There are some things that people just love that you can’t really make yourself.
White Castle hamburgers. Orange Juliuses. Slurpees.
And the cheddar cheese biscuits from Red Lobster.
THOSE BISCUITS…I can’t even. They’re so good.
If you’ve had them, you know what I’m talking about.
If you haven’t, and you love salty, cheese-y, bread-y things, you need to make these.
I’ve tried a bunch of recipes, and this is about the closest you can get to the real thing at home.
And you know what? They’re ridiculously simple to make.
Most peeps in the restaurant biz know that these babies are made with pre-fab biscuit mix, so that’s why we’re rocking the Bisquick today.
(And no, that’s not a paid promo.)
If you want to get all fancy pants, by all means, use biscuit dough made from scratch.
I know they’ll be delicious.
But if you want the real deal, try them this way first.
Alrighty, enough talking. To the ovens!
Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
2 cups Bisquick (or other buttermilk biscuit mix)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup whole milk
6 Tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Makes 8-10 biscuits
Do a little prep
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Make the butter glaze
In a small pan, put the butter, dried parsley, dried oregano, and garlic salt.
Melt the whole shebang together over low heat, stirring occasionally.
When it’s all melted, remove the pan from the heat and set aside while you make the biscuit dough.
Make the dough
In a large mixing bowl, put the Bisquick, garlic powder, and shredded cheese.
Add the milk. Mix until uniform.
(Use a wooden spoon. A whisk sounds like a great idea, but it’s going to get completely glopped up.)
The dough will be thick and pretty stiff. That’s just fine.
Spoon out the biscuits
Grab two soup spoons. Scoop out a blob of dough on one spoon.
Use the back of the other spoon to scrape it off and deposit it on your prepared sheet pan. (So easy, no sticky paws.)
Repeat with the rest of the dough until you’ve used it all up.
Bake the biscuits
Slide the pan into your preheated, 400-degree F oven.
Bake for about 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, yank the pan out of the oven onto a rack.
Brush the top of each biscuit liberally with your butter glaze.
Pop the pan back into the oven.
Bake for another 5 minutes, or until they’re just starting to brown on top.
When they’re done, pull the pan out of the oven.
Let them rest for a minute or two on the pan, then transfer the biscuits to a rack.
Optional: If you have any left, brush the tops again with the last of the butter glaze.
(Only do this if you’re going to serve them right away, otherwise they may get soggy.)
Serve warm and enjoy!
What do you think? Pretty easy, right? Hope you love these as much as we do!
These are so versatile. You can serve them at any meal, from a cookout to a Thanksgiving dinner, or any event in between.