119 Restaurant Copycat Recipes That Are Better Than the Real Thing
You're craving your favorite restaurant meal, but not the drive, the wait or the bill. Make it yourself! Home cooks are serving up their best copycat recipes right here.
These amazing copycat recipes take the time, energy and expense out of going to a restaurant. Keep reading for a McDonald’s hamburger and french fries, KFC fried chicken, Olive Garden breadsticks, Chick-fil-A sauce and more copycat restaurant recipes.
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Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup CopycatThis copycat version of Panera Bread’s broccoli cheddar soup will warm you up from the inside out. Serve it in bread bowls to make it even more comforting. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen. If you like this, then you must try our favorite Domino’s cheesy bread recipe.
Wendy's Chili CopycatWork with (mostly) pantry staples to make a copycat version of Wendy’s chili. This hearty recipe will save you a trip to the drive-thru! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Whip up more Wendy’s copycat recipes to serve with it.
Chick-fil-A Sauce CopycatThanks to this copycat Chick-fil-A sauce recipe, you won’t have to ask for extra sauces to take home with you next time you visit the restaurant. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Panda Express Orange Chicken CopycatOrange chicken is one of the best items to get at Panda Express. Try making it at home with fried rice and honey walnut shrimp! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Hungry for more? Check out more delicious copycat Chinese takeout recipes.
TGI Fridays Loaded Potato Skins CopycatWondering how to make potato skins taste great? I top my restaurant-worthy loaded potato skins with cheese, bacon and a dollop of sour cream. Have them at lunch, snack time or cocktail hour. —Trish Perrin, Keizer, Oregon
Don’t forget to take a look at our collection of the best copycat recipes of 2022.
KFC Fried Chicken CopycatIf you’ve wanted to learn how to make crispy fried chicken, this is the recipe for you. Always a picnic favorite, this deep fried chicken recipe is delicious either hot or cold. Kids call it my Kentucky Fried Chicken! —Jeanne Schnitzler, Lima, Montana
Learn the secret to KFC fried chicken—which goes beyond its 11-spice seasoning blend. Then, make more KFC copycat recipes.
McDonald's Egg McMuffin CopycatMissed breakfast at McDonald’s? Don’t fret—this copycat McDonald’s Egg McMuffin recipe has you covered. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Chipotle Barbacoa CopycatMy husband adores this slow-cooker barbacoa simmered in lime juice, chipotle and cumin. He would eat it one a week if I would make it that often! We have it over rice with cilantro and a spritz of lime. —Aundrea McCormick, Denver, Colorado
Starbucks Pumpkin & Pepita Loaf CopycatSkip the line and bake Starbucks pumpkin bread in your own kitchen. This copycat recipe may be even better than the original! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Once you finish this loaf, keep these other Starbucks copycat recipes on your radar.
Olive Garden Five Cheese Ziti al Forno CopycatAfter having the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I tried to make my own version of it—and I think I got pretty close. I always double this when I’m making it and freeze the second one for another meal. —Keri Whitney, Castro Valley, California
Find more copycat Olive Garden soups, salad and breadsticks.
Nothing Bundt Cake CopycatAfter the cake has cooled, pipe the frosting down the sides to make it look just like a true Nothing Bundt Cake. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
This cake is just one of our favorite copycat dessert recipes.
Chick-fil-A Nuggets RecipeI developed this recipe specifically to copycat Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets. The first time I made them I knew I had a winner because the whole family fought over who got the last one! For a dipping sauce, combine equal parts barbecue sauce and Dijon mustard, then stir in honey to taste. —Jeni Pittard, Statham, Georgia
Don’t forget about our other copycat chicken recipes!
California Pizza Kitchen Thai Chicken Pizza CopycatContributor Gigi Miller, from Stoughton, Wisconsin, provided a fabulous recipe for sweet and saucy chicken thighs that she serves with rice. We took it a step further, and used the chicken and sauce to make this restaurant-inspired Thai pizza. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Panera Bread Bread Bowls CopycatBread bowls make every dish at Panera that much better. Learn how to make them at home, so you can fill them with all of your favorite homemade soups and pasta dishes, or another Panera copycat recipe like tomato soup. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Next, learn how to get a free Panera toasted baguette.
The Cheesecake Factory Pasta Napoletana CopycatThis is the ultimate meat lovers sauce and is my copycat version of The Cheesecake Factory’s pasta. Rich and hearty, with tremendous flavors, this pasta Napolitana will disappear quickly. I always make extra sauce, as it freezes very well. —John Pittman, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Olive Garden Chicken & Gnocchi Soup CopycatI tasted a similar soup at Olive Garden and wanted to see if I could re-create it myself at home. Here’s the delicious result! It’s wonderful on a chilly evening. —Jaclynn Robinson, Shingletown, California
If you love this soup, we have plenty more Olive Garden copycat recipes.
Starbucks Very Berry Coffee Cake CopycatThis tasty, wholesome coffee cake is loaded with fresh berries. It’s perfect for those with a sweet tooth. —Heather O’Neill, Troy, Ohio
Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce CopycatIf you love Olive Garden’s fettuccine Alfredo, you need to try this copycat Olive Garden Alfredo sauce recipe. Grate the cheese yourself to make sure it’s extra creamy! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen. If you’re looking for more copycat recipes, learn how to make Asiago tortelloni alfredo with grilled chicken.
Applebee's Garlic Mashed Potatoes CopycatThese creamy garlic mashed potatoes are so good, you can serve them plain—no butter or gravy is needed. This is one of our favorite red potato recipes. —Valerie Mitchell, Olathe, Kansas
Wendy's Frosty CopycatA Wendy’s frosty isn’t a shake or even soft serve—it’s got a unique texture we all know and love. This copycat recipe is just like the real thing! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
This is how you can get a free Wendy’s frosty every day for a year.
The Cheesecake Factory Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake CopycatI love both red velvet cake and cheesecake. So why not combine them into one stunning red velvet cheesecake recipe? It’s best when served chilled, right out of the fridge. —Melissa Gaines, Knoxville, Tennessee
Orange Julius Original CopycatI love to treat overnight guests to this creamy orange frappe. Just blitz a few basic ingredients in your blender and enjoy. —Joyce Mummau, Mount Airy, Maryland
Panera Bread Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup CopycatYears ago, I fell hard for a lemony Greek soup at Panera Bread. It was just a special back then, but I re-created it at home so we could eat it whenever a craving hit! —Kristin Cherry, Bothell, Washington
Here are more restaurant copycat soup recipes.
Chipotle Guacamole CopycatNo need to pay extra for guac anymore—rely on this copycat Chipotle guacamole recipe to satisfy your cravings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Noodles & Company Wisconsin Mac & Cheese CopycatI like to serve this mac & cheese with a salad and crusty bread. It’s a satisfying meal that feels upscale, but will fit just about any budget. And because the Gorgonzola is so mild in this dish, even the kiddos will go for it. —Charlotte Giltner, Mesa, Arizona
Try more copycat restaurant mac and cheese recipes to find your favorite.
Butterbeer CopycatWhether you enjoy it hot, cold, or even frozen, this copycat butterbeer recipe will whisk you straight to Hogsmeade. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli CopycatHere’s a convenient spin on a classic Italian favorite. Spaghetti sauce and canned broth form the flavorful base. —Cindy Garland, Limestone, Tennessee
McDonald's Chicken McNuggets CopycatWho doesn’t love McDonald’s chicken McNuggets? This copycat recipe will help satisfy your craving without having to sit in the drive-thru. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Chipotle Rice CopycatLearn how to make the signature dish at home. Put it in your own bowls or burritos, or another copycat Chipotle recipe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits CopycatHave half an hour? Whip up a batch of your favorite Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits at home. You can even freeze leftovers for two to three months. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Cracker Barrel Chicken Fried Chicken CopycatHere’s a lightened-up take on the classic southern comfort-food dish: chicken and gravy. This recipe has been a hit at our house since the first time we tried it! —Ruth Helmuth, Abbeville, South Carolina.
Want to try out more recipes? Here’s our copycat Cracker Barrel broccoli cheddar chicken recipe.
Portillo's Chocolate Cake CopycatYears ago, I drove 4-1/2 hours to a cake contest, holding my entry on my lap the whole way. But it paid off. One bite and you’ll see why this velvety beauty was named the best chocolate cake recipe and won first prize. —Sandra Johnson, Tioga, Pennsylvania
Try more of our copycat cake recipes.
Dunkin' Iced Coffee with Mocha Flavor Swirl CopycatWhen my sister introduced me to iced coffee, I wasn’t sure I’d like it. Not only did I love it, but I decided to start making my own iced coffee recipe. This easy version is a refreshing alternative to hot coffee. —Jenny Reece, Lowry, Minnesota
Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll CopycatStopping at Cinnabon is one of the best parts of going to the mall. Recreate the smell of Cinnabon (and of course, the cinnamon rolls!) by making this copycat recipe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Country Kitchen Farm Skillet CopycatI added a little color and flavor to this country scrambled eggs recipe by adding some green pepper, onion and red potatoes. —Joyce Platfoot, Wapakoneta, Ohio
The Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake CopycatThere’s nothing like a slice of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake—tangy, decadent, and delicious. Our copycat recipe even has the same sour cream topping. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Try other copycat Cheesecake Factory recipes, whether it’s for pasta,
Country Kitchen Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp CopycatI live in apple country, and making a delicious apple crisp is one way to use the fruit. This treat doesn’t take a lot of time to assemble. —Gertrude Bartnick, Portage, Wisconsin
Sonic Corn Dog CopycatOne of the best parts of the many fairs and festivals in Indiana is the corn dogs! My family loves corn dogs, so I fix them fairly often at home. —Sally Denney, Warsaw, Indiana
Red Lobster New England Clam Chowder CopycatI ran across this recipe in one of my antique cookbooks. It’s a timeless classic I like to prepare for friends and family throughout the year, but especially during the holidays. —Betty Ann Morgan, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese CopycatGo on a burger road trip in your own backyard. Grill the patties and load them sky-high with your favorite toppings. For instance, peanut butter and bacon make them southern style; coleslaw and tomatoes, a northern version. —Susan Mahaney, New Hartford, New York
Krispy Kreme Doughnut RecipeThe secret to a perfect copycat Krispy Kreme doughnut? The frying oil. Try our recipe and you’ll see! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Boston Market Meat Loaf CopycatMom made the best meatloaf, and now I do, too. When I first met my husband, he didn't care for homemade meatloaf, but this won him over. —Michelle Beran, Claflin, Kansas
Cracker Barrel Roast Beef CopycatEveryone loves slices of this fork-tender roast beef with its savory gravy. The well-seasoned roast is Mom’s specialty. People always ask about the secret ingredients. Now you have the delicious recipe for our favorite meat dish! —Linda Gaido, New Brighton, Pennsylvania
PF Chang's House-Made Chicken Egg Rolls CopycatThese egg rolls are low in fat but the crispiness from baking will fool you into thinking they were fried! —Barbara Lierman, Lyons, Nebraska
Don’t forget about our other PF Chang’s copycat recipes.
Chili's Chicken Fajitas CopycatThis chicken fajitas recipe is definitely on my weeknight dinner rotation. The marinated chicken in these popular wraps is mouthwatering. The fajitas go together in a snap and always get raves! —Julie Sterchi, Campbellsville, Kentucky
Rock Bottom Carrot Cake CopycatA pleasingly moist cake, this treat is the one I requested that my mom make each year for my birthday. It’s dotted with sweet carrots and a hint of cinnamon. The fluffy buttery frosting is scrumptious with chopped walnuts stirred in. One piece of this carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is never enough—it’s better than all the other carrot cakes I’ve tried! —Kim Orr, West Grove, Pennsylvania
Popeyes Biscuits CopycatThe recipe for these four-ingredient homemade buttermilk biscuits has been handed down for many generations. —Fran Thompson, Tarboro, North Carolina
Red Robin Chili Chili Cheeseburger CopycatBig, bold chili and french-fried onions are a fun alternative to the classic burger fixings of ketchup and mustard. The patties are easy to assemble, making this a great weeknight sandwich. —Sue Ross, Casa Grande, Arizona
The Cheesecake Factory Brown Bread CopycatThe brown bread at The Cheesecake Factory is just as exciting as the cheesecake. You won’t be able to tell the difference between this copycat recipe and the real thing! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Rock Bottom Ball Park Pretzels CopycatMy husband and our friends and family love these soft, chewy pretzels. Let the bread machine mix the dough, then all you have to do is shape and bake these fun snacks. —Sherry Peterson, Fort Collins, Colorado
State Fair Copycat Cream PuffsThe Wisconsin Bakers Association has served this cream puff recipe at our state fair since 1924. —Ruth Jungbluth, Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Portillo's Chili Cheese Dog CopycatThese deluxe chili dogs are a surefire hit at family functions and tailgates. Adults and children alike love the cheesy chili sauce, and the toppings are fun! —Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon
McCalister's Deli Spud Olé CopycatThis is a stuffed potato with a tasty twist. Teenagers like the flavor that comes from the green chiles and cheese. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Boston Market Mac & Cheese CopycatOur stovetop macaroni and cheese is extra special, thanks to the buttery crumb topping. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Maggiano's Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes CopycatReady-to-go crabmeat makes these delicate patties easier than other crab cake recipes. You can also form the crab mixture into four thick patties instead of eight crab cakes. —Charlene Spelock, Apollo, Pennsylvania
Culver's Vanilla Custard CopycatI think my most memorable summertime dessert for get-togethers has always been homemade ice cream. This recipe is so rich and creamy and is the perfect splurge on a hot summer afternoon. —Martha Self, Montgomery, Texas
The Cheesecake Factory Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake CopycatI said I’d take dessert to a holiday party so I tried this recipe. I’m sure you’ll agree it tastes as luscious as it looks! —Dawn Lowenstein, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Red Lobster Garlic Shrimp Scampi CopycatThis shrimp scampi recipe looks elegant enough to serve to company, but it’s easy to prepare. The bright flavors of lemon and herbs enhance the shrimp. Serve it over pasta and wait for the compliments. —Lori Packer, Omaha, Nebraska
If you want to try more copycat recipes, learn to make bang bang shrimp just like Bonefish Grill.
Texas Roadhouse Fried Catfish CopycatMississippi is the nation’s largest producer of farm-raised catfish. My family loves this dish, and asks for it often. One reason I like it is it’s so simple to prepare. —Mrs. W.D. Baker, Starkville, Mississippi
Noodles & Company Pesto Cavatappi CopycatPrepared sauce accents this warm chicken pesto pasta. Keep pesto in the freezer for the next time you have leftover chicken. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Buffalo Wild Wings Bourbon Honey Mustard Wings CopycatFor a change from spicy Buffalo sauce, try these sweet and sticky wings. There’s a good chance they’ll become your new favorite! —Susan Seymour, Valatie, New York
Noodles & Company Penne Rosa CopycatI 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
McCalister's Deli Harvest Chicken Salad CopycatThese sandwiches are easy to pull together when you need something fun and taste-worthy in a flash. I make them often for occasions like brunches, church youth meetings and impromptu family gatherings. —Cheryl Sigler, Louisville, Ohio
Panda Express Chicken Potsticker CopycatChicken and mushrooms make up the filling in these pot stickers, a traditional Chinese dumpling. Greasing the steamer rack makes it easier to remove them once they’re steamed. —Jacquelynne Stine, Las Vegas, Nevada
Hard Rock Cafe Cheesecake made with Oreo Cookie Pieces CopycatI used to think cheesecake sounded intimidating, but since I started making them I can’t stop! This simple but special cookie-topped version will make your family feel fussed over. —Rose Yoder, Middlebury, Indiana
The Cheesecake Factory Spicy Cashew Chicken CopycatThere are lots of recipes for cashew chicken, but my family thinks this one stands alone. We love the flavor from the fresh ginger and the crunch of the cashews. Another plus is it’s easy to prepare. —Oma Rollison, El Cajon, California
California Pizza Kitchen The Original BBQ Chicken Pizza CopycatSo fast and so easy with refrigerated pizza crust, these saucy, smoky pizzas make quick fans with their rustic, hot-off-the-grill flavor. They’re perfect for impromptu cookouts and summer dinners on the patio. —Alicia Trevithick, Temecula, California
Cracker Barrel Chicken n’ Dumplins CopycatUsing precooked chicken and ready-made biscuits, this hearty dish is comfort food made simple. It’s the perfect way to warm up on chilly nights. —Lakeya Astwood, Schenectady, New York
Culver's Butterburger CopycatIt’s no secret that Wisconsinites love their dairy—so much that they sometimes top their burgers with a generous pat of butter.
My recipe is a lot like the butter burgers you’ll find in popular restaurants all over the state. —Becky Carver, North Royalton, Ohio
Rock Bottom Bacon Jalapeno Poppers CopycatThere’s no faster way to get a party started than with these bacon jalapeno poppers. Make them ahead and bake just before serving. Even the those who are intolerant of hot peppers will love them. —Dawn Onuffer, Crestview, Florida
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte CopycatEach sip of this spiced-just-right beverage from our very own baristas tastes like a piece of pumpkin pie! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Starbucks Bacon and Gruyere Egg Bites CopycatYou can substitute Gruyere cheese for the Swiss and ham for the bacon, or add in small-cut veggies to these copycat Starbucks egg bites. I also like to bake these in small Mason jars for fun single-portion presentations. Serve with avocado slices and fresh fruit for a healthy breakfast. —Maria Morelli, West Kelowna, British Columbia
PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps CopycatThis recipe is as tasty as the lettuce wraps found in national restaurants, but it’s healthier! — Linda Rowley, Richardson, Texas
Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana CopycatI let my young son pick out seed packets and he chose kale, which grew like crazy. This hearty soup helped make good use of it and rivals a restaurant version that we love.
—Michelle Babbie, Malone, New York
Popeyes Seafood Po’ Boy CopycatThis twist on the traditional po’boy sandwich adds flavor and veggies while reducing fat and calories. For a smoked flavor, grill the shrimp. For a lower-carb option, serve the po’boy open-faced on a baguette half. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia
Chipotle Corn Salsa CopycatChipotle corn salsa is a go-to topping for bowls and burritos alike. Make it at home so you can enjoy it however you like—even by the spoonful! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Cracker Barrel Fried Apples CopycatIf you’re feeling festive, scoop some vanilla ice cream over a bowl of these cinnamon spiced apples. They’re homey, aromatic and just plain heavenly. —Amie Powell, Knoxville, Tennessee
Applebee's Quesadilla Burger CopycatMy niece fell in love with the quesadilla burger from Applebee’s and challenged me to make it at home. She says this copycat Applebee’s quesadilla burger recipe is pretty darn close to the real thing! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
Hard Rock Café Hickory-Smoked Ribs CopycatWhen my family thinks of summer grilling, it’s ribs all the way. Our Asian-inspired recipe is a welcome change from the usual barbecue-sauce versions. —Ginger Sullivan, Cutler Bay, Florida
Chipotle Chicken CopycatWith the help of a flavorful marinade, Chipotle chicken is pretty easy to make at home. Fire up the grill and get going! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Einstein Bros. Bagels Asiago Bagel CopycatDiscover a cheesy alternative to the usual sweet bread brunch offerings. There’s no need to stop by a bakery when you can make this asiago bagel recipe at home. —Tami Kuehl, Loup City, Nebraska
Bakers Square French Silk Pie CopycatChocolate makes the world go round! We have a family that loves chocolate pies, and this version with a splash of brandy is smooth as silk and oh, so special. —Kathy Hewitt, Cranston, Rhode Island
IHOP Blueberry Pancakes CopycatMy dad makes blueberry pancakes for us every Saturday without fail. The combination of oats, cornmeal and buttermilk in the batter gives the pancakes heartiness we can’t resist. —Gabrielle Short, Pleasant Hill, Iowa
Starbucks Iced Lemon Loaf CopycatMy family always asks for this love-me-tender lemon loaf cake. Sometimes, I shake things up and make cupcakes with the batter. So awesome for brunch! —Lola Baxter, Winnebago, Minnesota
The Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Scampi CopycatShrimp scampi is a delicious dish to turn to when the huge menu at the Cheesecake Factory becomes too overwhelming. When serving, put the lightly breaded shrimp around the outsides of the mound of angel hair pasta to plate it just like the restaurant does. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
PF Chang's California Roll CopycatThis tastes as good as any restaurant-made or store-bought California roll. Plus, it’s one of the easiest sushi recipes for when you’re first learning. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites CopycatTexas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites are best described as a delicious cross between mozzarella sticks and jalapeno poppers. Make them at home and you’ll see! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Popeyes Macaroni & Cheese CopycatMy sons always say I’m the best mom in the world when I make this creamy mac-and-cheese perfection. Does it get any better than that? —Heidi Fleek, Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Culver's Wisconsin Cheese Curds CopycatThese beer-battered cheese curds are the ultimate in delicious comfort food. Some folks like to serve them with ranch dressing, ketchup or barbecue sauce for dipping. —Katie Rose, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Here are more regional copycat recipes for when you’re missing home.
Olive Garden Breadsticks CopycatOlive Garden breadsticks are the best breadsticks around. Now, you can have them at your fingertips, thanks to this copycat recipe! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Country Kitchen Chicken & Waffle CopycatMy first experience with this dish sent my taste buds into orbit. I first made this chicken and waffles recipe into appetizers, but we all love them as a main course, too. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri
Panda Express Cream Cheese Rangoon CopycatWhen 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
Here are other takeout copycat recipes.
Bakers Square Coconut Cream Pie CopycatWhen I whip up a toasted coconut cream pie, my family goes wild and the pie vanishes. —Darlene Bartos, Shoreview, Minnesota
Pizza Hut Cheese Sticks CopycatWe love the breadsticks we get hot from the oven at our local pizza parlor. Now I can serve that same wonderful goodness at home. —Heather Bates, Athens, Maine
Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara CopycatBreaded chicken, bacon and roasted red peppers are just a few ingredients that make this copycat Olive Garden carbonara recipe so flavorful. Pair it with salad and breadsticks like you would at the restaurant! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha CopycatYou can easily indulge in a coffeehouse-quality drink at home anytime. With whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle, this mocha treat will perk up even the sleepiest person at the table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Hard Rock Cafe Original Legendary Burger CopycatEvery family has a burger of choice, and this is ours. It’s stacked tall with bacon and crunchy onion rings. —Paula Homer, Nampa, Idaho
Maggiano’s Johnny’s Carbonara CopycatI learned on my culinary internship in Tuscany that real Italian cuisine is simpler than you think! This carbonara is quick, simple and delicious, just the way they like it in Italy. —Lauren Brien-Wooster, South Lake Tahoe, California
Little Caesar's Pretzel Crust PizzaThis copycat Little Caesar’s recipe will have you saying, “Pizza, pizza!” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Sonic Chili Cheese Tots CopycatPlaying with food is loads of fun when you have Tater Tots and taco toppings. Let kids build their own for smiles all around. —Eleanor Mielke, Mitchell, South Dakota
Portillo's Italian Beef Sandwich CopycatI have fond memories of my mother in the kitchen preparing her amazing beef dip sandwiches. They always made our house smell like an Old World Italian restaurant. And as good as the aroma was, somehow the taste was even better! Set out a jar of giardiniera for spooning on top. —Kira Vosk, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
McDonald's Shamrock Shake CopycatSave a sleeve of Girl Scout cookies for this creamy milkshake that’s fun for kids and adults, too. —Shauna Sever, San Francisco, California
The Cheesecake Factory Chicken Madeira CopycatSkip the wait time and make this best-selling Cheesecake Factory menu item at home. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Looking for more recipes? Learn to make a copycat version of The Cheesecake Factory’s chicken piccata.