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30 Copycat Faves: Restaurant Recipes Revealed!

From Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Scampi to IHOP Buttermilk Pancakes, our members have perfected these top-notch remakes of popular restaurant dishes.

Copycat Carrabba's Pollo Rosa Maria

"I was so surprised and pleased by this dish. The recipe was easy to follow, and tasted so good."


Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Scampi

"My new favorite dish! My family really enjoyed this recipe — it tastes just like Cheesecake Factory!"


Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang Shrimp

"What an awesome recipe. I've made this five or six times. This is one of those copycats that is so close to the real thing you wouldn't know the difference."

-Ry Style

Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies

"These cookies are a bit time-consuming, but the difference is definitely worth it!"


Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

"I loved these! I used to love going to Red Lobster for these biscuits and now I can make them in my own kitchen."


Panda Express Orange Chicken

"This was amazing! Even better than Panda Express, I thought! The orange juice in the sauce makes all the difference."


Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

"These were wonderful. I used cake flour instead of all purpose, and let the cut doughnuts rise in the refrigerator over night for a more tender texture."


Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

"This soup totally blew me away. It's delicious. As a former Olive Garden employee, I can truly say that my soup tonight came out as a perfect match."

-Dans La Lune

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

"This recipe saved my life. I was pregnant and living overseas where they [*gasp*] did not have Taco Bell! That's what I was craving most, and this recipe was so close to the real thing. It hit the spot."


Applebee's Hot Artichoke & Spinach Dip

"This dip is amazing. It's even tastier than Applebee's. I do everything as directed, except I usually sprinkle a little more Parmesan cheese and some chopped red onion on top. It's absolutely addictive!"


Panera Bread Black Bean Soup

"This recipe is pretty impressive by design: It has tons of flavor, lots of protein, lots of fiber, plenty of veggies and is low in fat! This has found a new home in my regular-use cookbook!"

-Chef #413722

KFC Coleslaw

"This version is a spot-on copycat of KFC's coleslaw! If you like sweet and tangy chopped coleslaw, this is definitely the recipe to use. It pairs well with fried chicken (of course), as well as with pulled pork."


IHOP Buttermilk Pancakes

"These are fantastic! My daughter loves them and wants them breakfast lunch and dinner. I usually make a double or triple batch and then freeze them."


Applebee's Honey Grilled Salmon

"This is soooo good! I doubled the sauce, and we poured the leftovers on our brown rice and broccoli. My picky 5-year-old asked me the next day if I had any more sauce. The salmon is amazing. It's a nice, easy recipe."

-Chef #217898

Carrabba's Chicken Marsala

"My husband and I used to work at Carrabba's and this is definitely the recipe that comes closest to their Chicken Marsala, which we absolutely love."

-Learning Mom

Pizza Hut Pizza Dough

"This is SO close to Pizza Hut! This was an excellent pizza dough. It had a great 'homey' taste, with the perfect texture balance of light and chewy."


Denny's-Style French Toast

"This is beyond fabulous. We use Texas toast and a little extra cinnamon, and it's the best. It's crispy on the outside, and soft (but not soggy) on the inside."

-Faux Chef Lael

Outback Steakhouse Steak

"Once you have the spices out, make a double batch — you'll be glad you did! I keep it on the shelf and we call it Magic Dust."

-The Jelly Room

Long John Silver's Fish Batter

"This will be my only recipe for fish or onion rings. It made the prettiest fried fish I have ever cooked — not to mention it tasted great. It's perfection."


Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread

"Fantastic! This is the best tasting and lightest bread I have ever made. It took a lot of willpower to stop at one thick slice."


Carrabba's Chicken Bryan

"This is fantastic! I eat the Chicken Bryan every time I go to Carrabba's, and this is the best recipe for it that I can make at home. It's so amazing!"


Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

"We had this soup at an Olive Garden in Michigan last year. And, yes, it was this soup! It tasted just like it! This will be a staple in our kitchen!"


Boston Market Meatloaf

"I used to be a Boston Market owner years ago and I cannot tell the difference. There's nothing like this in a meatloaf sandwich with sharp cheddar cheese on a kaiser roll. It can't be beat."

-Chef #1063030

Papa John's Pizza Sauce

"I have tried so many different sauce recipes out there. They were all missing something and I had to keep looking. Well, as of today, my search is over! This recipe is perfect in taste and consistency."


Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

"Just like everyone else is saying: This is amazing. Once you make this, you will be asked to make it constantly. I brought it to one party, and now every time there is an event in my family, I'm begged to make cheesecake."

-Chef #1274430

Better Than Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

"I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out delicious! We've made the Alfredo sauce recipe on Olive Garden's website many times, but we like this so much better. We'll never go back."


Taco Bell Chalupa

"These were excellent. The shells tasted exactly like Taco Bell's version."


Manwich (Copycat)

"My husband is very picky about only liking Manwich, but he loved this recipe. It's definitely a keeper."


KFC Fried Chicken

"This is just great. It's close to the original recipe that I couldn't tell the difference."


Copycat Carrabba's Pollo Rosa Maria

"I was so surprised and pleased by this dish. The recipe was easy to follow, and tasted so good."


Carrabba's Sausage & Lentil Soup

"I just made this last night and I can't stop raving about it. I'm adding this to my permanent soup collection!"


Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

"This is an amazing recipe — very sinful."


Auntie Anne's Pretzels

"Great recipe. I have made 2 batches of pretzels so far in 3 days! A great texture!"

-Kisha F.