Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are very similar to Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits but a lot better than the recipes that start with Bisquick, in my opinion. The kids adore them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar and 1/8- 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder in a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender.
  3. Mix milk and then cheese into mixture with a wooden spoon.
  4. Drop by large spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 425°F for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Mix melted butter and 1/8 teaspoons garlic powder together and brush on warm biscuits as soon as you remove them from the oven.
Most Helpful

Wow! These are amazing I made 50 biscuits. I am giving some to friends and family. I will definitely be making these again. I added a cup of chopped ham. It really was a great addition. Marg, another great recipe! Thank you so much.

JOY1998 February 25, 2011

Wow! I thought I had a great recipe for buscuits...but mine doesn't compare! Thanks for sharing the recipe to these scrumptious morsels. My kids couldn't get enough of them and my DH was very impressed! Note that I changed out the shortening for butter as I'm not a fan of shortening. As well the bake time seemed a bit off, perhaps its my oven but they seemed to have need a bit more time perhaps closer to 15 minutes.

MELISSA777 February 21, 2011

Very delicious! Made these at the last minute for dinner. I usually make one that calls for Bisquick, of which I had none, so I decided to see if I could find a scratch recipe. Yours was the first one to pop up on the search, so I went with it. The only changes were to increase the salt to 1/2 tsp. and the cheese to 1/2 cup. I also added a pinch of dried parsley, crushed between my fingers, to the butter that gets brushed on at the finish--it just looks pretty! They turned out perfect and delicious. Dough consistency was just right, baking time was accurate for the recipe yeild. The only things I might change next time would be to eliminate or reduce the sugar because while it wasn't bad, I could detect a bit of a sweet taste that seemed odd for a savory biscuit and I would increase the amount of the butter that gets brushed on after baking to 3 Tbsp. because it was hardly enough. Thanks for a great recipe!

Donna M. April 28, 2014