Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

One night while eating at Outback Steakhouse, my hubby and I sat next to this sweet older couple. Because I'm so nosy and they were slightly hard of hearing, I heard them order.

The lady ordered the Outback Special, which comes with two sides. I happen to know this because before we had kids, we used to keep Outback in business.

Anyway, she ordered soup and salad as her "sides". Their waiter brought them out to her, one at a time, before her meal. So, when she got her plate, it had a big ol' steak on it and nothing else. She sat and stared at it for a while - before finally digging in and surely cursing the fact that she didn't order the fresh vegetables and the loaded potato instead of soup and salad.

What does this have to do with biscuits?

Nothing really.

Except that I haven't posted many of the side dishes that I love and make on a regular basis. And, I plan on remedying that over the next few weeks. 'Cause they might take a "side" seat to main dishes, but who wants a big slab of beef without somethin' to go with it, right?

So, here's a recipe that goes with just about anything. Pasta, steak, chicken. Anything.

And, carbs. God bless carbs.

I don't usually use pre-made baking mixes. But, sometimes - they just come in handy for quick pancakes, battering some fried chicken (YEAH, baby!), and for quick biscuits.

This recipe for Cheddar Garlic Biscuits is so easy and delicious. If you like the biscuits at Red Lobster - these taste just like those. They're buttery and cheesy and taste great alongside most main courses. And, they're ready in 10 minutes - from start to finish.

If you're firing up your grill now that the weather is nice, these combined with some corn on the cob and just about anything you pull off the grill will make for a perfect dinner!


Cheddar Garlic Biscuits
adapted from several recipes...

2 cups Bisquick, or other baking mix
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Stir baking mix, milk and cheese until soft dough forms. (Dough will be wet.) Drop dough by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 7 minutes.

While biscuits are baking, melt butter and stir in garlic powder.

Remove biscuits from oven after 7 minutes and brush with half of garlic butter. Return to oven and bake for 3 more minutes or until golden brown.

Brush remaining butter over warm biscuits. Serve warm.


  1. YUM!!! I am totally going to try this!

  2. If you opened a bed and breakfast and served your southern style goodness, you would fix the economy, I swear.

    OH me, oh my.

  3. These would be a huge hit with my hubby! I';ll be trying this one out!

  4. You can't beat those biscuits from Red Lobster - thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Seriously salivating. Those look and sound delicious!!!

  6. yummy!

    i don't keep bisquick (or other mixes) in the house but when i first saw this recipe i knew i needed to get some to have on hand.

    can't wait to try it. anything carb is a hit in our house.

  7. I made these with our breakfast this morning. We had grits, bacon, eggs, and these biscuits! I used Reduced Fat Bisquick and added a little bit of chives to the mix. I like mine with a bit more garlic powder. Sooo yummy!