40+ of the BEST Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Our Favorite Copycat Recipes

We have shared a lot of great recipes over the years! We have everything from cookies to crock-pot creations. But sometimes, we just crave something only your favorite restaurant can offer. Or so you think! We took it upon ourselves to make as many copycat recipes as we could and share them all with you so you can always satisfy that craving. Copycat recipes are especially fun because you can make something at home that you would usually pay a lot more for somewhere else.

Need to spend less, eat healthier, or adapt recipes for allergies? With these copycat recipes, you can enjoy the homemade versions and do all of those things, especially saving money.

Here are 40+ of my favorite copycat recipes. There are so many to choose from and the honest truth is that you cannot even tell the difference most of the time. Sometimes, I like the copycat version even better. It is amazing how at most restaurants you will be paying anywhere from $10-$30 for a plate of food when you can make the exact same thing at home for $5 or less. I do realize that every once and a while it is good to go out to eat and not have to worry about food prep, making dinner, cleaning up. But, when you can avoid eating out, eating in your home will save you SO much money.

Also, often times restaurants add extra sugars, salts, and mystery ingredients and often times we do not even know what we are eating. Most of them do have the nutrition facts available but rarely have I ever taken the time to look. And most of the time, I don’t even want to know! When you make it in the comfort of your own home, you know exactly what is going into each dish. If you have a goal to eat less sugar, you can change the recipe up a little bit so it better fits your needs. I love how these recipes just keep you in control of your diet and your life! So, let’s get started!

Our Featured Copycat Recipes:

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Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup Copycat Recipe

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Olive Garden Breadsticks Copycat Recipe

Chipotle sweet lime rice copycat recipe words

Chipotle Sweet Lime Rice Copycat Recipe

Olive Garden copycat recipe pasta e fagioli soup

Olive Garden Copycat Pasta e Fagioli Recipe

Kings Hawaiian Copycat rolls

Kings Hawaiian Rolls Copycat Recipe

Check out our Pinterest boards for lots of other Copycat Recipes!

There are a lot of copycat recipes out there, but these are ones that we have tried and liked enough to share with you. Have fun with this round-up of all of our favorite copycat recipes from The Cheesecake Factory, Olive Garden, Cafe Rio, Cafe Zupas, Red Lobster, IHOP, and more!

Copycat Chinese Orange Chicken - better than any restaurant!

Better Than Panda Express Orange Chicken

Little Ceasar's Crazy Bread Recipe

 Little Caesars Crazy Bread

homemade reese's peanut butter cup easter eggs

Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Egg Recipe

Swig cookies

Swig Sugar Cookies

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Cheesecake Factory Key Lime Cheesecake

tucanos grilled pineapple copycat

 Tucano’s Grilled Pineapple

chili's copycat cajun chicken pasta recipe

Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

corn salsa recipe

Chipotle Corn Salsa

Wendy's Frosty Copycat

 Wendy’s Frosty


 BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

chocolate peanut butter pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Winger's Original Amazing Sauce

Winger’s Original Amazing Sauce


IHOP Pancakes

DIY homemade rice-a-roni mix recipe

Rice-A-Roni Mix

homemade sweet baby ray bbq sauce

Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce

KFC Coleslaw Copycat Recipe Picture

KFC Coleslaw Recipe

homemade orange julius

Orange Julius

Sausage McMuffin pic 1

Sausage Egg McMuffin

copycat manwich sloppy joes

Homemade Manwich Sloppy Joes

chipotle bowl copycat

Chipotle Bowl Recipe

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Fudgesicles Main

Homemade Fudgesicles

nuts about berries salad

Zupas Nuts About Berries Salad

Homemade ranch Dressing Recipe

Ranch Dressing

garlic bread seasoning

Johnny’s Garlic Spread Seasoning

homemade cheez-it crackers

Cheez-It Crackers

Soup or Sauce SOS Mix

Cream of Chicken Soup Mix

homemade poppy seed dressing

Poppy Seed Dressing

olive garden zuppa toscana

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

homemade saltine crackers

Homemade Saltine Crackers

Cinnamon Syrup

Kneaders Cinnamon Syrup

Tortillas taco

Homemade Tortillas

dehydrator fruit leather

Fruit Roll-Up or Fruit Leather

cheddar bay biscuits

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

DIY Sweetened Condensed Milk

DIY Sweetened Condensed Milk

Old Spaghetti Factory Creamy Pesto Dressing Recipe

The Old Spaghetti Factory Creamy Pesto Dressing

cafe rio sweet pork salad and burrito

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

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DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

Cosmic Brownie Recipe 700

Cosmic Brownies

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DIY Taco Seasoning

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Zupas Yucatan Chicken Tortilla Soup

I would love to try some new ones. What is your favorite copycat recipe? Is there a copycat recipe that you would like for us to find, test, and share? 

We are always trying to find new recipes and we would love your help. Whether cooking is your favorite hobby or you just do it to simply feed your children, we want to make cooking an awesome experience for you. At the same time, we want you to feel proud about how much money you can save by being a leader in your home. That is why I am so passionate about shopping from your pantry! Find the best deals and stock up on the essentials when they are affordable. From there, you can make just about any recipe I mentioned above.

What I love to do is take a look at my pantry and see which items I have loads of! From there, I find recipes that use those ingredients. That way each time I go to the store, I am only getting the few items that were not already in my pantry. That makes shopping so much easier and you aren’t forced to buy products that are not on sale!

We would love to hear your opinion and cannot wait to see which recipes you fall in love with! Comment below and let us know which ones you cannot WAIT to try!

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