Cheddar Bay Biscuits – Red Lobster Copycat

These Cheddar Bay Biscuits are even better than the ones at Red Lobster. Served warm they are the perfect accompaniment to any meal!

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As I mentioned in the last post, I used to love the Sonoma Chicken Stew at Panera. It was served with Dry Jack Cheese Biscuits, which I thought were amazing. They had a delicious, peppery flavor. In fact, on the way to the hospital when I was in labor with Ava, I had Bob stop at Panera so I could get a biscuit since I knew once I got to the hospital I would be strictly confined to clear liquids.

cheddar bay biscuits

When my sister and I decided to recreate the Sonoma Chicken Stew from Panera, she suggested we try these Cheddar Bay Biscuits, since we like the ones at Red Lobster. I am happy to report that these are even better than the biscuits at Red Lobster! The fresh shredded Parmesan forms little pockets of cheese in the biscuits and really transforms these into some of the best biscuits we’ve ever had.  They really are best warm, so if possible aim to serve them that way.

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Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Use a cup for cup gluten free flour, such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour, in place of all purpose flour in this recipe for homemade Bisquick.

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Looking for Soups to Serve with Biscuits?

Check out my favorite Soups:
Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup
Sonoma Chicken Stew
Homemade Turkey Soup
Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Potato Leek Soup
Low Carb White Chicken Chili

cheddar bay biscuits

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Warm biscuits with cheddar, Parmesan, and chives. Arguably better than the version at Red Lobster!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 2 cups Bisquick (store bought or homemade)
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup freshly shredded (not grated) Parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chives (chopped)
  • 4 Tbsp melted butter
  • fleur de sel (flaky sea salt)


  • Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Mix all ingredients except for butter.
  • Drop onto ungreased baking sheet by spoonful.
  • Bake for 8 – 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Brush with melted butter, then bake an additional 1 – 2 minutes. Serve warm.
  • Optional: finish with sprinkle of fleur de sel.


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