This Biscuits Cheddar Bay Recipe is a Red Lobster copycat. Enjoy these tender, flavorful biscuits without having to leave your home!
Cheddar Bay Biscuits are the main reason my family loves eating at Red Lobster so it was time to figure out how to make them at home. I recently shared a recipe for homemade bisquick which makes these biscuits super easy to prepare.
Start by making the seasoning mix. Put garlic powder, salt, parsley, and old bay seasoning in a small bowl and stir to combine.
What is a substitute for old bay seasoning?
If you don’t have any old bay seasoning on hand, you can make a copycat version. It is a mixture of these ingredients: celery salt, ground bay leaves, smoked paprika, dry mustard, black pepper, ground allspice, cayenne, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cardamom, and ground ginger.
Next, make dough for the biscuits with cheddar and old bay seasoning. Put homemade bisquick (or use store-bought), whole milk, shredded cheddar cheese, and a teaspoon of the seasoning mix into a bowl.
Can other kinds of cheese be used?
Yes, you can substitute any type of shredded cheese for the cheddar cheese called for in this recipe. That being said, cheddar cheese has a lot of flavor so it is the perfect choice for these cheddar bay biscuits.
Stir until the ingredients are combined and the dough comes together but don’t over mix it.
Drop by spoonfuls onto a parchment-covered baking sheet.
Can the dough for this biscuits cheddar bay recipe be prepared ahead of time?
No, it is best to bake the biscuits after mixing the dough unless you want to store them in the freezer until ready to use. See below for further instructions on how to freeze biscuits.
Biscuits can also be prepped to a certain point to make mealtime easier. Simply measure out the ingredients but leave them separate until ready to mix. Be sure to store perishable ingredients in the fridge.
Bake the biscuits cheddar bay at 450˚F for 10-12 minutes.
While the biscuits are baking, prepare the butter topping. Melt the butter in the microwave and add the remaining seasoning mixture. Stir to combine.
When the cheddar bay biscuits are removed from the oven, immediately brush them with the butter topping.
These biscuits cheddar bay seasoning are best served warm.
When should these be served?
How can I reheat cheddar bay biscuits?
As I mentioned above, these biscuits are best eaten when freshly made. That being said, we would never let cheddar bay biscuits go to waste! There are several ways they can be reheated.
- Oven: Bake the biscuits for 5-7 minutes at 350˚F.
- Microwave: Wrap the biscuits in a damp paper towel and warm for 20-30 seconds in the microwave.
- Skillet: Slice the biscuits in half, spread butter on the insides and place facedown in a skillet over medium heat until warm and toasted.
Can you freeze biscuits?
Yes, biscuits can be frozen both before and after baking them.
To freeze unbaked biscuits, prepare them as directed but place them in the freezer instead of the oven. Once hardened move the biscuits to an airtight container and store in the freezer. They will need to bake an additional 4-6 minutes since they are frozen.
Leftover baked biscuits can also be frozen. Place them in an airtight container and store in the freezer. Thaw and then reheat in the oven.
Want more ways to use bisquick? Try these recipes next:
This Homemade Bisquick copycat recipe is easy to make and can be used for various recipes from biscuits to pizza crust and pancakes to cobbler.
A Pepperoni Skillet Pizza is easy to make with bisquick! It’s perfect for a weeknight family dinner.
A Ham and Potato Breakfast Casserole is delicious for breakfast or brunch. This easy egg bake recipe includes ham, potatoes, cheese, and Bisquick!