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Easy Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

A simple garlic cheddar biscuits recipe that lets you make cheesy garlic biscuits using pancake mix or baking mix and topped off with homemade garlic butter sauce!

Nothing starts a meal quite like a plate of garlic cheddar biscuits. Kim and I have been eating them for years now.

Usually, we serve them with spicy fettuccine alfredo or beer battered cod. Today, we’re sharing our tasty version of those famous biscuits from a very popular chain seafood restaurant.

We used to say they were a copycat version of Cheddar Bay Biscuits, but we began to get questions regarding where to find the ingredient “cheddar bay.” To alleviate confusion, we swapped out the name for garlic cheddar biscuits which is probably more fitting.

They’re loaded with all the same flavors and, in my opinion, they’re best biscuit recipe on the site! Best of all, if you know how to make a homemade Bisquick mix, then you can make them any time you want without any added sugar.

The finished garlic cheddar biscuits on a plate.
Look how cheesy these garlic biscuits are once they’re done!

How to make garlic cheddar biscuits:

First, start by preheating your oven to 450°F. After that, spray a 9 by 13-inch sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Alternately, you can use a silicone mat. With that being said, I usually avoid it because of the cooking temperature. Many mats top out at 400°F.

Milk being poured into a bowl with baking mix and cheese.
You can use a wooden spoon or hand mixer to combine the ingredients.

Next, grab a large mixing bowl and use a wooden spoon or hand mixer to combine the baking mix, milk, and cheddar cheese.

Simply dump everything into the bowl and mix it all together.

The ingredients have been combined in the bowl.
The dough is too sticky to roll out, so these are drop biscuits.

Now, take your sheet pan and start adding the drop biscuits. Kim typically uses about 2-tablespoons of the dough for each garlic cheddar biscuit.

Then, once the pan is full, place it into the oven to bake for about 8-minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

The dough has been dropped on a baking sheet.
Leave at least an inch of space between each biscuit.

Meanwhile, you can make the garlic butter sauce topping. Grab a small mixing bowl and place the butter into it.

I use the microwave, on the lowest setting, to melt the butter. Afterward, use a whisk to mix in the garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, and salt.

Butter and spices mixed in a measuring cup.
Melt the butter first, then add the seasonings.

Last, once the biscuits are done, remove them from the oven and brush them with the topping.

That’s it, your garlic cheddar biscuits are done! Kim and I hope you enjoy this side dish or appetizer and wish you all the best.

The biscuits have baked and are ready to be buttered.
Once they bake, all that’s left to do is add the butter sauce.

Garlic Cheddar Biscuit Recipe Tips:

  • You can use pancake mix to create these cheddar biscuits. However, keep in mind that they might taste sweet due to the sugar in the mixture. We recommend using a baking mix that’s low in sugar or sugar-free. Regular Bisquick brand is what we normally use, and it works well.
  • If you have garlic butter sauce leftover, it makes a great dipping sauce for seafood like lobster and crab. In fact, we make this butter sauce every time we have steamed crab.
  • Avoid using salted butter in the topping, because the cheddar cheese adds a salty flavor to the dish already.
A close-up of the finished cheddar biscuits.
You can store them on the counter or in the fridge.

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Yield: About 8 Biscuits

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

Six of the drop biscuits on a white plate.

A simple garlic biscuits recipe that lets you make cheesy garlic biscuits using pancake mix or baking mix and topped off with homemade garlic butter sauce!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

  • 2 Cups Baking Mix, (or pancake mix)
  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • 6 Ounces Cheddar Cheese, (shredded)

Garlic Butter Topping

  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, (melted)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Parsley Flakes
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Salt, (or to taste)


Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Spray 9x13 inch sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use a wooden spoon to combine the baking mix, milk, and shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. Drop 2 tablespoons of the biscuit mixture on to your sheet pan. Leave 1-1.5 inches of space between each garlic cheddar biscuit. Repeat this process until the sheet pan is full.
  4. Bake the biscuits for 7-9 minutes in the oven or until the tops are lightly browned.

Garlic Butter Topping

  1. While the biscuits cook, melt the butter and then whisk in the garlic powder, parsley flakes, onion powder, and salt.
  2. Remove the finished biscuits from the oven and brush them with the butter mixture while they are still hot. Serve.


*The calorie count listed is an approximation based on the ingredients recipe card. Actual calories will vary.

*They can be stored in a sealed container, at room temperature, for up to 3 days.

*Please see the post for answers to frequently asked questions.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Biscuit

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 598mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g

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Julie @ Next Life, NO Kids

Friday 4th of August 2017

I LOVE cheddar bay bisquits fro My a red Lobster!!! I'm totally stealing this, and I may never pay for over-priced deliciousness ever again. Thanks for posting this!!


Saturday 5th of August 2017

Thank you, Julie! Feel free to cook as many as you like lol! Have a great Saturday :)

Nikka Shae

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

It's been awhile since I had those famous buscits from Red Lobster. Sometime I eat too many before the food is served.


Thursday 3rd of August 2017

Thank you for commenting, Nikka! I know what you mean. It's so easy to fill up on the biscuits before the food arrives lol! Have a lovely Thursday :)

Ali Rost

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

I love biscuits like these. We don't have a Cheddar Bay in our area, but they remind me a lot of Red Lobster's. They're so good with anything and easy to make. I'll have to give your recipe a try. Bisquick sure does make everything just a little bit easier (and better!) x


Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

Thank you, Ali! I think there might be some confusion here. These are Red Lobster's biscuits. Maybe I should have mentioned that in the title and not just in the post? I suppose it doesn't matter as long as people like the recipe. Thanks again for commenting and have a lovely Wednesday :)

Our Family World

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

I was reading through the recipe list and I can imagine how delicious these biscuits would taste. I have not tried making cheddar bay biscuits, but there is always a first time. Wish me luck!


Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

Thank you! I wish you all the best and hope you and your family enjoy them. Have a great Wednesday :)

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