Cheddar Biscuits ala Red Lobster

Credits @nowwell26

“If you’ve had the cheddar biscuits at Red Lobster, you know that those biscuits are to die for. And since this is the kind of thing I live for, I just had to make them. So I went searching online for the recipe. Like Red Lobster would be willing to share it…..Duh! But all hope is not gone. There’s this guy – his name is Todd Wilbur, and he made it his purpose to find out how “Top Secret Restaurant Recipes” are made, or at least duplicate them to taste like the real deal. His recipe for Red Lobster’s cheddar biscuits was featured in “Good Morning America”. You can’t get any more legit than that. So to make a long story short, I made the biscuits using his recipe. And Betcha By Golly Wow, they were insanely good. I couldn’t be happier with the end result.” Here’s the copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur.

Cheddar Biscuits ala Red Lobster


  • 2-1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix (or Hotcake Mix of Philippines)
  • 3/4 cup cold whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick), cut into cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (heaping), grated
  • To brush on top after baking:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Prepare your oven and preheat to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a whisker or a large fork. You don’t want to mix too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter in there about the size of peas.
  3. Mix in cheddar cheese, milk and garlic powder. Mix by hand until combined, but never over mix.
  4. Place about 1/4 cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet using an ice cream scoop.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light to yellowish brown.
  6. Once you remove the biscuits out of the oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small bowl in your microwave. Stir in the garlic powder, parsley flakes, and salt. Use a brush to spread the garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter.
  7. Make one dozen biscuits. Enjoy!