17 Mouthwatering Copycat Restaurant Recipes That are Better Than Original

Starbucks Bacon and Cheese Sous Vide Bites

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Copycat Chili’s Skillet Queso Dip

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Photo Credit: 4 the Love of Food

I recreated one of my favorite restaurant cheese dips at home and it turned out delicious! Served in a warm skillet, this Queso Dip is a must have appetizer for parties and game day!

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Panera Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese

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Photo Credit: One Pot Only

Made with simple everyday ingredients, this Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese just hits the spot every time! Bringing together this classic mac and cheese and broccoli cheese soup, this one pot pasta is so creamy and cheesy.

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Zuppa Toscana Soup

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Photo Credit: Gypsy Plate

This hearty and comforting soup is based on the version made famous by Olive Garden. But I don’t want to call it a copycat… because this home made version is much better!

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Wendy’s Chili

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Photo Credit: Two Kids and a Coupon

Warm things up on cool fall and winter days with this easy copycat Wendy’s chili recipe. Here is how to make it for your family!

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Cheesecake Factory Louisiana Chicken Pasta

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Photo Credit: Gypsy Plate

This copycat Cheesecake Factory Louisiana Chicken Pasta features crispy chicken cutlets atop a creamy, flavorful pasta. It’s so good!

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Hashbrown Casserole

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Photo Credit: The Forked Spoon

This Hashbrown Casserole, richly creamy and brimming with melted cheese, is conveniently crafted using frozen hashbrowns for a deliciously cheesy experience. Ideal for gatherings, potlucks, or as a savory addition to your dinner menu, this Cracker Barrel-inspired Hashbrown Casserole is sure to become an instant favorite with your family!

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Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

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Photo Credit: Simply Happenings

This Olive Garden alfredo sauce copycat tastes just like the original and is great for weeknight dinners. Serve with chicken or shrimp over a bed of fettuccine or dip your favorite breadsticks!

Get the Recipe: Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Cheesecake Factory Copycat Air Fryer Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

air fryer mac and cheese
Photo Credit: Air Fryer at Tiffanys

This is inspired from Cheesecake Factory’s macaroni and cheese balls made with homemade macaroni and cheese. They’re breaded and air fried then served with creamy marinara sauce.

Get the Recipe: Cheesecake Factory Copycat Air Fryer Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls

Roasted Chili Corn Salsa

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Photo Credit: Health My Lifestyle

Crafted in under 5 minutes using only 6 simple ingredients, this roasted chili corn salsa mirrors the authentic flavors of Chipotle’s original recipe. Bursting with freshness, crunchiness, tanginess, and pure deliciousness, it’s a quick snack, appetizer, or taco topping that everyone will enjoy!

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Texas Roadhouse Seasoning

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Photo Credit: Pattern Princess

When we go out for steak, Texas Roadhouse is our favorite place to go. Learn how easy it is to make it at home.

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Copycat Wendy’s Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

cranberry almond salad
Photo Credit: Noshing with the Nolands

This salad is chocked full of amazing ingredients like apples, pecans,, blue cheese, chicken and more! It is even better than the original!

Get the Recipe: Copycat Wendy’s Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

KFC Famous Bowls

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Photo Credit: Food Lovin Family

This easy recipe for copycat KFC famous bowl is hearty and delicious. A family favorite that’s the perfect weeknight dinner!

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Bob Evans Cherry Bread

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Photo Credit: The Monday Box

This easy Cherry Bread recipe makes a beautiful pink quick bread full of glistening maraschino cherries. It’s a delicious, moist, fruity loaf for any occasion.

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Copycat Crumbl Cookies

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Photo Credit: Emily Fabulous

Indulge in these big, soft, and flavorful Crumbl Cookie Copycats – a wallet-friendly alternative to the popular bakery’s sugar cookies

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Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls

texas roadhouse rolls
Photo Credit: Feast and Farm

Dig in to the warm, pillowy goodness of these classic rolls made in your kitchen! Don’t forget the cinnamon honey butter to slather on top.

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Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

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Photo Credit: Flavor Mosaic

Are you a fan of Wendy’s Frosty? If so, you’ll love this Copycat Frosty recipe that is so good that you’d swear you were sitting in Wendy’s enjoying this creamy treat.

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  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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