Copycat recipes are always fun to try. I've seen dozens of recipes for Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits, so had to try them, and glad I did.
I often make homemade soup, so they're handy to have on hand when serving soup and/or a salad. With just the two of us, I freeze extras and microwave to reheat them.
If you prefer, you can use 2 cups of Bisquick in place of the first 4 ingredients. This recipe uses more butter than several recipes I've seen, plus I added more cheese than some recipes call for. The recipe is very similar to the "cheesy" one on the box of Bisquick, but made from scratch.
They turn out golden-fluffy-tender with buttery-cheesy goodness. I season with Old Bay just to spice them up a bit, and they take less than a half hour to make from start to serving.
Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits
2 cups flour
1 Tab. baking powder
1 Tab. granulated sugar
3/4 tsp. salt, divided
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1-1/2 sticks melted butter, (3/4 of a cup divided)
1 cup whole milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning, optional
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone mat. Melt butter in a small bowl in a microwave for about 30 seconds or until butter is melted. Set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until combined. Add a 1/2 cup of melted butter and milk and whisk to wet flour, do not over mix. Fold in cheese with a spoon. Dough will be stiff and thick, but moist.
Drop heaping spoonfuls, about a 1/4 of a cup, onto the baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until biscuits are golden brown.
To remaining melted butter add 1/4 teaspoon salt, parsley and Old Bay. Stir with a pastry brush.
Remove biscuits from oven, brush with melted butter mixture. Makes approximately 12-18 biscuits.
Estimated cost: $2.25 or less.