Close up view of a garlic cheddar gluten free biscuit in a pile of biscuits.

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits (Easy & Gluten-Free Option)

Here’s your new go-to biscuit recipe for an easy addition to any meal, from breakfasts to dinners. Reminiscent of the Red Lobster Biscuit recipe, you can now enjoy Garlic Cheddar Biscuits that are ready in under 25 minutes and easily made gluten-free, if needed. 

Prep: 10 minsCook: 12-15 minsTotal: 20-22 mins
Servings: 12 biscuits 1x


  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend*
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces + 1 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or chives (or a mix)**
  • 1 cup dairy or unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1 large egg, beaten***
  • Flakey sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry blender or two knives or a fork, cut the 6 tablespoons cold butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbles.
  4. Stir in 3/4 cup of the shredded cheese and the parsley or chives.
  5. Add the milk and beaten egg; stir until the mixture forms a soft slightly sticky dough.
  6. Using a spoon, drop the dough into 12 mounds on the prepared baking sheet. With damp hands, slightly flatten the mounds. Brush the tops of the dough with the 1 tablespoons melted butter. 
  7. Bake for 9 minutes. Remove biscuits from oven and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup cheese over the biscuits while they’re still hot and sprinkle with the flakey salt. Return to the oven and bake until the biscuits are golden brown on the bottom and baked throughout, about an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Serve warm.


* You can also use the same amount of unbleached all-purpose flour, if gluten-free biscuits are not needed. For gluten-free flours, we recommend Bob’s Red Mill One-to-One Gluten-Free Baking Flour or King Arthur Measure-for-Measure Gluten-Free Flour

** In place of the fresh herbs, you can use 1 teaspoon of dried parsley or chives.

***For an egg-free version, omit the egg and replace with an additional 1 tablespoon milk and 1 teaspoon of vinegar (use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar)

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 biscuit
  • Calories: 147
  • Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 575mg
  • Carbohydrate: 17g
  • (Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 1g)
  • Protein: 3g


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