25 Restaurant Copycat Recipes You Can Easily Make At Home

I’ve served up some of the best restaurant copycat recipes for you and the family to enjoy. 

Certain restaurants are known for certain recipes. Just say the words “Cheddar Bay Biscuits” and I’m sure there will be several people within earshot that will immediately start thinking about a specific seafood chain. 

But eating out as a family can become a bit costly.  That’s something me and my family knows all too well. Therein lies the magic of copycat recipes. 

Copycat recipes are recipes created to replicate popular dishes from some of your favorite restaurants. 

Restaurant copycat recipes allow these signature dishes to be enjoyed at home without the hassle and added expense of having dinner out.

If you are craving a meal from your favorite restaurant, but are not in the mood for the drive – you can make it yourself.

Whether it’s cajun chicken, animal fries, shrimp on the barbie, spicy egg rolls or a delicious slice of lemon cake. You won’t have to head out to satisfy your craving.

Here’s a list of 25 restaurant copycat recipes that you can make at home.

Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Chilis Southwestern Egg Rolls by Fantabulosity

Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Chili’s has a lot of popular offerings that keep customers coming back. But the Southwestern Spring Rolls might just top that list.

This copycat recipe not only gives the secret to them, but also the avocado ranch sauce they come with.

Chili’s Copycat Cajun Chicken Pasta by Dinner at the Zoo

A good creamy chicken pasta is always a hit. And this copycat cajun chicken pasta from Chili’s really hits the spot.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken (LongHorn Copycat) by Sugar and Soul

For a meal that won’t be easily forgotten, try this parmesan crusted chicken. This copycat recipe is from Longhorn, and it’s definitely worth a try.

Red Hot And Blue Potato Salad by Parks Elevated Design

Red Hot and Blue isn’t the most widespread restaurant ever. One try of this copycat potato salad and you will find yourself wondering why it isn’t more widespread.

This copycat recipe brings in the flavorful red potatoes for a real treat.

Olive Garden Copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup by Homan at Home

Olive Garden’s chicken gnocchi soup is pure comfort food. This copycat recipe is so easy, it leaves plenty of time to sit and wonder exactly what gnocchi is. (It’s a small dumpling, usually made from potato.)

Copycat Olive Garden Ravioli Di Portobello by Three Olives Branch

Olive Garden’s delicious Ravioli di Portabello has, sadly, been discontinued. But with this copycat recipe, it gains a new lease on life.

Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits by Ottawa Mommy Club

And here it is. The big kahuna of copycat recipes. When these delicious copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits can be made at home, is there really even a reason to leave the house?

Copycat Panera Tomato Soup by Two Pink Peonies

Panera Bread might just have the market cornered on soups. And with this copycat Panera Tomato soup recipe, it can be enjoyed hot and fresh at home any time.

In-N-Out’s Famous Animal Style Fries by The Heirloom Pantry

In-N-Out. If you know, you know. The secret menu opens up a whole new realm for burgers.  But the fries can be ordered animal style, too. Or just made at home with this copycat recipe.

If you love fries the way that we do, this recipe will become a favorite!

Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken by Love Bakes Good Cakes

Panda Express hits the sweet spot in quick-serve Asian-inspired cuisine. Their sweet and spicy meals are always crowd pleasers, and this copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken is no exception. 

Copycat Texas Roadhouse Butter by I Heart Eating

Texas Roadhouse has its own charm, for certain. But love the line dancing or hate it, there’s no denying the butter.

Whip up this copycat recipe and serve with warm bread any time.

Air Fryer Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets by Sparkles to Sprinkles

Kids of all ages enjoy chicken nuggets. And Chick Fil A nuggets are a thing unlike any other. Well, any other except this copycat recipe, that is.

Air Fryer Copycat Cracker Barrel Meatloaf by Cooking School Dropout 

Cracker Barrel is known for their down-home comfort food options. Obviously, their meatloaf is going to be a slam dunk.

And now, thanks to this copycat recipe, you don’t have to worry about making it through the gift shop without impulse buying anything.

Copycat Applebee’s Chicken Wonton Tacos by Thrifty Jinxy

Applebee’s Chicken Wonton Tacos have a crispy, light, tangy flavor and texture profile going on. With this copycat, it can come home without having to worry about curbside pickup.

Texas Roadhouse Chili Recipe by Sugar Spice N’ Everything Nice

Homemade chili is always delicious, especially on a cold night. With this recipe, it’s not just any chili, but Texas Roadhouse’s smoky, sweet, spicy flavor blend that really hits the spot.

Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza by Baking Beauty

Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza. Absolutely not mexican food, and absolutely the best thing ever on their menu, when it actually is on their menu.

Use this copycat recipe for the next time they remove this item off the menu.

Copycat Red Robin Seasoning by Plant Power Couple

Red Robin’s unlimited fries are a wonderful thing. But that seasoning is what makes them so irresistible. Replicate it at home, and make fries any time with this copycat recipe.

Chipotle Fresh Tomato Salsa by My Plantiful Cooking

Chipotle loves fresh menu items. Their salsa is no exception, and now it can be made at home without having to pay Chipotle prices just to get some fresh salsa.

Shrimp on the Barbie (Outback Copycat) by Oh So Delicioso

A favorite of restaurant copycat recipes, and second maybe only to the Bloomin’ Onion, Outback’s shrimp on the barbie are legendary. You can enjoy all that flavor at home with this copycat.

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts by Piping Hot Curry

Kung Pao absolutely transforms brussels sprouts. This easy-to-make copycat recipe means that flavor can be enjoyed any time.

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat  by Mom On Timeout

This creamy, hearty soup is loaded with bacon, sausage, potato and kale. It’s a one pot recipe that comes together quickly. It’s sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Cheesecake Factory Copycat Avocado Egg Rolls by The Spruce Eats

the avocado egg rolls; they’re stuffed with ripe avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and zesty red onion.

These simple ingredients create a flavor explosion in your mouth and they’re pretty easy to make at home.

Starbucks’ Lemon Loaf Cake – the True Copycat Recipe by Let The Baking Begin

This recipe yields a moist and fluffy lemon bread loaf. This lemon cake recipe is topped with a delicious creamy powdered sugar lemon glaze. It’s sure to satisy your sweet tooth.

Cinnabons Cinnamon Rolls Copycat by Jo Cooks

Who doesn’t love picking up a Cinnabon when at the mall?  This super easy Cinnabon copycat recipe is just about the closest you’ll get to the real thing. 

Orange Julius Copycat Recipe  by Lil Luna

This delicious and refreshing breakfast drink only takes a few minutes to make and tastes just like the real thing. A yummy orange treat for the whole family!


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