52 Magical Copycat Recipes From Popular Food Chain Brands

Recreate the magic of your favorite food chain brand with these easy homemade recipes that taste like the original, if not even better! No need to commute long distances only to wait in a queue when you can whip up these babies in your own kitchen!


Featured image from CincyShopper


1. Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Do you love the Starbucks lemon loaf pound cake as much as I do? This amazing homemade lemon loaf looks and tastes exactly like the Starbucks version!

From: MelanieCooks

2. Chipotle Copycat Chicken

Ah… Chipotle. What’s not to love about these guys? Make your own Chipotle Chicken Recipe at home!

From: CulinaryHill

3. Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles

Making your own homemade candy has never been easier, such as these Homemade Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Truffles. These are truly perfect for the holidays such as Christmas and would make a delicious gift.

From: ThriftyDIYDiva

4. Applebee’s Artichoke and Spinach Dip

If you love Applebee’s artichoke and spinach creamy dip, then this recipe is right up your alley. Grab some ingredients, an Instant Pot, and measuring spoons and got to work!

From: AdventuresOfANurse

5. Copycat Lofthouse Cookies

I’m a huge fan of store-bought Lofthouse sugar cookies, but I’m also very into making my own treats. The solution- to develop this delicious Aqua Blue Frosted Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies recipe!

From: ACultivatedNest

6. Copycat In-N-Out Burger

This copycat In n Out Burger recipe may just be better than the real thing! Give it a try and see!

From: YourHomeBasedMom

7. Famous Dave’s Ribs

Sweet and Smoky Barbecue Ribs (Famous Dave’s Pit Barbecue Ribs) are the absolute best BBQ rib recipes for grilling out or cooking in your oven. Either way, you cook these racks of ribs up, you’ll be happy with the tasty results that will leave your mouth watering.

From: AllSheCooks

8. KFC Chicken Pot Pie

This CopyCat KFC Pot Pies Recipe is “over the top good”. I think ours turned out tasting better with just less salty taste. Plus the cost was way cheaper. The kids and hubby wanted seconds and all loved them just as much if not better than KFC pot pies!

From: CincyShopper

9. Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

If you’ve never had the Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad, you should know that it’s delicious. Here’s how to make yours—at home.

From: WellPlated

10. Little Debbie Cosmic Brownie

Kids love the Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies you can get at the supermarket and this copycat recipe couldn’t be closer to the real thing! These Cosmic Brownies have a layer of rich chocolate ganache and are covered in colorful sprinkles just like the originals!

11. Chili’s Enchilada Soup

This Copycat Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup Tastes Just Like The Restaurant’s Version. It Is Filled With Chicken, Tomatoes, Cheese And Red Enchilada Sauce And Is So Flavorful And Delicious!

From: LilLuna

12. Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

Delicious layers of moist chocolate cake, Reese’s cheesecake, caramel, and peanut butter make up this Copycat Cheesecake Factory Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake.

From: TornadoughAlli

13. Chick-Fil-A Polynesian Sauce

Chick-Fil-A Polynesian Sauce is one of the most popular sauces sold in the food chain and is great on chicken, pork and beef! Now you can make it at home!

From: KitchenDreaming

14. Arby’s Curly Fries

Arby’s Curly Fries are the perfect blend of crispy fried potatoes and mouthwatering seasoning. This is the best Arby’s Curly Fries recipe you will find!

From: DomesticSuperhero

15. Texas Roadhouse Fried Pickles

Gotta love fried pickles! They are seriously good. These Easy Deep Fried Pickles are just like Texas Roadhouse’s.

From: AllSheCooks

16. Instant Pot Wendy’s Copycat Chili

This Instant Pot Wendy’s Copycat Chili is delicious and so easy to make! Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes!

From: ANightOwlBlog

17. Olive Garden Breadsticks

It is super simple to make your own CopyCat Olive Garden Breadsticks right at home. You will quickly be addicted to these butter garlic sticks that are a great addition to just about any meal.

From: CincyShopper

18. Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings

Make this copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings this fall. From frozen chicken to done in less than 30 minutes!

From: iSaveAtoZ

19. Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce

This Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sauce is perfect for dipping fries, chicken, or whatever else your heart desires. Super easy to make at home.

From: HouseOfYumm

20. Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread

Homemade Rosemary Dinner Bread just like Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread Recipe! Take a bite of this classic homemade Rosemary Bread and you won’t regret it!

From: AllSheCooks

21. Olive Garden Five Cheese Marianara

Try this wonderful recreation of Olive Garden’s Five Cheese Marinara. You’re going to love it!

From: ClarksCondensed

22. Cheesecake Factory’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

If you absolutely love Cheesecake Factory’s pumpkin cheesecake, this recipe was written for you!

From: AllSheCooks

23. Copycat Chili’s Skillet Queso

This recipe can be whipped up in just a few minutes and it is full of delicious flavors. It is our go-to party food and it seems we can hardly watch a sports event without it.

From: HouseWifeEclectic

24. Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole


This homemade CopyCat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole is so cheesy and so easy to make right at home. Great for breakfast or even a dinner side. Plus they are perfect for potlucks or anytime you are needing to feed a crowd.

25. Copycat Subway Bread

This Subway Bread Recipe is so easy to make and tastes even better than Subway! It is soft and chewy, the perfect start to your favorite sandwich!

From: FavoriteFamilyRecipe

26. Arby’s Beef n’ Cheddar

Indulge in this guilty, beefy pleasure this holiday season. Your taste buds will thank you.

From: OhSweetBasil

27. Long John Silver’s Chicken Planks

Do you love Long John Silver’s Chicken Planks? Well, this is the perfect solution if the nearest Long John Silvers is too far for comfort!

From: MomFoodie

28. PF Chang’s Copycat Lettuce Wraps

This PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps Recipe Is A Copycat Of A Restaurant Favorite. A Mixture Of Ground Chicken, Minced Mushrooms, And Onions, Seasoned And Cooked In Oriental Sauces And Wrapped In Fresh Lettuce. The Chicken Lettuce Wraps Are Light, Yet Filling! Best Of All, They Take Just 20 Minutes To Make!

From: LilLuna

29. Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo

This Copycat Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo is better than the original! But it’s a little dangerous if you know how to make it as you would have to resist making this hearty dish too often!

From: ThreeOlivesBranch

30. TGIF Jack Daniel’s Sauce

Making Jack Daniels Sauce is probably easier than you think. You take everyday ingredients and bring them to a boil. Once they’re boiling, you let it simmer until it thickens. Easy!

From: PersnicketyPlates

31. Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

Cracker Barrel’s Fried Apples are the favourites of a great many people. They are warm and delicious. Now you can have them anytime you want because you’ve just stumbled on the copycat recipe!

From: SweetAndSimpleLiving

32. Olive Garden Salad Dressing

Try out this non-boring Copycat Salad Dressing from Olive Garden!

From: TheCountryCook

33. Olive Garden Chicken Piccata

This Olive Garden Chicken Piccata copycat tastes as same as the original if not better. Seared chicken breasts are topped with a lemon garlic butter sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers. Serve with some green vegetables and a side of mashed potatoes for one seriously delicious meal.

From: AlyonasCooking

34. Panera Bread French Onion Soup

Serve this with a sandwich or a salad. Make the soup more authentic by making homemade croutons and sprinkling with some Asiago cheese and you will swear you are at Panera.

From: SimplySouthernMom

35. Applebee’s Four Cheese Mac and Cheese Honey Pepper Chicken

Ultra creamy and savory homemade 4 cheese mac and cheese is topped with incredibly crunchy buttermilk fried chicken tenders, glazed with a lip-smacking honey pepper sauce. A mouthful to say, but once you try one bite, you’ll be too busy chowing down to worry about the name!

From: TheChunkyChef

36. Applebee’s Oriental Salad

My favorite part of this salad is all the extra goodies in it, including almonds, fried chow mein noodles, and the dressing. It’s so hearty and has so many great flavors in it. If you’re a salad lover you’ll definitely like this!

From: LilLuna

37. Copycat Chili’s Salsa

This copycat Chili’s salsa recipe is the closest to the original and highly addictive. It’s super easy to make and has the perfect consistency and flavor!

From: HalfScratched

38. Perfect KFC Coleslaw

KFC Coleslaw is a five-minute side dish you’ll enjoy all summer long with your favorite chicken and more! Taste like the original!

From: DinnerThenDessert

39. Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme

Seasoned ground beef, nacho cheese, a crunchy corn tortilla, sour cream, lettuce, and tomato all wrapped inside a large flour tortilla. They’re amazing, naughty and worth every calorie!

From: LifeInTheLofthouse

40. Outback Steakhouse Sweet Molasses Brown Bread

Love the soft brown bread at The Outback Steakhouse? Now you can make it at home with my Outback bread recipe!

From: It’sAlwaysAutumn

41. Outback Bloomin’ Sauce with Onion Rings Fries and Tots

What’s the best part of an Outback Bloomin’ Onion? The SAUCE! Luckily, you don’t need to go to Outback Steakhouse to experience this flavor explosion!

From: FamilyFreshMeals

42. Panda Express Orange Chicken

Panda Express Orange Chicken with tender chicken thighs fried crisp and tossed in a magical perfect copycat sauce!

From: DinnerThenDessert

43. Outback Bloomin’ Onion Petals

Outback Bloomin’ Onion Petals taste just like the popular recipe! Pair them with the Bloom Sauce and everyone will be begging for more!

From: DomesticSuperhero

44. Taco Bell’s Quesadilla Sauce

This sauce is super creamy and has a great kick, but not overpoweringly so. It’s terrific when served alongside any Mexican meal, whether it be tacos, quesadillas, or burritos. If you’re using fresh jalapenos, you can leave a few of the seeds in for extra heat.

From: CentsLessMeals

45. Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This CopyCat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe will be a hit with you I promise. If you love Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup you are going to be amazed at how easy it is to make at home.

From: CincyShopper

46. Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits

Can’t get enough of the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits? Make them at home! This copycat recipe of Red Lobster cheese biscuits looks and tastes the same as the original!

From: MelanieCooks

47. Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets and Sauce

Eating out at Chick-Fil-A can take a toll on your budget, especially if you have a family. Here’s how you can make yours without having to burn a hole in your wallet!

From: CincyShopper

48. Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

This copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza is even better than the original. They are super easy to throw together and taste totally delicious. Perfect for people who are trying to avoid fast food but still get a craving for a Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell!

From: ClarksCondensed

49. Copycat IHOP Pancakes

Plump and pillowy, IHOP Pancakes copycat is just as tasty as what you’d find in the restaurant yet costs a fraction of the price. You can easily double the recipe to feed a large crowd or add chopped fresh fruits to the batter for another layer of yum.

From: OnionRingsAndThings

50. Panda Express Cream Cheese Rangoon

Panda Express Cream Cheese Rangoon made with a creamy center and crispy exterior, these are the perfect appetizer for your next Chinese takeout meal.

From: DinnerThenDessert

51.Chili’s Molten Lava Cake

Ooey Gooey center, melted ice cream dripping down the sides, hot fudge drizzled on top. Do I have your attention yet? GOOD! You need to make this!

From: SixSistersStuff

52. Pizza Hut Breadsticks

A copycat recipe for Pizza Hut breadsticks, made from scratch. Chewy, buttery, loaded with seasonings and an easy dipping sauce!

From: BrownEyedBaker

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