It's been a little quiet around here because I'm still getting over this cold of mine and that pinched nerve in my neck. Yeow is all I can say! Thank goodness for medicine and thanks for the sweet comments and emails! I made these biscuits late one night a few weeks ago and posted on facebook about them…it was a late night craving. I have been making these biscuits for years and they are supposed to be a copy cat of Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits.
I don't even remember where I got the recipe and seriously have been making these biscuits since high school…my besties from HS can vouch for this. I don't know if they are close to Red Lobster's biscuits but they are amazing!
I have to admit, I usually make them with Bisquick and not from scratch! I know, I know so this time, I wanted to give them a try and used Tara's recipe for homemade Bisquick. I have to tell you…I couldn't decide, it was really close so I took it to my Bunko group last night. I conducted an unscientific poll and you won't believe that the Bisquick ones eased out as a winner from the group. I'm sure everyone will have their own opinion but I think I'll keep making them with Bisquick and from scratch when I don't have a box of Bisquick on hand.
And I do like to freshly grate the cheddar cheese but I do sometimes use the bag of cheese as another shortcut measure. Even when I grate the cheese by hand, I can still get these biscuits on the table in less than 20 minutes.
By the way, I used a large cookie scoop (about 2.5 Tablespoons to scoop these biscuits out) to ensure uniformity.
Just wanted to share with you my favorite garlic powder…
They are soft, pillowy and addictive, I know you won't be able to eat just one. And even better, they take 20 minutes or less to get on the table. Hope you enjoy!
Garlic Cheddar Biscuits Recipe
- 2 cups Bisquick
- 2/3 cup milk, I used low fat milk
- 1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, I used McCormick California garlic powder
- Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix Bisquick and cheddar cheese together with a rubber spatula. Add milk and combine. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop portions onto a foil lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes.
- While the biscuits are baking in the oven, melt butter in a microwave-safe container in 15 second intervals. Add garlic powder and mix thoroughly. Right after removing, the biscuits from the oven, brush butter-garlic mixture on the tops. Using a spatula, remove the biscuits from the cookie sheet and serve immediately.
- Scratch recipe made 10 biscuits, bisquick recipe made 12 biscuits. Store biscuits in a zippered plastic bag in the fridge. They are good reheated - about 15 seconds or less in the microwave.
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Question about the “from scratch” version … does the “increase to 1 cup” mean, instead of just using the 2/3 cup of milk as you would with the Bisquick recipe, mean use 1 cup of milk with the “from scratch” version, instead of the 2/3 cup?
Julie Deily says
Yes! Instead of using 2/3 cup milk, use 1 cup milk for the from scratch recipe. 🙂
Thanks! That is what we ended up doing and it turned out great.
Ridiculous!!!! SO AMAZINGLY goooooooOOOOooood!
I love them so much!!!!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
These are my favorite! I made a version of these for our Christmas Eve this year, need to make them more!
a farmer in the dell says
I love everything about these! easy and delicious! So happy I found your blog!
Apryl @ Christian Clippers says
Those look delish!
omg these look delicious! I need some right now!
Karen Tannenbaum says
I sure appreciate all those little extra details in your preparation including the size scoop you use, your favorite garlic powder spice (especially since I don’t usually use garlic powder) and including the alternate recipe for making these from scratch versus Bisquick. I always have Bisquick on hand! I pride myself on 99% baking from scratch, however, Bisquick has produced some very yummy dumplings, and my go to pancake recipe for my son’s last minute request for pancakes. Thank you!
wee eats says
the BF will be THRILLED that I found this recipe! He loves those things at Red Lobster, I’ve never been so I’ve never had anything to compare to lol
Ella-Home Cooking Adventure says
Garlic and cheese, my husbands favorite combination:) I will have to try the recipe.
What a delicious recipe! I love how airy and light they look. Thanks for sharing and I hope you feel better soon.
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
I pretty much use the same recipe to make these and they are always a hit! You just can’t beat bread, cheese, and garlic!
So cheesy! I’m dreaming of them with a big bowl of soup.
Sydney @ The Crepes of Wrath says
Nothing wrong with a few shortcuts! Bisquick is really versatile, I feel like I learn a new way to use it all the time. These look rich and cheesy and just delicious. I’d love to dunk them in a fried egg!
Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says
So glad to hear that your neck is getting better! These look oh so tempting!
Allison Day says
These sound divine, and so easy! Maybe I’ll make some clam chowder this week, just for a good excuse to make these biscuits. 😀
TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs says
What made you think of making these? 🙂 Looks fantastic!
I love a good biscuit
Ali | Gimme Some Oven says
These look so beautiful! I adore RL’s biscuits!!
Omg. These look amazing!
These look delicious!
nicóle olea (@nicky_olea) says
Those do look yummy! My sister loves Red Lobster’s biscuits! I should make these for her!
20 minutes to make
5 minutes to eat!
Yummy! I have to try these!
The first thing I thought of when I saw them was Red Lobster. I rarely eat there, but their biscuits are the best!
These sound good and look easy enough. I may be able to handle them.
Anne - Mommy Has to Work says
These look so good! A patient where I used to work bought us these every Christmas!
Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
i am totally trying this!
I’m hungry again when reading this!
Shell Fruscione says
This makes me SO hungry- I love bread, especially rolls & biscuits, and to add cheddar to it? I want these NOW.
Dee @ Cocktails with Mom says
I bet those are really tasty. Love that they are quick to make.
Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) says
Yum! These look so amazing and like the perfect quick, carbo-loaded side for chili or soup. Enjoy your weekend, Julie!
Laura (GotChocolate) says
I love that these only take 20 minutes and they’re so fluffy-looking. GET BETTER!!! 😀
Those look really good. Gonna have to try and make them next week.
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
These look mighty dangerous. For my waistline!! Ahhhh…I love cheddar biscuits. Beautiful, Julie!
Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy says
These are sooooo stinking good… could eat 5 at one time!
Oh my – these look so amazing. I could take a couple for breakfast!
[email protected] says
I have a similar recipe Julie, and my kids are CRAZY over them. Happy Weekend!
These look awesome….and very similar to an almond flour version I make. I love doing quick biscuits like these to accompany dinner.
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
Garlic and cheese. The best celebrity couple out there!!
Stephanie @ henry happened says
20 minutes? Yes, please! I think the best biscuits I’ve ever had were “drop biscuits” from Bisquick
20 minutes to makes. 2 seconds to eat! GREG
Susan J says
Making these tonight!
I love making cheddar biscuits! I’ve got to try this homemade bisquick too, that will save me a ton of $$.
[email protected] says
I need to make this with a huge pot of soup and eat them for every meal of the day. That is how much I like biscuits!
The Suzzzz says
Brilliant! I love quick, easy, and tasty…so I am definitely going to be trying this. Thanks for sharing!
sally @ sallys baking addiction says
oh my GOSH! I would eat this entire recipe. That is so embarrassing to admit but I LOVE biscuits. Especially savory ones with cheddar. Julie, you are my hero. Pinning!
Linda | The Urban Mrs says
Semi homemade – love this! I bet your house must smell soooo yummy. Hope you’re feeling better. Rest well!
Jess @ OnSugarMountain says
LOVE this recipe – I tried it over the summer and my parents can’t get enough of them. I’d love to give it a shot with homemade Bisquick though! What a neat idea 🙂
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Any recipe like this is my friend. Garlicky carbs in 20 minutes? SOLD!
Sandy @ RE says
This sounds so yummy and easy, Julie. Thanks for sharing!
Meghan @JaMonkey says
Oh man these look good and I have everything sweet!
claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
oh my gosh Julie you are killing me with this!!!
these look fantastic! i think we all have a version of this recipe stashed away. mine’s been in queue to post for about a year now, i never get around to taking pictures though. LOL. nom nom nom.
Oh Julie–these biscuits look fab. I’m drooling here… love me some cheddar biscuits!
Jen @ Savory Simple says
I hope you feel better soon! I wish I had these for breakfast right now. You have me craving carbs.
Robyn | Add a Pinch says
Oh my! These sound amazing, Julie!
Jenny @ BAKE says
these sound amazing, and a perfect accompaniment to any meal!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Cheese and carbs are the best combo ever. Sweets are great and all, but cheese and bread?! Even better. I love how pillowy these look and I appreciate the non-Bisquick version just because it means I can make them. 🙂
Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says
I love these biscuits! I made cookies in high school but never biscuits, impressive! Hope you feel better soon!
Ken G. says
Made ’em tonight as promised. Had to do the scratch version, ’cause the Bisquick box was nearly empty. Huge hit. Huge. Wife was not happy. She thought we were eating light tonight. Girls asked if I could put them in their lunches tomorrow.
Julie Deily says
Aww, that warms my heart, Ken!! 🙂 Thanks for letting me know and so glad they enjoyed them! Tell the wife I said sorry! 😀
Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife says
These have to be the all time favorite biscuits!
You mean I can get cheddar biscuits without spending $60 at Red Lobster?! I will so be making these!!
Oh my goodness, Julie! Quick easy and they sound incredible! I could survive off of carbs, garlic, and cheese – you just brought them all together <3
Thanks so much for this recipe. I have used the bisquik recipe for a long time, but have been wanting one from scratch.
tijuana (po' man meals) says
i have heard about pinched nerves and i feel for you. i am so glad you are feeling better, though. those biscuits look INSANE! my family of 6 would make 3 batches and eat every last one! thanks for sharing. definitely making!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
Hope you’re doing better! And this biscuits are amazing! I was actually just looking for a biscuit recipe too and I think I’ve found the perfect one!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
OH yummy! Pinned! I’m going to have to make these because the only thing I like at Red Lob (seafood hater here) are those biscuits.
Hope you feel all the way back to yourself soon!
shelly (cookies and cups) says
oh I love these! Cheddar biscuits are some of my most favorite things!
My mom loves loves loves loves those biscuits from red lobster. I guess I have to make these for her now. I’m so glad you are starting to feel better! (1. because you don’t deserve to be sick and 2. because hopefully my neck will feel better too!!! HA)
I make these all the time too! So good and so easy!
Mmmm. I make a version of these..I add parsley and brush the tops with fresh garlic infused butter..OH YUM….
I suppose I need to make some soon!!
Cat Davis says
My kids love when I make these for them. We add a little rosemary too when I have it fresh in the summer.
Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says
GAH! I have been craving biscuits like a crazy person. These look amazing, Julie. Can’t wait to get my mix on!
Cassie | Bake Your Day says
I love making biscuits this way. These look perfect, Julie!
megan @ whatmegansmaking says
I’ve made these for years! And always from bisquick too 😉 I’m glad you included a from scratch version, because I don’t always have bisquick in the pantry. Yum! 🙂
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
I love love love cheesy bread! It’s been so long since I’ve had Red Lobster, I don’t even remember what their biscuits taste like, but these sound so good!
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
These look dangerously delicious! A biscuit loaded with garlic and cheddar is my idea of heaven!
Ken G. says
My girls and I are making them tonight! Thank you.
Oh wow, these look so good!
Paula - bell'alimento says
I know I’d never be able to eat just one.
These would definitely not be safe in my household! 🙂 We would love them, yum Julie!
Jennifer H says
YUM! totally trying this recipe.