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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Deliciously tender buttermilk biscuits loaded with cheese, and brushed with a parsley garlic butter, these biscuits are a Red Lobster copycat recipe, that are amazing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Brush and Cool5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, buttermilk biscuit, cheddar bay biscuits, drop biscuit
Servings: 12
Calories: 231kcal


  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Ground Dry Mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Butter Melted
  • 1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese + Jack shredded

Herbed Garlic Butter Topping

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter salted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, and whisk together.
  • Once dry ingredients are whisked together, stir buttermilk and melted butter together. And add it to the dry ingredient mix. Stir together.
  • Then fold in the sharp cheddar and jack cheese blend.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Drop big dollops (1/4 cup size) of the biscuit mixture onto the baking sheet. It should make 12 biscuits. Space them about 1 1/2 inches apart
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes, until tops are starting to turn golden brown.
  • While the biscuits bake, melt butter topping butter, and stir in the garlic powder, dried parsley, and salt.
  • Remove biscuits from oven, and brush tops with the herbed garlic butter mixture. Transfer to a wire cooling rack, cool slightly, and serve warm.


If you don't have buttermilk, substitute 3/4 cup plain whole milk and 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt.
To reheat/refresh day-old biscuits, heat them in a 300 degree oven for 10 minutes.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 498IU | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1mg