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Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Bread
Calories: 175
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (33 reviews)

Order an entree from America's largest seafood restaurant chain and you'll get a basket of some of the planet's tastiest garlic-cheese biscuits served up on the side. For many years this recipe has been the most-searched-for clone recipe on the Internet, according to Red Lobster. As a result, several versions are floating around, including one that was at one time printed right on the box of Bisquick baking mix.

The problem with making biscuits using Bisquick is that if you follow the directions from the box you don't end up with a very fluffy or flakey finished product, since most of the fat in the recipe comes from the shortening that's included in the mix. On its own, room temperature shortening does a poor job creating the light, airy texture you want from good biscuits, and it contributes little in the way of flavor. So, we'll invite some cold butter along on the trip -- with grated Cheddar cheese and a little garlic powder. Now you'll be well on your way to delicious Cheddar Bay. Wherever that is.

Source: "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2" by Todd Wilbur.

2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
4 tablespoons cold butter
Great flavor!
Ashley Winn  
Submitted on: 02/14/14
I purchased the RL cheddar bay biscuit mix from the grocery store and made these along side them... This recipe was actually better and more like the real thing!
Sarah Ramsey  
Submitted on: 05/31/13
These are wonderful! If you eat them immediately, they're ok. However, if you put them in a zip-lock bag, place them in your fridge overnight, they are spot on better than RL. Love them
Awesome biscuits
Dennis Green  
Submitted on: 01/02/13
These are awesome! Cooked some for dinner and nobody could stop eating them! They are so easy to make!
patty ciccosanti  
Submitted on: 09/26/12
Never thought I'd make a biscuit like Red Lobster. It came out exactly the same. Easy to make. Will make them again--FOR SURE
Jennifer Galik  
Submitted on: 09/16/12
I made these and they were awesome. I mixed it up a little and added crumbled bacon and fresh chopped chive and they are decadent.
Very Tasty
C Jones  
Submitted on: 08/15/12
I made these today and it was right on. I put them in for 350 degrees as well. I did however change the butter. I used Brummel and Brown instead of butter. There is a slightly different flavor but not much. Excellent :)
Tim Nelms  
Submitted on: 06/15/12
I have made my 5th batch and everyone that comes over rates them better than Red Lobster. They are easy to make and are Great tasting Biscuits...I cooked them at 400 and for 17 minutes. I let then set for about 15 minutes and remove then from my baking sheet pan.. They are great.. I do use a little extra garlic powder in the melted butter and top them off with parsley flakes...YUM YUM!!
Ellen Davis  
Submitted on: 02/25/12
I made them today, the only thing they got a little too brown on the bottom, next time i'm going to try cooking them on 350 instead of 400. They tast just like red lobster's. Love them!!!!!!!!
E Barrett  
Submitted on: 02/17/12
Words cannot describe how delicious these bisquits are! Everyone I make them for enhales them! It's a no-fail everytime!
The Best!
Jessica Randolph  
Submitted on: 01/29/12
Since 1999 these have been our holiday and family get together bisquits.
Submitted on: 12/28/11
I made these on Christmas for our "not so traditional" Christmas dinner. Everyone loved them and even said they were better than the ones at Red Lobster. I made them again the next day because we couldn't get enough.
Andrew Miller  
Submitted on: 07/04/11
I made these for my family today and was amazed at how simple this recipe is. You really can't screw this up! Difference was that I used pancake mix, shredded, not grated, cheddar, and 2% milk. Still turned out great and I impressed my family!!
christine regino  
Submitted on: 05/15/11
The best biscuits ever!
red lobster cheddar bay biscuits
Deborah Jacobsen  
Submitted on: 02/04/11
This is one of my favorite recipes. A friend of ours used to work for Red Lobster and he was stunned when I made these for him. The entire family is always asking, "are you making the Red Lobster biscuits tonight?" You can not go wrong if you follow the easy and so good
Submitted on: 09/22/09
I have been making these for a couple of years and the recipe is dead on. The thing people need to remember is drop them and not roll them out. This is the perfect clone.
Submitted on: 06/27/08
Superb! My family loves garlic, so I've substituted 1 teaspoon minced garlic (the kind that comes in a jar) for the 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder in the biscuits. And when I'm out of parsley, I use a bit of dried dill weed instead. Doesn't really change the flavor, and it looks nice.
Submitted on: 11/05/07
I made these and they are great taste just like Red Lobster. I make them all the time now.
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits  
Submitted on: 06/16/07
The biscuits are delicious!
Submitted on: 06/06/07
I suck at making recipes, and even screwing up the recipe as bad as I do, these are amazingly good and like Red Lobsters.
Submitted on: 01/22/07
Better than Red Lobster, plus we can have them anytime we want.
Submitted on: 12/21/06
Made them tonight and *WOW* they are identical to Red Lobster.. Very easy to make and my friends loved....
Submitted on: 07/30/06
I went to Red Lobster last night and loved the biscuits; I had to have more, so I decided to try and make them. This recipe was wonderful. I didn't have whole milk so I used 1% milk. I think whole milk would have been better, but the 1% milk did a great job. I highly recommend this recipe.
Submitted on: 06/26/06
These are the best biscuits. Taste just like the Red Lobster's. My family loves these!! I made with 2% milk, and they turned out great.
Submitted on: 05/28/06
I have been trying to duplicate this recipe for years with no sucess, this is wonderful. Make sure that you grate the cheddar cheese, it makes all the difference!
Submitted on: 05/01/06
Great biscuits! Just like Red Lobster. Yummy-Yum!
Submitted on: 03/17/06
These are great! You have to try them, tastes so much like the originals!
Submitted on: 03/01/06
OH WOW, super super good, Tastes just like I remember. Our closest one over 100 miles away. THANKS SO MUCH
Submitted on: 02/12/06
These are very good! VERY close to the originals. Will make again.
Sherry Graves  
Submitted on: 01/23/06
Oh my, these are fabulous! Just like the real thing! I fell in love with these biscuits while on vacation in Florida. Unfortunately, we do not have a Red Lobster restaurant on the east coast of Canada so I was really missing them. That is, until I found this website! Thank you so much!!
p and g  
Submitted on: 01/15/06
We loved these biscuits. As close as you can get to the real thing!!!!
KC Sheperd  
Submitted on: 01/11/06
Holy smokes these are good! Taste Identical! Very easy to make, and they even LOOK the same!! Yummy!
Tracy Bradac  
Submitted on: 12/14/05
Submitted on: 10/17/05
Tastes exactly like Red Lobsters.