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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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Gallagher's Guinness Stout & Filet Mignon Chili

A copycat recipe from one of Midtown Manhattan's most famous steakhouses. This chili recipe is made with Guinness stout, two kinds of beans, ground sirloin and diced filet mignon, but you can get away with using a cheaper cut of steak too.

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  • Lipton Dry Onion Soup Mix

    Onion soup mix is a common ingredient in many recipes. Make your own and keep it on hand with this simple recipe made with dehydrated onion flakes, beef bouillon granules, and onion powder.

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  • El Pollo Loco Black Beans

    A tasty clone recipe from the famous Mexican-style chicken restaurant chain, El Pollo Loco. It's made with canned black beans, onion, yellow bell pepper, garlic, barbecue sauce, liquid smoke, and chipotle chiles in adobo sauce.

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today's top 10 copycat recipes

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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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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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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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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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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.