender on the inside.   I am in Cheddar Bay heaven. Best part is:  one bowl, one whisk, no baking mix and 20 minutes!  Yes, only 20 minutes from start till serve.

With love from our Kitchen Table to yours!


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Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits in 20 Minutes
makes approximately 18 biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 Tbsp garlic powder
¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 ½ sticks (¾ cup) unsalted butter (divided)
1 cup whole milk
1 (8 oz) package shredded mild cheddar cheese
½ teaspoon dried parsley

Preheat oven to 450°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Add 1 stick (½ cup) of butter to a small microwave safe mixing bowl.  Microwave for 30 seconds or until butter is melted.  Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, garlic and ½ tsp salt.  Whisk until well combined.  Add melted butter and milk and whisk just until flour is all wet, do not over mix.  Add cheese and fold in with a spoon.

Drop heaping spoonfuls onto baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, until biscuits are golden brown.

Meanwhile melt remaining ½ stick (¼ cup) of butter in small mixing bowl.  Microwave for 30 seconds or until butter is melted.  Add ¼ teaspoon salt and parsley.  Stir with pastry brush.

Remove biscuits from oven, brush with melted butter mixture.  Serve and enjoy!


Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian 
Copyright ©2013 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.

63 comments:

  1. The biscuits are the only reason that we go to Red Lobster, too (we aren't seafood people either). I love that these are quick and from scratch! Can't wait to try these!!

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  2. I haven't been to Red Lobster in ages, but I DEFINITELY remember how delicious their biscuits are. So awesome that I can make those biscuits at home, now that I have the recipe. Thanks for the inspiration : )

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  3. I cant seem to find the link to click on for the biscuits......they look delicious and I agree that's why I go to red Lobster!

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    1. No link. The recipe is on this page

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    2. The recipe is toward the bottom of the page. Scroll down past the last large image. Enjoy!

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  4. It's funny that you posted this because I have been craving Cheddar Bay Biscuits like something fierce!! Can't wait to make these!

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  5. It's funny that you just posted this!! I have been craving Cheddar Bay Biscuits like something fierce!! Can't wait to make these!

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  6. Every time I see these, I say to myself I have to make them! So yummy!! Nettie

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  7. I made the cheddar bay biscuits and they were delicious! Thank you!

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  8. thank you marvina for posting that. So many times i sit here and read recipes how people are going to make or looks yummy but never post how they actualy taste.

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  9. I don't have any seafood recipes on my site either but growing up once a year we went to red lobster and I always got king crab legs. I have never tried to recreate the biscuits though. They are divine! Thanks for the recipe!

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  10. I was told that they are called Cheddar Bay Biscuits because they have Old Bay seasoning in them. Not true?

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    1. I have not found Old Bay Seasoning in the ones I have eaten, but maybe in New Orleans. haha

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    2. I think they use Old Bay here in Virginia.

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    3. You can now buy the mix at the grocery stores. Wal-Mart and Sam's sells them

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    4. You can now but the mix at Wal-Mart and Sam's club

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    5. I love these bisquits as well! And yeah, Walmart has the mix and it's ALMOST just like the ones at Red Lobster! Personally, I LOVE seafood and it's proven to be very healthy for you, especially fish that has Omega 3's! :)

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  11. These were MARVELOUS!!! I made them last night to go with chicken fettucine alfredo as an alternative to frozen garlic bread and I may never go back! These biscuits were so easy to make--so much easier than cut out biscuits. Delicious!

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  12. These were MARVELOUS!!! My 11 yr. old made them last night to go with our chicken fettucine alfredo as an alternative to frozen garlic bread--we may never go back! These biscuits were so easy (even easier than cut out biscuits) and I love the simple ingredient list. Don't know if the original recipe calls for Old Bay Seasoning or not, but these were spot on! Delicious!

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    1. So happy that you loved them and the fact that your 11 year old made them tickles me!

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  13. These were doughy on the inside, no matter how long I kept them in. Did anyone else have this problem?

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    1. How tall were your biscuits. Were you using fresh or pre-shredded cheese? What was the dough consistency like when you scooped them onto the baking sheet? I would love to help, I have made these biscuits many, many times and have not had that happen. Look forward to hearing back.

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    2. Yes, same thing happened to mine. No matter how long I cooked them, they were nothing but doughy inside. Won't try this one again. All the other recipes using flour that I found, used 1/2 as much butter in the mix and instead of regular milk, buttermilk.

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    3. Did you add all of the butter to the mix? Half is for brushing on the biscuits after they are cooked.

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  14. My six-year-old granddaughter loves to cook with me, so I talked her through these last night. Everybody raved about them and she was so proud! Thanks for this great recipe!

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    1. That is awesome Mari! Thank you for sharing. I love to hear that.

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  15. Red Lobster puts chardonnay wine in their bisquits.:)

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  16. Your are missing the chardonnay wine. That is what Red Lobsters puts in theirs:)

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  17. The ingredient list omitted the 1 1/2 sticks of butter. and there is absolutely no wine of any kind in the original biscuits!

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    1. You mean when you printed it? I see it on the printable page and the article page, so I am not sure what you mean.

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  18. I made these tonight and was impressed! Very Good......Easy and quick.

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  19. Could I use 2% milk and get good results? I don't have any whole milk.

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    1. I haven't tried it, but it should work. I tried the biscuits with half and half and also heavy whipping cream (both times they fell flat).

      Let us know how it goes, so our other readers can benefit from your experience. Enjoy!

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  21. This might seem like a silly question, but I was curious about what the difference is between salted and unsalted butter, besides the obvious. How much of a difference does it make when baking and cooking?
    Also, how would these turn out when using fresh colby jack cheese instead of cheddar? I don't keep cheddar on hand, my kids like colby jack.
    Thanks so much!

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    1. If you are using salted butter there is less control over the recipe, as brands use different amounts of salt in each butter. If using salted butter you can omit the salt in the biscuits completely. Or adjust it to taste.

      Colby Jack is more mild, it would work but the flavor will be completely different. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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  22. I found these in a box @ walmart then I seen this can't wait to start making these from scratch love homemade anything much better Thanks for this receipt

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    1. Homemade this easy is definitely the way to go. Enjoy! Let us know how it goes.

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  23. Can't wait to try this recipe...finally one without that damn biscuit mix! lol. Yum yum yummy! And beautiful pic!

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  24. I made these just now and they were too salty. I only used 6 oz of cheddar cheese

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    1. I would be happy to talk you through the recipe. It could be the ingredients. Such as using salted butter instead of unsalted butter or using a 2% or fat free cheese would also make it more salty. Let me know if you have any more questions.

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  25. I don't have all purpose flour, just self rising..... can I still make these?

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    1. Absolutely. Simply CUT the baking powder by 2 teaspoons and salt by 1/2 teaspoon. Enjoy! Let me know how it goes.

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  26. These were delicious. My son is allergic to eggs and it is always nice to find good recipes that he can eat. He has asked to add the biscuits to his communion celebration lunch!

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  27. These were delicious and so simple! It's definitely my new biscuit recipe. They came out perfectly moist and tender while slightly crusty on the outside after 8 minutes. I grated my cheese,used skim milk and salted butter because that's what I had on hand. I used a small cookie scoop for uniform size and height. (I had to stop myself from continuing to stir as they came together so quickly.) Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Until I started to see all these copy cat recipes i did not know Red Lobster has buscuits.

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  29. You know what's funny? I'm a server and bartender for at Red Lobster, and these turned out pretty much the same as the biscuits I serve on a daily basis. I'm impressed. Also, try the fried bay scallops. They're epic.

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  30. Thank you so much for the receipt! I cant wait to use it!!

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  31. Actually, I have found the biscuit mix "Red Lobster" at Walmart $2.75 you add shredded cheese to the recipe as requested.

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  32. They are available at Walmart "RED LOBSTER" box $2.75 you add shredded cheese as requested.

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  33. I'm not a Walmart shopper, so I'm going to try these!

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  34. I made these for tonight's dinner. I eliminated the extra half stick of brushed on butter at the end, I really couldn't justify all that fat for myself...but guess what, they were still awesome! Thanks for the recipe!

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  35. What does kolsher salt "Divide"mean? (The divide part)

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    1. It means the there are multiple additions of kosher salt that equal the total. Enjoy!

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  36. sounds good....going to try it!!!!!!!

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  37. Please clarify how butter is divided and used in recipe. "Ingredients" list 1&1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter divided. First written instruction is to melt "one stick" of butter in microwave. Do you mean to melt 1/4 cup butter being "one stick" or one portion of the 3/4 cup divided? Is this "melted" portion to be added to the flour mixture with milk? The only other instruction for butter is to melt remaining 1/2 stick of butter for brushing on baked biscuits....does this mean the other divided portion of the original 3/4 cup or in fact 1/2 of the 1/4 cup "stick" size of butter. Thanks in advance for your clarification.

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    1. One stick is equal to 1/2 cup. Therefore 1 reference to 1 stick is specifying 1/2 cup. The 1 stick (1/2 cup) of melted butter is added to the mixture. The remaining 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) that is melted in the second part of the recipe. It is then brushed over the tops of the biscuits. Enjoy!

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  38. I can confirm that these taste exactly like Red Lobster's! I've tried multiple recipes (including the one on the Bisquick box) and this one is legit! Thanks for posting!

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  39. I've never actually been to Red Lobster, but the picture caught my eye. They're just as tasty as they look and are very easy to make. Definitely a family favorite.

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  40. I don't have garlic powder with me. Can I use grated fresh garlic instead?

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  41. I tried them today to go with the chilli that I made and they were AMAZING! Thank you so much for posting this recipe!

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  42. SO good.... and easy too. Nice treat, thanks for posting! :)

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