Copycat red lobster cheddar bay biscuits. Yessssssss.
I’m not gonna lie. I could be perfectly happy ordering clam chowder and a million cheddar bay biscuits at red lobster and skipping the whole lobster thing. Keep those baskets of heaven coming, good sir. Crumbly, buttery, moist biscuits with garlic and a lightly salty taste. From the first moment I tasted them, I knew I needed a copycat recipe. Le sigh . . .
These copycat red lobster cheddar bay biscuits can be made from scratch (my preference) or with bisquick mix. I’ve included both recipes below. Now, I know that cheddar “bay” biscuits certainly implies old bay seasoning. But from my sleuthing around the ol’ interwebs, many red lobster employees have reported that red lobster does not, in fact, use old bay seasoning in its cheddar bay biscuits. Accordingly, this copycat recipe relies only on garlic and parsley and a pinch of salt.
Now grab yourself some clam chowder and tuck in!
Macros & Nutrition per Biscuit: Calories: 232 Protein: 6 g Carbs: 22 g Fat: 13 g
15 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
- For Bisquick variation, see notes
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- Extra melted butter, garlic powder, salt, and parsley for topping.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Pulse flour, baking powder, salt, and vegetable shortening in a food processor until the consistency of cornmeal. (You're essentially making homemade bisquick.)
- Pulse in butter until butter is pea-sized. (Do not overpulse.) Dump mixture into medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Use a fork to stir in cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and parsley.
- Pour in buttermilk and lightly stir with fork until milk is absorbed and mixture is starting to hold together. Do not over mix. The mixture will still be crumbly.
- Pull / gather enough dough to press into a biscuit form. Do not squeeze tightly together--press together just enough that it holds together. Place on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Repeat to create 9 biscuits.
- Bake biscuits for 11-14 minutes until they hold their shape when you tap lightly on them and they are starting to brown on top.
- Remove biscuits from oven and brush each biscuit lightly with melted butter. Sprinkle each biscuit with a tiny pinch of garlic powder, salt, and parsley. Allow biscuits to cool and store wrapped in a towel on the counter-top.
If you would prefer to use Bisquick mix, replace the flour, baking powder, and shortening with 2 1/2 cups bisquik mix.