Three Things I’m Grateful for: Cheddar, Garlic and Butter

Enough said right?! What can possibly be better than cheesy, garlicky, buttery goodness? Well probably lots of things, but still…When we asked Mr. N what he wanted to go with his fried chicken, he didn’t have any good ideas. Then dad suggested biscuits – a good southern side dish. Mr. N considered this for a while and then said, “I know! I want Red Lobster’s biscuits! Mommy can you make me Red Lobster biscuits?” How could I refuse, even if I had no idea how to replicate those tasty little evil biscuits (I say evil because I could sit there and eat them all night long).

After a bit of glancing around for ideas on-line it seemed that the majority of copy-cat recipes included the same things – bisquick, garlic seasoning, cheddar cheese, dried parsley and butter. But I thought we could do one better…homemade biscuits with garlic, cheddar, fresh parsley and butter. For our biscuit recipe, we used one from Manna & Quail that I had made a while back with rave reviews from dad and the kids. Then we added the Red Lobster twist.

We started by combining the dry ingredients for the biscuit dough – flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, garlic salt and shortening.

We then whisked together the egg and milk and shredded a cup’s worth of white and yellow cheddar cheese. We added the cheese and the milk/egg combo to the dry ingredients and mixed gently with a fork.

Once the dough follows the fork it’s ready to turn out onto a floured surface and knead.

The dough only needs to be kneaded about 6-8 times. Don’t over do it. Next we flattened the dough until it was about 3/4″ thick.

Then we cut out 12 biscuits using a juice glass. Obviously a biscuit cutter would work too, but I’ve got other things on my kitchen wish list before I get to those. Next we placed them on an ungreased baking sheet and prepared the melted butter, garlic salt and fresh parsley for basting.

We made sure to really lather on the butter.

Finally it was time for baking. We baked the biscuits for 12 minutes at 450F and served them with our buttermilk fried chicken.

Our cheddar garlic biscuits were a huge hit. Mr. N raved about them exclaiming, “You did it mommy! These taste like Red Lobster’s!” I think he ate four biscuits and gave them 4 spoons. Miss A enjoyed hers, but  not as much as Mr. N. She still gave them 3 spoons though. 

Dad and I also thought these biscuits were delicious and 4 spoon-worthy. I don’t think they were quite like Red Lobster’s – a bit less salty perhaps – but they were definitely close, and definitely good!

Most importantly, however, they made my little boy happy! So as we wrap up Mr. N’s birthday meal here’s a little then and now. Happy birthday Mr. N – my beautiful baby boy!

Print this recipe: Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

7 years old

2-1/2 weeks old

32 thoughts on “Three Things I’m Grateful for: Cheddar, Garlic and Butter

    • ChefMom says:

      Hi Aimee! Thanks so much for visiting. I absolutely love your idea to use the Celebrate plate for a random dinner. Such a sweet little way to make one of the kiddos feel special. I’m definitely going to do that! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

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  1. Donna says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I have often seen the ‘Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuit’ recipe, that calls from Bisquick. I prefer homemade and I am very excited to try these next week.

    Happy Birthday Mr N! My little Munchkin is just 16 months, but the days are flying by!!!

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    • ChefMom says:

      Thank you Donna! I wish I could say that it slows down…but it doesn’t. I swear each year goes by faster and faster. Enjoy every second of your little munchkin! I will say though that each year also gets better and better. 😉
      You’ll have to let me know if you try the biscuits. They were less greasy than red lobsters, and perhaps a little less salty, but they were close. Mr. N thought they were dead-on though. Thanks for visiting!

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    • ChefMom says:

      These are truly so easy! I only made biscuits for the first time a few months ago and really it’s much easier than I expected – and so worth the results!

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  2. Charles says:

    Nice – they look a little like cheese scones, I guess the difference is lack of something like baking powder presumably. Glad you enjoyed the meal… has been a fast 7 years? I saw a photo of my niece recently turned 2 – it’s incredible, she’s growing up so fast!

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  3. Kay aka Babygirl says:

    I LOVE Red Lobster biscuits girl!! I’ve found other replica recipes as well but never could find a great one.. until today. Mr. N had the best southern meal I tell you. I wish I had it right now lol. And might I say, Mr. N will grow up to break some hearts

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  4. A_Boleyn says:

    I just remembered a trick I read somewhere to make them more like the Red Lobster ones … baste them with the butter/garlic salt/parsley mixture when they come out of the oven. It makes them softer and extra fattening … I mean, extra TASTY. 🙂

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  5. A_Boleyn says:

    You are a very good mommy indeed! I think the home made version is healthier too as I find the real Red Lobster biscuits very oily and saltier than is probably good for you. But then, you don’t go there to eat HEALTHY. 🙂

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    • ChefMom says:

      I agree – especially garlic. I crave garlic all of the time. I don’t know what I’d do without it. When a recipe calls for a clove of garlic, I always double it (if not more than double it!). 🙂

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  6. Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} says:

    I love biscuits and I bet they tasted better than Red Lobsters because they are made home made and fresh. I would have had to make two batches b/c my hubby would complain too about not eating enough biscuits.
    Mr. N is so tiny in his baby photo, was he a preemie? Now look at him, he’s so grown and I bet you say you can’t believe how fast time goes by!

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    • ChefMom says:

      LOL! I think two batches would have been a good idea. Next time…
      Mr. N was a preemie – 31-1/2 weeks. He was such a little guy. He did have a month long hospital stay after he was born, but since has done wonderfully. We are very lucky and forever grateful. 🙂 And you’re so right – time does fly. I wish I could reach into the photos sometimes just to hold that little guy again. 😉

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