Cheddar Bay Biscuits stacked up on a plate.

Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits recipe

The best copycat of Red Lobster’s popular favorite! Easy, fluffy and delicious. Watch our video to see how to make them.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheddar bay biscuits, KFC biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 10 biscuits
Calories 269 kcal
Author Anna


!for the biscuits:

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter chilled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne or black pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk cold
  • 1 large egg well-beaten
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

!for the brushing butter:

  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
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!to make the biscuits:

  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a small measuring cup beat well the egg.
  5. Grab butter and milk from the fridge.
  6. Pour 1/2 c of milk to the cup with egg and stir well. (No need to look for another measuring cup; the beaten egg should measure about 1/4 c so pour enough milk to make 3/4 c liquid.)
  7. Grate the butter straight over the dry ingredients. Cut in with pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  8. Add cheddar cheese and stir it in with a wooden spoon.
  9. Add the egg and milk mixture and stir until all is moistened.
  10. Drizzle the lemon juice over the dough and give it a few stirs.
  11. Drop the dough onto prepared baking sheet using a regular size ice cream scoop.
  12. Brush the scooped dough with half of the butter mixture. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the biscuits just start to brown on top.

!to make the brushing butter:

  1. In a small measuring cup, mix together melted butter with garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.
  2. Brush the freshly baked biscuits while they are still hot.
  3. Let cool to room temperature and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 294mg 12%
Potassium 161mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 11.6%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 15.1%
Iron 7.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.