Best Way to Reheat Red Lobster Biscuits

Red Lobster’s across North America now bake nearly 1,000,000 Cheddar Bay biscuits per day. You’ll inevitably get full of seafood, pasta, and biscuits and need a box. But how do you recreate something close to the taste of fresh baked Cheddar Bay biscuits?

There are a few ways to reheat red lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits, but the oven is the best. One suggestion involves a microwave and short heat ups. You can also use the stove. All three results will generally get you good results, but we’ll go into detail about why the oven is best.

Using butter to reheat

Red Loster biscuits have a buttery and cheddar taste fresh out of the oven. Regardless of which method you use, you can put a dab of butter on the biscuit if you want a more fresh butter flavor. Butter, used properly, makes most everything taste better!

How to reheat Red Lobster biscuits in the oven

The biscuits are initially oven baked, so this best recreates the heat and atmosphere that made the biscuits initially delicious. Sure, the oven can be a little more work than a microwave which is coming next – but it’s worth it.

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a oven safe baking sheet with parchment paper. The parchment papers keeps the biscuits crispy and prevents them from sticking to the pan.
  3. Place the leftover biscuits on the sheet with plenty of space between them to ensure even heating.
  4. You can add some butter to the biscuits to help them retain moisture. 
  5. Heat for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Remove the tray with oven mitts and check to see if the temperature is to your liking. If not, put them back in
  7. Remove the biscuits from the tray with a spatula. 
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Also of note, if you chose to freeze your biscuits you can plan to bake them about twice as long to get the right temperature.

Second best method: Reheating Red Lobster biscuits on stovetop

So our second choice is reheating a red loster biscuit on the stovetop.

  1. Find a skillet or pan wide enough to hold all the biscuits you want to reheat without having them touch
  2. You have the option of brushing or drizzling your biscuits with olive oil or vegetable oil, or even better, to keep them moist
  3. Another option is to wrap the biscuits in tin foil. The outsides are delicate and burning them isn’t as good.
  4. Here’s where you should really pay attention: turn the heat on to low or medium. After just a minute or two, flip them over with a spatula.
  5. Only heat for an additional 30 seconds to a minute to retain the best quality. 
  6. Wait a moment for the tin foil to cool down, remove, and enjoy

Reheating Red Lobster biscuits in the microwave

You can reheat just about any food in the microwave. Red Lobster biscuits are no exception. There are a couple tricks to retain the best quality, though

  1. Wrap the biscuits in a damp paper towel. This helps maintain moisture in the microwave
  2. Put the biscuits on a microwave safe bowl or plate
  3. Start by heating for about 30 seconds. Check the dish, which shouldn’t be too hot yet, then reheat if necessary for another 15-30 seconds.
  4. Remove from the microwave and eat

Another method suggested works without a paper towel

  1. Fill a microwave safe cup or mug with water
  2. Place the mug in the microwave with the container of water, opened
  3. Microwave them at the same time starting for about 30 seconds
  4. Continue until you are satisfied with the moisture level and heat
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The cup of water will evaporate and make its way to the biscuits, keep them moist.

The microwave requires a little more attention for the biscuits, especially if you want them good. Definitely use a moist paper towel because the biscuits will dry out quickly in the microwave. A similar method can be utilized to reheat shrimps as well.

Reheating Red Lobster biscuits in an air fryer

We didn’t put this at the top of the list because most people will have an oven or microwave in their kitchen. Air fryers have become more common because of their smaller size and because they work well to heat food quickly.

  1. You may start by preheating your air fryer. This isn’t necessary if you want to keep temperatures under control.
  2. Heat to low or medium, or under 400 if yours has a digital readout.
  3. Place the biscuits in the basket or tray
  4. Leave them in for about 5 minutes. 
  5. Using safe gloves, get the biscuits out and see if they are hot enough
  6. If not hot enough, put them back in for a couple more minutes.

Air fryer results can be really good and mimic an oven with oil. 


Recreating the taste of Red Lobster biscuits straight from the ovens at Red Lobster isn’t too difficult. Follow the steps above and you’ll get a similar light, fluffy cheddar taste. All you really need is an oven or microwave and a little attention to get the job done just right.