Cheese Bread Like Red Lobster’s: A Recipe

You know those little cheese biscuits that they serve at Red Lobster?

The type that you stuff your face with and ask for more in hopes of sneaking them home in your purse?

Well, this recipe is just like those biscuits except in loaf form.  It’s for those of us in too lazy to plop out spoonfuls of dough and bake them off as singles.

This isn’t an original recipe. I swiped it off a blog.  But I don’t remember exactly which blog that was.  It was late at night and I had one eyeball on Parker’s sat monitor worrying about his heart rate. Again.

So, if it looks familiar to you, let me know and I’ll give kudos!

The Recipe for Cheese Bread Like Red Lobster’s

3 cups flour

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

4 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 1/4 cups milk

3/4 cup sour cream

3 Tablespoons of butter, melted

1 egg, lightly beaten

(This makes one loaf.  I doubled the recipe for all of the hallow legs I have hanging out around here.)

The Technique:

Heat oven to 350.
Grease a 9×5 loaf pan with oil.
In a bowl, whisk together the first 5 ingredients.
Carefully stir in cheese cubes until covered in flour mixture. This will help prevent your cheese sinking to the bottom of your loaf of bread.
In a different bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
Fold the wet mixture into the flour and cheese mixture.
Stir until just combined. Do not over stir. Your masterpiece will turn out like a giant hockey puck.
Pour and spread the mixture into the loaf pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes and then remove from pan. Allow to cool for one hour before slicing and serving.

Bread Flour

Have I ever mentioned that I buy white flour in bulk? Like 100 pounds at a time? At least? The price of flour has gone up. Waaaay up.

sea salt for recipes

Sea Salt, baby. Also purchased in bulk.

Using a Kitchen Aide to make bread.

Mixing the dry ingredients. The cheese is also in there. You just can’t see it very well.

Red Lobster Cheese Bread Recipe

When I added the wet ingredients I didn’t use the mixer. I just mixed by hand. You don’t want to over mix this stuff. When it’s ready it will look like Bisquick dough drop bisquick batter.

Not a typical bread dough.

Chunks of cheese. I made my chunks smaller than 1/2 inch.

You know me. Always coloring outside of the lines.

Cheese Bread Like Red Lobster's


I served this with a large salad that I made in order to use up the left over chicken from the night before. It would be great with soups, as a side, or even for the bazillion BBQs that will be held in the near future.

Go ye now and make some Cheese Bread. You won’t be disappointed.

One final hint: The little chunks of cheese at the top of your loaf of bread may melt onto the bottom of your freshly cleaned oven.  You may want to prevent that by putting a cookie sheet under your loaf of cheese bread.  Unless, of course, you like the smell of burnt cheese all through your house.

About Tammy and Parker

Special Needs Blogger, and homeschooling Mom, heavily involved in advocacy for all kids with special needs in Utah.


  1. Dear Tammy,
    Please send me your address.
    Right now.
    I am seriously coming over to help you out with that cheese bread.
    I would make it at home, but then I would eat it all, so I think it is better that I come to yours and share.
    I promise to bring chocolate to share.
    I am good like that.
    Fiona (in the land of chocolate, but wishing she was in the land of cheese bread).

  2. Tammy, I think I love you. And I think my husband might too when I make these.
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  3. That looks delicious! Have you thought about grinding your own flour (from wheat berries….we use rice, since we are gluten free)? It’s WAY, WAY cheaper than buying flour, even in bulk. We use a VitaMix to grind it. Or, a Champion Juicer with the grinding attachment also works.
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    • Gina Sullivan says:

      Did you convert this recipe to gluten-free by chance? What flours did you use and did you add anything else?

      • Gina, I haven’t converted this to gluten free. Sorry!

        • Marjie says:

          Here is a mixture that I use for gluten free:
          1 1/4 Cup (170 g) brown rice flour
          1 1/4 Cup (205 g) white rice flour

          1 Cup (120 g) tapioca flour

          1 Cup (165 g) sweet rice flour (also known as glutinous rice flour or under the brand name, Mochiko)
or potato starch
          2 scant tsp. xanthan gum

          Combine all ingredients except xanthan gum. Add that when making a recipe. Store in large bowl; stir.
          Use mixture in baking recipes. Store mixture in container with tight-fitting lid; stir before using. 
(mix together and store in a cool, dark place, or in fridge for long-term storage). 1 cup of this mix equals 140g. Use this mix cup-for-cup or gram-for-gram in all of your recipes.

  4. Laura M Ptacek says:

    Have you ever made this with whole wheat flour? I try to use wheat whenever I can and I was just wondering how much of a difference it would make.

  5. do you think you could freeze and reheat this??

  6. I just got these mini loaf pans at the Corningware outlet and was trying to figure out an awesome way to break them in. This looks perfect! I love cheese and I love bread. How can I go wrong? Thanks for sharing your recipe. (Found you through Pinterest)

  7. Kelli Duncan says:

    Tammy! I love these biscuits and I like this more “lazy” approach! I have always thought I tasted a bit of garlic in them. Have you tried any variations? Garlic Salt instead of regular maybe? I will try and let you guys know!

  8. oh wow. I cannot wait to try this. I have a recipe for the biscuits….but this bread looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing. yum!

    • Kelly says:

      May I ask for the biscuit recipe. The loaf looks great, but I’d love to try it in biscuit form! I’d greatly appreciate it!

  9. Wow

  10. Dorothy says:

    Yummy! I tried it tonight and it was a big hit!

  11. Shannon says:

    I made this yesterday and almost fainted from how good it was! Also, I was surprised at how much weight the loaf had. Thanks for a definite keeper!

  12. starla says:

    I really want to try this!! I was wondering how easy it slices up? It looks so lumpy i’m just wondering if it would just fall apart when your trying to slice it?

  13. Try a tsp of dry mustard in the batter. Very good.

  14. It’s in the oven. Thanks for the recipe. Your little one is such a cutie. I loved the picture of him concentrating with the candy pieces. Determined little guy!

  15. this looks so nummy!!!

  16. Angela says:

    what type of flour did you use? it looks wonderful!

  17. where is the print button to print this recipe

  18. I featured this on this morning. Hope it brought you some good traffic. Great recipe! I put it so they have to go to your site to get the recipe. :)

  19. I added garlic powder and dry mustard. Also used manchego cheese, since I didn’t have a block of cheddar. Got rave reviews!

  20. I can’t wait to make this! I read the story of Parker and I think it’s an honorable thing you and your hubby are doing for this precious little boy! I’m sharing your blog link on mine!

  21. Linda says:

    Brushed with garlic and butter after cooked, it was great

  22. My Dear, I’m making this tonight for dinner! Have company coming so hope it turns as good as it looks! I’ll bet it does judging by the comments here…Thanks for sharing! Ann

  23. Erika says:

    Popped over here from Pinterest and so very glad I did. Pinned it, have intentions of making this tonight. Thank you for the great recipe!

  24. Can you freeze and then slice and reheat in microwave at a future date?

  25. I saw the amazing picture of the loaf on Pinterest & I just put one in the oven!

  26. sabrina says:

    for biscuits, i put the temp to 450 for about 12 min.

  27. Barbara says:

    I usually just copy and paste to Word then print.

  28. Thank you for posting this. I used garlic powder and it turned out great!


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