Whether you’re too far from your favorite chain restaurant, looking to save a few pennies, or just prefer to spend the night in, these Copycat Recipes from your favorite restaurants have you covered.
From The Olive Garden to Chick-fil-A, from Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse to P.F. Chang’s, here’s a breakdown of your favorite Copycat Recipes and exactly how to make them.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
Our Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Recipe is heaven and just like the real thing. The buttery, chewy, slightly sweet pretzel dough just melts in your mouth.
Make them at home and watch QVC instead of cruising the mall. This recipe is by far one of our most popular on the site. Prepare to taste why!
Chick-fil-A Mac and Cheese
Whether you’re a fan of Chick-fil-A or not, they makes some of the best mac and cheese around. So make this recipe for Copycat Chick-fil-A Mac and Cheese (without giving them your pennies!) and satisfy cravings at home.
Hint: It’s all about the cheese mixture. Once you’ve tackled that, you’ll never go back to any other mac and cheese recipe.
Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta
Chili’s Grill & Bar (just Chili’s to us hardcore fans) never disappoints in my book. When Chili’s first came to town when I was a kid, it was a big deal! I have fond memories of eating cheesy goodness as appetizers for dinner. Most recently, Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe has become my go-to. Both at the restaurant and home.
Chipotle Fajita Veggies
If you’re a fan of Mexican food and have been to a Chipotle restaurant, then you’re probably a lover of Chipotle Fajita Veggies. The thing is, you’re not always going to have a Chipotle in your backyard. The good news is that these sautéed pepper and onion veggies are super easy to make at home.
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Kentucky Fried Chicken Coleslaw
If you are a coleslaw snob, and like the tangy-sweet taste of KFC coleslaw you’ll love this Copycat KFC Coleslaw Recipe.
Make it for a BBQ or cookout with burgers and hotdogs, or make it to go alongside a delicious steak. Eat what you want with what you like. Anything goes!
Kings Hawaiian Bread
There’s nothing like a sweeter bread to satisfy carb cravings. Or is that just me?
I’ve made this King Hawaiian Bread in a loaf pan, as dinner rolls, and also as a braided loaf. No matter its shape, it’s perfectly delicious.
When it comes to rich, creamy, extra minty desserts, nothing beats a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Recipe.
Unfortunately, they only come around once a year. So learn to make them at home. And Every day can be a shamrock day 😉
Olive Garden Creamy Mushroom Sauce Pasta
This mushroom sauce for pasta tastes like the real thing at the restaurant. But I’ll be honest, I’m pretty sure this recipe is better.
Try out this Copycat Olive Garden Creamy Mushroom Pasta and let us know what you think.
Outback Ranch Dressing
This Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing Recipe is a must for all occasions.
Dip your carrots in it, then your hot wings. Finally use it traditionally as a salad dressing. Regardless of how you serve it, it will be the best homemade (or restaurant style!) ranch dressing you’ve ever had.
P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wrap
If you’re a fan of this restaurant, you’re going to thank us for this recipe. P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps are iconic.
This recipe uses crunchy water chestnuts, savory fish sauce, and bright, fresh ginger.
Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits
The salty flavor from the cheddar cheese and the moist fluffy center are just the perfect combination.
This Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuit Recipe is very close to the real thing. Making it at home makes it that much more rewarding.
Pink Strawberry Açaí Refresher
If you are in need of a sweet, satisfying and refreshing drink that is still Keto friendly, this Copycat Starbucks Keto Pink Drink will do the trick.
Low carb, sugar-free and keto-friendly, this doctored-up passion fruit tea is next-level delicious.
Starbucks Iced Caramel Machiato
If you’re a Starbucks fan and love their drinks, this caramel and vanilla based espresso drink will hit the spot!
Starbucks Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites
I’m a huge fan of Starbucks Egg Bites. They are great on the road if you need a healthy and quick snack.
Unfortunately, they’re not as healthy as your wallet. So make them at home before your trip!
Texas Roadhouse Steak
When the grill beckons you, a dry rub for your steak is the only way to go.
This Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak recipe is great to have in your back pocket for all cookouts, BBQs, or just family meals.
We’re always looking for more Copycat Recipes to create just for you! Below are the top 50 chain restaurants in the United States by state. Which restaurant do you want to see more from? Let us know in the comments below.
|#9||The Cheesecake Factory|
|#16||Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill|
|#27||Cold Stone Creamery|
|#43||Chipotle Mexican Grill|
|#44||Buffalo Wild Wings|
|#45||Hard Rock Cafe|
|#49||Jersey Mike’s Subs|
Until next time: Stay salty, and sweet 😉