Sourdough Red Lobster Biscuits

I grew up making homemade Red Lobster biscuits for our family. It became my task for dinner time. I remember being excited for cheddar and garlic biscuits because they felt like such a treat!

And I still feel that way about them today, but in all honesty…they aren’t super healthy, so I set out to make the original recipe into sourdough.

I have a feeling you will be quite pleased with the results of my experimentation!

What You’ll Need

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooking oil


Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 TBS of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 TBS of parsley

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of fed sourdough starter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese

How to Make Homemade Sourdough Red Lobster Biscuits

The night before:

  1. Combine the flour, garlic powder, salt, and parsley together. Leave out the baking powder until you’re ready to bake them.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the melted butter, egg, and sourdough starter together.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients.
  4. Cover the bowl and allow the dough to ferment for 8 to 24 hours.

The next day:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the baking powder into the dough.
  3. Allow the dough to rest for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Form into 8 to 10 biscuits and place them on an oiled baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown on the edges.
  6. Top with melted butter and garlic seasoning (you don’t want to skip this step!)

Keep in Mind

  • Remove the biscuits from the baking sheet after taking them from the oven. They will continue to bake if left on the sheet.
  • The method I described above is for long fermentation. You can follow this method if you desire all of the health benefits for these biscuits. These can also be made in the same day, but just know that the health benefits of fermentation will not be there.

If you make this recipe and love how it turned out, feel free to come back and comment about your experience. I’d love to see your creation and how you served it!

How to Serve Them

I enjoy serving these biscuits alongside spaghetti and a large salad. Dipping the biscuits in the spaghetti sauce is delicious! Other options include Alfredo or chicken and rice.

How Long Can I Store Them?

They will last for up to a week if stored in an air tight container. Good luck keeping them around for that long though!

Why We Use Sourdough

Sourdough is a fermented food, making it impressively nutritious. Your sourdough starter breaks down proteins as it ferments. This breakdown results in amino acids that are so much easier for your body to digest. Read more about this process and the benefits here.

How to Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

Interested in baking with sourdough, but don’t have a starter yet? A sourdough starter is very simple to make. All it takes is some water, flour, and about a week’s worth of time. Find all the instructions for creating your very own starter right here. I also answer a few of the most frequently asked questions about sourdough over here.

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