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Easy Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

Love those Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster? With this recipe for Easy Cheesy Garlic Biscuits, you can enjoy some of that soft, buttery, cheesy garlicky deliciousness at home any time – from scratch – in less than 30 minutes!

I haven’t been to Red Lobster in…well, it’s been a really long time! I ate lunch there a lot when I was just out of college since it was across the street from where I worked.

The truth? I didn’t care about the lobster, the shrimp, or anything else. All I wanted was those amazingly awesome and addicting biscuits!

By the way…does anyone else immediately think of Happy Gilmore every single time they hear the words Red Lobster? Is it just me? Maybe I’ve seen it way too many times. Great movie, though. If you haven’t seen it, definitely check it out.

Anyway…all these years later, I don’t live anywhere near a Red Lobster, but I can still enjoy those wonderfully soft, buttery, cheesy, garlicky biscuits at home any time I want!

They’re so easy to make, and they go great with soup, salad, and just about any lunch or dinner – and maybe even breakfast. Hmm…egg sandwich on a cheesy garlic biscuit? (Note to self: Try this immediately!)

Yes, there are tons of different recipes out there for these biscuits. Everyone seems to have their own version. This is my version, which is a hodgepodge of the best things from all the recipes I’ve tried over the years. It’s really, really close to the original.

The best part? These homemade cheesy garlic biscuits are super easy to make and all from scratch. Mix everything together in one bowl, drop the dough onto a baking sheet, bake, EAT! All in less than 30 minutes!

easy cheesy garlic biscuits piled on a white plate

Ingredients you need:

  • Flour (all-purpose)
  • Baking powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Milk
  • Dried parsley

Here’s a quick look at how to make Easy Cheesy Garlic Biscuits:

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The smell in your house while these babies are baking? A-MA-ZING!

There are two secrets to getting biscuits that are light and soft instead of dense and hard. First, don’t over mix the dough. After adding the milk, stir just until everything is combined and there is no dry flour.

Second, don’t over bake them. They should just be lightly golden (not browned).

If you have any biscuits left over (really?), you can freeze them (they should last a couple of months). Reheat them in the microwave (30 seconds or so right from frozen) or in the oven (wrap in foil and bake until heated through, 15 to 20 minutes at 325°F).

close-up of an easy cheesy garlic biscuit on a plate

These are definitely best served warm…and nothing beats a fresh batch straight from the oven. Try not to eat them all at once!

I hope you try this recipe for Easy Cheesy Garlic Biscuits and love it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting today!

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Easy Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

Love those biscuits at Red Lobster? With this recipe for Easy Cheesy Garlic Biscuits, you can enjoy some of that soft, buttery, cheesy garlicky deliciousness at home any time – from scratch – in less than 30 minutes!
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Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 12 (1 biscuit each)
Estimated Calories: 206

Ingredients

BISCUITS:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk

TOPPING:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Make Biscuits:

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt. Whisk or stir to combine so that everything is evenly distributed.
  • Add the cubed cold butter. Using a pastry blender, a fork, or two butter knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. 
  • Stir in the cheese.
  • Add milk; stir just until everything is combined and there is no dry flour. The dough will be somewhat wet and sticky. Don’t over mix the dough, as this can cause the biscuits to be dense and tough.
  • Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a sheet pan (you will get 12 biscuits). 
  • Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or just until the biscuits are lightly golden. They should not be browned. Be careful not to overcook them, as this will cause the biscuits to be dense and hard

Make Topping:

  • While the biscuits are baking, melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the garlic powder and parsley; stir to combine.
  • As soon as the biscuits come out of the oven, brush with the topping.
  • Best served warm!

Notes

  • Leftover biscuits can be frozen. Place in freezer bags (they should last a couple of months). You can reheat them in the microwave (30 seconds or so right from frozen) or in the oven (wrap in foil and bake until heated through, 15 to 20 minutes at 325°F).
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Crystal Haer

Monday 30th of October 2023

I made these for a soup night party and they were a big success. Sharing this recipe with those attendees.

Michelle

Monday 30th of October 2023

Thank you, Crystal...that's so great to hear! I LOVE the idea of a soup night party, and thank you for sharing the recipe with your friends!

DominionCinemas

Sunday 24th of September 2023

Wow, these easy cheesy garlic biscuits are beyond delicious! The recipe was simple to follow, and the end result was pure perfection. I loved the combination of flavors from the garlic and the gooey cheese. It's the ultimate comfort food that everyone should try. Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic recipe, it's definitely a new favorite in my household! - Gary Ford

Michelle

Sunday 24th of September 2023

Thank you, Gary!

Irus

Sunday 1st of January 2023

I’ve made these delicious biscuits 3 times since Thanksgiving (and with oat milk/half n half cause that’s all I had at the time). Everyone loved them! They’re quick and easy to make. They’ll be my go-to favorite for biscuits for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Thanks!

Michelle

Sunday 1st of January 2023

Thank you, Irus! So happy everyone loved them!

Iris Ayala

Thursday 22nd of December 2022

These were super easy to make! My grown adult children loved them and they were great with our spaghetti and meatballs. Since I didn’t have whole milk, I used equal parts coconut milk and half n half. I will definitely make these again!

Michelle

Thursday 22nd of December 2022

Thank you, Iris! I'm so happy that you all enjoyed them, and I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and rate the recipe!

Patty

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

It's her awesome! Definitely now one of my go-to biscuit recipes.

Michelle

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

That's great to hear, Patty! I'm so happy you like them, and thanks so much for taking the time to comment and rate the recipe!