These Easy 20-Minute Cheddar Bay Biscuits are flaky, buttery biscuits filled with cheddar cheese and a hint of Cajun spice. A delicious compliment to any hearty soup or main meal.
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Every main dinner needs a buttery biscuit to go alongside. These copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits are very tasty and only take minutes to mix and bake.
- Baking mix– one of the easiest parts of this recipe is that it is made with a pre-made baking mix. Any brand such as Bisquick can be used. This helps cut down on time and still tastes so good!
- Cheddar cheese– shredded cheese is so delicious in biscuits!
- Old Bay Seasoning– this little bit of seasoning gives it that yummy Cajun spice. Just a little goes a long way.
- Garlic powder
- Dried parsley
These biscuits are so easy to make. All you have to do is:
- Mix the dough- start by mixing together the dough ingredients- baking mix, milk, garlic powder, Old Bay seasoning, and cheddar cheese. Try not to overmix the batter. The dough will be firm and slightly sticky.
- Scoop and bake – grease a muffin scoop or any large tablespoon and drop large spoonfuls of dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Then they are ready to bake! Just 10 minutes in the oven and they are golden brown and ready to be buttered.
- Brush with butter topping– while the biscuits are baking, whisk together the butter, garlic powder, and parsley. Right when the biscuits come out of the oven, brush each one with the buttery topping. You can pop these back in the oven for a couple of extra minutes to get the tops nice and crispy.
- Enjoy– these delicious biscuits taste fantastic right out of the oven. They’re warm, buttery, and melt in your mouth.
Cheddar Bay Biscuits are most flavorful when warm and right out of the oven. But they can also be enjoyed for up to 3 days when stored in an air-tight container at room temperature. One thing to note- the tops will start to soften the longer they sit at room temperature. To crisp up the tops, just air fry or pop them in the oven for a couple of minutes before serving.
To freeze, completely cool the biscuits after baking and then individually wrap them in aluminum foil or freezer paper and store them in an air-tight freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Frequently asked questions
These biscuits are often paired with a seafood dish, such as shrimp, lobster, or crab. But they are also a delicious compliment to soups and chowders and most main dishes, like steak, chicken, and pork.
When the dough is overworked and overmixed, the biscuit can turn hard once baked. Try to mix together the dough ingredients just until combined.
Tips and tricks
* Leftovers can be stored at room temperature for 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
* Bake the biscuits for a few extra minutes after brushing them with butter for a crispy top.
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Easy 20-Minute Cheddar Bay Biscuits
- 4 cups baking mix such as Bisquick
- 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 1/3 cups milk
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together baking mix, cheese, milk, garlic powder, and Old Bay seasoning just until combined. Scoop dough around 2 tablespoonfuls in size and drop onto parchment paper. (If the dough is too sticky, spray the spoon or scoop with cooking spray)
- Bake 10-12 minutes until cooked through and the tops are golden brown.
- While the biscuits are baking, whisk together melted butter, parsley, and garlic in a small bowl. Immediately when the biscuits come out of the oven, brush the tops with the buttery mixture.
- Optional: for crispy tops, pop the biscuits back in the oven for about 3 minutes after brushing with butter for a crispier top.