Mmm…Red Lobster! It’s my favorite restaurant ever! And the warm Cheese Biscuits…I could make a meal on them! Many, many years ago I came across this recipe in a local fair cookbook and our family has been enjoying them ever since.

We wanted to share the Homemade Biscuit Mix with you, and had actually never used it in the Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits, but thought they would make a perfect pair!

The Biscuit Mix can be stored in an airtight container and is perfect to have in your pantry. We found the recipe in the Make-A-Mix Cookbook, the same one we shared the Taco Seasoning from.

A simple mixture of flour, baking powder, salt, soda, cream of tartar, and instant milk powder with shortening cut in makes a light and flaky biscuit as well as pancakes and muffins. You can substitute this Homemade Biscuit Mix any time a recipe calls for Bisquick.

Now let’s make the Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits

Start with 2 cups of Homemade Biscuit Mix {or Bisquick}, add 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese and milk. Mix it all together by hand, then drop it by a teaspoon full onto a greased cookie sheet for about 8-10 minutes in a 450-degree oven or until golden brown. While they are baking, melt 1/3 cup butter {we use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter} and 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Brush the biscuits with the butter mixture while they are still warm.

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Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits with Homemade Biscuit Mix

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  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16-18 Biscuits 1x


I bet you can’t tell the difference from the original. Recipe from



Homemade Biscuit Mix

  • 4 1/4 cups flour, all purpose
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup instant nonfat milk powder
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons shortening

Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits

  • 2 cups Homemade Biscuit Mix {or Bisquick}
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese, cheddar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


Homemade Biscuit Mix

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl, whisk together
  2. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or your fingers until mix crumbles
  3. Store in an air-tight container in a dry cool place.
  4. Use within 10-12 wks. Be sure to date it.

Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits

  1. Combine biscuit mix, cheese and milk
  2. Stir until well combined, about 30 seconds
  3. Drop by teaspoon full onto greased cookie sheet
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for about 8-10 minutes or until golden
  5. Melt butter and stir in garlic powder
  6. Brush on warm biscuits
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

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  1. Linda from Georgia Reply

    I made a similar recipe for a family gathering. Unfortunately the baking mixed I used must have been terribly out of date because I produced hockey pucks. Never attempted it again. Will make a homemade mix this weekend and give it another try. Thanks.

  2. I have successfully omitted the cream of tartar for homemade biscuits/baking mix for awhile now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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