Red Lobster Garlic Cheese Biscuits

"This is my version of Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits. I think they have more flavor than the restaurant's. I won a recipe contest in our local newspaper with these biscuits. Everyone who tries them ALWAYS ask for the recipe."
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Ready In:
20 Biscuits




  • Preheat oven to 450*.
  • Mix garlic salt, dry mustard and cayenne into flour. (I like to use a wire whisk).
  • Cut in Crisco or butter until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  • Fold in cheese.
  • Add milk and mix gently.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto buttered cookie sheet. (I like to use a mini ice cream scoop).
  • Brush tops with melted butter.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • *Note~ I recently rolled and cut these biscuits out because I wanted a 'pretty' result for a party, they did not rise well and turned out to be hard flat discs.

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  1. I was very glad to find a Red Lobster biscuit recipe that did not call for bisquick! You're right, these are even better than the restaurant's version. They were so creamy inside and full of flavor throughout. I did burn the bottoms, but that was my fault as I forgot to grease the pan like a dummy. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
  2. I didn't have self rising flower so I used all purpose flour and added a tablespoon of baking powder and a teaspoon of salt. I also opted to use the Crisco. Dropping them by heaping tablespoon full, I only got 10 biscuits. Not the 20 as stated in the recipe. Luckily, we didn't have any dinner guests, so it was plenty for our family. I didn't grease the pan and they still turned out great. No problems sticking at all and they were pretty tasty to boot!
  3. These are fantastic!! I used butter, no mustard, a little extra garlic and added parsley to the mix as well as a sprinkle on top... Mine also came out pancake(ish) but they still taste amazing! My 10 year old couldn't stop eating them! Definitely will be making them again!!!
  4. My family LOVED this recipe! I omitted the dry mustard and used butter. Brushed the top with melted butter, a little dried parsley and a sprinkle of the garlic salt before baking. I could eat these as a meal!
  5. I made these as gluten-free, and they were perfect!!


  1. I've never had Red Lobster's biscuits but these were wonderful. They didn't rise much, but they were surprisingly light and airy. The cheese gives it a nice crunch. They were very quick and easy to make, although the batter was very sticky. I didn't have self-rising flour, so I added 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. salt. I used cold butter instead of the Crisco and brushed the tops with a little olive oil. Thanks for the recipe!!!
  2. Yummy and quick! I will be making them again. I did use butter instead of the crisco and them came of great. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Oh my god!!! I was out of bread and needed to find a quick sub for garlic bread (to go with a spaghetti dish). Found this recipe- I subbed the self-rising flour with the flour, salt, baking powder reccommendation. Then I didn't have any cayenne pepper- so I threw in some paprika. I used Parkay margarine instead of the crisco (none of that on hand either). When they came out I drizzled just a bit of warm honey over them- incredible. This is going to be my base biscuit recipe forever!!
  4. Loved these. Tried another Red Lobster biscuits recipe before and this one is even better! I used 2/3 cup milk and 1/3 cup white wine. I also subbed bisquick instead of self-rising flour and crisco. Loved this recipe and will use it often. Thanks so much for posting!
  5. This was very tasty, but I'm not rating it because I made too many changes. I subbed half unsalted butter/half non-hydrogenated shortening for the Butter Flavored Crisco, subbed garlic powder for the garlic salt, used about 1 1/2 t garlic powder and approx 1 1/4 c. finely shredded sharp cheddar. Because I used butter in the dough, I didn't brush the biscuits with butter. This would be great with fresh herbs and fresh garlic. Maybe next time! :) Thanks Jenny for the recipe!


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