Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These beauties taste just like the real thing, I swear!  I got this recipe years ago and my husband loves these.  I like to make them with fish (hello, if I'm gonna copy Red Lobster, I'm gonna really copy Red Lobster, duh!) but I constantly hear my husband say, "hey you know what would go great with this?..."  no matter what it is that I have cooked.  You can't forget the cold butter, that makes them just right.  I've tried it without the butter, and it honestly just isn't the same!

What you need:  Bisquick, cheese, garlic powder, parsley, cold milk, cold butter.  I grate my own cheese but you don't have to do that.  I only do it because it truly is cheaper, I suggest it!  I could explain all my reasons all day long, but I'll refrain.
Mix in the cold butter with a fork.  Don't overmix though, you want it to still have small pieces of butter running through it.  And no, my finger isn't broken, it just naturally bends like that.  I always thought it was normal, but now looking at this picture it kind of creeps me out...

mix in the milk, cheese, and garlic powder.  Stir until just combined and drop onto a cookie sheet. 

This makes about 9 regular sized biscuits, unless you are like me and didn't want to use your large pan, so you decide to cram 6 large biscuits onto one pan.  Let me tell you this is not really a good idea.  You end up with mondo biscuits that look huge!  Didn't take away from the flavor at all, but they were really big. 

Melt butter and add the parsley and garlic to make your glaze.  Brush this onto your biscuits right when they come out of the oven.  They will be shiny, and flaky, and delicious.  And you may have leftovers if there's just two of you, and your husband may call dibs on the remaining biscuits for work.  Just sayin'.

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
2 1/2 cups Bisquick
4 Tbsp cold butter
3/4 cup cold milk
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup cheddar cheese

Butter "Glaze"
2 Tbsp butter melted
1/4 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 400°.  Combine Bisquick and cold butter.  I usually do this with a fork, but don't combine too much.  You should still have small chunks of butter in your dry mix.  Add cheddar, milk, and garlic powder.  Mix until combined, but again, don't overmix.  Drop onto cookie sheet.  I use my stoneware and don't grease it, but you may want to spray a little Pam (she's pretty cool) on your sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes or until they are lightly brown.  Mix together your butter "glaze" and brush on immediately after taking out of the oven.  Yum Yum!

Up Next...those beautiful green beans you see on the plate!


  1. I love those biscuits!!! We used to buy the garlic butter spread at sams and melt it for the top glaze and it has more flavor than making your own. You can also cheat and buy the already mixed in bag mixes that you just add milk too for a really quick biscuit.

  2. You've just made me "Daddy's Favorite Little Girl"! He loves to go to Red Lobster for the biscuits & clam chowder. I believe I'll add these to the menu tonight...Meatloaf & Mashers. Sally