Makeover Cheddar Biscuits Recipe
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Makeover Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

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Here's our crack at the never-ending biscuits from Red Lobster. Made from scratch with lighter ingredients, they're just as cheesy and buttery as the original. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Nutritional Facts

1 biscuit: 106 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and baking soda. Cut in 3 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; add cheese. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened.
  2. Drop by two tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Melt remaining butter; stir in parsley and remaining garlic powder. Brush over biscuits. Serve warm. Yield: 15 biscuits.
Originally published as Makeover Cheddar Biscuits in Healthy Cooking August/September 2012, p25

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cbachtel User ID: 3618273 260133
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2017

"I don't know if I did something wrong, or what, but thought I followed the directions exactly. I made this for Thanksgiving dinner with friends and relatives (my daughter-in-law loves the Red Lobster biscuits), and they were like hockey pucks! Very hard and dry, and they didn't taste at all like the light and fluffy Red Lobster biscuits. I wished I had bought the mix instead. Maybe they would have turned out better. Anyway, no one liked them and I ended up throwing all of them away. I won't bother making again."

Susie77 User ID: 98373 256911
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2016

"Much, much more "authentic" than the copycat biscuits made with a boxed baking mix. I added Italian seasoning to the parsley. Very good!"

DDPLoeches User ID: 1536323 255233
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2016

"Wow, these were fantastic! Unfortunately, that means no leftovers!

The changes I made: I didn't have cake flour, so I used 2 cups minus 2 tablespoons of plain flour; my buttermilk was 2% milk with a tablespoon of vinegar in it. And I grated the 3 tablespoons of butter into the flour mixture.

spoofer234 User ID: 3451313 231644
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

"I made these for several family get togethers, everyone loved them."

kay52178 User ID: 1593546 188034
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"Very good."

LDBreland User ID: 4276040 119415
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"These biscuits were not only easy to make but also delicious. I added Old Bay seasoning to my butter mixture as well as in the biscuit batter."

teachymama User ID: 6554019 119414
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"Love these...the only things that I did differently were to use 2 Tablespoon cornstarch and add in enough flour to make 1 cups worth (in place of 1 cup cake flour) and I did double the amount of butter topping that you brush on at the end (I ran out!). Otherwise great!"

Beema User ID: 446601 123152
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2012

"I made a mini-mini version of these morsels as an appetizer and they almost evaporated from the tray - guests devoured them. I used a melon scoop for the size, and that was perfect."

mhall95 User ID: 6806340 198078
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

"I just made these, and they are amazing! super simple and delicious!"

trudi.taylor User ID: 1325952 125649
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2012

"I did make mine with cake flour and was pleased with the results. I did the lemon juice in the milk to make buttermilk trick and I was asked for the recipe so I think it was a success. It's hard not to over mix trying to get all the flour in I'll have to work on that."

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