Red Lobster Garlic Cheddar Biscuits Knockoff (Copycat Recipe) plus Biscuit Mix Recipe (Five Ingredient Friday)

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Garlic Cheddar Drop Biscuits

This Garlic Cheddar Biscuit recipe is simple to make and will remind you of the mouthwateringly-good, melt-in-your-mouth delicious biscuits served at Red Lobster. If you use a biscuit mix (such as Bisquick®) they are only five ingredients; if you don’t keep biscuit mix in your house, I’ve also included a recipe to make your own at home.  

These Garlic Cheddar Biscuits are a drop biscuit (meaning you just mix them up and spoon them onto a baking sheet), so there is no muss, no fuss. With one bowl, a wooden spoon and a baking sheet you are all set with the equipment you will need to make this recipe.

I was having a conversation with a friend recently about biscuits and she said she would love to make biscuits, but she wanted easy biscuits. Well, biscuits couldn’t get any easier than these. They are not only easy, they are light, fluffy and oh, so tasty.

In the past, I’ve bought biscuit mix to make sausage balls around the holidays (you know that beloved recipe that it’s just not the holidays unless you have them), but I don’t normally keep it in my pantry. So, when I decided to make these biscuits, rather than buying a box of biscuit mix, I made some myself. I decided to share the recipe with you today so you could do the same thing. The batch I made seemed like a lot…I’m guessing it was about the equivalent to one and a half boxes of biscuit mix. You could certainly cut it down. I have mine stored in an air-tight container in my pantry.

In less than twenty minutes you too can have hot biscuits on your table. And they are only five ingredients. Those five ingredients are:

        • Biscuit mix
        • Cheddar Cheese
        • Milk
        • Butter
        • Garlic Powder

There is one optional ingredient which is parsley flakes.

If you want to be a biscuit hero, you really need to try this recipe. I halved it for us, but I wished that I’d made a full batch!


p.s.: I think I’m going to dig some sausage out of the freezer and make some of those sausage balls too. Friday is a holiday, right? *big smile*

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Red Lobster Garlic Cheddar Biscuits Knockoff (Copycat Recipe) plus Biscuit Mix Recipe (Five Ingredient Friday)
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Quick and easy biscuits that taste much like the garlic cheddar biscuits served at Red Lobster. They are mouth-watering delicious, light, fluffy and oh, so tasty.
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 10 biscuits
  • 2 cups biscuit mix
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • ⅔ cup milk (I used half and half)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 450° F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, add the biscuit mix, cheddar cheese and milk.
  3. Stir with a wooden spoon until a soft dough forms.
  4. Continue to beat with the wooden spoon for about 30 seconds.
  5. Take spoonfuls of the dough and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet (or a lightly greased baking sheet) - you should get 10 biscuits from this dough.
  6. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops of the biscuits are golden brown.
  7. While the biscuits are cooking, place the butter, garlic powder and parsley flakes (if desired) into a small bowl.
  8. Microwave on high for about 30 seconds, or until the butter melts.
  9. Remove the biscuits from the oven and brush the melted butter mixture over the tops of the biscuits.
  10. Serve hot.

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Homemade Biscuit Mix Recipe
This recipe is for a homemade biscuit mix. Perfect to have on hand in the pantry for any quick biscuit recipe.
Recipe type: Pre-mix
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used canola)
  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and stir together.
  2. Add the oil and incorporate it into the dry ingredients with a fork or a pastry knife.
  3. There will be small lumps throughout the mix.
  4. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months.


About P ~ The Saucy Southerner

I started cooking when I was ten years old. For me, the process of cooking, from inception of a dish, to the execution, to the washing of the pots is sheer delight. I am now retired from a business I still own, in partnership with my husband. I used to work six days a week and still cook every night. Now, I'm gardening, still cooking, always having fun and hoping to share my joy with you. Thank you for reading...and commenting! P~
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5 Responses to Red Lobster Garlic Cheddar Biscuits Knockoff (Copycat Recipe) plus Biscuit Mix Recipe (Five Ingredient Friday)

  1. Donna Gregory says:

    These are delicious folks!

  2. Oh YUMMMMMMMM. I love biscuits and these look delish!

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