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Cheddar Biscuits With Bisquick

I’m not huge Red Lobster fan, but I do love these copycat cheddar biscuits with bisquick. Soft and warm and cheesy with a hint of garlic. Delish!

If you’ve never had the pleasure, think about this…Red Lobster makes 350,000,000 biscuits a year. So what does that say?

plate of cheddar biscuits

There are a ton of copycat recipes for these Red Lobster cheddar biscuits on the internet. The recipes are divided into two camps.

  1. The first camp uses Bisquick as the base
  2. The second camp is ‘from scratch’.

I have made both types many times. To be honest, I haven’t found a huge difference. So….. in the spirit of shortcuts and making life easier, I’m going with the easier Bisquick recipe today.

This recipe is a combination of 3 other recipes. Typically, the difference in recipes is the oven temperature, how much cheese is used and the milk-to-Bisquick ratio.

Why we love this recipe

  • This is a super shortcut copycat recipe for Red Lobster cheddar biscuits. Yes, it uses a Bisquick mix. And NO, they never last long when they hit the table.
  • The biscuits are ready from start to finish in about 20 minutes. They may not be an exact clone of the Red Lobster biscuits, but they are pretty close. All I can say is that when I serve them, they disappear quickly.  
  • There is no need to fuss with neat uniform biscuits. Call them rustic! No one cares.

Tip

The trick is to not over-handle the dough.  Just mix the ingredients until the dough comes together (it’s pretty sticky) and don’t worry about shaping the biscuits.

What to serve with Red Lobster biscuits with Bisquick

one raw biscuit assembled on pan
several cheddar biscuits on plate 1
on cut open cheddar biscut
several cheddar biscuits on plate p

Make ahead

Here are 3 options to make them ahead

  1. Make the dough ahead (but not more than 1-2 hours ahead). Then bake and brush them with butter before serving.
  2. Have all the ingredients ready separately and combine them as close to the time of baking and serving as possible.
  3. Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes, brush them with the butter mixture and finish baking them for the last 5 minutes before serving.

Looking for a cheddar biscuit recipe from scratch?

Here’s a ‘from scratch’ recipe  from Damn Delicious that I use with great results (and great pictures!).

This is for the purists out there who cringe at the thought of using a Bisquick mix. Or if you can’t get your hands on a box of Bisquick.

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Cheddar Biscuits With Bisquick

I am not a huge Red Lobster fan, but I do love these copycat cheddar biscuits with bisquick. Soft and warm and cheesy with a hint of garlic. Delish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 biscuits
Author: Cheryl

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bisquick mix It comes in a box
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter (OPTIONAL) Some say this makes the biscuits fluffier
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

To brush on baked biscuits

  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dried)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F/204C.
  • MAKE DOUGH: In a medium bowl, mix Bisquick and garlic powder together with a fork. If using butter, add it and blend with your fingers or pastry blender until the butter is pea size. Add milk and cheese, then gently combine with a fork to form a soft dough. Do not over mix. Handle dough as little as possible.
  • BAKE: Spoon 8 lumps of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet (I line the pan with parchment paper). Bake 15 minutes until lightly browned. Remove biscuits from the oven.
  • MAKE BUTTER TOPPING: In a small measuring cup or microwavable bowl, add butter, garlic powder and parsley. Microwave on high for 30 seconds or until melted.
  • FINISH: Brush biscuits with melted butter mixture immediately. Transfer to plate and serve warm.

Notes

Make Ahead: Here are 3 options to make them ahead
  1. Make the dough ahead (but not more than 1-2 hours ahead). Then bake and brush them with butter before serving.
  2. Have all the ingredients ready separately and combine them as close to the time of baking and serving as possible.
  3. Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes, brush them with the butter mixture and finish baking them for the last 5 minutes before serving.
To make your own dough from scratch: Here’s a great recipe from Damn Delicious 
 
Nutritional values are estimated and do not include the optional cold butter. 
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cheddar Biscuits With Bisquick
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 530mg23%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 382IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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