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25 Budget-Friendly P.F. Chang’s Copycat Recipes

P.F. Chang's is delicious, but the bill can get pretty pricey if you're not careful. That's where these budget-friendly recipes come in. We found copycat dishes for all of your favorites (looking at you, lettuce wraps) that can be made for much less.

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Inspired by: Chang's Lettuce Wraps Taste of Home

Inspired by: Chang's Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is as tasty as the lettuce wraps found in national restaurants, but it's healthier! — Linda Rowley, Richardson, Texas

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Inspired by: Pad Thai Taste of Home

Inspired by: Pad Thai

This is a simple pad thai loaded with crisp vegetables and zesty flavor. It’s quick, simple, and fresh-tasting. —Colleen Doucette, Truro, Nova Scotia

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Inspired by: House-Made Chicken Egg Rolls Taste of Home

Inspired by: House-Made Chicken Egg Rolls

These egg rolls are low in fat but the crispiness from baking will fool you into thinking they were fried! —Barbara Lierman, Lyons, Nebraska

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Inspired by: Beef with Broccoli Taste of Home

Inspired by: Beef with Broccoli

When I’m looking for a fast entree, I turn to this beef and broccoli stir-fry. It features a tantalizing sauce made with garlic and ginger. —Rosa Evans, Odessa, Missouri

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Inspired by: California Roll Taste of Home

Inspired by: California Roll

This tastes as good as any restaurant or store-bought California roll. Plus, it's one of the easiest sushi recipes to make! For best results, do use the sushi rice to ensure the right sticky consistency. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Inspired by: Chili-Garlic Green Beans Taste of Home

Inspired by: Chili-Garlic Green Beans

Sauteed bits of garlic and shallot, with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds, turn ordinary beans into something special. Keep the recipe in mind for your garden crop in summer. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

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Inspired by: Hot & Sour Soup Taste of Home

Inspired by: Hot & Sour Soup

We've tried several recipes for this hot and sour soup and couldn't find one that resembled the one we liked at a restaurant. So, I made my own and I must say it is on par with what you'll find when dining out. Regular or hot chili sauce can be used, according to taste. —Vera Leitow, Mancelona, Michigan

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Inspired by: BBQ Spare Ribs Taste of Home

Inspired by: BBQ Spare Ribs

After a long day of sledding, the aroma of these beautiful short ribs says welcome home. Warm and comforting, they make a worthy low-maintenance dinner. —Amy Chase, Vanderhoof, British Columbia

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Inspired by: Signature Lo Mein with Chicken Taste of Home

Inspired by: Signature Lo Mein with Chicken

All the high school students at the school where I work love this scrumptious chicken dish. It is the most requested recipe I have. —Kris Campion, Marshall, Minnesota

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Inspired by: The Great Wall of Chocolate® Taste of Home

Inspired by: The Great Wall of Chocolate®

My ode to all things chocolate, this is a phenomenally rich and satisfying chocolate ganache cake recipe. — Tarra Knight, Benbrook, Texas

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Inspired by: Miso Glazed Salmon Taste of Home

Inspired by: Miso Glazed Salmon

Now that I have this recipe, my husband and I always look forward to the fresh wild salmon season. You can find hoisin sauce in the international foods aisle at the grocery store. —Cheryl Rein, Orlando, Florida

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Inspired by: Buddha's Feast Taste of Home

Inspired by: Buddha's Feast

With its flavorful ginger sauce and fresh vegetables, this tasty dish is a favorite. I get rave reviews every time I serve it, and it doesn’t bother my husband’s food allergies. —Phyllis Smith, Chimacum, Washington

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Inspired by: Sesame Chicken Taste of Home

Inspired by: Sesame Chicken

I created this dish after my three kids tried Chinese takeout and asked for more. To make things easy for myself, I typically use a rotisserie chicken from the deli. —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, Florida

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Inspired by: Hand-Folded Crab Wontons Taste of Home

Inspired by: Hand-Folded Crab Wontons

When I'm dining out, crab rangoons are one of my go-to dishes. I decided to create a better-for-you version at home. —Emily Higgins, Wingdale, New York

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Inspired by: Asian Caesar Salad with Salmon Taste of Home

Inspired by: Asian Caesar Salad with Salmon

This main course was invented out of a need to serve my family a balanced meal when time was limited. Even my young son loves it! —Ann Bagdonas of Antioch, California

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Inspired by: Egg Drop SoupTaste of Home

Inspired by: Egg Drop Soup

We start many stir-fry meals with this easy egg drop soup, which cooks in just a few minutes. There are many recipe variations, but we like the addition of cornstarch to thicken the soup and give it a rich, golden color. I got the recipe from Grandma’s old cookbook. —Amy Beth Corlew-Sherlock, Lapeer, Michigan

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Inspired by: Crispy Honey Chicken  Taste of Home

Inspired by: Crispy Honey Chicken

I'm a new mom, and my schedule is very dependent upon our young son, so I like meals that can be ready in as little time as possible. This all-in-one chicken stir fry recipe with a hint of sweetness from honey is a big time-saver. —Caroline Sperry, Allentown, Michigan

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Inspired by: Fried Rice with Shrimp Taste of Home

Inspired by: Fried Rice with Shrimp

This delectable shrimp dish is filled with color and taste that makes it vanish fast. Our family of four can't get enough of it. Bacon adds crispness and a hint of heartiness. Consider it when you need a different main dish or brunch item. —Sandra Thompson, White Hall, Arkansas

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Inspired by: Cauliflower Tempura Taste of Home

Inspired by: Cauliflower Tempura

These healthy little treats work well as a side or as fun bite size appetizers. Roasting the cauliflower adds deep flavor and gives it an irresistible crunch. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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Inspired by: Wok-Seared Spinach with Garlic Taste of Home

Inspired by: Wok-Seared Spinach with Garlic

Here’s a light, lively side to complement almost any entree you put on the table. A little test kitchen know-how helps to dress up everyday spinach with garlic, onion, a lick of sherry and a sprinkling of pine nuts. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Inspired by: Sweet & Sour Chicken Taste of Home

Inspired by: Sweet & Sour Chicken

I use my slow-cooker to fix this stir-fry like supper. Adding the onions, pineapple and snow peas later in the process keeps them from becoming over-cooked. —Dorothy Hess, Hartwell, Georgia

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Inspired by: Pepper Steak Taste of Home

Inspired by: Pepper Steak

This wonderfully tender steak is a treat even for folks not watching their diet. When my mother-in-law shared the recipe, she said it cooks up in no time...and she was right! —Susan Adair, Somerset, Kentucky

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Inspired by: Kung Pao ShrimpTaste of Home

Inspired by: Kung Pao Shrimp

No one will doubt that "light" cooking can be tasty when you put a helping of this zippy shrimp in front of them. The seafood is seasoned just right with garlic, pepper and hot sauce. — Jeannie Klugh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Inspired by: Orange Peel Chicken Taste of Home

Inspired by: Orange Peel Chicken

We enjoy these tangy Asian-inspired nuggets so many ways—over noodles or rice, in sandwiches, even on top of lettuce and cabbage. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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Inspired by: New York-Style Cheesecake Taste of Home

Inspired by: New York-Style Cheesecake

This rich cheesecake is incredibly creamy. Even though the cake doesn't have a crust, I guarantee everyone will love it. —George Parsell, Flushing, New York

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