Have Cheddar Bay Red Lobster Biscuits in Air Fryer any time you like with this super easy recipe! Using a Red Lobster boxed biscuit mix and some extras, you can get perfectly crisp-on-the-outside biscuits in minutes!
We love Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits, but we don’t often go to Red Lobster.
It’s a special occasion kind of thing, and, to be honest, I think I mostly miss the Cheddar Bay Biscuits when we’ve not been in a while!
Well, imagine my reaction to making these buttery, cheesy biscuits in the comfort of my own kitchen with the Air Fryer for the first time.
Sheer joy, utter excitement.
This copycat recipe makes sure they're perfectly crisp on the outside, while still being tender and soft on the inside.
Perfectly seasoned, with that yummy buttery coating too, it’s an easy recipe that will WOW your dinner guests.
They’re the perfect addition to any meal, from busy weeknight dinners to special occasions and holidays!
Whether it's your first time using the Air Fryer for biscuits or you're a seasoned pro, this recipe is sure to become your new favorite thing.
You can whip up these delicious biscuits that taste like the real deal in just 6 minutes.
No need for complicated cooking processes; just mix, scoop, and air fry!
This recipe is an easy way to enjoy this famous hot cheese garlic bread right in your own kitchen.
Ingredients Needed for Cheddar Bay Biscuits
You only need a handful of simple ingredients for these delicious biscuits!
- Red Lobster Biscuit Mix. This is the base for your biscuit dough, giving you that authentic Red Lobster flavor. It’s available in most grocery stores.
- Water. To bind the dough together.
- Cheese. I’ve used pre-shredded sharp cheddar cheese for convenience. It adds the cheesy goodness that makes these biscuits so irresistible!
- Butter. Melt the butter to brush it on top of the biscuits with some seasoning for extra flavor and a golden finish.
- Seasoning Packet. It’s included in the biscuit mix box, and it adds some extra flavor to the biscuits.
How to Make Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 3 minutes. Pour the dry biscuit mix into a mixing bowl, then add the ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese.
- Stir the cheese in until fully incorporated.
- Add ¾ cup water and stir until fully combined. The biscuit dough will be sticky.
- Place parchment paper in the Air Fryer basket, or spray it with Avocado Spray or another cooking spray. Place spoonfuls of the biscuit dough in the air fryer in a single layer, making sure they don’t touch each other.
- Bake at 400 F Degrees for 5-6 minutes or until toasted golden on top.
- Melt the butter and mix it with the seasoning packet, then brush it over the hot baked biscuits immediately out of the air fryer. Serve and enjoy.
Yes, you should be able to find a gluten-free box mix in your local grocery store!
Ensure your biscuits are placed in a single layer and not touching each other in the air fryer basket for even cooking.
Absolutely! Experiment by adding in some Italian seasoning, onion powder, or Old Bay Seasoning to enhance the flavor of the biscuits.
While it’s not strictly necessary, parchment paper can help prevent the biscuits from sticking to the bottom of the pan, so and makes cleanup a bit easier.
Storage & Freezing
Storage: Store your cheese biscuits once they have cooled to room temperature. Keep them in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days. To enjoy them warm, pop them in a toaster oven or back in the air fryer for a minute or so.
Freezing: Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits can be stored in a sealed container and frozen for up to 3 months. Place parchment paper between each cookie to prevent sticking.
If you’ve made a large batch of these biscuits, they can be frozen really easily for later use! Once they’ve cooled to room temperature, put them in a single layer inside a freezer-safe container or a freezer bag, and freeze them for up to three months.
When you’re ready to enjoy them again, simply reheat them in the air fryer or oven until they’re warm and golden.
Substitutions & Variations
- Ice Cream Scoop. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop even portions of the biscuit mix if you prefer.
- Try different cheeses. Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese for a new flavor profile. Add more cheese than this recipe calls for if you want even cheesier biscuits.
- Homemade seasoning. If you don’t have the seasoning packet, a mix of garlic powder, onion powder, and a dash of salt can be a good substitute.
- Add Green Onions. For an extra burst of flavor, mix in chopped green onions to the dough.
- Add more flavor. Feel free to add some Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, cajun spice mix, or any of your favorite spices to the dough for an extra kick!
- Check for doneness. While the recipe states 5-6 minutes, it’s always good to check a minute before to prevent overcooking. Every air fryer is different, so adjust the cooking time if needed.
- Brush with butter while hot. For best results, make sure to brush the biscuits with the melted butter and seasoning mix while they are still hot out of the air fryer. This allows the butter to melt into the biscuits, ready for the first bite!
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Red Lobster Biscuits Air Fryer
- 1 Box Red Lobster Biscuits Mix
- ¾ cup Water
- ½ cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Grated
- 3 tablespoons Butter - Melted
- Seasoning Packet - from box mix
- Preheat Air fryer to 400 Degrees for 3 minutes
- Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl combine Red Lobster Biscuit Mis with ¾ Cup water and ½ Cup shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.
- Stir to combine. Biscuit mixture will be sticky
- Place parchment paper in Air Fryer basket or spray with Avocado Spray and place spoonfuls of biscuit dough in air fryer making sure not to touch each other.
- Bake at 400 F Degrees for 5-6 minutes or until toasted golden on top.
- Brush melted butter with seasoning packet over hot baked biscuits. Serve and enjoy.
- Makes about 12 biscuits.
- Yield: This recipe will make about 12 biscuits.
- Cheese: Use Medium or Mild Cheddar or even Pepper Jack Cheese in place of Sharp Cheddar for a different flavor.
- Cinnamon: You can even omit the cheese completely and add cinnamon baking chips. Bake as normal.
- Storage: Store your cheese biscuits once they have cooled to room temperature. Keep them in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days. To enjoy them warm, pop them in a toaster oven or back in the air fryer for a minute or so.
- Freezing: If you’ve made a large batch of these Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits, they can be frozen really easily for later use! Once they’ve cooled to room temperature, put them in a single layer inside a freezer-safe container or a freezer bag, and freeze them for up to three months. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, simply reheat them in the air fryer or oven until they’re warm and golden.
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