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Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits {Copycat Recipe}

Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits- cheesy, garlic biscuits doused with butter and garlicCheddar Bay Biscuits

Cheesy, Garlicky Goodness

Bread is one of those things that completes a dinner, but when you are gluten free it can be a bit tricky. Finding a good recipe that isn’t complicated is tricky and I am not one of those people who buys a trillion flours. Fortunately for these cheesy, garlic biscuits you only need a few ingredients and you will be enjoying delicious biscuits that will have you reminiscing of Red Lobster! Now, these aren’t just for eating with seafood, we often have them with pasta, such as Gluten Free Penne Pasta with Spicy Vodka Sauce.

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Now it has been a long time since I actually had a biscuit from Red Lobster, but my husband and his friends assure me that these taste just as good. Give these a try, you won’t regret it!

Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe Tips

These Cheddar Bay Biscuits are one of our absolute favorite recipes. They are so cheesy and the garlic butter on top just brings them to a whole new level. I’ve made them so many times that I’ve learned a few things that make them come out amazing!

Any Gluten Free Baking Mix-

I’ve made these with Gluten Free Bisquick, Gluten Free King Arthur Baking Mix, and Aldi’s Gluten Free Baking Mix and all of them worked well. I’ve even mixed the baking mixes when I didn’t have enough of one and it wasn’t a problem, so use whatever you have on hand!

The Cheese-

I always use sharp cheddar that is the thicker “cut from the block” type shreds. The fine shredded does not work as well in these. It does notย  melt as well.

Let it Sit-

Once you mix it all together, let it sit for 5 minutes or so, it helps the flours to soften so you don’t get any gritty texture.

The Topping-

I usually use 2 tablespoons of melted butter, mixed with garlic powder and oregano, but occasionally I get a little heavy handed and have to make more. Adding extra won’t hurt anything!

And that’s about all you need to know!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits
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3.71 from 81 votes

Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits {Copycat Recipe}

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 12 Biscuits


  • 2 Cups Gluten Free Baking Mix
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 and 1/2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder divided
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter


  • Combine Baking Mix, 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder, Milk and Shredded Cheese until well combined. You may use your hands to get it all mixed well. It will be a bit dry, but should hold together.
  • Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheet or parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.
  • Combine Melted Butter, 1 Teaspoon Oregano, and 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder and brush on top.
  • Continue baking for an additional 3 minutes.


Feel free to add additional melted butter, garlic, and oregano mixture if you feel so inclined!


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    February 2, 2022 at 1:14 am

    5 stars
    really like it

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    January 4, 2021 at 6:35 am

    I loved these

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    December 26, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    5 stars
    So simple- and they must be really good for real (not just to desperately craving biscuits gluten free me) as my husband keeps eating them all! (& he cringes every time I ask him to try a gluten free recipe)

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      December 27, 2020 at 12:44 pm

      I’m so glad you love them! They are hit here as well!

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    Ashley Moreno
    February 10, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Could I use almond milk instead of cow milk? Will it make it different?

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      February 11, 2018 at 8:04 am

      Hi! I haven’t done it before. Texture wise I think it will be fine, I’m not sure about the flavor, but as long as it’s unsweetened, it should be ok. If you try it, please let me know how it works. You can also always message me through the My Gluten Free Miami facebook page if you have more questions! Thanks!

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    Stephanie A Bills
    February 27, 2017 at 9:56 am

    These look incredible! I’ve been on the hunt for a healthier biscuit alternative! Will definitely have to try these out

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    February 26, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Oh my, these looks fabulous! Can’t wait to make these!

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    February 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Mmmm these look delicious and I think they might be a hit for my kids! Thanks for sharing!

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    February 24, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    My husband loves these things! He would die if I made them at home ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Wendy Sprous
    February 24, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Looks good and easy enough to do!

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    February 24, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    My stomach is growling just looking at these! And the fact that you made them gluten free is perfect! I need to try them!

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    February 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I’ve been GF for just about 3 years now. I am always looking for great GF recipes and this I can not wait to try!

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    February 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    I recently went GF and I’m so glad that I an enjoy a delicious biscuit. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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    Meg | Meg is Well
    February 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I was on a gluten free diet for a while to try and help my ulcerative colitis and I totally know what you mean! I had so many different flours on hand, all of which I didn’t end up using completely. That’s so cool how you can use any baking mix. The garlic butter on top is making me drool!

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    Brandi Crawford
    February 21, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    This gluten free alternative looks scrumptious! I love Cheddar Bay. Would love to try this!

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    February 21, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Oooh! We don’t have Red Lobster in the UK but I’ve heard so many good things about these biscuits haha. They look amazing!

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    February 21, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Wow, these look yummy, and so easy. I love freshly baked bread – I’d love to find out what a US biscuit is like.

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    February 6, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Cheddar Bay Biscuits are SO good. I always eat far more than my fair share! The texture on this gluten-free version looks fantastic. I’m going to send this to one of my friends who is GF and has been missing biscuits!

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    Platter Talk
    February 6, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I love biscuits. Add cheese and herbs and I’m your daisy!

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    February 6, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I’ve recently become gluten-free and feel so much better, these biscuits are going to be on my menu soon.

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    Veena Azmanov
    February 6, 2017 at 10:47 am

    These look so delicious. I love cheddar – my favorite cheese. I must try these soon.

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    Ali @ Home & Plate
    February 6, 2017 at 10:23 am

    What an easy to follow recipe with fantastic results. Love recipes that are easy to make with just a few ingredients. These look better than anything you would get at Red Lobster and homemade is always so much better. YUM!

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    debi at Life Currents
    February 6, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I love biscuits, and I can’t believe one this pretty can be gluten free. Great work. I can’t wait to try it!

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    November 26, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    After coming across this recipe on Pinterest, I made these to serve with a stew that my family was having for dinner. They are just as good as they look! I am the only one in the house who is gluten free and I usually feel like I am torturing my family with gluten free versions of things I used to love, but that was not the case with these. My husband and two teenage sons loved them. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    June 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Those look mouthwateringly good! I’ve been working on a Red Lobster biscuit recipe but without our allergens at home. Yours sounds on point to how theirs is – great job! Beautiful shots too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    June 17, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Making these immediately!!

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    June 16, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    This is making me want to have a fourth meal right about now.

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      June 17, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      I always want a fourth meal!

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    June 13, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Biscuits looks so tempting..!

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      June 13, 2016 at 10:57 am

      They are! Hard to eat just one!

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    Kaila (GF Life 24/7)
    June 12, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    I’ve never been to Red Lobster, but these look quite good! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      June 13, 2016 at 10:58 am

      I haven’t been in years, but these are the closet I’ve had since!

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    June 8, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I adore biscuits–all kinds! This recipe sounds incredible. My hubby would love these!!

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      June 10, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      Glad you love it!

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    Emily Bastedo
    June 8, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    These sound and look like they are scrumptious and are extremely easy to make! I am definitely going to be trying these soon! Thanks for sharing!

    xx, Emily from Something Gold, Something Blue

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    June 8, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    SOOOOO trying this recipe!

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    June 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    I assume when you say “baking mix,” that these have leavening in them already, such that if you used a gluten free flour blend instead, you would need to add salt and leavening? If so, how much would you recommend?

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      June 8, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      They do, I usually use Gluten Free Bisquick or Gluten Free King Arthur’s Baking Mix. I’m not sure how much you would need, but they use the same mixes to make pancakes and waffles, I wonder if you could use your pancake mix…I have some, I think I will try it!

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    Emma | Creative Explorations
    June 8, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Mmmmmm…these look so delicious! My mouth is watering at the cheesy garlicness.

    Emma |

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    Elizabeth DiBurro
    June 8, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    This recipe looks so flavorful! I’m going to have to try it. I wonder if I could make substitutions with dairy-free options for my son?

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    June 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    These look amazing! I love biscuits so much and now I can make a gluten-free version for my celiac family members ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Alisa Fleming
    June 8, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    I don’t usually buy dairy alternatives, but this recipe sounds like just too much fun to try! My husband is gluten-free and w/ some dairy-free cheese / milk / butter (for me!) we can both enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    June 8, 2016 at 11:08 am

    These sound so good! I love cheddar bay biscuits!

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    Glenda Kruse
    June 8, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Oh wow! I really need to try this recipe, it looks so delicous ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    June 8, 2016 at 10:32 am

    How fun! Copycat recipes are always “better” than the real thing in my opinion!

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    June 8, 2016 at 10:28 am

    These sound so amazing! I am gluten free and have been missing these in my diet! Thank you for a great recipe!

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    Amanda @ Anchored to Sunshine
    June 8, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I’m drooling over here just looking at these! And it’s 9am hahaha I have to give this a try asap.

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    June 8, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Cheddar bay biscuits are so good and I love that these are gluten free!

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    June 8, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Your biscuits look a-ma-zing! I can almost feel the cheese and garlic flavor. I will definitely try your recipe this weekend.

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      June 8, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Let me know how it goes!

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