I was browsing recipes a couple weeks ago and stumbled upon the holy grail of biscuit recipes. Immediately I started wondering, "why have I never made biscuits before?" I don't know why.....maybe because I have always thought it was difficult, or time consuming? Maybe I am not a biscuit type of person? Before I was a vegetarian I used to love biscuits and gravy, so maybe I am a biscuit person. Could biscuits be the missing link in my recipe repertoire?? I pinned a ton of biscuit recipes, and when I decided to make a delicious Tomato Bisque for dinner one night, I thought the 'Red Lobster' Cheddar Biscuits would be the perfect side. Now that it is fall, it makes even more sense to indulge in biscuits....doesn't it?
Anyway, like I was saying, I decided to try the "Red Lobster" Cheddar Biscuits...who doesn't love those?! Mine turned out fabulous, despite not having any Bay Seasoning (Have to pick some of that up asap!), but I wouldn't say they were exactly like Red Lobsters (but who knows, I haven't been there in at least 10 years), but it didn't matter because they were delicious. I tried to make them a little healthier by using greek yogurt in place of sour cream (and I could tell no difference), skim milk, and also low fat cheese. I used Bisquick because....it's quick and easy...but next time I will probably make my own dough (haha, yeah right...I am using that Bisquick until it's gone!). I made 12 large biscuits and calculated them to have around 140 calories each...not bad for a biscuit!
Stop what you are doing. Go make some biscuits.
- 2 cups Bisquick
- ⅔ cup skim milk
- ⅔ cup shredded part-skim cheddar cheese
- 6 tablespoons butter
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning salt
- ¼ Cup of Greek Yogurt
- ¼ Cup of Parmesan Cheese
Preheat Oven to 450 degrees.
In a medium size bowl mix milk, Parmesan cheese, greek yogurt, cheddar cheese, bay seasoning, Bisquick, garlic powder.
Portion 10-15 biscuits onto a cookie sheet ( I lined with foil and sprayed nonstick spray). Bake for about 8 minutes (keep an eye on them!)
While baking, melt butter. After 8 minutes of baking, remove from oven, brush melted butter on each biscuit and sprinkle a little salt. Place biscuits back into the oven to bake for 2 more minutes (watch them).
Want something with a little more kick? Check out these Blue Cheese and Chive Biscuits!