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Makeover Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

Makeover Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed 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."

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."

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!"

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.

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

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

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"Very good."

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."

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!"

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."

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

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

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