29 Copycat Recipes That Are Tastier Than the Original

Kristen Bousquet
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Restaurant meals are the best. We all have our go-to dishes at our favorite restaurants, but sometimes it’s hard to drum up the motivation to leave the comfort of home to spend $15 on said meal. That’s why we’re thrilled that lots of the meals from our favorite chains (guilty pleasure fast food and otherwise) have been recreated by food bloggers and other awesome chefs out there. You can thank these geniuses for making it possible to whip up whatever you’re craving and eat it while lazing on your own couch.

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Whether you’re obsessed with the chicken Chipotle or you’re secretly addicted to P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef, there’s probably a copycat recipe for it. What makes these ones better is that sometimes they even come with directions on how to make the recipe healthier—and you can guarantee it’s made with fresh ingredients. Get the scoop on 29 copycat recipes that are truly better than the real thing.

A version of this article was originally published in November 2017.

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Copycat Recipes: Animal Style Fries
Photo: The Seaside Baker
Copycat Recipes: Texas Roadhouse Loaded Sweet Potato Copycat Recipe
Copycat Recipes: Mongolian Beef P.F. Chang's Copycat
Photo: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Copycat Recipes: Homemade In 'n' Out Burger Recipe with Lighter Secret Spread
Copycat Recipes: Easy Restaurant Style White Queso
Photo: The Cookie Rookie
Copycat Recipes: Chipotle Chicken
Photo: Culinary Hill
Copycat Recipes: Copycat Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Photo: The Chunky Chef
Copycat Recipes: Panera Mac & Cheese
Photo: Food Folks and Fun
Copycat Recipes: Cinnabons Cinnamon Rolls
Photo: Jo Cooks
Copycat Recipes: Panda Express Chow Mein Perfect Copycat
Photo: Dinner Then Dessert
Copycat Recipes: Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos
Photo: Cookie Rookie
Copycat Recipes: Cajun Chicken Pasta
Photo: Damn Delicious
Copycat Recipes: KFC Copycat Coleslaw
Photo: Dinner then Dessert
Copycat Recipes: Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
Copycat Recipes: Copycat Orange Julius
Photo: Lilluna
Copycat Recipes: Classic Burger Sauce
Photo: Brown Eyed Baker
Copycat Recipes: Olive Garden Copycat Salad
Photo: Yellow Bliss Road
Copycat Recipes: Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup
Copycat Recipes: Copycat Texas Roadhouse Fried Pickles Recipe
Copycat Recipes: Chipotle Sauce
Copycat Recipes: Arby's Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad Sandwich
Copycat Recipes: Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Photo: Torn a Dough Alli
Copycat Recipes: Starbucks Lemon Loaf Cake
Photo: Let the Baking Begin
Copycat Recipes: Portillo's Chopped Salad
Photo: Gonna Want Seconds
Copycat Recipes: Copycat Mocha Frappe
Photo: The Chunky Chef
Copycat Recipes: Shamrock Shake
Photo: Baking Beauty
Copycat Recipes: Baked Green Bean Fries with Sriracha Salt and Light Wasabi Ranch
Copycat Recipes: Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake

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  • Copycat Recipes: Animal Style Fries
  • Copycat Recipes: Texas Roadhouse Loaded Sweet Potato Copycat Recipe
  • Copycat Recipes: Mongolian Beef P.F. Chang's Copycat
  • Copycat Recipes: Homemade In 'n' Out Burger Recipe with Lighter Secret Spread
  • Copycat Recipes: Easy Restaurant Style White Queso
  • Copycat Recipes: Chipotle Chicken
  • Copycat Recipes: Copycat Loaded Baked Potato Soup
  • Copycat Recipes: Panera Mac & Cheese
  • Copycat Recipes: Cinnabons Cinnamon Rolls
  • Copycat Recipes: Panda Express Chow Mein Perfect Copycat
  • Copycat Recipes: Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos
  • Copycat Recipes: Cajun Chicken Pasta
  • Copycat Recipes: KFC Copycat Coleslaw
  • Copycat Recipes: Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
  • Copycat Recipes: Copycat Orange Julius
  • Copycat Recipes: Classic Burger Sauce
  • Copycat Recipes: Olive Garden Copycat Salad
  • Copycat Recipes: Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil Soup
  • Copycat Recipes: Copycat Texas Roadhouse Fried Pickles Recipe
  • Copycat Recipes: Chipotle Sauce
  • Copycat Recipes: Arby's Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad Sandwich
  • Copycat Recipes: Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
  • Copycat Recipes: Starbucks Lemon Loaf Cake
  • Copycat Recipes: Portillo's Chopped Salad
  • Copycat Recipes: Copycat Mocha Frappe
  • Copycat Recipes: Shamrock Shake
  • Copycat Recipes: Baked Green Bean Fries with Sriracha Salt and Light Wasabi Ranch
  • Copycat Recipes: Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake

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