Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits


Red Lobster biscuits are loaded with Cheddar cheese and brushed with seasoned butter in this easy copycat recipe. No kneading is required — just drop the gently mixed batter directly onto a prepared baking sheet and your warm, freshly baked, bite-sized biscuits will be ready to enjoy with dinner in just 15 minutes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
24 small biscuits

No trips to Red Lobster are needed to enjoy their famous cheddar biscuits. Instead, you can make delicious copycat Red Lobster biscuits from the comfort of your own home with this simple recipe.

Want to know the best part? It only takes 25 minutes to have these cheesy biscuits ready to serve!

a cloth-lined basket piled high with drop biscuits

Red Lobster Biscuits Ingredients

All-purpose flour will work best for these biscuits.

A cup of shredded Cheddar is the key to making these biscuits extra flavorful and cheesy.

Milk will moisten the dough.

The egg will bind your ingredients together.

Butter goes into the dough and is the main ingredient in the topping.

Baking Powder
Baking powder will help the dough rise without yeast.

Spices and Seasonings
This recipe calls for salt and garlic powder in the dough, plus optional garlic powder and parsley in the butter topping.

How to Make Red Lobster Biscuits

Making copycat Red Lobster biscuits from scratch is actually quite easy. You'll find the full recipe below, but here's a brief overview of what you can expect:

Make the Dough

In one bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and lightly mix. The mixture is meant to be chunky — so be careful not to overmix.


Drop the dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Make the Butter Topping

Melt the butter and stir in garlic powder and parsley (if you're using it). Then brush the butter topping onto each biscuit. Bake for another 5 minutes, until the biscuits are golden brown.

How to Reheat Red Lobster Biscuits

There are a few simple ways to reheat Red Lobster biscuits:


The easiest way is to reheat the biscuits in a 350 degree F oven until warmed through.

Air Fryer

Reheat Red Lobster biscuits in a 350 degree F air fryer for 5 minutes, until warmed through.

Toaster Oven

Reheat biscuits in a 350 degree F toaster oven for about 7 minutes, until warmed through. The toaster oven will keep the biscuits crispy on the outside, but fluffy on the inside.


Wrap each biscuit with a damp paper towel, then microwave in 10-15 second intervals, until warmed through.

How to Store Red Lobster Biscuits

Store Red Lobster biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for three days or in the fridge for five days.

How to Freeze Red Lobster Biscuits

Store completely cooled Red Lobster biscuits in an airtight container or zip-top freezer bag. Freeze for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge overnight, and reheat using your preferred method.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Delicious! So easy to make and they turn out perfectly every time, way better than the ones Red Lobster serves. Be sure you add a sprinkle of garlic powder to the melted butter, it adds that extra something. I sprinkle mine with Italian seasoning before putting back in the oven," raves stephanieg93.

"These were very simple to make and absolutely delicious! All 4 of my young children loved them and so did my husband—-a win!—-just out of personal Maryland preference I brushed the top with butter and old bay," according to Genevieve Acker.

"Absolutely delicious and turned out great! These taste very much like the original and are so flaky and fluffy! I will be definitely making these again, a savory treat for the whole family," says littlechef.

Editorial contributions by Bailey Fink


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • cup milk

  • cup butter, softened and cut into pieces

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Stir flour, Cheddar cheese, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder together in a bowl.

  3. Stir milk, softened butter pieces, and egg together in a separate bowl. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just combined and chunky, being very careful not to overmix.

  4. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, stir melted butter, parsley, and garlic powder together in a small bowl.

  7. Remove biscuits from the oven and brush melted butter mixture over top. Return to the oven and bake until golden brown, about 5 more minutes. Serve warm.

    high angle looking into a plate of Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios


You can make larger biscuits if desired, just adjust the baking time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
11g Fat
17g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 366mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 61mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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