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    The 35 BEST Copycat Recipes

    If you’re like me, then one of the best parts about going out to eat is discovering a new dish that are delicious and with new flavors.

    But why should we have to wait until our next restaurant visit to enjoy our favorite food? With these restaurant Copycat Recipes, you can make these wonderful recipes at home any time.

    From cheesy pasta dishes and decadent desserts to savory soups and easy stir-fries, these homemade versions are so very easy to make at home.

    Cook your way through all of these great copycat recipes, all from the comfort of home!

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    Copycat Recipes:

    1. Hibachi Chicken (Benihana Copycat)

    Get the Benihana’s culinary experience right at home with our fantastic Copycat Hibachi Chicken recipe, and yes you don’t need that vast flat hot grill.

    Hibachi meals are simple, super delicious, and get ready in a flash. Your chicken gets amazing flavors from pantry staple ingredients, and other components like fried rice and sautéed veggies also cook fast.

    Plus this recipe is super versatile so you can use any of your favorite proteins and veggies to make it your own.

    If you really want to impress your guest, do try this excellent copycat Hibachi chicken recipe.

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    2. Broccoli Cheddar Soup (Panera Copycat)

    If you’re new to making soups, then try our Broccoli Cheddar Soup and we are sure you will never buy soups from the store again.

    This Panera Copycat recipe is super creamy, cozy and so delicious. Every sip is super comforting. All you need are a few basic ingredients and just about 30 minutes of your time to whip up this goodness.

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    3. Qdoba Chicken

    I love Qdoba, and my easy Qdoba Chicken recipe is the perfect copycat. And let me tell you, it’s also one of the most versatile things you can cook.

    I usually stuff it in burritos, tacos and bowl meals, but it’s also great in salads, on sandwiches, or even as an add-in to pastas and soups.

    Get the Recipe: Qdoba Chicken

    4. Cheesecake Factory Louisiana Chicken Pasta

    Are you a fan of Cajun food? Then this Cheesecake Factory Louisiana Chicken Pasta recipe is just for you. It comes out so delicious and perfect.

    The perfectly creamy, rich, and spicy flavors will make you dig into this deliciousness. So don’t wait, and try this new Cajun favorite at home.

    Just make sure you follow some tips to make it exactly like Cheesecake Factory.

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    5. Chicken Burrito Bowl (Chipotle Copycat)

    We know you love your Chipotle, so we’ve got you this incredibly delicious Chicken Burrito Bowl to try at home, and satisfy all your Chipotle cravings.

    This bowl is loaded with a variety of flavors from fresh ingredients, and the perfectly seasoned chicken makes everything just too delectable.

    One of the best parts is that this bowl is super customizable. And it’s ideal for meal prep, so it’s a win-win recipe for you.

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    6. Olive Garden Copycat  Zuppa Toscana 

    This winter, get cozy with our Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana recipe, will get seriously addicted to this soup.

    Imagine a giant pot of creamy dreamy soup made with crumbled sausage, tender potatoes, crispy bacon, and healthy kale, making this soup out of this world delicious.

    You can make this super comforting soup with 3 different methods, so see which one suits you, and try it soon. You will love this copycat soup.

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    7. P.F.Chang Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Replicate P.F.Chang Chicken Lettuce Wraps at home, and we bet you will lose count of how many you gobble down.

    The delicious ground chicken is super simple to make and the peanut sauce makes everything more scrumptious. All this in under 30 minutes, isn’t it great?

    Also, these wraps are low in carbs and great for weight watchers too.

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    8. Panda Express Beijing Beef

    This Panda Express Beijing Beef recipe will make your life super easy and tasty, especially on your busy nights.

    The crispy beef strips with onions and red bell peppers tossed in sweet and tangy sticky sauce give so many flavors to this dish.

    You will love this stir fry, as it’s even better than the original. Give it a sure try and experience it yourself.

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    9. Cilantro Lime Rice (Chipotle Rice Recipe)

    Give your plain rice a big-time flavor boost with Chipotle’s copycat Cilantro Lime Rice recipe.

    You won’t believe that by simply adding a few ingredients and a few extra efforts, you can whip up such a delicious side dish that will pair just amazingly with your favorite Mexican mains.

    A brief chop and a quick squeeze are all you need to make this super flavorful Cilantro lime rice.

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    10. Black Bean Soup (Panera Copycat)

    Looking for meatless soup? Look no further, as this Black Bean Soup is super easy and quick to make at home, and tastes better than your favorite Panera.

    This recipe will become your new favorite, as it has all the amazing flavors and textures that make a super comforting family meal in just half an hour.

    So get a large pot and cook this amazing soup tonight.

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    11. Tortellini al Forno (Olive Garden Copycat)

    Indulge in the upgraded version of your favorite Olive Garden’s Tortellini al Forno, and make yourself the best weeknight meal ever.

    The additional veggie power of spinach and mushrooms makes this creamy, saucy, cheesy tortellini just divine. Plus there are more variations included, from which you can make it more delicious every time.

    Just make this popular copycat recipe, and it will surely earn its place in your weekly menu rotation.

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    12. P.F. Chang Mongolian Beef

    If you’re craving beef and some Asian flavors, then this P.F. Chang Mongolian Beef recipe is a jackpot for you.

    You will get some easy tips and tricks to make your beef strips so tender that they will simply melt in your mouth. Plus the super glossy luscious sauce with the perfection of sweet and salty flavors makes everything just too amazing.

    So get your chopsticks out and enjoy this amazing P.F. Chang favorite at home.

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    13. Cincinnati Chili (Skyline Chili Copycat)

    Bored with your regular chili? Then we’ve got you a great variation. Cincinnati Chili is a Skylines Chili Copycat, and we know you’re going to love it.

    This chili is a robustly seasoned meat sauce that is served on spaghetti and served with a variety of additional toppings, which make it from others.

    It’s one of our favorite copycat recipes!

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    14. Peruvian Chicken (Pollo a la Brasa)

    Make your favorite rotisserie chicken 10 times more flavorful and awesome with this Pollo a la Brasa, or Peruvian Chicken.

    You will love the complex and contrasting combination of tangy, savory, sweet, smoky, and citrusy flavors in every bite of this tender, juicy and perfectly crisped chicken.

    The next time you’re planning to roast chicken, do try it the Peruvian way.

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    15. Olive Garden’s Fettuccine Alfredo

    Give your family a real treat with this Homemade Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo.

    Recreating the same creamy Alfredo sauce at home is super easy and quick, using all basic ingredients, to deliver great flavors.

    It will be hands down the best recipe to keep handy, and if you have picky eaters at home don’t worry, they will clean their plate in no time.

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    16. Taco Bell Copycat Crunchwrap Supreme

    Ok, you’re going to love this Taco Bell Copycat Crunchwrap Supreme at home, as they are better and healthier than the original.

    The soft tortilla is packed with layers of yummy beef, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, all in a crispy tostada shell, which makes this crunch wrap seriously supreme.

    Make it perfectly gooey and crispy, and enjoy this for Tuesday taco night.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    17. Copycat Cracker Barrel Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie

    We want you to try this classic Southern comfort food. It’s perfectly cozy, creamy, hearty, and rich, Chicken Pot Pie, a copycat version of Cracker Barrel.

    You will enjoy every bite of the tender chicken in a creamy savory sauce topped with an amazing flaky pastry crust. Just follow the recipe step by step and follow the tips to make it perfect every time.

    It will make a fantastic Sunday family meal.

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandgoodfood

    18. Black Pepper Chicken (Panda Express Copycat)

    Skip the takeout and make your favorite Panda Express copycat Black Pepper Chicken at home, and satisfy all your taste buds.

    The bold flavors of this chicken are super addicting, and the perfect sweet, tangy, and spicy kick from black pepper flavors makes everything just top-notch.

    It comes out a million times better than the restaurant, plus you can easily customize this and make it your own.

    Get the Recipe @ tablefortwoblog

    19. Bonefish Grill Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp

    Planning to throw a party? Then don’t forget to introduce this Bonefish Grill Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp to the crowd, and see them going crazy for it.

    The star of this recipe is the sweet and spicy creamy sauce which makes these crispy shrimp magical.

    In just 10 minutes you can make the best appetizer at home with the help of this awesome recipe. Try it…

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    20. Chipotle Black Beans (Copycat)

    This Chipotle Black Beans recipe will help you make so many different versions of your favorite Mexican delights at home.

    This vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipe is all about simple ingredients, which give so many flavors to these black beans.

    We are sure you will love this Chipotle version of smoky black beans.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    21. Spicy Southwest Salad Recipe (Chick-Fil-A Copycat)

    If you love your salads, then this Spicy Southwest Salad surely deserves a place in your weekly menu.

    It’s so easy to make, highly nutritious, absolutely flavorful, and super satisfying. Plus you can relish this goodness any time of the year.

    You will love it so much that you will seriously get obsessed with this Chick-Fil-A salad.

    Get the Recipe @ jaroflemons

    22. California Pizza Kitchen’s Kung Pao Spaghetti

    If you haven’t tried California Pizza Kitchen’s Kung Pao Spaghetti, you seriously need to try this recipe.

    The dish is incredibly tasty, spicy, and savory and gets ready in just 20 minutes.

    So get ready to make your weeknight meal more satisfying with this copycat recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    23. Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi (Copycat Recipe)

    Guys, treat yourself and your loved ones with this Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi copycat recipe, and enjoy the best gourmet restaurant flavors at home.

    Don’t get intimidated, as it’s super easy to whip up in your kitchen, creating the exact taste and flavors you would get in the restaurant.

    Serve it immediately with crusty bread and enjoy the best dish ever.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    24. Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

    Now, something for your sweet tooth, the amazing and addicting Cinnamon Rolls from Cinnabon.

    They are perfectly light, fluffy layers of sweet rolls packed with delish cinnamon filling, and then slathered with cream cheese frosting making them simply heavenly.

    So just try this fantastic recipe and make these rolls, as they are perfect for almost any occasion or great for a simple everyday breakfast too.

    Get the Recipe @ aspicyperspective

    25. Cast Iron Pan Pizza (Copycat Pizza Hut Pizza Recipe)

    Have you ever made pizza in a cast iron pan? If not, this recipe is just for you. And we assure you, you will always use this recipe to make your pizza nights a super hit.

    This Copycat version helps you to create the best pizza at home. The dough is a perfectly crispy, thick, and fluffy crust. Just jazz it up with all your favorite toppings.

    So guys skip your favorite takeout pizza, and try this amazing copycat version. You will adore it…

    Get the Recipe @ houseofnasheats

    26. Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich

    Seriously you can’t beat this Copycat Chick-fil-A sandwich, so ditch the long queues and try this at home now.

    The sandwich has all the amazing flavors with crispy, juicy tender chicken, lots of pickles, greens, and tomatoes.

    You and your whole family will love this copycat sandwich.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    27. Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

    Searching for a hearty, cozy soup for colder nights? Then you found the best one, as this Olive Garden’s copycat Minestrone Soup hits the right spots.

    It’s super easy to make, and loaded with veggie power, beans, and pasta all simmered in a tomato broth.

    Finish it off with sprinkled parmesan, serve with crusty bread, and your delicious and quick dinner is ready to devour.

    You all will simply love this copycat soup.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    28. Copycat Cracker Barrel Meatloaf

    Trying to make perfect meatloaf at home but don’t have the best recipe? Then we’ve got you covered, as this Copycat Cracker Barrel Meatloaf is just perfect

    This classic recipe has onions, bell peppers, cheddar, and buttery ritz crackers, which make the meatloaf perfectly moist, and tender.

    Never make dry meatloaf again, as this recipe will save your day and help you impress your loved ones.

    Get the Recipe @ thecozycook

    29. Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

    Yet another recipe for pizza lovers, Taco Bell Mexican Pizza is a classic copycat recipe of Taco Bell.

    It’s super easy to recreate at home with all your favorite toppings and fixings. All you need is fried tortillas, refried beans, perfectly seasoned ground beef, enchilada sauce, and lots of cheese.

    Just follow some simple steps and you’re done.

    Get the Recipe @ thecountrycook

    30. CPK Thai Chicken Pizza

    Guys, make your pizza nights more interesting with this copycat CPK Thai Chicken Pizza, and enjoy the best Asian-flavored pizza at home.

    This pizza is full of big savory, tangy Thai flavors, tons of healthy veggies, and lots of crunchy peanuts, making it unique and flavorful.

    This version will definitely be a delicious change from your regular pizza nights at home.

    Get the Recipe @ urbanblisslife

    31. Panera Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

    Guys, you will be craving this Panera Asian Sesame Chicken Salad, as it’s bursting with amazing flavors and healthy ingredients.

    The delicious dressing plays a very important role in this salad. It has a perfectly balanced combination of sweet, savory flavors which will win your heart instantly.

    So dive into this delicious bowl of Panera Salad and let us know how much you love these flavors…

    Get the Recipe @ neighborfoodblog

    32. KFC Copycat Fried Chicken

    Guys, learn how to make the perfect KFC copycat Fried Chicken at home with this excellent recipe.

    The coating of the chicken is the real bomb. If you perfect it and follow other simple steps perfectly, then you can make the best or even better, crispy fried chicken.

    So whenever you crave fried chicken, you know which recipe to follow.

    Get the Recipe @ bakeatmidnite

    33. Wingstop Garlic Parmesan Wings

    All chicken wings lovers, this one is just for you, Copycat Wingstop Garlic Parmesan Wings. This will be a great break from your classic buffalo flavors.

    In this, your favorite wings are cooked to perfection and then drizzled with a garlic butter sauce with parmesan cheese, making them just epic.

    Just follow this easy recipe and its tips to make it fabulous every time. It’s one of our favorite copycat recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ copykat

    34. Panda Express Orange Chicken (Copycat)

    Make the popular Orange Chicken from the Panda Express menu in the comfort of your own kitchen.

    You will be super happy to get the same sweet and zesty citrusy-coated chicken covered in thick and tangy sauce.

    Simply follow this easy recipe and get your beloved flavors at home without spending too much. You will be super glad to find this recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    35. McDonald’s Southwest Salad

    We’re ending our list of stunning Copycat recipes with a bang, McDonald’s Southwest Salad Copycat. This one is full of Tex-Mex-inspired flavors and ingredients.

    This popular salad has crispy diced pieces of buttermilk fried chicken breast, your favorite salad fillings, and the ultimate homemade Southwest salad dressing.

    Mark my words, you will fall in love with this hearty, satisfying salad.

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    We hope you enjoy these delicious Copycat Recipes as much as we do. They’re all as good or better than the restaurant!

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    35 BEST Copycat Recipes

    With this collection of easy Restaurant Copycat Recipes, you can enjoy your favorite dishes all from the comfort of home!


    • 2 cups water
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 cup basmati or jasmine rice
    • 1.5 Tbsp lime juice
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped


    1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan.
    2. Stir in rice. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and cook 20 minutes.
    3. While rice is cooking, mix oil, lime juice and cilantro in a small bowl.
    4. Once rice has finished cooking, remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then toss in cilantro lime mixture.

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