25 Best Copycat Restaurant Recipes

Copycat restaurant recipes are trending these days! There is one of your favorite recipes from a specific restaurant that you want to make again and again.

Craving that special restaurant dish but not up for the drive, the wait, or the bill? Why not whip it up yourself? Discover a collection of top-notch copycat recipes shared by home cooks, available right here.

Copycat Restaurant Recipes That are a must try

1. Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup Copycat

Indulge in the heartwarming goodness of this homemade rendition of Panera Bread’s broccoli cheddar soup that will bring comfort from the inside out. For an extra cozy touch, serve it in bread bowls.

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2. Wendy’s Chili Copycat

Work with (mostly) pantry staples to make a copycat version of Wendy’s chili. This hearty recipe will save you a trip to the drive-thru!
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3. Chick-fil-A Sauce Copycat

With this copycat Chick-fil-A sauce recipe, there’s no need to request additional sauces to bring home the next time you dine at the restaurant.

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4. Panda Express Orange Chicken Copycat

Consider recreating the delicious experience of Panda Express at home by preparing orange chicken alongside fried rice and honey walnut shrimp!

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5. TGI Fridays Loaded Potato Skins Copycat

Curious about elevating the taste of potato skins? Elevate your potato skin game by topping them with cheese, bacon, and a dollop of sour cream for a restaurant-worthy treat.

Enjoy them during lunch, as a snack, or at cocktail hour.

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6. KFC Fried Chicken Copycat

If you’ve been eager to master the art of crispy fried chicken, look no further—this is the perfect recipe for you.

A perennial favorite at picnics, this deep-fried chicken dish is equally delightful whether served hot or cold. Kids affectionately refer to it as my own version of Kentucky Fried Chicken!

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7. McDonald’s Egg McMuffin Copycat

If you missed out on breakfast at McDonald’s, don’t worry—this replica McDonald’s Egg McMuffin recipe has got you covered.

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8. Chipotle Barbacoa Copycat

My husband absolutely loves this slow-cooker barbacoa infused with lime juice, chipotle, and cumin. If he had his way, we’d be enjoying it at least once a week! We typically serve it over rice, garnished with cilantro, and a spritz of lime.

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9. Starbucks Pumpkin & Pepita Loaf Copycat

Skip the line and bake Starbucks pumpkin bread in your own kitchen. This copycat recipe may be even better than the original!

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10. Olive Garden Five Cheese Ziti al Forno Copycat

Inspired by the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I attempted my own version, and I believe I came quite close. Whenever I prepare it, I make a double batch and freeze the second one for a future meal.

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11. Nothing Bundt Cake Copycat

After the cake has cooled, pipe the frosting down the sides to make it look just like a true Nothing Bundt Cake.

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12. Chick-fil-A Nuggets Recipe

I created this recipe with the sole purpose of replicating Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets. The initial attempt was a success as the entire family eagerly vied for the last piece!

For a dipping sauce, mix equal parts barbecue sauce and Dijon mustard, then add honey to your liking.

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13. California Pizza Kitchen Thai Chicken Pizza Copycat

Gigi Miller, a contributor from Stoughton, Wisconsin, shared an excellent recipe for sweet and saucy chicken thighs paired with rice.

Taking it to the next level, we utilized the chicken and its flavorful sauce to create a Thai-inspired pizza reminiscent of restaurant quality.

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14. Panera Bread Bread Bowls Copycat

Elevate your dining experience with homemade bread bowls, adding an extra touch of perfection to any dish just like at Panera.

Master the art of crafting these at home, allowing you to fill them with your preferred homemade soups, and pasta dishes, or even try another Panera copycat recipe like their famous tomato soup.

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15. The Cheesecake Factory Pasta Napoletana Copycat

Indulge in the ultimate meat lovers’ sauce with my rendition of The Cheesecake Factory’s pasta. Luxuriously rich and hearty, this Napolitana pasta boasts tremendous flavors that will vanish from the plate in no time.

I ensure to whip up extra sauce, as it freezes exceptionally well.

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16. Olive Garden Chicken & Gnocchi Soup Copycat

After sampling a similar soup at Olive Garden, I decided to try my hand at recreating it in the comfort of my own home. The result is this delicious rendition that’s perfect for a chilly evening.

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17. Starbucks Very Berry Coffee Cake Copycat

Loaded with fresh berries, this delicious and wholesome coffee cake is an ideal treat for those with a sweet tooth.

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18. Applebee’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes Copycat

For enthusiasts of Olive Garden’s fettuccine Alfredo, this copycat recipe for Olive Garden Alfredo sauce is a must-try. Ensure extra creaminess by grating the cheese yourself!

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19. Wendy’s Frosty Copycat

Wendy’s Frosty isn’t your typical shake or soft serve—it boasts a distinctive texture that we all know and love.

This copycat recipe captures the essence of the real thing!

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20. The Cheesecake Factory Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake Copycat

Combining my love for both red velvet cake and cheesecake, I crafted this stunning red velvet cheesecake recipe. The best way to enjoy it is chilled, right out of the fridge.

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21. Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme recipe

I enjoy treating overnight guests to this luscious orange frappe. Simply blend a few fundamental ingredients in your blender, and savor the goodness.

22. Panera Bread Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Copycat

Years ago, I developed a strong fondness for a lemony Greek soup at Panera Bread. Originally a special, I successfully recreated it at home, allowing us to indulge whenever the craving strikes!

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23. Chipotle Guacamole Copycat

Save yourself from paying extra for guac—turn to this copycat Chipotle guacamole recipe to fulfill your cravings.

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24. Noodles & Company Wisconsin Mac & Cheese Copycat

I prefer pairing this mac & cheese with a salad and crusty bread. It’s a gratifying meal that exudes an upscale feel yet remains budget-friendly.

The mildness of the Gorgonzola in this dish makes it appealing even to the little ones.

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25. Butterbeer Copycat

Whether you savor it warm, chilled, or frozen, this replicated butterbeer recipe will transport you directly to Hogsmeade.

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