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Copycat Recipes & Restaurant Favorites

Collection of copy cat recipesWhat are copy cat recipes? These are secret recipes from restaurants (or developed by home cooks to taste similar) and homemade versions of packaged brand products you find in the grocery store. With these recipes you can prepare your favorite restaurant dishes and name brand foods in your own kitchen! CDKitchen features some of the most popular restaurant and copycat clones.


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Copycat Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels

Just like the pretzels you get at the mall, but even better since you can make them at home!

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Sweetie Pie's Macaroni And Cheese

As featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, the famous mac and cheese from Sweetie Pie's.
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P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps with Chicken

These are soooooo good! Easy to make and the flavors are wonderful together. Tastes just like PF Changs. Thank you for posting it! -NANAKATE
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Old Spaghetti Factory's Spaghetti with Burnt Butter

I agree with everyone else, it was better than the dish I got at the Spaghetti Factory; I am sure I used more Mizithra than called for. -JIMPETO
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Carrabba's Herb Oil for Dipping Bread

The herb blend of basil, parsley, and rosemary are what make this bread dipping sauce recipe a close copycat to Carraba's version.
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Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli

This recipe tastes exactly like the Olive Garden version, and both my husband and I LOVE it! Following this recipe makes enough for a whole house full of guest, but I found out that it freezes beautiful. -GUEST FOODIE
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Red Lobster Biscuits

These are dead-on the same as Red Lobster. My 6 year old niece always wants to go to Red Lobster because she likes their biscuits. Since it is rather pricey I told her we would try this recipe at home. She was absolutely thrilled that they were just like the real thing. -UB
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Kelsey's 4 Cheese Spinach Dip

Kelsey's got it right with this recipe! This restaurant favorite is made with cream cheese, Parmesan, Romano, chopped spinach, and topped with Cheddar cheese. Serve with fried pita wedges like Kelsey's does or use your favorite dippers.
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Panda Express Orange Chicken

I love this recipe When I first tried it from Panda express I fell in love it is now my favorite meal. -AK123
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About These CopyCat Recipes

These copycat recipes are submitted by home cooks, chefs, and even directly from restaurants. In some cases they are original recipes, and in others they are an attempt at an acceptable clone of your restaurant favorites. Some national restaurants vary their menus and recipes based on region, so the recipe you see here may not be what you are used to. For example, the dish you get at a restaurant in Minnesota might have different seasonings or sauces than what that same restaurant chain would offer in Texas.

Sometimes it's difficult to exactly duplicate a restaurant recipe at home without all the amenities of a commercial kitchen, but these recipes do their best to copy the same flavors, textures, and visual appeal that the restaurants offer.

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