20 Minute Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

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

Yield: 10 to 12 biscuits

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

A copy cat recipe for Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits - you can make them from scratch or use Bisquick!


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)

(If making from scratch, substitute 2 cups Bisquick for 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour (how to measure flour), 1 Tablespoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt and cut in 3 Tablespoons unsalted cold butter with a butter knife or pastry cutter. When adding in milk, increase to 1 cup.)


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.

Homemade bisquick subsitution from UnsophistiCook

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