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Bisquick Cheddar Biscuits (Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits)

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Our warm and fluffy Bisquick Cheddar Biscuits are the perfect balance of a tender biscuit studded with savory cheddar cheese and brushed with a seasoned garlic butter.

This easy recipe requires just 6 simple ingredients and they’re ready in about 15 minutes for a quick side dish any night of the week. 

If you’ve ever eaten at Red Lobster you’ve probably had their famous Cheddar Bay biscuits. They are simply divine! And people go back just for the delicious biscuits (OK, it’s me, I’m the one).

Closeup view of a Bisquick cheddar biscuits stacked on a wooden cutting board.

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Want to know what’s better than enjoying them at the restaurant? Discovering a copycat recipe that tastes just like the real deal so you can make Red Lobster cheddar biscuits at home anytime a craving hits. And think of all the money you’ll save by not eating out!

This easy cheddar biscuits recipe uses Bisquick baking mix as a shortcut and a generous amount of cheddar cheese for a cheesy explosion in every bite. After baking, the biscuits are brushed with an irresistible garlic herb butter (please don’t skip this!). Trust me – these savory biscuits are hard to resist.

One thing I love about this famous biscuit is that it’s a drop biscuit recipe, which means you don’t have to roll out the dough. You also don’t have to worry about making them into a perfect circle shape, cutting butter into the dough, or any of the other techniques that are used with traditional homemade biscuits. 

The biscuit dough comes together quickly and the bake time is short, which means you can have them on the table quickly, even on a busy weeknight. And if you prefer your carbs in loaf form try this easy cheddar cheese quick bread recipe.

And warm biscuits complement most main course meals. The one thing I will mention is that these taste best when they are fresh out of the oven. If you do decide to store any leftovers for later, I recommend reheating them before serving.

Ingredients labeled for Bisquick cheddar biscuits.

Ingredients to Make Bisquick Cheddar Biscuits 

Bisquick mix – you can use any brand of biscuit baking mix you have on hand.

Cheddar cheese – freshly shredded melts best.

Milk – 2% or whole.

Butter – salted or unsalted.

Garlic powder

Parsley – I used fresh but you can use 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes if preferred.

How to Make Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits 

Start by preheating your oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.

Two image collage showing the Bisquick being added to a mixing bowl with the cheese and dough balls on a cookie sheet.

Grab a medium-sized mixing bowl and add both cups of Bisquick mix, shredded cheese, and milk. Stir just until it’s well combined and a soft dough forms. 

Drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, using a cookie scoop or two spoons to portion out the drop biscuits. 

Bake until the biscuits are golden brown, usually about 8 to 10 minutes. 

Two image collage of the seasoned garlic butter in a bowl and being brushed on the cooked biscuits.

While the biscuits are cooking, melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave until it’s completely melted. Stir in the garlic powder and parsley. 

Once the biscuits have finished cooking, use a basting brush to coat each one with the melted garlic butter mixture. Serve these cheesy biscuits warm or at room temperature.

Tips for Making

  • You may need to slightly adjust the amount of milk or biscuit mix to make the biscuit dough the desired consistency – you want a soft, sticky dough.
  • This is one of those recipes that benefits from using freshly grated cheese over the pre-shredded variety.
  • If you want to add a little spice, mix in some chopped jalapenos, a couple of dashes of cayenne pepper or even Old Bay seasoning to the dough before cooking.


Leftover garlic cheddar biscuits should be stored in an airtight container. They’ll stay fresh for up to 2 days when stored on the counter.

Why are my biscuits crumbly?

If your biscuits have a crumbly texture you probably need to add more milk to the dough. When mixing, you may need to adjust the baking mix or milk, until you reach a soft dough texture.

A pan full of baked Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits made from Bisquick.

How to Freeze the Biscuits 

This Bisquick Cheddar Bay biscuits recipe is great for meal prepping and freezing. I do recommend freezing them without the seasoned butter. I add the garlic butter after thawing and reheating them.

To freeze a batch, allow the biscuits to cool completely before placing them in a freezer bag or airtight container. They will stay fresh for about 3 months when stored properly. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

To reheat I recommend using the oven or air fryer, heating them at 350 degrees F until they are warmed all of the way through.

The next time you’re looking for an easy side dish, treat yourself to these cheddar garlic biscuits. They’re easy to make and the best part is the burst of cheesy goodness in every bite. And who doesn’t enjoy a basket of warm biscuits at the dinner table, right?

**Save Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits for Later**

Closeup view of cheddar biscuits made with Bisquick with text overlay.

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Bisquick Cheddar Biscuits (Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits)

Warm and fluffy Bisquick Cheddar Biscuits are the perfect balance of a tender biscuit studded with savory cheddar cheese and brushed with a garlic butter seasoning. This easy recipe requires just 6 simple ingredients and they're ready in about 15 minutes for a quick side dish.
4.50 from 2 votes
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Course: bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 16 biscuits
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom


  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • cup milk
  • cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the biscuit mix, cheese and milk. Stir just until well combined.
  • Using a cookie scoop or 2 spoons, portion the dough and drop onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While the biscuits are cooking, melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Stir in the garlic powder and parsley.
  • Brush the garlic butter on the warm biscuits and serve immediately.


  • You may need to adjust the amount of milk or biscuit mix to get the desired consistency – you want a soft, sticky dough.
  • Freshly grated cheese works best with this recipe.
  • You can substitute your favorite biscuit baking mix for the Bisquick.
  • This recipe makes 16-18 biscuits depending on the what size scoop you use.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container up to 2 days on the counter.
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Nutritional Estimate

Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 203IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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