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Cheddar Biscuits are simple drop biscuits loaded with delicious cheddar cheese and garlic flavors. These Cheddar Bay Biscuits rival those found at Red Lobster and are so easy to make at home. This drop biscuit recipe is butter, flaky and practically melts in your mouth. You will want to serve these cheesy biscuits will all the soups, salads and pastas on your home menu! 

cheddar bay biscuits on a wooden platter

This drop biscuit recipe comes together really quick and cooks in just 12-15 minutes. We love to serve these biscuits pipping hot, right out of the oven. You will really taste all of the flavors in every bite with these cheese biscuits. No need to order out, or make a special trip to the restaurant to pick up a dozen, make them yourself, they are SO much better!

ingredients for biscuits

Easy Drop Biscuit Recipe Ingredients

To make this simple biscuit recipe, you will only need a few ingredients, most likely items you already have in your home. You will need:

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Butter, make sure it is cold. You can put it in the freezer for a few minutes before you make the recipe, or be sure to pull it from the refrigerator right before making the recipe.
  • Garlic Powder
  • Parsley, dried

For the Butter Topping

  • Butter
  • Garlic Powder
  • Parsley, dried

cheesy biscuits on a wooden platter

How to make Garlic Cheese Biscuits 

In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and whisk to break up any lumps in the dry ingredients. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry knife, two knives or a cheese grater. This should look like course sand at this point with the pieces of butter all being coated with the flour mixture. 

split image of mixing butter with flour and biscuit dough

Once the butter and flour are combined, add in the cheese and stir to coat. Pour in the cold milk or buttermilk and stir until the biscuit dough forms. The dough will be sticky at this point, but that is what you are looking for. 

Drop the dough onto a baking sheet using two spoons to scoop up the dough and drop it onto the baking sheet. Bake until golden brown. 

drop biscuit dough on a baking sheet

Garlic Butter Topping

While the biscuits are baking, prepare the garlic butter topping by mixing together melted butter, garlic powder and parsley. This step is optional, but I would absolutely encourage you not to skip this step. The garlic butter add SO much flavor to these biscuits, you will definitely miss it if you don’t use it!

brushing butter on drop biscuits

Cheddar Biscuit Recipe

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5 from 3 votes

Cheddar Biscuit Recipe

These copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits are melt in your mouth, buttery soft biscuits. Perfect for serving as a side dish with any meal. Loaded with cheese and garlic flavors.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Servings: 9 biscuits
Calories: 252kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 6 tbsp butter, cold
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup milk

Garlic Butter Topping

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley


  • Preheat oven to 425ºF
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and garlic powder
  • Cut in the cold butter using a pastry knife until a sand like mixture is formed
  • Toss in the shredded cheese until coated with flour mixture
  • Pour in the milk and stir until a sticky dough is formed
  • Drop the dough using 2 spoons onto a baking sheet, placing about 2 inches apart
  • Bake the biscuits for 12-15 minutes until golden brown

Garlic Butter Topping

  • Mix together the melted butter, garlic powder and dried parsley. Brush over the top of the biscuits right after removing them from the oven.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 439IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Bread, Comfort Food
Keyword: Cheddar Biscuits
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Cheddar Biscuits are simple drop biscuits loaded with delicious cheddar cheese and garlic flavors. These copycat Red Lobster Biscuits are so easy to make at home and taste so much better!

splitting open a cheesy biscuit


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