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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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Cinnabon Rolls Made With Vanilla Pudding Mix

Cinnabon is famous for their perfect cinnamon rolls with creamy icing. Now you can be famous too with your friends and family for copying their recipe at home!

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Pizza Hut Original Pan Pizza

I just made this recipe tonight was thinking to myself could this REALLY taste like Pizza Hut's Pizza?! I was so thrilled and excited when taking the first bite and found it is the closet thing to Pizza Hut. -BAKINGQUEEN
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Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup

AWESOME!! Taste so much like Panera's soup -couldn't tell the difference. Did not puree soup- just cut broccoli and carrots into smaller pieces. Bought a loaf of sour dough bread to go with it. Loved it. Thanks -GUEST FOODIE
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Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang Shrimp

Made this tonight and it was FANTASTIC! Only deviation was marinated the shrimp overnight in garlic infused olive oil. The corn starch put a nice crisp on the shrimp and it was great. Wife loved it and she is a picky eater. Great recipe!! -GUEST FOODIE
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Aunt Annie'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 Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, the famous mac and cheese from Sweetie Pie's.
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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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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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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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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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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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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.