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Saturday, February 5, 2011

{Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Clone }

The Bean is insane for Red Lobster.
 Since the time he could toddle, it has been his favorite place to eat.

Here’s the rub… He doesn’t go for the entrees.

No, he loves the biscuits.

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(and the cheesesticks, but that’s another story).

He loves the cheesy, garlicy flavor and the soft, chewy texture.

He’s just bonkers for them.

I don’t know if you realize this or not, but Red Lobster is not the cheapest place on the planet. We can easy spend $50 on three people.

And for us, it’s an hour away.

What’s a girl to do?


I scoured the net and found a lot of recipes, many starting with Bisquick. If you want that- just google.

I’m old schooling it here.

I combined several recipes and added my own touches to come up with this.

So.. alas…

The “best biscuits in the world” (at least according to my teenager):

Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

1 Cup Flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 Tablespoon sugar (or 1 Tablespoon if you like sweeter)
1/8-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/4 cup solid shortening (aka Crisco)
1/2 cup milk (aka moo juice)
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
(I used 1/3 cup because I was feeling sassy)

2 Tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley

Preheat oven to 425 F
In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar, garlic powder, and Old Bay.
Cut in the shortening, then add milk.
After well mixed, pour in the cheese. Stir until well distributed.

Drop by large spoonfuls unto greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
For the topping melt the butter, then add the garlic and parsley.
Brush over biscuits as soon as you remove them from the oven.
Serve piping hot with soup, pasta, seafood (duh), or just about any meal!
mmm… Did I mention this is much, much, much cheaper than going to Red Lobster??


With a whisk and a dream (and a non depleted checkbook) ~Tina

Shared at Gooseberry Patch 10/13/11


  1. I can't believe I actually had a recipe before you did!! ;)

    But yours is still going into my stash, because you've never let me down before <3

  2. You're awesome, Tina! I can't wait to make these! I have everything except the Old Bay Seasoning. Actually, I have no idea what that is, lol.

    We LOVE Red Lobster biscuits! I bet these are even better! Thank you for sharing the recipe. You're my hero. ;-)

  3. Michelle, they are still very similar w/o the Old Bay. It just gives it the 'extra' something.

    Old Bay is used often in seafood dishes. Comes in an old fashioned looking can.

    You can see it at the top of their home page.

  4. Oh, I love those biscuits there. Can't wait to try this recipe out....about how many does this make?
    thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh, I should have posted that! It makes 8-10 :)

  6. Tina, just wanted to thank you! I made these tonight and they are sooo good! Mine aren't quite as pretty as yours, but we gobbled them up! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  7. Oh.My.Word. I just made these biscuits! They are incredible! Absolutely delicious! Thank you, thank you, thank you for this recipe, Tina! I bought the Old Bay Seasoning today, because I wanted to serve these with Beef Stew tonight. I'm going to be making these again and again. As a matter of fact, Nicole is telling me to make more right now, lol. D

  8. I'm so glad that you all enjoyed them, Michelle! Nicole must have REALLY liked them :D

  9. Just wanted to add that we've made these biscuits about 6 times now. The last time was a couple weeks ago, and Julie made them. : )

    I even taped the recipe to the inside of the spice cabinet, because it's one of those recipes that I plan on making OFTEN! : )

  10. The recipe doesn't have tsp or tbs for the garlic powder...just says 1/8-1/4 garlic... and milk just says 1/2 milk... I assume 1/2 cup?

  11. I tried this recipe, It's got the right texture and look. Add sharp cheddar cheese to the dry ingredients and onion powder to the butter to make it closer to the original.


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