Cheddar Biscuits in a basket covered with a white and grey towel (with logo overlay)

Cheddar Biscuits

Quick and easy drop biscuits with cheddar cheese (Red Lobster copycat) that make a great side to any meal, especially a fish/seafood recipe.

Cheddar Biscuits are so simple to make and are great with many different recipes. Especially seafood recipes! These are very similar to the biscuits served as an appetizer at Red Lobster restaurants.

This recipe is for a simple drop biscuit made from Bisquick, milk, and cheddar cheese. The cheddar cheese is what keeps the biscuits from drying out when they are baked.

We make them almost any time we eat fish. Then I tend to eat any leftover biscuits for breakfast the next day. As long as they are stored in an airtight container, the biscuits can be eaten for a few days.

Tyler loves helping in the kitchen. This is a recipe he can easily help with. There’s a lot of mixing which is great for kids. And since they are drop biscuits, they don’t need to look perfect when they are done.

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 400F. If you are using a baking stone (our preferred way to cook the biscuits), make sure to leave it in the oven so it can preheat as well.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the Bisquick, milk, and cheese until a soft dough forms. Make sure that all of the dry Bisquick is absorbed into the dough.

Young boy in pajamas mixing cheddar biscuit dough in a semi-transparent plastic bowl at a granite countertop

Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto your heated baking stone or an ungreased baking sheet.

Cheddar biscuits dough dropped onto a baking stone

Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the biscuits are golden brown on the top. Meanwhile, melt the butter and stir in the garlic powder. Brush the butter over the warm biscuits.

Baked cheddar biscuits on a baking stone covered with garlic butter and parsley

Garnish with parsley and serve warm.

Cheddar Biscuits in a basket covered with a white and grey towel (vertical)


Originally Published On: March 23, 2017

Last Updated On: March 25, 2020

Cheddar Biscuits in a basket covered with a towel

Cheddar Biscuits

Quick and easy drop biscuits with cheddar cheese (Red Lobster copycat) that make a great side to any meal, especially a fish/seafood recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, cheddar, cheese
Servings: 9 biscuits
5 from 1 vote


  • 2 cups bisquick
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/4 tsp parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 400F
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the bisquick, milk, and cheese until a soft, lumpy dough forms
  • Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto a baking stone or an ungreased cookie sheet
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown
  • Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, stir the garlic powder into the melted butter
  • Brush the butter over the warm biscuits before removing from the cookie sheet
  • Garnish with parsley and serve warm
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Nutrition Facts
Cheddar Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 432mg18%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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74 thoughts on “Cheddar Biscuits”

  1. I have been on your blog a few times and there are always new things to discover! I want to try to make these! I am currently so hungry! I need to go eat haha

  2. When I think of cheddar biscuits I think of Red Lobster. Your scrumptious homemade biscuits are right on the mark. I know they’ll taste just as fabulous as they look. Yum!

  3. Can I just tell you how OBSESSED I am with Red Lobsters cheddar biscuits?! Anything that is remotely close I am all about. I will definitely be giving these a try, they look so good!!!

  4. My hubby is cooking dinner now and it smells good and your pictures are willing me to jump through the computer. I’m not sure if I can wait for dinner now. I’m certainly trying the recipe ASAP.

  5. These look so easy! What a great treat to prepare for a friends picnic or function! I am pinning this one down to make sure I use them for our next social function! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. OMG, thank you! When I was little, I loooooooooooooooovwe the cheddar biscuits from Red Lobster. But, because I live in Japan, we don’t have that here. So, it would be awesome to try this recipe.

    1. I know, what you call biscuits, we call cookies (I believe). I’ve had to explain a few words that we use differently to my oldest son because we are reading the illustrated version of Harry Potter to him and it has the British versions of all the words except Philosopher is still Sorcerer.

  7. I’ll have to wait until til my house is empty to try this recipe because I want to eat every one of these biscuits myself! They’re my favorite.

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