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Garlic Cheese Biscuits - The Southern Lady Cooks

These Garlic Cheese Biscuits just melt in your mouth and go with just about any meal. If you love the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits you will definitely want to save this recipe. Super easy to make, big in flavor and one of our favorites. You can smell them in the oven and you just know these are going to be delicious. Perfect combination of garlic and cheese.

Garlic Cheese Biscuits Ingredients Needed:

Self-rising flour

Vegetable shortening or butter

Shredded Cheddar cheese

Buttermilk (could use regular milk)


Garlic powder

Salt (optional)

These biscuits have a great crisp on the outside but are fluffy and soft on the inside. As you can see these are only a few ingredients and you can whip them up super quickly. You can shape them with your hands or just make drop biscuits. Either way works just fine!

For a time saver you can use bagged shredded cheddar cheese but if you haven’t shredded your own cheese I encourage you to give it a try. The bag shredded cheese can’t compare to freshly shredded. Then once the biscuits are done.. you can brush the tops with melted butter.. WOW! So good!

You can use regular milk in this recipe too. We enjoy cooking with buttermilk, the added fat makes for a great ingredient. If you don’t have any buttermilk you can always make a substitute, of course it won’t add in the fat but it will help with the sour of the buttermilk. Learn more here!

“I made these tonight for a big family meal. Used cold butter and buttermilk. Brushed with melted butter and garlic powder mixed together on the hot biscuits. They were just as yummy as Red Lobster’s. Thank You!!” -Theresa

Garlic Cheese Biscuits - The Southern Lady Cooks

Garlic Cheese Biscuits - The Southern Lady Cooks
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Garlic Cheese Biscuits

These biscuits go with any meal. They are absolutely delicious and very similar to the ones you get at Red Lobster. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: cheese biscuits, garlic cheese biscuits, red lobster cheddar biscuits
Servings: 18 biscuits
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening or butter
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup buttermilk could use regular milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt optional


  • Place flour in large bowl.  Cut in shortening or butter until crumbs are the size of peas. Add garlic and sugar.  Stir in cheese and milk.
  • ou can do these as drop biscuits using a tablespoon of batter and dropping onto sprayed baking sheet or you can shape them with your hands and make a larger biscuit.  I did some of both with this batch.
  • Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.  Brush tops with the melted butter if you want.  Makes about 18 biscuits

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