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Easy copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits recipe with step by step photos

Here is the copycat recipe for Cheddar Bay Biscuits from Red Lobster. It’s easy and so delicious. It’s the one you’ve been looking for.

(One note, I doubled the recipe, so the pictures show twice as much stuff as what I’m telling you.)

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Set your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a cooking sheet with nonstick spray.

Dump into a bowl: 2 cups of buttermilk biscuit mix (like Bisquick or Jiffy mix), 1/2 a teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1 to 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.

red lobster copycat cheddar bay biscuits

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248 Comments on Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Red Lobster) – Step by Step Easy Recipe

  1. Denise says:

    They now sell Red Lobster Rolls mix in stores all over. I have seen them in several Walmarts. They are really good as well, it has all the ingredients but you still have to mix with hands. It doesn’t add any butter or garlic to the dough, but rather you mix the one packet with butter and brush on. I will be using your recipe when my daughter asks and I don’t want to go to store, LOL…

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  3. Oh my goodness. THIS. When i was younger, I requested Red Lobster for every single birthday and those biscuits are at least half the reason why.

  4. Yum, these biscuits look delish! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe on the Monday Funday Party!

  5. Ok, those are my absolute favorite! I can’t wait to make them!

  6. Amanda says:

    I loved how easy this was. In an effort to find something to make with what I had on hand, I found this through pinterest. I wound up taking small single serve pie tins and placing sausage on the bottom then scrambled some eggs to pour over and topped with dollops of the dough from this recipe. My boyfriend and I decided this will definitely make a comeback in my kitchen!

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  9. Radhika says:

    What a great and easy recipe – thanks, Emily, for posting it, the tips (the 10-min. timer for brushing on butter made such a difference) and photos. As you’ve suggested, it was so easy to tweak. I added buttermilk instead of milk, a pinch of Old Bay et voila…..yummy. It’s been a while since I ate at RL but now know why they’re so addictive! 😀

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  11. Adrienne says:

    how many does this recipe make?

  12. shelly says:

    Looks delish..what brand of milk do u use or what milk do u use?

  13. Wow. This is what I need right now. It’s breakfast here, and I’m craving some of this 😉

  14. These biscuits look amazing and from the recipe I am sure they would be divine. Your instructions and the photos are great. I do have a question though, why do you use Bisquick Mix or Jiffy Mix? You have a great blog and you can obviously cook, so why use the crutch. When we cook from scratch we know exactly what is in it, I haven’t seen a box of Bisquick in years and I don’t really know what they are putting in it now but most products like that have junk we don’t need. Biscuits are not hard to make using flour and it is not a big time saver.

    • David thanks for your nice comment. 🙂 I AM pretty good at cooking now. Haha. Look at the date though. I used to make these all the time but literally haven’t made them in years now (nor have I bought bisquck or jiffy mix.)

      My recent recipes are grain free (we eat primal/paleo now) and more from scratch, so I hope you’ll check them out!

      • Sorry i didn’t really notice the date. I am glad that you are doing what you feel you need to do to be healthy. I don’t think I will ever go grain free but I can understand why someone might. I do my best to eat healthier grains and limit how much I eat, I will definitely check out your later posts.

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  16. Coleen says:

    You showed pictures for how you make the red lobster biscuits. In one pic you took your rings off to make the dough. I can’t stop admiring the beautiful Celtic band on your ring. I just love it. Was it custom or could you possibly tell me where I might purchase that band or one similar?

  17. Denise Hamilton says:

    This site you made was very helpful. With pictures step by step.. I loved it. Making these this week. Thanks

  18. Donna says:

    Love the biscut recipe.

    I also LOVE your celtic ring. Can you please share where you got it?

  19. Wendy says:

    Simple and delicious!!! I used parsley instead of oregano. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Diana says:

    OMGosh! I made these tonight and Hubby and I ate these over the Chicken Alfredo I made to go with them. These are the real McCoy everybody! Yum! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  23. Marisol says:

    Ohhh K so I never post, but I just have to say that my 17 year old daughter is a red lobster bread fanatic, I mean she would go to red lobster at least 3 times a week just to by a dozen breads,. But she’s tight with her money (yeah!!) so she found this recipe, and needless to say I thank you for sharing , they are GREAT!!

  24. Christel W says:

    I thought I had left comments a couple years ago but couldn’t find them. I am now making these biscuits for like the 15th time. I have to thank you for this recipe and the great pictures. These have quickly become a favorite among my family and friends. They are even better than Red Lobster!!! I don’t use as much oregano. I put a little pinch of oregano and a couple pinches of parsley. Enough to give the biscuits a pretty green sprinkling. I usually make these when I make Rachel Ray’s pecan crusted chicken, Pictsweet frozen corn and usually a yummy dessert. Every time I have made these my friends have stole the leftovers. Thank Emily!

  25. Lisa Marzian says:

    I am SO trying this tonight! Along with marinated Skirt Steak, White Rice and Peas w.Mushrooms (YUM!) Thank you SO much for sharing!!!!

  26. Amrita says:

    i think putting it at 350 degrees is better because the first time the bottom got really burnt, but this time they were absolutely perfect, great recipe! but instead of the oregano i used fresh parsley, yum!

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  28. Cassandra says:

    These are delish! I made them with tonight’s dinner and my mom cannot get enough! I think she ate 5 of them, even my brother kept eating them and he has an oregano allergy (I forgot about it and used oregano). I give this recipe an A+

  29. Ross says:

    How many it makes depends on the size of spoons you use to measure out the dough. Use half as much garlic powder instead of garlic salt and then lightly sprinkle tops with kosher saly IF DESIRED. That should take care of the salty tase.

  30. Mary says:

    OMG! These were awesome! It’s a good thing I made a very light Maryland crab soup to go along with them, because I ended up eating three! My husband says these are way better than the ones at Red Lobster. I actually added a 1/4 tsp Old Bay to the mix. I think that’s the “bay” part in RL’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits. I was out of oregano & usually don’t keep garlic salt, so I subbed a salt-free herb & garlic spice blend in the butter mixture. Maybe that’s why we didn’t find them to be salty like some of the other reviewers. So, so good!!

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  33. Tracey says:

    How many biscuits does this recipe make? Thanks!

  34. Michele says:

    I just got done inhaling 5 of these biscuits for the first time. Delicious! I used less than half a teaspoon of garlic salt with the buttery topping and they were still too salty. Next time I’m going to use garlic *powder* instead and just give them a little sprinkle of regular salt. Also, instead of oregano, I used dried parsley flakes since that’s what it looks like they use at Red Lobster.

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  36. Elise says:

    Van’t wait to try

  37. ashley says:

    this recipe is too salty, to dry…and doesnt say what tempature to put the oven on…..

    • Amy says:

      it says at the top to set to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

    • Christel says:

      Must be something wrong with way you made them because these are a major hit and several friends have asked me for the recipe. You kind of have to keep an eye on them because not all ovens bake alike. Also varying altitudes can affect them as well. I encourage you to try to make them again!

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  39. cassie says:

    Loved the recipe!!

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  41. Frankie says:

    have you ever added just a bit of ranch dressing into it when mixing.WOW

  42. Lea Anne Gibson says:

    If you use crushed oregano leaves, use the amount suggested. If you use ground oregano, use half. crushed leaves are great and look great!

  43. um says:

    too salty, try 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 tsp oregano.

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  45. Krishaun says:

    I always use ranch seasoning mix with my butter when I make these!

  46. Creatividual says:

    I just made these tonight and they came out great! Like some of the other posters mentioned, I used parley instead of oregano in my butter mix and they came out soooo yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  47. relocyn says:

    I’ve made a similar recipe, but it calls for parsley instead of oregano. The “Red Lobster” biscuits do not have oregano.

  48. I made these tonight but my buttery topping was almost black due to the 2tsps of oregano. I wish I had left it out completely. I think the butter and garlic salt alone would have been delicious. Otherwise very good!

  49. Wow! Wait until I try these for my mom and dad. I think these were my best memory of Red Lobster in the 90’s.

  50. Thanks so much for sharing this. I’m crazy about the Red Lobster biscuits, & I’ve been looking for this recipe. Can’t wait to try it.

    Warmly, Michell

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  52. Rei says:

    Wonderful recipe! Thank you so, so much for posting. My fiance and his friends loved these.

    I would advise greasing your cookie sheet with some Pam or equivalent spray. These will stick a bit.

  53. Jacque says:

    Family loved them….thank you! 🙂

  54. Awesome Dawson says:

    Absolutely wonderful!!!

    I used a small ice cream scoop that has that metal thingy that goes around the edge when you press the lever to form them and didn’t have any problem at all shaping them.

  55. Kelly Barr says:

    Hi, I have used your recipe 1/2 dozen times. Absolutely perfect. Thans for sharing. They r delicious. For those of you out of the country , u can search online for a Bisquick recipe. Ok here it is:

    10 cups flour
    1/3 cup baking powder
    1/4 sugar
    4 tsp salt
    2cups shortening

    Combine all ingredients in a bowl except shortening. With pastry blender cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Use as you for baking mix. Enjoy!

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  57. This recipe looks mouth watering. The garlic cheesy biscuits seem to compliment the lobster well. Perhaps its time to get a food brush.

  58. Marina says:

    These are great! I used a little bit less oregano in the butter mixture and I still had a lot left so next time I will just use one teaspoon instead of two. Thanks for sharing!

  59. this looks great but a little messy for my taste. i don’t know if i have the patience to make this dish ..

  60. Esme says:

    I really like the look of these, but I’m from New Zealand and Besquick biscuit mix doesn’t exist down here, as far as I’ve seen. What’s an alternative I could use?

    • absbmx says:

      Hi, I’m from NZ as well, and I think it is similar to a scone dough, so it would be pretty easy to make 🙂

  61. Dee says:

    This is so good and they turned out perfect the first time. Thank you so very much God Blessand keeep thee.

  62. Bev says:

    Can i make these ahead and just reheat?? or make the dough a day ahead and bake in the a.m.?

  63. queenmlv says:

    Thanks so much for this. And thanks for saying “a la” instead of “alla” — drives me nuts. I will try this over the weekend.

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  66. Julie says:

    Thank you! Just what I needed to add to tonight’s dinner.

  67. Alex says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I tried it recently, and it’s the best imitation recipe I’ve found so far for those delicious cheesy biscuits. Keep up the excellent work!

  68. euge says:

    Hi I’m from southamerica and loved this biscuits at red lobster….i’d like to try the reciepe but don’t know what you mean when u say “”2 cups of buttermilk biscuit mix (like Bisquick or Jiffy mix)””, i asume its some kind of flavour…..but which one

    • Eveline Marinelli says:

      The recipes is asking for Bisquik I have found that this works the best for these bisquits the store brand of bisquit mix does not come out as fluffy. These taste exactly like the Red Lobster ones ENJOY

  69. Oh wow! I’ve always loved those things. I’m stoked to give this a try!

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  71. Heather says:

    tried these and loved them! I went a lot lighter on the oregano – only a smidge – and added some dried parsley to the butter, mostly for color.
    so, super easy, super fast, and super yummy!

  72. christine says:

    I just made this biscuits for my family as part of our Valentine’s Day dinner, and they were a big hit. I already got request for them for tomorrows dinner. Quick and simply to make and they taste really good.. Im glad i tried them.

  73. Darin E. says:

    I made these last night when I had some friends over and not only was this recipe easy to make, they were also devoured in about five minutes. Thanks for this awesome recipe that I was able to cook-up on a college student’s budget!

  74. Meribeth says:

    I don’t use baking mixes, so I added the extras to a standard buttermilk drop-biscuit recipe, they turned out great.

    Thanks for posting the instructions.

  75. Kathy says:

    Ate at RL this weekend for our anniversary in Branson MO. Love the Biscuits, told my husband I had to find this. Will try yours for sure. I said they were manna from Heaven.

  76. Robin says:

    I just made the cheese biscuits tonite–they were a huge hit at the dinner table. My son who is the pickiest eater ever had 3 of them. The only thing I’ll change the next time is not to add oregano with the butter. I’ll probably make these at least ohce a week—they were delicious!!!!

  77. guest says:

    what do you mean shortening ranch dressing or sugar? I'm confused ive seen a lot of comments about the ranch dressing lol

    • storio says:

      I just made these. they were great. I do think ranch mix with butter might be alittle closer. I will try that next time. Thanks for sharing.

  78. guest says:

    yes they did, it says about 2/3c

  79. narc says:

    Wow – that was great! Makes me hungry just looking at them!

  80. Johnni Girl says:

    These look great! I can't wait to try them. Thanks!

  81. samuel says:

    looks just mouthwatering! I'm no cook really, but I think I'll give it a shot;)

  82. Wow that look very tasty thank you for sharing.

  83. Palesano10 says:

    Been wanting this recipe! My favorite item at Red Lobster; thank you for sharing.

  84. brenda says:

    You can find the cajun shrimp pasta recipe at the Darden Restaraunts homepage! If they removed it, use the link and request it. They are happy to share it with you. Enjoy!

  85. Brenda says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I have tons of Olive Garden recipes but have been looking for the cheesy biscuit one forever. Can't wait. Nice job with the photos as well. They made me want to make them right away. Now, if only a green salad and some chowder would magically appear……

  86. brenda says:

    You can find the cajun shrimp pasta recipe at the Darden Restaraunts homepage! If they removed it, use the link and request it. They are happy to share it with you. Enjoy!

  87. mbrown says:

    yummm !(:

  88. cupidsclwn says:

    Tastes just like the ones at Red Lobster…..YUM

  89. jassica rodriguez says:

    i hate it

    • William Macklin says:

      What was it that you hated about the recipe, Jessica? Seriously, I need to know. I’m making them for company.

      • Joyful Abode says:

        Hey william – I think your guests will like them. Some people think they are too garlicky or if they don’t like oregano, they may not like these… but everyone I’ve made them for has LOVED them, and as you can see, many people in the comments raved about them.

        If you think it sounds like too much garlic , use less. If you don’t like oregano, try parsley. You can “edit” the recipe for your liking.

      • courtney says:

        she is just posting that to either be difficult or it’s just her preference in taste.

    • courtney says:

      she is just posting that to either be difficult or it’s just her preference in taste.

  90. jassica rodriguez says:

    i hate it

    • Christel says:

      Really? Then you are the minority to this group because these are absolutely awesome! Why did you feel it necessary to post three times that you hate them. Kind of strong words. You could have stated something like too garlicky for me or too salty. You can give your opinion without being so rude!

  91. jassica rodriguez says:

    i hate it

  92. Elaine says:

    I love what I see so far and I do love to bake!

  93. Daniel says:

    These are always a crowd pleaser at Red Lobster. 🙂

  94. Catherine says:

    By the way, it is definitely 2 T.parsley, but no shortening, ranch dressing or sugar!

  95. Catherine says:

    Followed the recipe but tweeked it a little. Added 1/2 t. baking powder, and half the garlic salt it called for as it was too salty and used parchment paper for easy removal. They were delicious perfection!!! Thanks for the “starter recipe!” Now if you only had the recipe for cajun shrimp pasta:)

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  97. camilew18 says:

    I love your recipe. I made these for my family and they were gone in minutes. I didnt have any oregano so i used my favorite herb dill and they were delish. I also put a teaspoon of minced garlic in with the biscuits.

  98. MadeLikeMom says:

    Haha agreed! I worked at Red Lobster too and when I read that I just laughed!!!! Sorry about your confusion Jimmie, but definitely no can! Wouldn't that be more work – having to work in cheese and herbs into each individual biscuit? Canned biscuits don't have all this yummy goodness!

    Thanks for the recipe Emily! We are having it tonight with homemade coleslaw (made with my new food processor) and the loaded baked potato and leek soup (which is incredible because I have my unadventurous, veggie hating husband super excited about finally trying LEEKS!!!!! yay! I have tried for two years now to get him to branch out in the veggie world, and now he is finally willing to try one of my favorite vegetables!)

  99. gale says:

    Yoou are right, it is parsley.

  100. gale says:

    Yoou are right, it is parsley.

  101. Gale says:

    If you are talking about RL biscuits…out of a can???? I have worked for them for over 10 years….no” can” buddy….ridiculous!

  102. rachel88 says:

    I made these biscuits last night. WOW. I almost finshed the whole pan before my boyfriend got home from work. I managed to save him one. He loved them as well. Best biscuit I have ever eaten. Hands down. I will make these again and again. I only changed one thing I used parsley and Basil because I had no oregano on hand. delish!

  103. lovenursingrn says:

    Feed them to chickens,find some friendly neighborhood ones, chickens love bread!

  104. JoyfulAbode says:

    Oh good, I hope it works out for you. I think it will be nice though. 🙂
    Definitely try the red pepper soup – regardless of whether you use the biscuits on/with it or not! It's sooooo good.
    And thank you for asking – I am doing quite well. I came home from work today to an amazing-smelling house and a husband cooking me brisket!!! And I just had a couple sips of a yummy merlot. I'm a happy camper.

  105. indayluvs says:

    mmm, chicken pot pie filling! that sounds delicious, i think i'll try that, thank you so much! i was thinking it might also go well crumbled over the creamy red pepper soup – heeey! think i'll try both this weekend! hope your doing well!

  106. JoyfulAbode says:

    ohhhh noooo! So sorry they came out that way for you. Yeah, the original recipe is already plenty salty (I'm a salt lover) so more than that wouldn't be so good.
    Maybe you could make something like chicken pot pie filling (or a thick soup/stew), and bake it by itself, but serve it with the biscuits crumbled on top.. that way you could let the saltiness distribute through the filling/soup flavor because you'd be eating spoonsful of soup+ a little bit of biscuit in each bite.

  107. indayluvs says:

    i was so excited to try these, i actually made them at at 2am! but, alas, i am a cheese lover & added extra cheddar & some parmesan – wrong, so wrong!! they came out way too salty *ugh* next time i'll stick with your recipe! in the meantime, any suggestions on what i can do with these super salt-i-licious biscuits? (i spent 10 years in a third world country, i refuse to throw food away if i can absolutely help it – it hurts my heart) any suggestions would be appreciated!

  108. Sook says:

    Oh wow…. I want to make this tonight… So tempting! 🙂

  109. OysterJimmie says:

    The real secret is that they dont actually make them from scratch. The biscuts come out of a can. Pillsbury I think.

  110. Roman says:

    Red Lobster is one of my favorite restaurants, although I haven't eaten there in a long time. However, a friend of mine recently gave me a coupon and told me that the restaurant has just added 3 new Mediterranean flavored dishes to their already mouthwatering menu.

    • William Macklin says:

      Just ate there again, (Randall Road in Geneva, IL) for about the 35th time. Haven’t had a bad meal or service yet. I’m sure I won’t. Yes, I use the coupons Discover card sends me.

  111. Roman says:

    Red Lobster is one of my favorite restaurants, although I haven't eaten there in a long time. However, a friend of mine recently gave me a coupon and told me that the restaurant has just added 3 new Mediterranean flavored dishes to their already mouthwatering menu.

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  113. chris says:

    This recipe is actually on the bisquick box. Been making them for years.

  114. Uisgea says:

    Before my friend Howard and I worked together at a restaurant in Maryland, he had managed a Red Lobster. He knew how to make these biscuits, and used to make them for the staff, who gobbled them up. His ingredients and procedure almost exactly matched yours, although he did use parsley and not oregano, but I don't think that's awfully important–it's mostly the cheese, butter,and garlic. Howard never added any ranch dressing mix, but I guess there's no harm in that–it is tasty stuff.

    For those of you who can't get Bisquick or Jiffy mix or whatever, here's a DIY version. No offense to the good people at Bisquick or Jiffy or whatever, but it's just as good, and cheaper.

    5 1/2 cups sifted flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    3 tablespoons baking powder
    1 cup vegetable shortening
    1 tablespoon powdered sugar

    Mix it all together until it looks kind of crumbly, and keep it in a sealed container. It'll hold for quite a while–months, at least.

  115. Kim says:

    I just made these. they were great. I do think ranch mix with butter might be alittle closer. I will try that next time. Thanks for sharing.

  116. matt says:

    sounds delcious and easy to make. I will surprise my mrs with these for a Sunday morning brunch item very soon. Thanks for the recipe

  117. JenniferGrace1 says:

    I made these with dinner and the family loved them will definitely make these again!
    Thanks for the post 🙂

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  119. sars says:

    nous sommes butter biscuits!

  120. Name says:

    tried it love them thanks so much

  121. JoyfulAbode says:

    Excellent! I'm glad you liked them.

  122. Jillay says:

    I just tried this recipe and they were amazing! Thanks so much for it!

  123. KMOliver1124 says:

    I just got finished making these…they were very tasty! although next time i will most liekly be using more garlic powder cause theyre just wasnt enough for my taste(I LOVE GARLIC)
    Thanks for sharing this recipe hunny!

  124. Adelina says:

    This biscuit is the Only reason I would want to go to Red Lobster restaurant every once in a blue moon! I love the biscuit and I always greedily ask for a “to go” bag with a couples of buiscuits!!!

    I definitely need to try this at home sometimes! Thanks for the wonderful pictorial step-by-step instructions!

  125. Lilly says:

    yum those look awesome, i should try that!
    You should try those!

  126. JoyfulAbode says:

    Glad you like them!

  127. thuiswerk says:

    Those biscuits are perfect! I think they tase super!

  128. Keeper13 says:

    that ring is beautiful, absolutely beautiful.
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  129. JoyfulAbode says:

    Haha, no but that's a good idea.
    Sometimes when I need “action shots” I ask my husband to help me take pictures. 🙂 He's a fantastic helper and knows to take a million shots so that at least a few will be usable.

  130. Mindy says:

    How did you take those pictures? Did you tape a webcam to your head?

  131. Erica says:

    I just tried these and they taste JUST LIKE the ones at red lobster! Couldnt be more pleased with them 🙂 thank you for posting!!

  132. Danielle says:

    I love these!
    Thank you for posting the recipe. i can’t wait to make them with my next dinner!

  133. Diana says:

    Arenda, the recipe should make about 12 biscuits. And I would recommend using parchment paper rather than greasing a cookie sheet. I made them tonight and it’s hard to keep away from them – they are addictive!!

  134. Wendy says:

    I just went to the Red Lobster website and they have apparently noticed that none of the “guesses” of the recipe on the web have added baking soda to which they recommend doing so. And I don’t believe that oregano is correct, it’s parsley.

  135. Arenda says:

    I read through the comments, but no one seems to ask this. How many does the recipe you used make?

  136. Kaylan says:

    I made these tonight – great recipe! I think I may need to adjust for the oven I used though. They came out a tad dry, a bit undercooked in the middle and a little overdone on the bottom. But wonderful flavor…delicious midnight snack 🙂

  137. jackie says:

    I will be making these today> Thanks for the recipe.

  138. Rebecca C says:

    These look freaking delicious! Thank you so much for sharing, no longer do I have to go to Red Lobster when I crave these biscuits. I could probably make 12 batches for what a dinner at Red Lobster would cost!

  139. Shelley says:

    How much do you want for your ring? Or where can I find one like it?

    I just tried the biscuits and yum, yum, yum!!!! Thanks so much for sharing and I’m serious about the ring!!!!!!

  140. Happy says:

    I found your website last night and just finished making these yummy biscuits! My husband is in heaven! They were great!

  141. Erica Smith says:

    I just used your recipe and made these biscuits and they are soooo good. I enjoyed your pictures and the instructions were so easy to follow. I’m going to surprise my husband with these and some crab legs, salmon and fresh corn. I bet he’ll appreciate every last bite!! Thanks for the recipe!

  142. Sinisa says:

    many thanks

  143. Joyful Abode says:

    Sinisa, I found this recipe for the biscuit mix on another website by googling:

    8 cups flour
    1 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
    1/4 cup baking powder
    1 tablespoon salt
    2 cups shortening

    Combine flour, milk, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening. Store in tightly closed container in cool place.

    I hope that helps!

  144. Sinisa says:

    Please, what is inside of that buttermilk biscuit mix. I am in Croatia and here is very unusual to make food with pre-prepared mix. Many thanks.

  145. Jay says:

    These were great loved them! Great Recipe

  146. Kerry says:

    …it’s not oregano, or parsley, it’s powdered RANCH DRESSING! You mix it in with the butter.

  147. staci says:

    beautiful rings!

    mandy- you are probably at a different altitude. I’ve moved around a bit and noticed that i have to alter recipes a little for different altitudes. i would try cooking them at a lower temp. not too much though.

  148. Sarah says:

    Ahh! These look absolutely delicious! Great recipe!

  149. Nyxxie says:

    Those look so yummy. Seriously sinful. I gotta make some.

  150. Amanda says:

    Great recipe! Can’t wait to try it :O)

  151. Matt says:

    When I worked at Red Lobster, the recipe was one bag of biscuit mix, one bag of pre-portioned cheese and one container of water 😉

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the mix had dried milk in it, though. I’d imagine the contents of the bag was something like biscuit mix, garlic powed and dried milk. It also looks like you used a bit too much cheese in the mix. They do use the finely shredded variety in the recipe.

    1. Put all ingredients into bowl. Mix it, but not too well. Your picture looked about right before you went hands on it.
    2. Fill up the sheet. At RL we’d use a potato scoop as mentioned above to get consistent biscuit sizes.
    3. Put them in a Convection Oven for about 3 minutes and then turn and cook three more minutes.
    4. Brush each biscuit w/ a mix of Butter, Parsley and Garlic, also known as Scampi Sauce w/o the White Wine.

  152. Joyful Abode says:

    Mandy, I have no clue… did you change the recipe at all? Every time I’ve made these, dry is the LAST word I’d use to describe them.
    Are you sure your oven’s thermostat is correct? Maybe it reads one temperature but it’s actually hotter than that… I’m really not sure.

  153. mandy says:

    i made these tonight and they came out very dry- any clues on what i may have done wrong? thanks!

  154. Cathy in AZ says:

    Has anyone tried freezing these? I often like to cook ahead and freeze.

  155. Joyful Abode says:

    Derek, sometimes I’ll call my husband in to take pictures for me… he puts his arms over my shoulders and holds the camera that way. HAHA.

  156. Derek says:

    They look delicious. But how did you take a picture of both of your own hands. Lol.

  157. josh says:

    some advice for those wanting them to come out like RL biscuits, use a potato scoop, you know the things that look like ice cream scoops with the scraper.

  158. Fred says:

    Thanks for posting this, I’m making these for thanksgiving!

  159. Kelly says:

    Thank you so much! This was so easy and cheap — even for a college kid! They were a huge hit for all of my friends, and they’re GREAT with chili 🙂

  160. Joyful Abode says:

    Yup, Brian. Check out
    1. To remove a hat as a greeting or mark of respect.
    2. To remove or take off, especially of clothing.

  161. Shelley says:

    I made these to the letter and let me say Thank You. They are great! Exactly like Red Lobster’s.

  162. Brian says:

    This is a great little recipe that is perfect for a cooking neophyte such as myself! I’m now off to market to buy some Bisquik mix!

    Is “doff” really the opposite of “don”? Sounds made up. 🙂

  163. Amy Gilbert says:

    These were SOOOOOOO quick and easy to make! They filled the house w/a warm garlicky smell! And they tasted BETTER than Red Lobsters! Thanks so much for the recipe!!

  164. Georgetta says:

    I’d like to know where you got such a beautiful celtic ring.

  165. Kimberley says:

    I’ve never had these before, but they sound really good! I’ll definitely be making some.

  166. Yelena says:


    I’ve been dying to try this recipe and decided to leave it for my Thanksgiving feast. Only problem is, now that I’m shopping for ingredients, I can’t find Buttermilk Biscuit Mix anywhere in San Francisco. How could this be?!?!?! It’s the oddest thing I’ve ever experienced. al;kldjff;lakdf so frustrating. I mean, I could make the mix from scratch, but getting a bunch of ingredients to make an ingredient just doesn’t sound reasonable to me. Bah

    They do look incredible though!!! Excellent work

  167. Deborah Dowd says:

    These look incredible, and so easy! And what a beautiful ring! I love the gaelic knot design!

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  169. Kim In Atlanta says:

    Thankies! I was putting the garlic in with the dough and kept wondering why they tasted nasty. 🙂 Butter + Garlic = No burnt garlic tasting biscuits…duh. I’m a genius sometimes.

    Thanks again!

  170. Farina says:

    I am so going to try make these. Hubby loves RL’s biscuits. Thanks for sharing!

  171. Mara says:

    Just what I needed… fantastic cheddar biscuits IN MY HOUSE!

  172. Oh, this is so on the Thanksgiving table. I do think I’m going for parsley over oregano. It’s a fine line with oregano. Thanks for the recipe.

  173. Joyful Abode says:

    Sarah, maybe it’s a potency issue… or maybe I just like oregano a lot (more than you do anyway)! 🙂
    Glad you liked them. I think Red Lobster probably uses parsley instead of oregano, but I prefer oregano… try parsley next time!

  174. Sarah says:

    I stumbled on this a few days ago, and shared the recipe with my ex later that night because i knew how much he liked the Red Lobster biscuits. He made them immediately and said they were fantastic, but to use less oregano.

    So, I started my own batch last night, only using 1 tsp of oregano (half of what the recipe calls for), and it was still too much for my tastes. Maybe different brands of oregano have different potency?

    They were still amazing, however! Thanks so much!

  175. tommy says:

    Wow, these look great. Thanks for sharing.

  176. Bug says:

    Those look good but if you wanted the actual recipe you could have just gone to barns and noble they have a book that has all of the favorite recipes from many of the top resturants.

  177. Christina says:

    This was superb, they taste better than the red lobster biscuits. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  178. flowercarole says:

    This recipe is now on my to cook list. They sure do look scrummy.

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  180. annette says:

    But what you really sold me on was that ring. I adore it. And now back to those “healthy” biscuits i really don’t need to know how to make. rats. too late. i do, now.

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  182. Christine of Sydney says:

    To Melanie, Perth, WA (posting number 8). What the Americans call “biscuits” is what we Aussies and British know as “scones”, so I guess they mean scone mix. (and to confuse them even further, what we call bisuits are what they call cookies!)

    Christine, Sydney, Australia

  183. Beverly says:

    These biscuits make my mouth water!

  184. Dennis Slater says:

    Way too much garlic salt!!! Was 1 tsp correct? Maybe 1/4 tsp would be better?

  185. Wendy says:

    What a great recipe, thank you! I just finished making them and had to stop my son at biscuit #7. I’ve been on the computer for an hour and hope there’s still one or two left for me!

    Your triad ring is absolutely beautiful.

  186. Lis says:

    If you buy Bisquick the recipe is on the box! I was so excited when I discovered that! Everyone loves Red Lobster cheesy biscuits.

  187. Kelly says:

    Yuuum! I will be makin’ these for my hubby this week! He will be so happy and those are the only thing he really wants there anyway. Thank you for the post!

  188. zrinka_cro says:

    Can someone tell me what is this “buttermilk biscuit mix”? I live in Croatia, and we don’t have it here. What can I use instead? Thanks!

  189. Anthony2816 says:

    Ty, could you ask your wife: Does Red Lobster make them from scratch, or do they get a pre-made dry mix to which they add the ice water? The latter is how many restaurants work, and if it’s true, the dry mix may already have milk powder in it, which is why they add ice water instead of milk.

  190. Joyful Abode says:

    Ty, how cool! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

  191. Ty says:

    You got almost everything right, except there is no milk in the mix. My wife works at Red Lobster and she told me that it is ice water that is added to keep it from getting being to thick. Also the garlic butter is brushed on when they come out of the oven. Very impressive job though figuring it out.


  192. Caleb Lee says:

    I’ve been waiting for this recipe!!! Thanks to you (and stumble) I’ve got it! OOOOO baby I’m going to get a stomach ache from the overindulgence I plan to partake in.

  193. Sithean says:

    These look lovely. Thank you kindly for sharing the photos and recipe!

  194. dave says:

    I make these all the time, using whole wheat flour w/flax meal mixed in, and fat free cheese. so they are a bit healthier. dont forget the parchment paper so you dont need to grease the pan !

  195. OK, I had a busy Sunday planned. I just got busier this sounds great!

  196. Red Icculus says:

    These look amazing! I have made something similar, although without the herbs and metric buttload of butter.

  197. Carsen says:

    Yum! So that’s what i’ve been missing while avoiding all the seafood..

  198. These look so delicious!

  199. Bren says:

    I once asked a waiter for this recipe and he said he couldn’t give it out because it was a secret. Fooled them huh?

  200. who says:

    You have really nice hands.

  201. Matin says:

    Looks great and am sure very tasty too:-)
    X M

  202. Teri says:

    My kids and I used to fight over the cheddar biscuits at Red Lobster all the time (I’m so ashamed of myself!). These actually look yummier! I’m going to try these tonight! Thank you for the recipe! By the way, your ring looks beautiful… I love the design work on the side.

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  204. Lia says:

    Yum I just made a batch of these! So easy and sooooo good 🙂

  205. Ali says:

    Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that I loved this recipe so much that I included a link to it in a feature at a site that I write for, Blissfully Domestic.


    Thank you for such a great recipe!
    -Ali the foodie chick

  206. Emily says:

    When I saw your first post about these I drooled and swore I’d figure out how to make these. Since you reposted I just haven’t had the time. I’m making them tonight though and am super excited to try it out!

  207. Paula says:

    Those look perfect and scrummy! I’m sure the ones from Red Lobster have dried parsley instead of oregano, though. I’m NOT an oregano fan, and I would not like the ones from Red Lobster if I tasted it in them.

    I’m going to use your recipe tomorrow, except put in the parsley instead of oregano. Thanks!

  208. Jukebox says:

    Just tried these, they were done in half an hour flat and they came out beautifully! I love how classy they look for how easy they were to do. My only comment would be that 2 tsp seemed like way too much oregano, and I’ll probably use a bit less in the future. Very nice, either way.

  209. I just saw this on tastespotting and had a wicked flashback. I’ve only been to Red Lobster once, when I was about 7, but I remember the taste of these things. I guess they made an impression!

    Totally delectable!

  210. Lisa says:

    The heck with Irish soda bread… I’m making these for St Patrick’s Day!

    Hop on over to for my Kiss Me I’m Irish Beef & Cabbage. Want to know why they called it “corned” beef? Come on, I’ll tell ya….

  211. DocChuck says:

    My husband simply ADORES Red Lobster!! Sadly, his disability pension means that we can’t eat there anymore.

    But since the biscuits there were one of his favorite things, I’ll make them this weekend and try and pull him out of his downswing.

    Thanks, JA!!

  212. Tab says:

    Those biscuits look delicious! I may have to give them a try. I can’t say I’ve had the Red Lobster ones, (darn fish & shellfish allergies) But I will absolutely be giving these a try. And I simply adore your rings too!

  213. Joyful Abode says:

    stormz, yes, it’s a powdered biscuit mix. If you have a recipe for dough for drop biscuits (not cut biscuits) using your own recipe-from-scratch would probably work just as well.

  214. stormz says:

    what is : buttermilk biscuit mix (like Bisquick or Jiffy mix), is it just some sort of powdered biscuit mix like you buy in the store?

    I enjoy your blogging, you look like a fun & create person, I just don’t know where you find the

    Great page:)

    Perth, Western Australia

  215. Mandi says:

    Oh my goodness I think I just drooled on my keyboard! Yum-o! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  216. Joyful Abode says:

    Caroline, yes he does. It would be really cool to have a third hand to do it… or maybe a tripod and telepathy-activated shutter. But he’s really sweet about helping.

    Miffy, welcome! Sara… you should try them out. They’re yummy. Stephen, what kind words. Thank you! Meagan, maybe a certain someone’s wish will be granted.

  217. Caroline your sister says:

    Me and my friend Leslie were just talking like… yesterday… about how good Red Lobster cheese biscuits are, and how she likes them even better than Olive Garden breadsticks. We’ll have to make these.

    Does your hubby take your pictures when both your hands are in the picture?

  218. Sara says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. They really do look like Red Lobster biscuits.

  219. miffy says:

    Found your blog on the Apronista Flickr group & thought I would say Hi from Brisbane Australia 🙂 The recipes look great!

    I’ll pop by again.

  220. Yummy…the efforts and passion you put in your blogging are clear. You have fun with it and that is refreshing. If you do everything with such fervour, the benefits and richness in your life are probably as good as this recipe looks.

    Thank you and I’ll certainly be back to visit.

    Simply Stephen

  221. Meagan says:

    Mmmm maybe a certain someone might like these instead of Florida citrus when she comes to visit. I’m just sayin’.

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