Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Copycat Recipe: Red Lobster's Cheese Biscuits

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I think I've mentioned here before that I belong to a Supper Club. This is actually my second supper club...the first one fizzled out in less than a year when everyone's schedules were too full to actually find time to get together. I've been part of this one for about a year but some of the group have been together for 4 years. I found this group on the Cooking Light website, they have an area set up just for people who are looking to start a new supper club or join an existing one. My group meets about every 2 months. We usually have a theme and we all bring a different dish to the host's home and eat. We met last Saturday and the theme was "Copy Cat" recipes...you know, recipes from restaurants, etc. Although it is a "cooking light" club, I was bad and made a not-so-light recipe...Red Lobster's Cheese Biscuits. If you've ever been to a Red Lobster Restaurant you probably know how good these are! They bring them to your table as soon as you sit down. They are tender, buttery, garlicky, cheesy bits of goodness. I know what you're thinking..."I thought Cindy said she was on a diet"! Yes I'm on a diet and I ate these anyway!


Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits

2 ½ cups Bisquick baking mix
¾ cup cold whole milk
4 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick)
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese


Bush on Top:
2 tablespoons butter, melted
¼ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
½ teaspoon garlic powder
pinch salt



Directions


1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or a large fork. You don't want to mix too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter in there that are about the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese, milk, and ¼ teaspoon garlic. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix.
3. Drop approximately ¼-cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet using an ice cream scoop.
4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.
5. When you take the biscuits out of the oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter is a small bowl in your microwave. Stir in ½ teaspoon garlic powder and the dried parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter.



Makes one dozen biscuits.


60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cindy, Yummmmm, they look delicious! I downloaded the recipe. I'll have to try them.
Sandyt

paperjunk-lc said...

OMG that looks to die for!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I LOVE those biscuits! They are so garlicky good. We were at Red Lobster last week and I limited myself to just one biscuit (which I ate slowly to savor every bite).

Manuela

Shari R. said...

Yum! I love breads, almost more than sweets, and Red Lobster's biscuits are scrumptious! Years ago I tried a copy cat recipe but much to my disappointment, my biscuits didn't turn out anything like Red Lobster's biscuits so I just might have to see how this recipe compares. :)

And huge congrats on the 10 pound weight loss. I've struggled with weight my whole life and know how hard it can be. About 8 years ago I really got commited and lost 55 pounds. I was able to keep most of it off for several years but sadly, now I've gained probably 40 of it back. :( I just need to buckle down and get back on the treadmill. But maybe I'll wait until I try the biscuit receipe! :D

Cottagecheap said...

You are killing me! Now I have to figure out how to make them withotu going to buy the bisquick.
What on earth are you doing having a dinner club, what with your 'antisocial' self. ROFLMBO. (just joking ppl....it is "frosty joke")
Hugs...wish I had been there!

Shabbee Chick said...

Stop it! I want to be in a supper club!!! When I was a kid my grandparents were in a supper club and they called it The Glutton Club! I thought it was wonderful! Last weekend we had friends over and I made Copycat PF Chang's lettuce wraps. They were fab-oo!

1RadChick said...

ooooo these look SO good! LOL Must stay away!

lisa said...

Okay, now I'm hungry!

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Brown-Eyes said...

When I read the title of this post I said, "Be still my heart!"...Oh how I love these lil boogers...now I can actually make them at home..I think I love them better than any item on the Red Lobster menu...THANKS!!! ;-) Bo

Glenda said...

Oh, lordy beeeee

Those look yummy.

So you threw caution to the wind. You don't have to starve on a diet. You bad girl you.

Another recipe I'll have to try.

Ciao

Teresa Sheeley said...

Yum! I have made these, and now they are a family favorite. They are soooo good!!!

Smiles,
Teresa

Andrea said...

Ack! I shouldn't have check in on your blog today. Those look so good. My low-carb flaxseed muffins are looking a little insipid now....

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Diet, what diet? These look totally delish and too yummy to pass up!

oxox
Jennifer

Maggie May said...

can i have one?? please! yum. i just posted a picture of a cake on my page. we are on the same wavelength here :)

Kayla said...

My DH and I have been trying to figure out how to make these biscuits for a long time! I'm so glad you posted the recipe. I will have to supprise him now! Thanks so much!

Bettsi said...

Oh YUM! Thank you, sweet friend! The supper club sounds fun too!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

and now I'm hungry!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy. I love these biscuits. Very easy to make too! I make a lighter version, use the low-fat bisquik and you can use skim milk, margarine, etc. YUM!

tina

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cindy,

Oh my goodness, they look so yummy!. I think I will "copycat" your recipe and make them this weekend. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Have a wonderful day,
Elizabeth

Kimberly said...

LOVE these biscuits. I have to admit I actually won a Red Lobster biscuit eating contest about 3 years ago. I ate 15 in 20 minutes. And that may not sound like much, but long about biscuit number 7 I thought I was going to be sick. Red Lobster is one of my favorite places to eat and I still LOVE these biscuits, but I don't abuse them anymore, I promise!

windycorner said...

These are so delicious....this is a dangerous recipe to have around. Especially because it looks so easy.
Holley

Pink Slippers said...

Thanks for sharing that. My family will sure love me this week. Wendy

melleanterieur said...

Hello,
your blog is so lovely!!

Anne Fannie said...

Scream!......I love the biscuits from Red Lobster. I can't believe you are sharing the recipe! Thanks so much! I cannot wait to make them! Oh, this is my first visit to your blog, I love it, can I save it as one of my favorites?
Love, Ann

Sinta said...

Thank you for sharing your recipe. I can't wait to try those biscuits. I have been to Red Lobster before, but a long time ago. I live in a mountain area... no chain restaurants here! I am semi new to your blog... I just want you to know that I enjoy seeing what you come up with, you are inspiring and your passion for what you enjoy is a great gift! (not materialistic)

Tracy said...

Can't wait to try these, I was just thinking about them this week at the grocery store when I saw a pre-made mix for Bisquick Cheese-Garlic biscuits. I bought the mix to try it out, but I'm thinking it won't be the same...

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

looks like a great recipe

I am going to try it but hopefully not eat too many lol!

Sarah

Bella Casa said...

My friend snail mailed this recipe to me at least 10 years ago...I am not saying that to say, "Oh I knew about this before you did" lol..I am saying this because...does anyone even snail mail anymore???

Wow, I used to do it all the time, I was known for my funny letters....everyone enjoyed them, at least that's what they said ;)

Now, I email the same people and barely get a response back...but then again, these are not huge fans of emailing, most of them anyhow.

Maybe I should write a letter. Write. A. Letter. What a concept!

Thanks for the stroll down memory lane...and thanks for the reminder of this recipe, it's been awhile since I made them, need to make them again really soon, yum :)

Bella

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Hi Cindy, thank you for sharing! I am a new baker and I'm trying to build my confidence... this will be great.

Thanks much
j

Lee Laurie said...

Hi Cindy, These are my favorite biscuits! I'm so glad that you posted the recipe. I cant wait to make them. We dont have a Red Lobster here. The closest one is about an hour away. I love seafood and the biscuits are the best! Thanks

Tracy M. said...

Those look so good, too bad I don't cook ;)

Carolyn said...

Those look so good.I can't wait to try them!

Rosemary said...

Sounds yummy Cindy!
Thanks for the recipe,
Rosemary

Karen Deborah said...

I can die happy now. I will immediately post this to pass on the love. This word must be spread!! It's the gospel of biscuits! I don't need to order anything there but a drink, ok? I can just pig out on those little suckers,....snort snuffle

Suzann said...

I'm going to have to make these for sure. Great for a Sunday dinner.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

It's a good thing I'm reading this late or I'd be up in the kitchen, ruining my diet. Congratulations on yours, by the way.

Your blog is absolutely beautiful. I love the lace post. Simply breathtaking.

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

YUMMO!!! I gotta try them!!! Sound Scrumptious!!
mands

Jennspiration said...

I have always wanted the recipe for these! Now I've got it!!! Thanks, I will definately be trying them out...probably not as a side to a lobster dish though!

Becky said...

Hi Cindy
Those biscuits have caused me to fall off the wagon more times than I can count and telling them not to bring them to the table won't work for hubby so I sit and wimper ,usually cave even asking for another basket.
Thanks for the recipe altho that is like giving a bottle of wine to a wino.
Becky

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

I could sit down and make a meal out of these! They are yummy!!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Cindy! Please feel free to stop by my house anytime with those biscuits!!! ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Bridget said...

Hi Cindy, I was just at Red Lobster last night and my MIL was commenting on how much my SIL loves those biscuits so I'll going to show this to them!

If you have a second, please go to Artie's blog and vote for me in his contest...

http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/

I don't expect to win but I'd like a respectable amount of votes! Thanks, Bridget

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

These sound yummy! I will try to sneak them into my Jenny Craig plan! :)

The Liberty Belle said...

I set aside 20 minutes to visit my favorite blogs. I'm sure glad I stopped in here. Those biscuits look downright delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Erin~Old Grain Sacks and Lavender said...

Yummmm Cindy...those biscuits look delicious!! I always look forward to them at Red Lobster and usually can't stop at one - LOL!!

Erin

countrygirl3031 said...

OMG Cindy, I love these biscuits! Thank you so much for the recipe!

Hugz,
Michele

judicreations said...

Hi Cindy
These look sooo yummy. I haven't tried them at the Red Lobster but I am sure going to try them at Judi's! Thank you for sharing.

Your kitchen looks so pretty too. Isn't that nice to get such a gorgeous hand towel too. Perfect!

Hope you've had a lovely day.
Judi

Debbie said...

Well John Brown It Cindy way to go and thank you for sharing that fabulous recipe! I love their biscuits and could eat the whole batch if I allowed myself.

I'm on a diet too but Cindy, I believe in balance and believe in splurging now and then. I splurged at the Texas Roadhouse last night on their yummy rolls and butter. I got up today ready to go right back at it. I’m down 15 so far. Hat's of to ya and glad you enjoyed yourself.

Anom Abdullah Sani said...

Hi Cindy,

I'm writing from other side of the globe in Malaysia. Your recipe really looks delicious. Am not sure whether we can get bisquik here. Any other alternative?

Thanks!! You really have a beautiful blog here.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Hi...if you do a search on the internet for Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits there are other recipes that don't require bisquick. You may also be able to find a recipe on how to make bisquick on the internet.

anom said...

Thank you Cindy!!

Mo said...

Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karisa said...

Thank you so much! I will try it this weekend!!!

Frosty said...

I can't eat bisquits. They give me rolls. ):

Mike Frost

Kim's Cottage said...

Oh Cindy! Thank you SO much for this recipe!
Last night I had to teach my cake decorating class, so I left dh in charge of making dinner. I gave him this recipe and hesitantly left him in charge. Well, they came out FANTASTIC! He gave one to our boys, who said they were the best biscuits they'd ever had. Then he took one over to our neighbor. While he was gone, the boys got in and snuck another. Dh had to put the rest up out of the boys' reach so there would be some left to have with dinner when I got home. LOL

Thank you Thank you! Excellent recipe!


K-


P.S. to Frosty: That was funny.

Kim's Cottage said...

By the way, dh made ours using 1% milk. Just thought I'd mention that...they came out superbly even with the thinner-consistency of milk.


K-

Kim's Cottage said...

Hello. Me again. ;-)

I mentioned your biscuits on my blog. Hope you don't mind. I don't see the Trackback option here on your blog, so I wasn't sure whether or not you'd know that I linked to this post. I thought I'd let you know myself that I did link to it.

K-

Anonymous said...

Good recipe but you forgot one thing.

You stole this recipe word-for-word from Todd Wilbur. He deserves the credit.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Recipes/story?id=2788706

Anonymous said...

Thief!

You stole this recipe word-for-word from Todd Wilbur.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Recipes/story?id=2788706

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

No, I didn't steal it from there...if you google this, this recipe is all over the internet. I got it from a site that has a bunch of copy cat recipes from different restaurants!