Homemade Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits {RECIPE}

Have you ever eaten at Red Lobster? We don’t go there too often because I don’t eat fish or seafood, but when we do, I load up on their incredibly tasting biscuits! They are so good, I would go there just for the biscuits.

I’ve seen many recipes around the web called Red Lobster Biscuits, but the majority of them have boxed Biscuit Mix in them. Call me a biscuit snob, but I prefer to make mine completely from scratch. It really isn’t that much more difficult and that way I know exactly what ingredients are in the biscuits.

Here is my version of the Red Lobster Biscuits and they look like this:

2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/3 cup butter, cold, cut into 6 pieces
2 Tbsp vegetable oil (I like using avocado oil in my baking)
1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese
2/3 cup milk
a few more Tbsp of milk to moisten biscuit mix as you go (see directions)

3 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
shredded cheese (if desired)


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and garlic powder. Stir together to combine.
  3. Add chunks of butter. Using a pastry cutter or two knives to cut butter into flour until it is coarse, pea-sized.
  4. Add oil, grated cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup milk. Stir together.
  5. Keep adding milk a bit at a time, just until the dough is moistened and no longer dry and powdery. (Shouldn’t be sticky, just moist enough to hold together. I end up using my hands to really mix it together).
  6. Drop approximately 1/4 cup portions of the dough onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Use hands to roll and flatten each biscuit to desired shape.
  7. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  8. While biscuits are in the oven, melt butter in microwave.
  9. Stir in garlic powder.

Biscuits are ready to come out of the oven when they are just starting to brown on the top and are firm to touch. Immediately after they come out of the oven, brush butter mixture generously on top of each biscuit.

This recipe makes one dozen biscuits.

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