40+ Copycat Recipes From Your Favorite Restaurants

Do you love the taste of your favorite restaurant dishes, but don’t want to spend the money to eat out all the time? If so, you’re in luck! There are plenty of copycat recipes out there that will help you recreate your favorite dishes at home.

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In this blog post, we’ll share 40+ of our favorite copycat recipes. From fast food favorites like McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets and In-N-Out Sauce, to more upscale dishes like PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps and Din Tai Fung Green Beans, there’s something for everyone on this list.

The BEST Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Overhead shot of mongolian beef served in grey bowl sprinkled with green onions.
This recipe for Easy Mongolian Beef makes it simple to make your favorite take out dish at home. It’s a recipe that tastes just like PF Chang’s!
Copycat PF Chang’s Easy Mongolian Beef
These copycat Din Tai Fung Green Beans are deliciously crispy and coated with lots of savory garlic and a spicy chili crisp. It’s the best umami-forward side dish to pair with all of your takeout-inspired favorites!
Copycat Din Tai Fung Green Beans
Lettuce Wraps arranged on plate with bowl of sauce.
These PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps are a copycat recipe of their popular dish. Ground chicken is wrapped in cooling lettuce cups and topped with a special customizable dipping sauce.
Copycat PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps
Overhead shot of small bowl of fry sauce next to plate of fries.
This famous In-N-Out Sauce is easy to make at home! 6 simple ingredients are transformed into a sweet, briny, and tangy sauce that’s perfect for burgers, finger foods, and homemade Animal Fries.
Famous In-N-Out Sauce
Overhead shot of din tai fung cucumber salad on grey plate with chopsticks.
This copycat Din Tai Fung Cucumber Salad is bursting with flavor. Beautifully marinated cucumbers drizzled in chili oil is an outstanding vegetarian appetizer you can enjoy for any special occasion!
Copycat Din Tai Fung Cucumber Salad
Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites on plate
These Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites are just like the ones you’d find at Starbucks. By making them at home in your electric pressure cooker, you’ll save lots of money and you can totally customize them with your favorite flavors.
Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites
Restaurant ranch dressing in small glass jar with spoon.
This Restaurant Ranch Dressing is hands down the best, most crave-worthy ranch you've ever had. This recipe can rival any restaurant ranch dressing!
Homemade Ranch Dressing To Rival Any Restaurant
Bowl of jalapeno salsa next to small bowl of sesame seeds.
This jalapeno sesame salsa recipe is totally unique and so addictive! It's the perfect topping for Yumm bowls, hummus, scrambled eggs, pizza and more! Or just use it as a dip.
Jalapeno Sesame Salsa
Overhead close up of Yumm bowl.
Learn how to make Yumm Sauce – inspired by Cafe Yumm. These vegetarian Yumm Bowls are loaded up with all the toppings and drizzled with a creamy curry & cumin spiced chickpea sauce.
Yumm Sauce
Orange julius topped with whipped cream and served with straw.
This clementine smoothie recipe tastes just like the an Orange Julius (but it's healthier). It's frosty and frothy with that orange and vanilla flavor that we all love!
Healthier Orange Julius
Bang bang sauce in small black bowl with serving spoon.
Add a tangy, sweet and spicy kick to your fried shrimp, seafood, fries, burgers, and more with Bang Bang Sauce! It’s an easy, creamy chili and mayo dipping sauce made from ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. Plus, it's a dead ringer for the Bonefish Grill namesake appetizer Bang Bang Shrimp!
Bang Bang Sauce
Chick fil a sauce on plate with french fries.
This homemade Chick-Fil-A Sauce tastes just like the real thing! A cross between smoky barbecue sauce and creamy honey mustard creates the ideal dipping sauce for chicken tenders, chicken nuggets, fries, and all of your fast food favorites.
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce
Overhead shot of cranberry bliss bars arranged on platter.
Cranberry Bliss Bars are a Starbucks copycat recipe of your favorite holiday treat. White chocolate and cranberries combine in these blondie-based bars topped with cream cheese frosting.
Starbucks Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars
Overhead close up of quinoa salad in bowl.
Make this copycat Costco Quinoa Salad at home for a healthy, hearty, and delicious grain-based salad studded with fresh veggies and fresh lemon dressing.
Copycat Costco Quinoa Salad
Crab leg dipped in whole shabang sauce.
Learn how to make copycat Boiling Crab Sauce (aka Whole Sha-Bang Sauce) from scratch! It’s a rich and layered butter sauce that’s perfect for Southern seafood boils and for sprucing up your usual weeknight dinner. Easy to make in just 20 minutes!
Copycat Boiling Crab Sauce
Overhead close up of bowl of zuppa toscana.
Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden Copycat) tastes just like the original, but it’s made super quick and easy with the help of your electric pressure cooker. Hearty, creamy & delicious, it will quickly become your favorite instant pot soup recipe
Copycat Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana
Sliced BOSTON MARKET meatloaf in serving tray with green beans and mashed potatoes.
This Boston Market Meatloaf (Copycat Recipe) tastes just like they make at Boston Market – It’s kicked up with a barbeque ketchup sauce that tastes so amazing!
Copycat Boston Market Meatloaf
Chipotle hot salsa in bowl with chips dipped into it.
Spice up your life with this copycat Chipotle Hot Salsa! It’s a tomatillo and red chili salsa that’s easy to make at home and packed with layers of nuanced, spicy flavors. Perfect with tortilla chips, tacos, burrito bowls, and more!
Copycat Chipotle Hot Salsa
Protein Bistro Box
Adult Lunchables are perfect for meal-prep. Learn how to make your own healthy protein boxes (like Starbucks) at home to save money & time.
Copycat Starbucks Protein Boxes
This Homemade Copycat McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets recipe tastes JUST LIKE the real ones – but made in your kitchen. Learn how to make these crispy little fun nuggets from home right now!
Homemade McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets
This Chick-Fil-A crispy chicken sandwich with homemade Chick-Fil-A sauce is the perfect copycat recipe of the classic sandwich we all love!
Chick-Fil-A Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Forget the takeout! These Copycat In-N-Out Burgers are just as good as the real thing. Delicious homemade animal style In-N-Out burger.
Copycat In-N-Out-Burgers
This Krispy Kreme Doughnut Copycat recipe makes doughnuts that are light and airy! Little fried pillows that melt in your mouth!
Copycat Krispy Kreme Doughnut Recipe
With this Starbucks-inspired Iced Caramel Macchiato recipe, you can make your favorite drink at home! Super easy and just as delicious!
Copycat Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato
Save your time and money by blending up a deliciously sweet Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino right in your own kitchen!
Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino
Dream Extreme Oreo Cheesecake is a rich and fudgy cake, with a chocolate layer, Oreo Cheesecake and Oreo Mousse, topped with a layer of chocolate ganache.
Copycat Cheesecake Factory Dream Extreme Oreo Cheesecake
The famous Crumbl Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie Copycat Recipe. This is a knock-off of Crumbl’s best selling classic milk chocolate chip cookie.
Copycat Crumbl Chocolate Chip Cookies
These perfect chocolate chunk cookies are just like your favorite Chick-Fil-A treat. Chewy cookies with crispy edges, filled with oats, milk chocolate chips and chocolate chunks.
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Cookies
Your favorite sweet and tangy Panda Express Orange Chicken, but made at home using white meat chicken and simple ingredients.
Copycat Panda Express Orange Chicken
Intensely bright, citrusy Vegan Lemon Loaf Cake. No special equipment, this tender, buttery Starbucks copycat recipe is perfect for brunch.
Starbucks Lemon Loaf Copycat
A classic treat, this Wendy’s Frosty Recipe is creamy, flavorful and the perfect copycat of version of your favorite restaurant drink! Super easy you’ll be making this all spring and summer long.
Wendy’s Frosty Copycat Recipe
Caramel Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick cookies inspired by Levain Bakery’s spring flavor. This recipe is easy to make without any cake flour!
Copycat Levain Bakery Cookies
This Chipotle Burrito Bowl recipe combines the best of the famous restaurant recipes in one delicious meal. Have a Chipotle night without leaving the house!
Copycat Chipotle Burrito Bowl
Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Honey Butter is an easy copycat recipe you can make in 5 minutes. Delicious on everything!
Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Honey Butter
Pasta e Fagioli – this is one of my all time favorite soups and one of my most popular recipes! It’s comforting, hearty and absolutely delicious!
Copycat Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli
Enjoy a hot bowl of classic broccoli cheddar soup made in one pot for easy clean-up. This creamy wholesome soup is made from scratch in just 20 minutes!
Copycat Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup
You are going to love this simple Wendy’s Chili Recipe. The best part is that it is easy to make and the best copycat recipe. It will become you go-to!
Copycat Wendy’s Chili
If you love the Ikea Swedish Meatballs, this recipe is for you! These Swedish Meatballs are the ultimate comfort food. Both adults and kids will love this recipe.
Ikea Copycat Swedish Meatballs
The best homemade cinnamon rolls ever! If you love gooey cinnamon buns, we’ve got the secret ingredient. Overnight instructions included.
Cinnabon Copycat Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
These Copycat IHOP Crispy Breakfast Potatoes are deliciously seasoned, golden brown, and are so good for meal prep. Pair them with eggs, your favorite breakfast meat, eat on the side of pancakes or French toast (being sure to dip them in the syrup, of course), or smothered in your favorite sauce.
Copycat IHOP Crispy Breakfast Potatoes
An easy slow cooker recipe, this Copycat Chick Fil A Chicken Tortilla Soup is a creamy, homemade, dish made completely gluten-free. Featuring tender shredded chicken, black beans, diced tomatoes, corn, and a kick of heat from diced chiles and jalapenos.
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Tortilla Soup
These Taco Bell copycat breakfast quesadillas are a fantastic way to spice up boring breakfasts. Fluffy scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, and melty cheddar cheese make for a breakfast of champions. These quesadillas are freezer-friendly too, which means you can skip the drive-thru!
Copycat Taco Bell Breakfast Quesadillas

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40+ Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Love the taste of your favorite restaurant dishes, but don't want to spend the money to eat out? Try these restaurant copycat recipes! These PF Chang's Lettuce Wraps are a copycat recipe of their popular dish. Ground chicken is wrapped in cooling lettuce cups and topped with a special customizable dipping sauce.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings



  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons mirin
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar

Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1 8-ounce can water chestnuts (drained and minced (about 1 cup))
  • 10 fresh or dried shitake mushrooms (stems removed and chopped (about 2/3 cups). If dried, soak in warm water until soft, before chopping)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced or grated)

For Serving

  • 1 green onion (thinly sliced, for garnish)
  • Lettuce cups (for serving)

Special Sauce

  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 – 3 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon Chinese hot mustard paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili oil
  • 1 green onion (thinly sliced)


  • Prepare the marinade by mixing all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Mix the ground chicken meat, water chestnuts, chopped mushrooms and garlic with all the Marinade ingredients. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce. Combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili oil and green onions. For a mild sauce add 1 teaspoon of chili garlic sauce. For a medium sauce add 1/2 teaspoon of hot mustard plus 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce. For a hot sauce and 1 teaspoon of hot mustard plus 3 teaspoons of chili garlic sauce. Stir well. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or saute pan over high heat. Once hot, add the chicken. Stir-fry the chicken, breaking it up with a spoon until cooked through.
  • Spoon the chicken into lettuce cups and serve with the sauce on the side. Enjoy!
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Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1751mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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