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Traeger Grilled Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These Traeger Grilled Cheddar Bay Biscuits are better than ordering take-out from your favorite restaurant! Smoked cheddar cheese, garlic, hint of spice from the cayenne, are what make these garlic cheddar biscuits stand out.

Traeger Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Traeger Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Toss these biscuits on your wood-pellet grill and let the light smoke add extra flavor to these delicious Traeger Grilled Cheddar Bay Biscuits. This recipe is the ultimate bread for any dish you are serving your family or friends.

If you don’t have a Traeger, you can definitely just make these in the oven. These cheesy garlic drop biscuits are my oven version, in fact.

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Traeger Grilled Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Cheesy Drop Biscuits shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

There are many variations of these biscuits, with some using flour and even Bisquick as the base. Our Traeger version adds new elements of flavor to the favorite cheddar garlic biscuits you might know and love. If you are a fan of cheddar garlic biscuits, I think you will enjoy this version.

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  • bread flour
  • baking powder
  • sugar
  • cream of tartar
  • salt
  • cayenne pepper
  • garlic powder
  • salted butter
  • sharp smoked cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • milk
  • 1 tsp parsley
Traeger Grilled Cheddar Bay Biscuits

How To Make Cheddar Bay Biscuits on the Traeger

We all know Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits are one of the most popular food items at their restaurant. These biscuits are very similar in flavor, with some slight tweaks. You can make your favorite buttery, light, flakey, and a little spiced up biscuits at home, and I will share how to get those perfect biscuits each time.

  • Baking Powder
    Helps raise up those biscuits and give them the light, flaky texture. If you don’t use baking powder, you might end up with more hockey puck style biscuits that won’t have the same effect. To test that your baking powder is still good, pour a teaspoon of powder into a cup of boiling water. If it bubbles up, you know the powder is still active. Over time your baking powder can go bad due to humidity and other elements.
  • Don’t Over-Mix The Dough
    Cake mixes and a lot of cookie recipes need to be mixed well. With these gentle biscuits over mixing can leave them rubbery and not good. Make sure that you gently mix them when incorporating ingredients. It is okay to leave a few clumps in it because if you overmix, they will be ruined. I recommend skipping an electric mixer and grabbing a spatula and bowl and mixing by hand. It takes just minutes to whip up, and drop onto your baking sheet.
  • Real Milk and Sour Cream
    These two ingredients act as moisturizers for your biscuits. They will keep these garlic cheddar biscuits nice and moist as they cook. Plus, the sour cream adds the perfect amount of tang to the biscuits that you would miss if it weren’t in there.
  • Don’t Over-Bake
    Make sure you don’t overbake these beautiful biscuits. You want to see that light golden brown biscuit top. You can stick a toothpick in your biscuit, and if it comes out clean without any dough, it’s done. Just try not to overbake, as they will dry out.
Traeger Grilled Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Good Dishes To Serve With Cheddar Bay Biscuits

  • Grilled Lobster Tail
    This grilled lobster tail is perfect for a special occasion, like Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or a special anniversary! Don’t want to fire up the grill? Is it still buried in a snowbank? Try this awesome Broiled Lobster Tail!
  • Traeger Grilled Shrimp Scampi
    Slightly smokey, buttery, and a splash of lemon is what you will find in this shrimp dish. Use your garlic cheddar biscuits to soak up any juices that are left remaining on your plate.
  • Seafood Bisque
    A creamy and smooth soup that is unbelievably creamy and packed full of seafood flavors. Seafood bisque is a favorite to serve these biscuits along the side.
  • Chicken Parmigiana 
    Nothing beats a tasty chicken dish, and chicken parmigiana is one of my favorites. Soak up the bold marinara sauce with your flakey biscuits.

Traeger Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Yield: 12 biscuits

Traeger Grilled Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Traeger Grilled Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These delicious homemade cheddar bay biscuit copycats are cooked on your wood-fired grill.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes



  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp smoked cheddar cheese, shredded (can sub regular cheddar if you don't have smoked cheddar)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cup milk


  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat your Traeger to 400-450 degrees on HIGH for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Put flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder into a mixing bowl and stir until combined.
  3. Add the softened butter and cut into flour mixture with a pastry blender, two forks, or your hands. Leave some lumps!
  4. Add in sour cream, cheddar cheese, and milk. Stir until the dry ingredients are moistened. Don't overmix!
  5. Melt 1 stick of butter and add 1 tsp garlic powder, parsley, and salt. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or lightly spray with cooking spray.
  6. Place spoonfuls of dough mixture onto a baking sheet with sides. Spoon 1/2 of melted butter mixture over biscuits.
  7. Place the baking tray on your Traeger and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Try not to put it over the hottest part of your grill Pull them out when the biscuits are golden brown. Spoon the rest of the butter mixture over the baked biscuits, and serve hot!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 488mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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