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.


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