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22 Copycat Recipes From Your Favorite Restaurants

Copycat KFC Pot Pie

Enjoy your restaurant favorites from the comfort of your own home! With these 22 Favorite Copycat Recipes, you can enjoy delicious dishes that have everyone talking from Olive Garden®, Chick-fil-A®, The Cheesecake Factory®, and more. Beat the crowds, save money on your eating-out budget, and learn how your favorite restaurants make these favorite recipes. Not only will your taste buds be happy, but your wallet will be, too!

You Don't Have to Go Out to Eat to Enjoy Your Favorite Dishes:

1. Copycat Wendy's® Baconator®

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Wendy’s® Baconator® is a famously decadent, indulgent, and fantastic burger. Copycat Wendy's Baconator allows you to enjoy it without ever having to pull up to the drive-through! You don’t even have to fire up your grill with this one. Perfectly cooked beef and layers of crispy bacon, melty cheese, tangy ketchup, and creamy mayo make for a savory sensation! Copycat Wendy's Baconator gives the original a run for its money.

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2. Copycat Crunchwrap Supreme®

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If you've never had a Taco Bell® Crunchwrap Supreme®, you are missing out on a fast-food delight! Now you can make them in the comfort of your own kitchen with our Copycat Crunchwrap Supreme. Loaded with taco seasoned beef and creamy flavorful nacho cheese, each of these Copycat Crunchwrap Supreme has a taste that you can’t beat. Hard and soft taco shells filled with your favorite taco fillings provide the captivating crunch that gives this dish its name. Get ready to enjoy fast food from your own kitchen, since it takes 30 minutes or less to whip this up!

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3. Copycat Chick-fil-A® Nuggets

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We've all been there: you’re desperately craving Chick-fil-A® nuggets... and it's Sunday. Don't fret, because the solution is in your own kitchen. You don't even need a deep-fryer to make Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets. Just a Dutch oven and lots of peanut oil. Eat your Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets with biscuits for a decadent brunch or with a variety of dipping sauces and coleslaw. You may never want to sit in the famously long drive-thru lines again!

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4. Copycat Beijing Beef

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When you pull up to your local Panda Express®, you face a hard choice; how many orders of Beijing Beef do you want? After all, one serving just might not be enough of that sweet, spicy sauce. Copycat Beijing Beef ensures you always have enough to satisfy your cravings without even having to leave the house! The golden-brown, juicy beef, the caramelized onions, and red peppers, and that lick-the-plate-clean sauce come out hot straight from your own kitchen anytime. Copycat Beijing Beef is a simple stir-fry that tastes anything but!

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5. Copycat Texas Roadhouse® Steak Rub

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Ever wonder Texas Roadhouse® steaks are so tasty? Wonder no longer! The Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub delivers the sweet, smoky, and savory flavors that make the meat taste extra scrumptious! There’s of course salt, pepper, and garlic powder, but there are a few unexpected additions in Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub like brown sugar and turmeric. All of the spices combine to create a complex flavor and satisfying sear on the grill.

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6. Copycat Wendy's® Chili

Copycat Wendy's Chili

Whether it's hot outside, cold outside, or just kind of rainy and gross, there's plenty of reasons to not want to muck about with the drive-thru, even when you have a craving for a fast-food favorite. So why bother? Copycat Wendy's® Chili is within easy reach! The extra beefy chili with plenty of hearty, tender beans in a rich, herbaceous tomato stew tastes exactly how you remember it, ready for a thick layer of melty cheese to get piled on top! Skip all the tedium of leaving the house with Copycat Wendy's Chili to warm you in comfort!

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7. Copycat KFC® Pot Pie

Copycat KFC Pot Pie

How does fast food make such compelling and comforting food? The answer, it turns out, can be found right in your own kitchen anytime you want. Copycat KFC® Pot Pie is just one example, though you'd be hard-pressed to find a better homecooked comfort food. The crust is a buttery, crispy puff pastry baked golden-brown, with a bubbling mixture of chicken, potatoes, and carrots for that classic, savory pot-pie-feeling. The sauce is creamy and meaty, ready to wrap a warm blanket of flavor around your tastebuds. Better just skip the drive-thru and whip up a Copycat KFC Pot Pie or two (or six) instead!

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8. Copycat Hamburger Helper®

Copycat Hamburger Helper

For every box in the supermarket, there's another way to get the same flavors with ease, without the box! That's the case with this Copycat Hamburger Helper®; the cheesy, beefy, tender, hearty meal that, thanks to the pressure cooker, arrives on the table in less than 30 minutes. It's a crowd-pleaser for sure, and one that really makes the most of hamburger meat! Copycat Hamburger Helper proves once again that you just can't beat home cooking!

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9. Copycat Benihana® Garlic Butter

Copycat Benihana Garlic Butter

Copycat Benihana® Garlic Butter is about to "wow" everyone at your table! This simple yet incredibly delicious recipe brings the famous Japanese restaurant's signature garlic butter right to your own kitchen. Made with just a few simple ingredients, like savory roasted garlic, salty butter, and rich soy sauce, this satisfying spread is perfect for adding flavor to grilled meats, your favorite seafood, and roasted veggies. With its rich and creamy texture and irresistible garlic flavor, this spread is a must-try for any fan of Benihana's cuisine. Why wait for your next visit to the restaurant? Whip up a batch of this Copycat Benihana Garlic Butter and experience your favorite flavors anytime!

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10. Copycat Cracker Barrel® Pancakes

Copycat Cracker Barrel® Pancakes

Few things compare to grabbing breakfast at your favorite place, right? Well, unless you can enjoy the same dishes from the comfort of your kitchen! Impossible, you say? Not at all! Copycat Cracker Barrel® Pancakes prove that beautiful and buttery breakfast fare is only a griddle away! These golden-brown flapjacks are practically sparkling from all the butter they soaked up while frying, and each one is tender and fluffy, all ready for syrup at a moment's notice. Plus, there's nothing slow or strenuous about Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancakes, except figuring out how to fit more of them on your plate!

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11. Copycat Medicine Ball Tea

Copycat Medicine Ball Tea

When you're feeling a bit under the weather, there's nothing like heading over to your favorite coffee shop and getting the perfect pick-me-up... well, except for the leaving-the-house part. That doesn't sound so appealing when you aren't feeling your greatest. Don't worry, you can still get the throat-soothing, spirit-lifting brew you need anytime. Copycat Medicine Ball Tea uses the comforting sweetness of honey and the refreshing flavor of citrus and peach tea with just a hint of mint to help you feel better when you're on the mend. It doesn't even take much of your time or energy to make a Copycat Medicine Ball Tea, which is good; you need all the time you can get just resting so you can recover!

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12. Copycat Olive Garden® Breadsticks

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Copycat Olive Garden® Breadsticks are perfect for your next pasta night! Who can resist an Olive Garden Breadstick? That's right… nobody can. With this recipe, you won't have to go to the restaurant to indulge some fluffy, savory, buttery breadsticks — you can make equally as good ones in your own kitchen. Dip these Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks in sauce or soup, or eat one (or three!) on its own.

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13. KFC® Coleslaw Copycat

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Colonel Sanders™ is known for his charming smile and world-famous fried chicken, but his crunchy, tangy coleslaw often doesn't get the recognition it deserves! It's the most amazing side dish for any occasion, and we think our KFC® Coleslaw Copycat recipe is just as good, if not better! The crispy coleslaw base is mixed in a sweet, zesty, and creamy dressing that will make you second guess whether it came from the drive-thru or your kitchen. Crunch after crunch, you'll be praising the sweet, flavorful goodness that is KFC Coleslaw Copycat!

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14. Copycat Red Lobster® Cheddar Bay Biscuits®

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For a restaurant named Red Lobster®, it may seem surprising that the food everyone remembers from them are biscuits. But then you try these Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits® and it all makes sense. These biscuits are perfectly buttery and loaded with sharp cheddar and herbs; the tops are crispy and the interiors are pillowy and delectable. You can serve Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits with seafood, or alongside steaks, burgers, pork, or just with butter; they're ready whenever you need the most delicious side!

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15. IHOP® Copycat Pancakes

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Fluffy in the center, crispy at the edges, and ready in 20 minutes — these IHOP® Copycat Pancakes will become your new breakfast staple! These buttery flapjacks are perfect for cozy mornings in your pajamas. You’ll never want to use pancake mix again! IHOP Copycat Pancakes are easy and quick to make, and you can top them with fruit, nuts, syrups, or any other toppings of your choice.

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16. Copycat Honey Baked Ham

Copycat Honey Baked Ham

Copycat Honey Baked Ham means you never need to worry about running out to grab one at the store and never have to decide what to serve for holiday dinner! Just like you remember, this ham is meaty, succulent, and savory, with notes of sweet buttery richness and floral honey. Cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg enhance the pork flavor and add a welcome contrast to the depth of the ham. Copycat Honey Baked Ham is a perfect copy of the beloved dish, one that you and all your guests will appreciate as you carve into it!

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17. Copycat Cosmic® Brownies

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3... 2... 1... Lift off! Get ready to blast off to a galaxy of sweetness and joy! Copycat Cosmic® Brownies take plain 'ole brownies and add a little bit of fun to make them out-of-this-world delicious. You might recognize these colorfully sprinkled, fudgy icing-topped chocolate treats from a familiar package at the store, but we can promise you that these stellar replicas will have you even more over-the-moon than ever before! You could say Copycat Cosmic Brownies bring the galactic adventures and the yummy flavor, and after you taste them, you'll be reaching for the stars!

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18. Copycat Zuppa Toscana

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Zuppa Toscana originates from Italy, meaning "Tuscan Soup." The Olive Garden® version is actually a richer and more filling take on the classic dish, explaining its widespread popularity. Copycat Zuppa Toscana captures what makes the Olive Garden soup so delectable; it's filled with hearty potatoes, savory and spicy sausage, and creamy broth. Topped with parmesan cheese, Copycat Zuppa Toscana is a thick soup that sticks to the ribs and keeps you warm no matter the weather. Isn't today a perfect day to stay in and cook?

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19. Copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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Everyone loves Olive Garden® soups; some folks even go just for the hot and hearty broths. This Copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup perfectly captures the creamy, savory sensations of one of the best soups the restaurant has to offer. Tender gnocchi and juicy chicken swim in a fragrant broth with fresh vegetables — Copycat Chicken Gnocchi Soup checks all the boxes when it comes to flavor.

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20. Copycat Cavatini

Copycat Cavatini

Once upon a time, Cavatini was a hugely popular pasta dish at Pizza Hut®. Although it is no longer on most of their menus, you can relive those halcyon days of delicious, cheesy goodness with this Copycat Cavatini! Layers of tender noodles help scoop up the savory and rich meat sauce and plenty of roasted vegetables. Don't forget all that melty cheese mixed in and on top! Copycat Cavatini is absolutely the cat's pajamas and we know you're gonna love it!

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21. Copycat Cinnabon® Rolls

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You know that irresistible smell when walking past a Cinnabon® in the airport or a mall? That mouthwatering scent can now fill up your very own home with our copycat recipe! Copycat Cinnabon Rolls have the pillowy buns, the irresistible cinnamon sugar filling, and the heavenly luscious icing. Copycat Cinnabon Rolls is a sweet sensation that will get you salivating!

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22. Copycat Auntie Anne's® Pretzels

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Every trip to the mall has its traditions, the tastiest of which is a visit to Auntie Anne's for a pretzel. Now you can skip the whole trip with Copycat Auntie Anne's® Pretzels. These baked goods are fresher, warmer, and just more fun than what you might find at your local shopping center. An excellent snack, appetizer, or fun treat, Copycat Auntie Anne's Pretzels can even be customized by dipping them in cinnamon-sugar instead of coarse salt.

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