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Makeover Cheddar Biscuits

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 biscuits


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Drop by 2 tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Melt remaining butter; stir in parsley and remaining garlic powder. Brush over biscuits. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 biscuit: 106 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Dewitt
    Jan 1, 2021

    Not so much a rating as a more accurate method

  • Kathi
    Nov 19, 2019

    I want to make these ahead for thanksgiving. Can I freeze them?

  • shannondobos
    Nov 14, 2019

    These were very tasty, but the texture just wasn't quite as light as I wanted. I think I'll use all cake flour next time to lighten them up even more.

  • robbrd
    Oct 1, 2019

    The biscuits were good and light. I doubled the recipe because of the number of people here and I have a couple that love their carbs. I was a little off in the size given I got 25 instead of 30. I did not have buttermilk so I used 1-3/4C milk and 1/4C vinegar (keep in mind I was doubling the recipe). I was so happy to use cake flour. It seems I buy it for a recipe and then I don't use it again and toss it long after it expires. I've never had cheddar biscuits, so I don't know how they are in comparison. These are nice and quick, especially since I had chicken chili in the crockpot.

  • PageRD
    May 2, 2018

    The taste and texture were very good, although I only got 12 biscuits from the recipe. For the record, the biscuits are still tasty if you forget to add the cheese.

  • kmbrown91
    Aug 9, 2017

    I worked for Red Lobster and you do not need to re invent the wheel!The following is their ACTUAL recipe! I was in shock when I saw the industrial size box of Bisquick and the Kraft shredded cheddar:Bisquick drop biscuits follow the recipe on the box, add a fourth of the amount of Bisquick you used in Kraft shredded sharp cheddar cheese.Example 1 cup Bisquick 1/4 cup cheese. 4 cups Bisquick 1 cup cheese etc.bake according to box directions then brush with garlic butter that has a little parsley flakes added to it as soon as they are out of the oven.

  • cbachtel
    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
    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
    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.Yum!

  • spoofer234
    Aug 23, 2015

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