Red Lobster is well aware that the Cheddar Bay stuffing is the real star of its holiday menu since it’s offering the side à la carte and as part of its to-go holiday meal deals. If you bundle this side with the other four it’s selling (brussels sprouts, macaroni and cheese with bacon, mashed potatoes, and orzo rice), Red Lobster will throw in 24 Cheddar Bay biscuits for free.
However, in the true spirit of holiday giving, a few years back, Red Lobster published recipes for holiday items, including Cheddar Bay pumpkin donut bites and, yes, Cheddar Bay stuffing. While the recipe isn’t an exact dupe for the one currently featured on the holiday menu, as the latter features a few upgrades, you could probably DIY a reasonable approximation by subbing out the bread in a standard stuffing recipe for a 40/60 mix of brioche cubes and broken-up Cheddar Bay biscuits. A box of the official Red Lobster-branded mix should only run you a few bucks at the grocery store, but if you can’t find the stuff, we’ve got a Cheddar Bay copycat recipe of our own. Stir in sauteed mushrooms and bacon bits to more closely approximate the stuffing that’s used in the Cheddar Bay-stuffed shrimp, and you’ll have, if not a clone of the restaurant’s offering, something that may be pretty close and will definitely be delicious.