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Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Garlic Biscuits (Self-Rising Flour)

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 6 large biscuits 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


My delicious, homemade cheddar garlic biscuits are even better than Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits and easy to make with self rising flour!




  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 stick butter, frozen & grated (I used unsalted)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for the tops
  • 3/4 cup milk (whole or buttermilk, recommended)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1 tbsp oil (for seasoning cast iron skillet)

Garlic Butter Sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley


  • First, place a large mixing bowl, box grater, and butter in the freezer for 15-30 minutes prior to making biscuits.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and place a 10-inch cast-iron skillet into the oven to preheat.
  • Place 2 cups of self rising flour in a large, chilled mixing bowl. Add garlic powder and old bay seasoning and whisk until evenly combined. Set aside.
  • Next, use a box grater and grate your frozen butter. You can also use a pastry cutter if you don’t have a box grater.
  • Add your butter into your flour mixture and stir until combined. Next stir in your shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Lastly, pour in all but a little bit of your milk and stir until JUST combined. DO NOT OVERMIX. See note below*
  • Carefully remove the cast iron skillet from the oven and add 1 tbsp oil to evenly coat the pan on the bottom and sides.
  • Use a large cookie scoop and scoop out 6 large biscuits into your oiled cast iron skillet. Sprinkle the top of each biscuit with more shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes and 5 minutes before biscuits are finished, melt 2 tbsp butter and combine with garlic powder and parsley.
  • After removing the biscuits from the oven, use a pastry brush and immediately brush the tops with the garlic, butter, and parsley mixture.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


  • *Your mixture should be just barely wet, so depending on how it looks you may or may not need the full 3/4 cup of milk. If for some reason your biscuit dough is really wet, you can always add a little bit of flour to get it to the right consistency.

How to Store/Reheat Leftover Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

These Cheddar Garlic Biscuits are best enjoyed fresh, however you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To reheat, place on a baking sheet in a 325 degree oven for 8 minutes or place individual biscuits in the microwave and heat for 15-30 seconds at a time until warm.

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