Cheddar Bay Biscuits


January 20: National Cheese Lovers Day

The hot cheesy-garlic biscuit appetizers at Red Lobster restaurant are so addicting that we have even bought the boxed mix at the store so we could enjoy eating them at home. But sometimes we cannot find it because the store needed to restock the product or does not carry it. So we looked online for a copycat recipe and found an easy one. While it may not be the exact one as Red Lobster’s, these Cheddar Bay biscuits are close—and less salty. Those who love cheese will certainly love these Cheddar Bay biscuits, especially on National Cheese Lovers Day!


(Adapted from Big Oven)

For the biscuits

  • 2 ½ cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


In a large bowl, combine the Bisquick baking mix, cheese, milk and butter and garlic powder.


Mix until moist and everything comes together but do not overwork the dough. Scoop mounds onto a lightly greased foil-lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, make the topping. Remove the biscuits from the oven.


For the topping

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley flakes


In a microwave-safe cup or bowl, combine the butter, garlic powder and parsley flakes. Cover and microwave until melted. Brush the tops of the biscuits with this melted butter mix. Serve the biscuits warm.



  • Avoid overmixing the dough or it will not bake up as flaky and soft.
  • Other recipes use cold butter pieces instead of melted butter in the dough. Combine the butter into the Bisquick baking mix and combine using a pastry blender or two forks or knives until it looks coarse and there are lumps resembling large peas. Continue to add the rest of the ingredients for the biscuits and stir until a sticky dough is formed. Bake as usual and brush with butter topping at the end.