Garlic Cheddar "Copycat Red Lobster" Biscuits

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Can I just tell you the truth?

I mean, I’ve been living this lie for awhile and I honestly think it’s about time I come clean.

I don’t really like Red Lobster. I use them for their biscuits.

Phew! I am SO glad to get that off my chest.

Who wouldn’t love those yummy, buttery, cheesy biscuits? It’s a fabulous marketing technique. Give the people something for free that is so absolutely scrumptious that they don’t really care if their entree isn’t up to par.

I have outsmarted them though.

For so long I’ve seen copycat cheddar biscuit recipes on the internet. Of course, I never tried them. I worried that A.) they wouldn’t be good OR B.) They WOULD be good and that many cheddar biscuits in my house seemed like a recipe for cardiac arrest.

Today though, I happened upon this recipe from Two Of A Kind Working On A Full House.

I loved that the recipe didn’t require I make 3 dozen biscuits and even suggested making them in a mini muffin tin.

Now I don’t have a mini muffin tin, so I just made mine in a regular muffin tin, but the results were still absolutely stellar.

In fact, after I handed the biscuit to my husband, he’s only response was, “wow…this is it. This is it“.

’nuff said.

I bet you $10, you have the ingredients to make this on hand. So make it. Now.

Garlic Cheddar “Copycat Red Lobster” Biscuits

adapted from Two Of A Kind Working On A Full House


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. Combine all of your dry ingredients together.
  3. Cut” in the COLD butter using two forks or whatever technique works best for you. You want the flour to take on a crumbly consistency. Don’t overwork it, you don’t want the butter to warm.
  4. Add your milk and cheese and mix until the flour is fully moistened (once again…don’t overwork it.).
  5. Spray your muffin tin with cooking spray.
  6. If you have a mini muffin tin, you can drop by the tablespoon full. I did not, so I made 10 biscuits just by eyeballing even portions.
  7. I let it cook about 15 minutes and it was done perfectly. I say start checking at around 10 minutes. They should be slightly golden brown on top.
  8. Eat and enjoy!

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25 thoughts on “Garlic Cheddar "Copycat Red Lobster" Biscuits”

  1. Okay, now you owe me $10 cause I don’t have any baking powder!! LOL It got wet when I moved and I haven’t replaced it yet! Otherwise I would make these right now!!

  2. my copy cat recipe calls for Bisquick & I’ve adapted it by sprinkling it with a little garlic salt on top. perfect, but they are too good.

  3. Made these tonight and they were so good, my youngest wanted to know how I got so many biscuits from Red Lobster! lol. Thanks for a great recipe.

  4. I just made these biscuits and they’re fantastic 🙂 I’ve been looking for a good cheddar biscuit recipe for a while now and must have tried at least five or six other recipes, but this is by far the best. I used 3/4 cup AP flour and 1/4 whole wheat flour, but other than that followed the recipe exactly. Mine were done at around 13 minutes. The rest of my family loved them. Thanks for the recipe!

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  6. I am making these for the third time. My family LOVES them. We have no Red Lobster close to us, so I don’t know how close they come to theirs, but we think they are great! Thanks for posting it and I pined it too!

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