White Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

Yep, these are just like THOSE cheesy garlic biscuits from a well-known American seafood restaurant chain.  Except they are homemade and you secretly won’t feel so guilty eating a whole baking pan of them because you won’t have to sheepishly ask the server for more.

We recently had a gloomy, rainy weekend, and I was craving something filling and warm-maybe  a bowl of soup or something like that.  I did a quick inventory of my pantry and realized that I had everything I needed (and you probably do too, right now) to make these to go along with something filling, too.  And since I never leave the grocery store without at least two types of cheese, I had plenty on hand.  I decided to run with a white cheddar, but you could add pretty much any kind of cheese to these biscuits.  I upped the garlic salt in my batch, so you might want to hold back a bit on the salt if you aren’t a fan.  I thought about adding in parsley or some fresh herbs, but I was hungry and wanted these as soon as possible.  Feel free to add in whatever kind of extra flavor you like-I feel like cheddar is conducive to almost any kind of flavor.

I did decide to make a melted butter/garlic salt sauce to brush on the warm biscuits right when they came out of the oven, which made them (in my opinion) so much better.

These biscuits truly are so easy to make and are a great addition to any kind of meal (or on their own, as I made a meal of just them one evening. 😉 )

White Cheddar and Garlic Biscuits

Servings: approximately 15 biscuits


For the biscuits:

2 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons sugar

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1-tablespoon pieces

1 and 1/2 cups white cheddar cheese, shredded

1 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon garlic salt

For brushing:

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt.

3. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, add the butter, pinching and mixing it thoroughly until the dough resembles coarse sand.

4. Add the white cheddar and stir to combine.

5. Add the buttermilk and garlic salt, stirring well to combine.  **If the dough seems a little dry, add a little more buttermilk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the dough holds together.

6. Drop the dough onto the baking sheet, spacing each biscuit about 2 inches apart.

7. Bake the biscuits for about 18-20 minutes, or until the tops are lightly golden.

8. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and garlic salt.

9. Remove the biscuits from the oven and lightly brush each one with the melted butter/garlic mixture.  Serve immediately.


Source: Adapted from Gourmet.


August 16, 2011 - 5:57 am

Blog is the New Black - I’ve made something very similar… these sounds incredible! 🙂

August 16, 2011 - 6:25 am

Annie - Yum. I made a knock-off recipe for those long ago, but it called for Bisquick which I never use. I’ll have to try this version but mix in Old Bay – I think that’s one of their “secrets”. Also, I love the top photo – beautiful! (And I have that same towel!)

August 16, 2011 - 6:30 am

srlacy - Hahha! Food and Light Swag Bag 2010!!! 🙂

August 16, 2011 - 9:21 am

Tes - What a lovely biscuit recipe! It sounds warm and comforting 🙂

August 16, 2011 - 10:41 am

Barefeet In The Kitchen - These sound wonderful. I just pinned this. Thanks!

August 17, 2011 - 10:31 am

Hilary - Definitely making these with some lobster bisque this week, Thanks!!!

August 19, 2011 - 7:33 am

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August 21, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Peggy - Oh I love making these biscuits at home! My brother used to be a GM at that chain restaurant and said it was basically Bisquick, cheddar cheese, and garlic and I haven’t been able to eat at the restaurant in years after finding that out. lol

But these right here – these I’m know I’m going to enjoy!

August 24, 2011 - 6:27 pm

Amanda - I made these last night and they were absolutely amazingly delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I froze the leftovers and reheated some tonight and they were still fantastic!

September 5, 2011 - 5:39 pm

Andrea - I’m making these tonight and I can’t wait!! I love garlic, so I think I’m going to chop up some fresh garlic instead of just the garlic salt 🙂

September 26, 2011 - 8:27 pm

Megan - I made these tonight and followed the recipe exactly, except I added about half a cup more cheddar. YMMV, but if you love cheese like I do, keep a VERY CLOSE eye on your oven. I checked my biscuits at 16 minutes and they were very very well done. Totally my fault, but just a heads up to all the cheese-lovers out there! 🙂 (They were still tasty, and the ones I cooked without burning were delicious!)

September 26, 2011 - 9:25 pm

Megan - Also, one more note – the batch that turned out right was done in just 6 minutes at 450.

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