Do you know what a Cheddar Bay biscuit is from? You may not have heard of the name, but Cheddar Bay biscuits are the golden, yellow, moist biscuits from Red Lobster you get as an appetizer. In all honesty, you’ve probably found yourself continuing to munch on some biscuits and butter during the meal too – and potential afterward as well.
Somehow, those Cheddar Bay biscuits ended up in your take home box. Now you have to try and reheat them while retaining that moist, well, cheddary taste. But how do you do that?
How to reheat Cheddar Bay biscuits in the oven
We’ll be up front about our preference for the oven, which is why we are starting our article with the oven.
You’ll want to start here, step by step:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Get an oven safe tray ready and cover it with parchment paper (aluminum foil also works)
- Place the Cheddar Bay biscuits on the tray, separated by an inch or two of space each
- Put some butter on the biscuits (to be fair, you probably did at the restaurant too!)
- Put the Cheddar Bay biscuits in the oven
- Let them heat for 6 to 7 minutes
- Check the biscuits after this time and see if they are as hot as you want. Use oven safe gloves!
- Remove the biscuits and let them cool when done
Note that if the Cheddar Bay biscuits were frozen, double the reheating time. The above assumes they were kept in the fridge.
So, why the oven? We prefer heating up most any food in the oven because the oven works well with slow heat. The oven also keeps the moisture in your biscuits well under control. You’ll have plenty of time to check your biscuits to make sure they don’t get dry – while also remaining crispy with the heat of the tray, parchment paper, or aluminum foil.
How to reheat Cheddar Bay biscuits in the microwave
Cheddar Bay biscuits can indeed stay tasty in the microwave. The microwave might also be your primary choice due to speed – and if you are at the office, the microwave might be your only choice.
- First, wrap your Cheddar Bay biscuits in a damp paper towel. The damp paper towel helps the biscuits retain moisture
- Place the Cheddar Bay biscuits with the damp paper towel on a microwave safe bowl or plate
- Ideally, start the microwave on high for 20 to 30 seconds at a time.
- Once the first 20 to 30 seconds is done, reheat again if you want the biscuits to be hotter
- Continue reheating until you have the right heat for you
The microwave can be a bit more of a challenge to get the right balance between heat and moisture, even with the moist paper towel. Microwaves heat up fast – which makes them very convenient, but also more likely to dry your biscuits more than intended.
How to reheat Cheddar Bay biscuits in a toaster oven
You might have a toaster oven at home or at work. The little ovens are quite convenient and as you are about to read, have a very similar process to a full sized oven.
- Preheat the toaster oven to 350 degrees
- Cover an oven safe tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil
- Place the Cheddar Bay biscuits spread out a little bit onto the tray
- Put the Cheddar Bay biscuits on the tray into the toaster oven once it’s hot
- At some point, you can also put butter on the biscuits
- Let them reheat for about 6 to 7 minutes, then remove once they are as hot as you’d like.
The big advantage to the toaster oven is like the regular oven, it provides slow heat. Slow heat is great for biscuits to help them remain moist. Toaster ovens have the additional advantage of often having a clear, easily visible window to your biscuits, so you can see if they are potentially looking dry or overheated.
How to reheat Cheddar Bay biscuits in an air fryer
So there’s a less than great chance you actually have an air fryer, but the end result is great for reheating foods fast without drying them out.
- First, wrap the Cheddar Bay biscuits in aluminum foil.
- Put the Cheddar Bay biscuits into the air fryer and close it
- Reheat the biscuits for about 5 minutes. At this point you should be able to smell the biscuits!
- Turn the air fryer off, but let the biscuits sit for a few minutes to cool down
- Remove the biscuits from the air fryer after a few minutes
- Remove the foil from the biscuits after a couple more minutes
How to reheat Cheddar Bay biscuits on the stovetop
The stovetop is another good method reheating Cheddar Bay biscuits.
- Get a skillet and set it on the stovetop burner.
- Turn the stovetop burner to medium
- You can throw some butter into the pan to prevent sticking, and because butter is always good for biscuits
- Let them sit for a few minutes, preferably with the skillet lid on.
- Remove them when they are hot enough
Your heating method is up to you and what you have available in your kitchen – whether at the office or at home.
While there are many methods to heating up most any food, the stovetop or oven are our preferred methods because they most closely taste like the original Cheddar Bay biscuit. You should also try making your own Cheddar Bay biscuits from home so you can have the more often! Red Lobster did a great job formulating a – dare we say it – an addictive biscuit that people want to make home! We don’t say that about many appetizers.
Get your aluminum foil and a wet paper towel ready – both will be helpful in making the biscuit taste like fresh.