just like red lobster cheddar bay biscuits

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Okay…getting my bearings here. So many awesome things happening that I’m having to run to keep up! How are you? It’s funny, I’m always telling you everything about meeee and I very rarely get to hear what YOU are doing. I’d love to hear your news.

I’m headed out for a walk around the neighborhood pretty soon. I’ve been making lots of comfort food lately (see above) and something’s gotta give, so I’m committing to movement every day. Not a cra cra 10 hour work out. I’m not calling it a workout. Just vigorous movement. I like Alexandra Stoddard‘s philosophy. She says to just put on a pretty apron and ballet slippers, turn on your favorite music and dance around the house while you clean and cook. I love her. My kinda’ people. I really do think that making broader goals is better sometimes. Like, instead of saying “I’m going on a low carb, high protein, high fiber diet with no refined sugar, and low salt…” just say, “Is what I’m eating healthy?” If no, “How could I make this more healthy?” or…”What could I replace this with?” It just seems nicer.

Today, instead of taking on the commitment of cleaning the entire house, I committed to three drawers and a cupboard. Another one of my favorite authors, SARK, calls this sort of goal making “micromovements.” I might not be moving at the speed of light, but I’m moving. More importantly, I’m movingΒ  forward. These are the types of goals that don’t overwhelm. Ones I can wrap my brain around. So, yeah. I’m headed out for a walk.

Now after all that, I’ll be sharing this not-so-healthy recipe. But, the redeeming thing about this recipe is that these taste exactly like the biscuits at Red Lobster. So, if you’re craving those and nothing else will do, her ya go. Okay, I’ll stop babbling now πŸ™‚

preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

for the biscuits:

2 and 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix

4 Tablespoons cold butter

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 heaping cup shredded cheddar cheese

3/4 cup milk

for the topping:

3 Tablespoons butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1 Tablespoon dry parsley

Cut the butter into the Bisquick using a pastry blender or fork just until the crumbs look like little peas. Add the garlic powder and cheddar cheese and mix gently until evenly combined. Mix in milk until just combined and evenly moist. Don’t over mix or your biscuits will get tough.

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out 1/4 measurements of the dough and drop onto a large baking sheet, about two inches apart. Bake 15 minutes or until set and lightly golden. Cool for a couple minutes on baking sheet and then remove to a cooling rack set over a baking sheet.

Combine the topping ingredients. While the biscuits are still warm, brush the topping over them using a pastry brush.

Enjoy with soup, salad or seafood!


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  31 comments for “just like red lobster cheddar bay biscuits

  1. Joy
    March 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I use parchment paper for mine and it makes them light and fluffy!

    • Melissa
      March 6, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      great tip, Joy! thanks for passing that on!

    • Martha Benner
      June 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

      I use parchment for all my baking; even put it in bread pans when making breads of all types.

      • Melissa
        June 18, 2013 at 11:52 am

        Thanks for the tip, Martha! πŸ™‚

  2. March 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

    • Melissa
      March 6, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      hee hee! enjoy, my sweet friend Michele! πŸ™‚

  3. Joy
    March 7, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    You are welcome!

    • Melissa
      March 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm


  4. March 8, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Love Stoddard too . . . you ooze Alexandra Stoddard . . . (and that’s a very big compliment).

    • Melissa
      March 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      She inspired me to write two books and get them published. I read and re-read her books. Such an inspiring lady. Wow! what a compliment! You made my day! XO

  5. March 8, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I had stacks of her books but I think I’m down to just her Book of Color now. Simplifying life had me give away dozens of crates of books but made many people very happy! Hmmm, now I’ll need to look up your books . . . ; )

    • Melissa
      March 8, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Chin Deep in Bubbles …. and… Welcome Home πŸ™‚

      • March 17, 2013 at 11:55 pm

        Your books are lovely! Did you do the watercolors and hand lettering work?

        I remember the excitement of buying my first home. As we redesigned the house and added on, I got the building bug. Nine years later I built my second home from the ground up. My design ideas came from years of collecting pictures and keeping a design journal (along with a kitchen journal : ). I have no drawing skills but I continually scanned magazines, and books and took photos of colors of ideas that I wanted to capture when I built my dream house. Alexandra Stoddard’s book gave me lots of inspiration for how I wanted our sanctuary to feel. It turned out beautifully and a perfect sanctuary! That was the first half of life . . . now I’m planning to build a tiny house . . . a different mindset now that my son is nearly off to his own life and I’m remarried . . .

        • Melissa
          March 18, 2013 at 10:53 am

          Thank you for such a sweet compliment! Yes, I did all of the watercoloring and hand lettering. A labor of love πŸ™‚

          Love the dream house file idea. I did something very similar. Chopped up a bunch of my Victoria Magazines in the process (looking back, I would not have done that…but we didn’t have Pinterest at the time. LOL…what’s a girl to do? ) xoxo

          • March 18, 2013 at 11:49 am

            You are a talented artist Melissa!

            I was one of the first people I knew that had a PC back in 1985. There was no Internet back in the dark ages so cut and paste was what I did. In addition, I had a Canon AE-1 film camera so it was truly a hands-on project but lots of fun. I believe the lack of technology had me feel more connected to the project so that my dream manifested much faster. Love that you created your book with so much hands on love ~ really lovely! xxoo

          • Melissa
            March 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm

            Aw! thank you so much, Beachmama πŸ™‚ that means a lot to me. I appreciate your encouragement and sweet words. xoxo

  6. Jeff
    March 11, 2013 at 7:11 am

    These are AWESOME! They reheat very nicely in the oven and get nice and toasted on the outside.

    • Melissa
      March 11, 2013 at 7:14 am

      I love them! Thanks for commenting, J πŸ™‚ xo

  7. March 17, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Gotta have them warm with some garlic herb butter! sooo good!!

    • Melissa
      March 17, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      I agree, Eco Dude! One of our favorite breads to serve with soup at our house! thanks for visiting πŸ™‚

  8. March 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I made these to go with our Easter-Eve dinner and everyone loved them! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Melissa
      March 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      My pleasure, Ellen! yay! so happy you like them! xoxo

  9. Ruth Cobb
    June 18, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Made these for a dinner at a local conservation group. I added a little bit of Old Bay to them. They went really well with the homestyle food. There were none leftover.

    • Melissa
      June 18, 2013 at 7:58 am

      Hi Ruth! I know what you mean! I can never seem to make enough of these. Never any leftovers πŸ˜‰ Thanks for visiting! XO ~M

  10. Joollz
    July 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I’m an Aussie & was wondering if you or anyone else could tell me what Bisquick baking mix is & if there is a substitute or ingredients I could use instead of this mix in this recipe pls? Thank you from “Down Under”.

  11. Candy Toth
    July 31, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I made these for company on Saturday. They were a big hit. they absolutely loved them. I will be making these frequently. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Melissa
      July 31, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      So pleased you enjoyed the recipe, Candy! thanks so much for visiting and commenting! xo

  12. Kristna
    October 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Just made these and they are wonderful!

    • Melissa
      October 14, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      I’m so glad you like them! thanks for stopping by to let me know! πŸ™‚

  13. Ruth Cobb
    September 22, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Have you noticed that Red Lobster has a box mix of their biscuits now? I just noticed them a little while ago. I guess they didn’t like people copycatting their biscuits. However, I think yours look better than theirs. Better than mine too. I think it’s your generous hand with the parsley.

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