Copycat Recipes & Restaurant Favorites
What 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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Olive Garden BreadsticksAre these breadsticks like the ones you get at The Olive Garden? You'll have to try them to find out! They were great with a copycat dipping sauce recipe that we tested from another restaurant.
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Favorite recipes from actors, athletes, and other public figures. Celebrities can be foodies too!
Loretta Lynn's Crispy Fried ChickenI just want to say I have been cooking for over 35 years and have my own fried chicken recipes, but this one really puts mine to shame. I did fry it in... get the recipe →
Skip the drive thru and make your favorite fast food restaurant recipes at home.
Arby's Apple TurnoversA homemade version of the popular apple turnovers from the Arby's fast food chain. get the recipe →
brands at home
Out of an ingredient? Can't find it in your local stores? Or, just want to save some money by making it yourself? Check out of large selection of recipes for your favorite brand name foods.
Rich & Spicy Bloody Mary MixSkip the bottled Bloody Mary mix next time and make your own! This makes a big batch but it can be scaled down easily. It has just the right balance of spices and is delicious enough to drink without the vodka too! get the recipe →
copy cats a to z
If you know the name of the restaurant you are looking for you can browse our alphabetical listing of copycat recipes to find it easily. We have everything from Applebee's to Z'tejas
La Madeleine's Strawberries RomanoffA classic sweet treat made from strawberries mixed with a sour cream, brandy, brown sugar sauce. We deviated a little in the presentation and used sliced strawberries along with a little whipped cream served in small parfait glasses. get the recipe →
popular copycat recipesPizza 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. -BAKINGQUEENPanera 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 FOODIEAunt Annie's Soft Pretzels
really loved this pretzel recipe! It tastes very similar to Auntie Anne's. I didn't have any brown sugar on me at the time, so I just used regular white sugar, and there wasn't any difference in taste from the previous time I made it. It was AMAZING. Big hit with the family! Thanks for sharing this recipe! -DAISYBonefish 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 FOODIEP.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! -NANAKATERed 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
newest copycat recipesTrisha Yearwood's Key Lime CakeOutback Steakhouse Bleu Cheese DressingUnion House Southwestern Potato SaladRed Lobster's Hawaiian SkewersP.F. Chang's China Bistro Beef Lo MeinOlive Garden's Chicken Spiedini With Roasted Potatoes
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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 that same restaurant 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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