Better than Red Lobster Biscuits – Cheddar Garlic Buttermilk Biscuits

These Cheddar Garlic Buttermilk Biscuits are a spin on my Mama’s famous biscuits and they are WAY better than Red Lobster biscuits!

Cheddar Garlic Buttermilk Biscuits

A lot of you have made, and have raved, about my Mama’s Buttermilk Biscuits.  If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life – those would be my picking.  Seriously.

Mama’s biscuits are the bees knees.  

Let’s pretend for a moment that biscuits fell in love.  Just go with me on this!  If my Mama’s biscuits fell in love with a Red Lobster biscuit – this would be their love child.I have no other words to describe this.  Just try them.  Now.



Better than Red Lobster Cheddar Garlic Biscuits


  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening (like Crisco)
  • ¾ cup whole buttermilk
  • 1.5 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder + 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 stick unsalted butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Using your fingers, work the shortening in with the flour in a large bowl until the flour appears crumbly, about the size of little peas. Stir in the buttermilk & shredded cheddar with a wooden spoon.
  3. Lightly dust your countertop with a little flour. Pat the dough down into a neat rectangle, no reason to do any kneading really. Using a pizza cutter, slice the biscuits into 8-10 squares. Place the biscuits into a greased cast iron pan or if you don’t have one, a round cake pan or any casserole dish will do, with the sides of the biscuits just touching.
  4. Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter and stir in the tablespoon of garlic powder and garlic salt. Pour on top of the biscuits. Bake for 15 minutes, or until nicely browned.
  5. Melt the rest of the butter. Add the teaspoon of garlic powder and stir. Brush the mixture on top of the biscuits once they come out of the oven.
  6. Inhale. Repeat.
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