If you love cheese and carbs, this garlic cheese biscuits recipe will become your new best friend. Make them like Red Lobster biscuits or experiment to find your favorite flavor combination. Either way, cheese, and garlic biscuits are always delicious!
My entire family loves these cheddar cheese garlic biscuits, and whenever I have friends over, they always rave about them. My only warning is that they are highly addictive! So, you might want to make more than one batch of quick cheese biscuits if you plan on feeding a crowd.
How To Make Homemade Garlic Cheese Biscuits
Rest assured these divine garlic cheese biscuits are super easy to throw together. You only need 8 ingredients, and they take very little work so that you can focus on other projects. Here are the simple steps:
First Step: Place butter in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. This will make it easier to work with.
Second Step: Mix flour, baking powder, salt, garlic, and parsley together in a large bowl.
Third Step: Remove your chilled butter from the freezer and dice it into small pieces. You can use a knife and cutting board to chop your butter into little cubes, but I actually prefer to use a cheese grater to shred my butter! I find it much easier to incorporate the shreds of butter into the flour mix than cubes.
Fourth Step: Incorporate the cold butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. You can use a fork, a pastry knife, or your own two hands to incorporate the ingredients at this stage in the process.
Fifth Step: Add shredded cheese to the dry ingredients and butter. Mix well.
Sixth Step: Then, add your milk. Make a small well in the center of the flour and cheese mixture, add some of your liquid, and stir with a fork to combine. Continue to add milk and stir until it becomes a soft dough and all of the flour has been incorporated into the mix.
- Be careful – don’t over stir or overwork your dough unless you want to end up with flat biscuits.
- The dough should be slightly wet but workable. If your dough seems too wet, add a tablespoon or two of flour – or a bit more shredded cheese – and see if that solves your problem.
Seventh Step: Drop biscuit dough in heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper or an ungreased baking sheet, leaving a couple of inches between each biscuit. Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn golden. Cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.
Can you believe how effortless these cheese and garlic biscuits are to make? The hardest part is waiting for them to back so you can devour them!
Garlic Cheese Biscuits Variations
You know how much I love to give you tips on adding in additional flavors. These yummy cheddar cheese garlic biscuits are the exact same way! I have so many ideas and don’t want to keep them a secret! Here are some tasty ideas to try out:
- Honey – Add 2 teaspoons of honey to the batter. It will give the quick cheese biscuits a slightly sweet flavor.
- Green onions – Finely dice some green onions and toss in the cheese and garlic biscuits mixture. They add a little zip!
- Jalapenos – If you are craving a little bit of spice with this garlic biscuit recipe, sprinkle in some chopped peppers. They add a pleasant heat that pairs beautifully.
- Bacon – I know you might think I am going wild here, but trust me! Crumbled bacon takes these cheddar cheese garlic biscuits to a new level of mouthwatering. (plus, they almost taste like breakfast food if you add it!)
- Pepper Jack Cheese – The flavor of using Pepper Jack cheese is beyond amazing! These garlic cheese biscuits are so amazing with a little bit of spice in them.
- Mozzarella Cheese – Not a fan of cheddar cheese? No problem, replace it with shredded mozzarella instead! This quick cheese biscuits recipe is so versatile.
Can I Substitute Bisquick For Flour?
Yes, you can actually substitute Bisquick for flour. I actually hear this question a lot, especially if someone ran out of flour and didn’t want to run to the market. When you replace flour for Bisquick, you will exchange the exact same amount. However, you will need to keep in mind that there is 1 tablespoon of baking powder in each cup of Bisquick. So you would need to adjust the amount of baking powder accordingly. For my cheese and garlic biscuits, I would only add 1 teaspoon of additional baking powder when using the baking mix.
Do Cheddar Biscuits Need To Be Refrigerated?
No, these cheddar cheese garlic biscuits do not need to be refrigerated. They will be fine for around 3 days on your counter or in your pantry. You can put them in the refrigerator if you would like to, but it’s not necessary. Regardless of where you store them, they do need to be in an airtight container.
How Do You Reheat Biscuits Without Making Them Hard?
Reheating garlic cheese biscuits doesn’t have to be a disaster that ends in a hard biscuit. Here are some tips to give you delicious and moist cheddar cheese garlic biscuits every time.
- The easiest way is to place a damp paper towel around the garlic biscuit. Then warm it in the microwave for 15 – 25 seconds.
- You can also reheat the cheesy garlic biscuits in the oven or toaster oven. They will take around 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. Serve with some melted butter on top.
- Your stovetop is another option too. Heat a skillet to low heat and place an aluminum foil wrapped cheese and garlic biscuit in the pan. Place the lid on the pan and heat up for 1-2 minutes, then flip and heat for an additional 20 seconds or so.
Can I Freeze Garlic Cheese Biscuits?
Yes, you can freeze these garlic cheese biscuits. You will want to flash freeze the quick cheese biscuits by laying them on a cookie sheet and placing them in the freezer. I usually freeze them for 1-2 hours until they are pretty solid. Wrap them in thick, high-quality aluminum foil individually. Then place them in a freezer bag. I recommend putting the date on the bag, so you know when you made them.
When it comes time to heat them up, you can use any of the methods I previously mentioned, but you will need to add some extra time. Or, place them in the fridge overnight, so they are thawed when you are ready to serve the cheese and garlic biscuits.
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- 2 cups flour
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shredded cheese (I used half mozzarella and half cheddar, but you can get creative here!)
- 4 tablespoons (½ stick) cold butter
- 1 ⅓ cup milk
- 1 tsp garlic powder (or to taste)
- 1 tsp parsley (or to taste)
- Preheat your oven to 415 degrees.
- Put a stick of butter into the freezer for 10-15 minutes. You don’t want it to totally freeze but it’s much easier to work with when it’s hardened a bit.
- Mix flour, baking powder, salt, garlic, and parsley together in a large bowl.
- Remove your chilled butter from the freezer and dice it into small pieces. You can use a knife and cutting board to chop your butter into little cubes, but I actually prefer to use a cheese grater to shred my butter! I find it much easier to incorporate the shreds of butter into the flour mix than cubes. However, you handle it, incorporate the cold butter into the flour mix until it resembles coarse crumbs. You can use a fork, a pastry knife, or your own two hands to incorporate the ingredients at this stage in the process.
- Stir in your shredded cheese.
- Then, add your milk. Make a small well in the center of the flour and cheese mixture, add some of your liquid, and stir with a fork to combine. Continue to add milk and stir until it becomes a soft dough and all of the flour has been incorporated into the mix. Be careful - don’t overstir or overwork your dough unless you want to end up with flat biscuits.
- The dough should be slightly wet but workable. If your dough seems too wet, add a tablespoon or two of flour - or a bit more shredded cheese - and see if that solves your problem.
- Drop biscuit dough in heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper or an ungreased baking sheet, leaving a couple of inches between each biscuit. Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits start to turn golden. Cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.
Want to recreate the cheddar biscuits from Red Lobster? Cut the mozzarella and double up on the cheddar. Alternately, mozzarella-basil biscuits are a huuuge hit in my house!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245
Here are some tasty main dishes to pair with these biscuits
Garlic Butter Steak with Zucchini Noodles – Garlic Butter Steak with Zucchini Noodles is about to become you’re favorite low-carb, easy “melt in your mouth” dinner recipe!
Shrimp Pesto Pasta – Pesto shrimp can easily become a family favorite.
Instant Pot Roast – So much quicker and easier than any roast you’ve made before!