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Homemade Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

Recipe By Tessa Arias
October 9th, 2013
5 from 7 votes
5 from 7 votes

These homemade cheesy garlic biscuits take less than 30 minutes and taste even better than the ones from that seafood restaurant!

Yield: 12 biscuits

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 17 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Bursting with cheesy buttery garlic goodness!! You will wake up in the middle of the night with cravings for these babies.
Texture: The biscuits are slightly flaky and crisp outside but ultra tender and fluffy inside.
Ease: Very quick and easy.
Appearance: Rustic but entirely mouthwatering.
Pros: Quick, easy, crave worthy.
Cons: Uses white flour, I usually try to stick with whole wheat. These are so worth the little indulgence though!
Would I make this again? I’ve made these countless times.

These homemade cheesy garlic biscuits take less than 30 minutes and taste even better than the ones from that seafood restaurant!

Homemade Cheesy Garlic Biscuits from

Send me to a deserted island with a lifetime supply of these biscuits and I’d be happy. They’re a homemade copycat version of those seafood restaurant biscuits, but I think these ones are even better. I’ve been making these for years but have never posted them, I have no clue why. They’re incredibly quick to make and smell like the best thing ever while they’re baking.

I’d much rather enjoy these biscuits at home than at a chain restaurant. I actually have a bad memory attached to that seafood restaurant. When I first started carrying around a purse regularly as a tween, I thought I was super cool. Until I left it behind at our booth at the restaurant and didn’t realize until we had driven 20 minutes home. Ooops. Let’s just say my parents made sure I learned my lesson before wasting 40 minutes to get my $10 purse with $10 cash, chapstick, and my school I.D. inside. Now whenever I’m out in pubic without my purse I feel positively naked and afraid. My purse is practically an extension of myself, filled with my most important belongings. I think this is something most women feel, although it’s kind of a love-hate relationship because lugging around a purse all day can hurt. This all reminds me of another seafood restaurant story where I saw a woman stuff the biscuits into her purse. Oh, humans.

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5 from 7 votes

How to make
Homemade Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

Yield: 12 biscuits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
These homemade cheesy garlic biscuits take less than 30 minutes and taste even better than the ones from that seafood restaurant!


For the biscuits:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 6 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 3/4 cup whole milk or buttermilk, very cold

For the butter:

  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt. Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour mixture until the butter forms pea-sized crumbs. Mix in the cheese. Add the buttermilk and stir until just combined.
  3. Drop the dough by scant 1/4-cup portions onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 16 to 17 minutes.
  4. While the biscuits are baking, combine the melted butter, parsley, and garlic powder. Brush the biscuits with the garlic butter and serve warm.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 9, 2013 at 4:42 am

    You had me at cheesy! Love these.

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    Diane @ Vintage Zest — October 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    What a coincidence, because my family and I were talking about these biscuits and how we haven’t had them in forever. I would LOVE to try these out soon. I’m going to pin and forward these to my mom and sister ASAP!

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    MImi @ Culinary Couture — October 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Love the videos you’ve been posting lately! You’re great in front of the camera–next stop: Food Network! 😀

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      Tessa — October 9, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much, what a lovely compliment!

  4. #
    Stacey — October 10, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Hey Tessa – These look divine! What do you like to eat with these (other than seafood)?

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    Claudia — October 18, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Ha! It might had been me that lady!! 😉 lol … Thank you for posting this recipe! 🙂

  6. #
    Diana — October 22, 2013 at 5:44 am

    hello Tessa
    first I would like to tell you that I came across your website 3 years ago when I was living alone in Cairo, and its been my favorite since! thanks a lot for this effort and for all your recipes..
    I needed to ask you about the recipes containing milk, is it always ok to replace milk with soya milk for lactose free recipes?

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      Tessa — October 22, 2013 at 8:21 am

      Thanks so much! It’s hard to say if it will always be okay to use soya milk, I don’t have much experience cooking or baking with that. You can certainly try, though!!

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    kayley — April 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    It looks sooo good! How long can I store them?

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      Tessa — April 10, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      They’re best served right after they’re baked but you can store them in an airtight container at room temp for up to 2 days. Just reheat in a 350°F oven for about 5 minutes.

  8. #
    Mary — August 4, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    I was wondering if you have a meal that you would recommend make with these biscuits as the side.

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      Tessa — August 5, 2014 at 8:53 am

      The biscuits really go well with many meals, but I particularly like to dress up a chicken dinner with these biscuits. Chicken can be a little boring since most of us tend to eat it so often. Here are my chicken recipes:

  9. #
    Jay — November 10, 2016 at 10:43 am

    These biscuits are good with beef and barley, or corned beef and cabbage soup.

  10. #
    Laura Bishop — August 19, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    I made these alfredo chicken
    Very good

  11. #
    Mira — January 8, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    I made these for the first time and it did NOT last in my house, my bf looooved them. Augh. Making them again tonight!

  12. #
    Avery — April 15, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Omg, I’ve been looking for this recipe for a while! These are so cheesy and perfect, they disappear quickly.

  13. #
    Richard curly Hilbert — December 12, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    I’m very happy with these, they’re everything that my wife & I wanted, I do alot of cooking & baking now that I’m retired from truck driving, & the wife just loves the way I cook & bake, and so do the kids & grandkids when they come home to visit… Thank you… Curly

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    Duane Larmore — December 24, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    I made this recipe for Christmas Eve dinner. Simply amazing! Everyone loved these. They were gone in an instant!

  15. #
    Andrew — April 22, 2020 at 7:29 am

    Very good! I added minched Chives from the garden to enhance the flavour

  16. #
    Lisa Mcgrath — May 28, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    OK, these are fabulous. I did increase the garlic some since I am a garlic fanatic. Are used whole milk but next time I’m gonna try buttermilk just for comparison. Family loved them! I’m splitting one in half in the morning for an egg sandwich. That is if there’s one left!

  17. #
    Vicki — September 14, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Made these and they were gone before dinner! I didn’t even get them on the table!
    Absolutely going to make these again.

  18. #
    Siloo — November 19, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Can these biscuits be frozen before baking? If yes, would the same bake time apply?


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      Tessa — November 20, 2020 at 11:53 am

      Sure! Bring them to room temperature before baking and allow them to get a little puffy.

  19. #
    Dharma — December 15, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    It’s delicious!! Wondering what the calorie count is.

  20. #
    paco — January 24, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    I recommend cutting a whole head of garlic in half.
    drizzle with olive oil and wrap in foil. bake in 350-400f oven until cooked soft.
    take roasted garlic cloves and mash them up, mix them in with the dough recipe.

    you get a much more flavorful garlic cheddar biscuit this way.
    i have nothing against garlic powder, i use it in several recipes.
    but a 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder with 2 cups flour for this recipe is not going to produce an intense garlic cheddar biscuit.

  21. #
    Connie — March 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Very good and easy!!

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