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15 of Our All-Time Favorite Pasta Copycat Recipes

These copycat restaurant recipes will take your pasta from boring to "bellisimo!"

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Inspired by: Penne Rosa at Noodles & Company

I reworked this recipe from an original that called for vodka and heavy whipping cream. My friends and family had a hard time believing a sauce this rich, flavorful and creamy could be light. —Margaret Wilson, Hemet, California
Get Our Recipe: Blushing Penne Pasta
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Inspired by: Cheese Ravioli at Zio's Italian Kitchen

I love to bake and cook, especially Italian dishes. In fact, my idea of a perfect day consists of cooking my family's favorite foods then watching them dig in!—Lori Daniels, Hartland, Michigan
Get Our Recipe: Homemade Ravioli
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Inspired by: Cajun Chicken Pasta at Chili's

This kicked-up pasta dish is a family favorite and my most requested recipe. It's easy to adapt, too. Swap in shrimp for the chicken, add your favorite veggies, adjust the spice level to your family's taste—you can't go wrong! —Dolly Kragel, Smithland, Iowa
Get Our Recipe: Cajun Chicken & Pasta
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Inspired by: Shrimp Scampi at The Cheesecake Factory

This shrimp scampi recipe looks like you fussed, but it’s easy to prepare. Lemon and herbs enhance the shrimp, and bread crumbs add a pleasing crunch. Served over pasta, this main dish is pretty enough for company. —Lori Packer, Omaha, Nebraska
Get Our Recipe: Shrimp Scampi
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Inspired by: Lasagne at Carrabba's Italian Grill

Want to know how to make lasagna for a casual holiday meal? You can't go wrong with this deliciously rich meat lasagna recipe. My grown sons and daughter-in-law request it for their birthdays, too. —Pam Thompson, Girard, Illinois
Get Our Recipe: Best Lasagna Recipe
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Inspired by: Taylor Street Baked Ziti at Maggiano's Little Italy

I enjoy making this ziti recipe for family and friends. It's easy to prepare, and I like to get creative with the sauce. Sometimes I might add my home-canned tomatoes, mushrooms or vegetables. —Elaine Anderson New Galilee, Pennsylvania
Get Our Recipe: Easy Ziti Bake
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Inspired by: Ravioli di Portobello at Olive Garden

My friend and I enjoy mushroom hunting. The exercise and fresh air, along with the beauty of the outdoors is invigorating. I came up with this recipe to use up the bounty of our harvest. The dish is easy, yet elegant. It's absolutely delicious. —Kelly Knoblock, Emmett, Idaho
Get Our Recipe: Morel Mushroom Ravioli
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Inspired by: Chicken Marsala at Romano's Macaroni Grill

This is one of my favorite dishes to order in restaurants, so I created a version that I could make in a flash on a weeknight at home. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Get Our Recipe: Speedy Chicken Marsala
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Inspired by: Spinach and Cheese Ravioli at The Old Spaghetti Factory

This entree is unbelievably simple to prepare yet tastes delicious. The fact that you use frozen ravioli—straight from the bag without boiling or thawing—saves so much time.—Susan Kehl, Pembroke Pines, Florida
Get Our Recipe: Spinach Ravioli Bake
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Inspired by: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce at Fazoli's

Here's a thick, hearty sauce that turns ordinary spaghetti and garlic bread into a filling feast. When I'm in a hurry, I make this slow cooker recipe in an electric frying pan instead. —Mary Tallman, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin
Get Our Recipe: Meat Sauce for Spaghetti
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Inspired by: Lemon and Garlic Shrimp Pasta at TGI Friday's

You'll be amazed that you can make this simple, elegant pasta in mere minutes. Serve with crusty bread to soak up all of the garlic lemon sauce. —Athena Russell, Greenville, South Carolina
Get Our Recipe: Garlic Lemon Shrimp
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Inspired by: Mac & Cheese at Panera Bread

My mac and cheese is simple and has lots of flavor from the cheeses and ground chipotle chile. I use conchiglie pasta because its shape allows more melted cheese to pool inside. Yum! —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia
Get Our Recipe: White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
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Inspired by: Spaghetti Carbonara at Biaggi's

This is an adaptation of a dish originally made by my Sunday school teacher, who brought it to church dinner. Be sure to prepare plenty, because seconds are always requested. It's also good with cubed cooked turkey instead of ham.—Carole Martin, Tallahassee, Florida
Get Our Recipe: Quick Carbonara
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Inspired by: Spaghetti and Meatballs at Spaghetti Warehouse

One evening, we had unexpected company. Since I had the ingredients on hand, I made this spaghetti and meatballs recipe. Everyone raved! This classic recipe makes a big batch and is perfect for entertaining. —Mary Lou Koskella, Prescott, Arizona
Get Our Recipe: Best Spaghetti and Meatballs
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Inspired by: Baked Mostaccioli at Barnelli's Pasta Bowl

When my husband travels for work, I make a special dinner for my kids to keep their minds off missing Daddy. This tasty mostaccioli is meatball magic. —Jennifer Gilbert, Brighton, Michigan
Get Our Recipe: Three-Cheese Meatball Mostaccioli