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These Garlic Cheddar Biscuits are a quick and easy recipe! These Red Lobster copycat biscuits are soft, tender, buttery, cheesy, and packed with flavorful garlic!

adding melted butter to cheddar biscuits

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Warm, buttery garlic cheese biscuits are the perfect way to complete your dinner. In a world where everyone is afraid of carbs, I am here to say that these garlic biscuits are the comfort food you have been looking for.

I don’t think this cheddar biscuit recipe will get you the exact same taste like Red Lobster because I am almost certain they sprinkle theirs with some sort of magical dust that no one will be able to replicate.  🙂 But they are pretty close!

Who can resist warm bread anyway? Be sure to try out my Cheese Breadsticks, Soft White Sandwich Bread, and Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits.

Why You’ll Love This Cheddar Biscuit Recipe

  • Soft and delicious
  • Made in less than 30 minutes!
  • Basic ingredients
  • Easy to follow directions
  • Great for entertaining
stack of garlic cheddar biscuits

How To Make Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Step 1: Make the dough

Start by preheating the oven to 450 degrees. Then combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt in a large bowl. Mix in the buttermilk, butter, and cheese until combined.

Step 2: Form the garlic biscuits

Drop spoonfuls of biscuit dough onto a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown.

Step 3: Prepare topping

Mix together the melted butter, buttermilk, parsley, and garlic powder while the garlic cheese biscuits are baking.

Brush onto warm Red Lobster copycat biscuits and serve. Enjoy!

hand reaching for garlic cheese biscuit

Red Lobster Copycat Biscuits Tips

These are really easy to make — everything is mixed in one bowl, and with one spoon! Gotta love that!!

  • Melted butter is key. What makes this cheddar biscuit recipe stand out is the melted butter! Normally, you would need cold butter for biscuits, and it’s more of a process. This is way easier and makes them more flavorful and moist.
  • Go for clean hands. If you don’t want to get your hands dirty you can use two spoons to drop the biscuits or use a large cookie scoop (1/4 cup size).
  • Don’t overmix the dough. Overmixing the garlic biscuits dough will lead to crumbly and dense biscuits. Instead, mix until just combined and call it good.

I was pretty pleased with the outcome of these garlic cheddar biscuits, and the kids asked if they were from Red Lobster so I call that a success!!

platter with garlic biscuits

Can You Freeze Garlic Cheddar Biscuits?

Yes, these biscuits will freeze well. Cool completely then place in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months.

How do you reheat garlic biscuits?

To reheat, place one frozen biscuit in the microwave for 15-30 seconds. For the oven, wrap biscuits in a foil “package” and bake at 300 degrees F for about 20 minutes.

Can I make this cheddar biscuit recipe if I don’t have buttermilk?

Yes, technically you can swap the buttermilk with high fat milk. The fat adds moisture and flavor to the garlic cheese biscuits. However, regular milk is going to change the flavor and texture of the garlic biscuits.

You can make homemade buttermilk by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice (or vinegar) to a cup of regular milk. Allow it to rest for 10 minutes — it will thicken and become buttermilk. Easy peasy!

4.92 from 12 votes
Garlic Cheddar Biscuits
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
These Garlic Cheddar Biscuits are an easy and quick recipe plus they taste almost the same as Red Lobster’s biscuits!!
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic cheddar biscuits, Red Lobster’s Biscuits
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
BISCUITS:
  • 2 cups (275g) all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (235ml) buttermilk
  • ½ cup (113g) butter, melted
  • cup (170g) shredded cheddar cheese I like sharp cheddar
TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder and salt. Add in the buttermilk, butter and cheddar and stir just until combined.
  3. Drop in 1/4 cupfuls. **Can use two spoons to drop the biscuits or a large cookie scoop.** Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  4. While biscuits are baking combine the topping ingredients and brush the biscuits shortly after they come out of the oven. Serve while still warm.
Recipe Notes
  1. FREEZER FRIENDLY: Place cooled biscuits in a plastic freezer bag and remove as much air as possible. Freeze for 2 months. To reheat place one frozen biscuit in the microwave for 15-30 seconds. For the oven method wrap biscuits in a foil “package” and bake at 300 degrees F for about 20 minutes. 
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Cheddar Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 294mg13%
Potassium 173mg5%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Calcium 176mg18%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
These Garlic Cheddar Biscuits are an easy and quick recipe plus they taste almost the same as Red Lobster's biscuits!!

49 thoughts on “Garlic Cheddar Biscuits”

  1. I am not familiar with using cups in recipes. Does a metric version exist? I would live to make this recipe. Thanks in advance.

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