The Ultimate List of Best Copycat Recipes

Craving your favorite restaurant meal while dreading the driving, waiting, and the hefty bill? Take matters into your own hands! Here is a round-up of the best copycat recipes of the most loved dishes of popular restaurants.

Homemade Happiness: Best Copycat Recipes to Recreate Your Favorite Dishes at Home!

Have you ever taken a bite of a dish at a restaurant and found yourself thinking, “I wish I could make this at home”?  We’ve all been there.

Whether it’s the sweetness of a signature dessert from your favorite bakery, the comforting warmth of a beloved soup, or the mouthwatering flavors of a burger from a famous fast-food joint, these best copycat recipes round-up will let you recreate restaurant-quality meals in the comfort of your kitchen.

Why You’ll Love These Copycat Recipes


🍄 Budget-Friendly: Recreating your favorite recipes from expensive restaurants at home can be super cost-effective, and you can also make large quantities at a fraction of the price.

🍄 Healthier Options: You can enjoy your own versions of your favorite restaurant meals guilt-free by using healthier alternatives, such as less sugar, less fats, and no preservatives.

🍄 Impress Guests: Serving homemade versions of popular restaurant dishes is sure to be a hit at any gathering or party!

🍄 Nostalgia: If you’ve moved to a different state or country, you can recreate meals that remind you of vacations, special occasions, or childhood memories.

🍄 Customization: Instead of skipping on favorite dishes, you can recreate them at home that suit your taste and dietary preferences.

The best thing about these copycat recipes is that they let you enjoy the most-loved restaurant meals with simple ingredients and little kitchen know-how, all without burning a hole in your pocket.

So go ahead, and get the best copycat recipes that will transport you from your kitchen to your favorite restaurant with just one bite. 

Restaurant-Worthy Replicas: The Ultimate Collection of Best Copycat Recipes for Every Craving!


1. Benihana Fried Rice Recipe by C.J. Eats
Photo by C.J. Eats

Benihana Fried Rice Recipe

by C.J. Eats

This copycat Fried Rice recipe is just as good as the restaurant’s! Plus, it features a secret ingredient that takes it to the next level.

2. Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Roll Recipe by Damn Delicious
Photo by Damn Delicious

Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Roll

by Damn Delicious

Tastes a million times better, and so much cheaper to make right at home.

3. Chick-fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwhich by Tastes Better From Scratch
Photo by Tastes Better From Scratch

Chick-fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwich

by Tastes Better From Scratch

The perfect copycat recipe of the classic sandwich with homemade Chick-fil-A sauce!

4. Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup by Le Creme De La Crumb
Photo by Le Creme De La Crumb

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

by Le Creme De La Crumb

A super quick and simple olive garden copycat recipe with rich, creamy flavor you can’t resist!

5. In-N-Out Copycat Animal Style Fries by Farah J. Eats
Photo by Farah J. Eats

In-N-Out Copycat Animal Style Fries

by Farah J. Eats

You will devour this fries within minutes!

6. Chipotle Copycat Barbacoa Recipe by Wholesome Yum
Photo by Wholesome Yum

Chipotle Copycat Barbacoa

by Wholesome Yum

Make this perfect fall-apart tender, delicious beef at home! Easy to make copycat recipe!

7. IKEA Swedish Metaballs by Recipe Tin Eats
Photo by Wholesome Yum

IKEA Swedish Metaballs

by Recipe Tin Eats

Homemade version of the iconic heavenly Swedish Meatballs. Extra-soft and juicy!

8. Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits by Spned with Pennies
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Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

by Spend with Pennies

Enjoy homemade version of the light and buttery cheddar bay biscuits with that signature cheesy garlic flavor!

9. Copycat PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps Recipe by The Food Charlatan
Photo by The Food Charlatan

Copycat PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

by The Food Charlatan

The perfect low carb dinner! super easy, fast, and killer flavors!

10. Cinnabon Copycat Cinnamon Rolls by Baran Bakery
Photo by Baran Bakery

Cinnabon’s Copycat Cinnamon Rolls

by Baran Bakery

All time favorite!

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11. Copycat Wendy’s Frosty by Real House Moms
Photo by Real House Moms

Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

by Real House Moms

Make your own homemade version of everyone’s favorite rich and chocolaty Copycat Wendy’s Frosty!

12. Hash Brown Casserole (Cracker Barrel Copycat!) by The Cozy Cook
Photo by The Cozy Cook

Cracker Barrel Copycat Hash Brown Casserole

by The Cozy Cook

Easy to make with just 6 ingredients! Plus, it’s freezer-friendly!

13. California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza by We Are Not Martha
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California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza

by We Are Not Martha

With a homemade crust and simple ingredients, super easy to make and a crowd-pleaser!

14. Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo by Creme De La Crumb
Photo by Creme De La Crumb

Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo

by Creme De La Crumb

Homemade version of the iconic heavenly Swedish Meatballs. Extra-soft and juicy!

15. Bennigan’s Copycat Monte Cristo Sandwich by I am Homesteader
Photo by I am Homesteader

Bennigan’s Copycat Monte Cristo Sandwich

by I am Homesteader

A perfect balance of savory and sweet flavors in every bite. Deep-fried to golden perfection!

16. PF Chang's Dynamite Shrimp by Pretty Delicious Eats
Photo by Pretty Delicious Eats

PF Chang’s Dynamite Shrimp

by Pretty Delicious Eats

Golden crispy, succulent shrimp with a tangy, spicy sauce infused with hints of garlic, chili, and lime.

17. Copycat Popeyes Chicken Sandwich by Spoon Fork Bacon
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Copycat Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

by Spoon Fork Bacon

Satisfying crunch with every bite sandwiched between soft brioche buns!

18. Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad by Lil Luna
Photo by Lil Luna

Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

by Lil Luna

Vibrant flavors, and crisp textures. and a colorful medley of vegetables drizzled with a tangy oriental vinaigrette dressing!

19. Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice by Skinny Taste
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Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice

by Skinny Taste

A zesty and bright aromatic side dish with a citrusy tang!

20. Cheesecake Factory Copycat Chicken Madeira by Natasha’s Kitchen
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Cheesecake Factory Copycat Chicken Madeira

by Natasha’s Kitchen

Juicy, tender chicken with a creamy madiera sauce and melting cheese!

21. Cheesecake Factory Copycat Louisiana Chicken Pasta by The Recipe Critic
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Cheesecake Factory Copycat Louisiana Chicken Pasta

 by The Recipe Critic

So comforting that it will become your go-to dinner!

22. Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites by The Girl on Bloor
Photo by The Girl on Bloor

Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites

by The Girl on Bloor

These homemade egg bites are fluffy, golden, and protein-packed!

23. KFC Coleslaw Copycat by Love from the Oven
Photoby Love from the Oven

KFC Coleslaw Copycat

by Love from the Oven

Recreate this iconic side dish at home that is loved by many!

24. McDonald’s Shamrock Shake by Sprinkle Bakes
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McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

by Sprinkle Bakes

Satisfy your cool and sweet craving with this copycat recipe at home!

25. Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake by Life Love and Sugar
Photo by Life Love and Sugar

Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

by Life Love and Sugar

Tastes just like the real thing! Layers of chocolate crunchies, chocolate fudge, and vanilla ice cream!

26. Vegan Lemon Loaf Cake (Starbucks Copycat) by Addicted to Dates
Photo by Addicted to Dates

Vegan Lemon Loaf Cake (Starbucks Copycat)

by Addicted to Dates

Bright and citrusy loaf cake with a glaze. Perfect for brunch, tea time, or anytime you crave something sweet! 🍋

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