This Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits recipe uses almond flour and sour cream. The addition of cheddar cheese and chives make them reminiscent to the bay biscuits from Red Lobster. These biscuits are a mouthwatering biscuit solution for those on low-carb, keto, Atkins, gluten-free, or Banting diets.


 Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits -on the tray.


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The Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuit Recipe

This low-carb biscuit recipe is quick and easy to make. The biscuits come out of the oven steaming hot and tender and tasty. The addition of cheese and chives make them particularly tasty. Even the kids will devour them. 


The inspiration

These biscuits were inspired by the baskets of biscuits they serve at Red Lobster. To develop the recipe, I used my basic low-carb biscuit recipe as a base and added in some grated cheddar and chopped chives.


While I think the biscuits at Red Lobster may have a touch of garlic, I thought this addition might be overwhelming and stuck to just cheddar and chives. 


I’m glad I did. The cheddar and chives added loads of flavor and they didn’t need anything else. I didn’t say anything to my family about trying to create a low-carb version of Red Lobster’s biscuits, but everyone commented that they tasted just like them.


 Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits -in a cozy with chives beside.


How to make cheddar biscuits

These biscuits are super-easy to make. First, I line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 400º Fahrenheit.


While the oven is preheating, I use a food processor to blend the dry ingredients together. Next, I pulse in the butter until the mixture looks mealy and the butter is evenly distributed. 


After the mixture is mealy, I add in the egg white and the sour cream, then pulse the food processor until the mixture forms a dough.


Finally, I transfer the dough to a mixing bowl and stir in the cheddar and the chives, then kneed the dough a few times to evenly spread the cheese and chives. Voila! The dough is done!


Next, I turn the dough out onto a parchment lined baking sheet, pat it into a disk and cut it into 6 pieces using a butter knife. You could also shape it into round biscuits using your hands. 


Before baking, the biscuits need to be separated so they don’t touch. After separating them, bake the biscuits into golden goodness–about 10-12 minutes.


 Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits -In a cozy with cheesecake behind.


What to put on biscuits

The beauty of these low-carb cheddar chive biscuits is that they are tasty by themselves. However, if you want them to be super-decadent, you can cut them open and slather them with some butter.


Biscuit topping ideas

If you don’t want to add butter, some other ideas for biscuit toppings include thin slices of ham or bacon, softened cream cheese, low-carb bacon jam, or spoon on some dip.


You can even cut the biscuits in half and make little biscuit sandwiches. Sausage patties or ham would be perfect for the filling. You could even add some cheese and egg.


 Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits -one biscuit broken in half.


What to make with biscuits for dinner

Red Lobster had it right when they decided to serve their biscuits instead of bread! Their biscuits and my low-carb version as well, make a perfect accompaniment for seafood. Some low-carb recipes you may want to try them with include my Low-Carb Baked Seafood Casserole RecipeCioppino Seafood Stew Recipe,or my low-carb Shrimp Cakes Recipe.


You don’t need to limit yourself to seafood, however. These biscuits would also complement almost any soup or meat. They would be perfect with this keto stroganoff from Two Sleevers, or with my Low-Carb Broccoli Cheddar SoupInstant Pot Low-Carb Short Ribs Recipe, or Slow-Cooked Low-Carb Pot Roast.


Final words

These biscuits are sure to satisfy a craving for bread. They are tasty and versatile and super-easy to make. However you decide to use them, enjoy!


Cheddar Biscuits recipe

This Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits recipe is my take on the baskets of biscuits they serve at Red Lobster. If you’re a fan of this appetizer, you’ll love my recipe! 😋

Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits -Recipe photo
5 from 10 votes

Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits

This Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits recipe uses almond flour and sour cream. The addition of cheddar cheese and chives make them reminiscent to the bay biscuits from Red Lobster. These biscuits are a mouthwatering biscuit solution for those on low-carb, keto, Atkins, gluten-free, or Banting diets.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, low-carb
Keyword gluten-free biscuits, keto biscuits, keto cheddar biscuits, low carb cheddar biscuits, low-carb cheddar chive biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 109 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher


  • 1 cup super fine almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter preferably grass-fed and organic, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese finely shredded
  • 1 tablespoon chives thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 400º Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a food processor, pulse together the almond flour, ground flax seeds, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt.

  3. Add the butter into the dry ingredients and pulse food processor until mixture appears mealy.Add the sour cream and the egg white to the food processor.

  4. Pulse a few times until the mixture forms a dough.

    Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits -after dough is formed.
  5. Transfer dough to a mixing bowl. Stir or kneed the cheddar cheese and chives into the dough.

    Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits -after mixing in cheese and chives.
  6. Shape dough into a ball and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Press dough into a disk about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 6 equal pieces using a butter knife. Don't use a sharp knife as you may cut your baking sheet.  

    Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits -cut into 6 pieces.
  7. Gently separate the biscuits to allow at least 2 inches between the biscuits.

    Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits -spread apart.
  8. Bake biscuits in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes. Biscuits are done when they spring back to a light touch and are slightly brown on top.

    Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits -recipe final photo

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 biscuit

Servings per recipe: 6

Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Cheddar Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 223mg10%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2850%57%
Vitamin C 0%0%
Calcium 1000%100%
Iron 0.4%2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.