10 Recipes Better Than Any Takeout

Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

Eating takeout food is fun, but eating takeout-style food in the comfort of your own home? Talk about cranking it up a notch! From fried rice to pizza bread, these takeout-inspired recipes really hit the spot. Save your budget with these 10 Delicious Recipes that taste just like takeout and can be thrown together in a pinch!

1. Talk-of-the-Town Pad Thai

Talk-of-the-Town Pad Thai

You know the rumor mill (and the wok) is going to be smoking hot when it comes to this little number! Talk-of-the-Town Pad Thai will be a new-to-the-neighborhood, at-home meal the whole family will be shocked by. There is no debate there! The plump, perfectly seasoned shrimp and the delicious glass noodles are all surrounded with an authentic Thai sauce that will make all the chitchat about takeout go in one ear and out the other. Let the busybody in you get right to it and share the Talk-of-the-Town Pad Thai with everyone you can think of. Word on the street is, you've succeeded in making a few people a little jealous with just how good this is!

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2. Homemade Mongolian Beef

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Don't ever be afraid to try something new! Homemade Mongolian Beef is typically thought of as a takeout dish, but with a little help here, you'll have this dine-in-only dish whipped up in no time! Hearty beef flank steak is sliced against the grain and soaked for a bit in a delicious, tangy marinade. Then, each bite is cooked and coated with an unbelievably authentic sweet-and-savory sauce that comes along with some exceptional seasonings that pack a little punch. Delete that number you've hungry-dialed so many times! Thanks to Homemade Mongolian Beef, there will never again be a need to call in to order that soggy, lukewarm, boxed beef. Oh, no! Not when you have this wok-of-wonderfulness on your plate. It's so much better when it's homemade!

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3. Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl

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Skip the takeout and make this delicious Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl at home instead! The chicken marinade is made with olive oil, lime juice, paprika, cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder, for a succulent, herbaceous, and spicy flavor. Each bowl also has layers of crunchy lettuce, tender chicken, fluffy brown rice, and of course the toppings you love best. These Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls take only 30 minutes to make so they are the perfect flavorful weeknight dinner when you want to change things up!

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4. Kung Pao Shrimp & Noodles

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Kung Pao Shrimp & Noodles lets you do the impossible: enjoy takeout-level stir-fry without ever having to pick up a menu! Tender noodles, sweet and savory shrimp, and crunchy peanuts are sautéed in a tangy and spicy sauce for an irresistible dish. Mixed with bright bell peppers and crunchy green onions, Kung Pao Shrimp & Noodles has everything you could want in your takeout favorite, only fresher and more flavorful. It's ready in just 40 minutes, beating out takeout in a race to the table. Ordering out will seem redundant with this dish.

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5. Pizza Sliders

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When you are trying to satisfy the pizza lovers in your house with a little something different, this will certainly hit the spot! These easy-to-handle Pizza Sliders are a great game-day substitute for the same old takeout pizza. Tucked between two layers of sweet Hawaiian rolls lie mounds of a spectacular mozzarella and Italian cheese blend. That cheesy layer is topped with spicy pepperoni and slathered with a seasoned pizza sauce that produces a handheld that will rivel your favorite pizza spot's pies. Get out of the takeout rut with Pizza Sliders and you will enjoy a whole new way to pizza! Grab a slice, ahem, we mean, a slider or two, and it is game on!

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6. Easy Fried Fish

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Seabreeze on your cheek, the sun beaming down, and the lap of the waves: a bite of Easy Fried Fish invokes all of these vacation sensations. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, Easy Fried Fish is a sunny dish that balances a light texture with a solid heartiness. You can have this dish ready in 30 minutes or less, and you can pair it with just about any topping and side. You can tell takeout to take a hike.

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7. Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice

Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice

Need to be convinced to eat at home? We've got you. First of all, it's so much cheaper. You get a better bang for your buck! And also, you know what is actually going into your food... no one likes eating questionable things. But the best reason? You can only enjoy this Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice from the comfort of your kitchen. Why take the time to drive all the way to your local restaurant when you can make this tender rice, juicy chicken, and nourishing veggie feast, all while spending quality time with the ones you love in the peacefulness of your home. That sounds like a huge win! So, set the keys down and grab your favorite skillet instead. There are so many good things to love about Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice. Stay in so you can experience them all!

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8. Air Fryer French Fries

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Time to pull out the air fryer, because these Air Fryer French Fries are to die for! These fries are perfectly golden and crispy, and arrive on the table in less than 20 minutes. You’ll never want takeout fries again after you try these deliciously seasoned with cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper! Make Air Fryer French Fries and dip them in your favorite sauces for a delicious side dish, or even a yummy snack.

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9. Easy Homemade Potstickers

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Easy Homemade Potstickers proves that you don’t need to call delivery when you’re craving this classic appetizer! Filled with juicy pork and savory mushrooms, Easy Homemade Potstickers are flavorful, hearty, and crispy, perfect for dunking in soy sauce or sriracha. Any home chef can make these, and you’ll wonder why you ever called for takeout after tasting your homemade delights!

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10. Pull-Apart Pizza Bread

Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

Woo! It's Friday night so that means it's pizza party time! Put down the takeout menu and step into your kitchen. Pull-Apart Pizza Bread is coming to play! No boxed pizza will ever compete with these perfectly fluffy and cheesy bites. Not only are they topped with melty mozzarella and spicy pepperoni, they're FILLED with that, too! And if you're feeling really wild, you can cover them with all your favorite supreme toppings, like crumbly sausage, sweet green peppers, and meaty black olives. Smother with a nice splash of garlic butter, dip in your favorite tangy pizza sauce, and sprinkle with fresh basil and a kick of red pepper flakes, and you've got yourself the perfect popper for any occasion! Pull-Apart Pizza Bread will certainly bring the pizza, the party, and the fun!

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The next time you're craving takeout, try one of these recipes!

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