Top Copycat Restaurant Recipes Revealed

Top Copycat Restaurant Recipes Revealed

By Jessica Sawyer

Who says you can’t recreate your favorite restaurant dish at home?

Home chefs have been hard at work figuring out the recipes from some of the most popular restaurants out there, and according to many reviewers have done so with quite a bit of success.

Want to give it a try yourself? Take a look at the top copycat restaurant recipes below!

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica

The creamy sauce is absolutely essential to this chicken, shrimp, and pancetta penne dish that closely resembles the offering from Romano’s Macaroni Grill, so don’t be tempted to substitute it with lower-fat products if you want that restaurant quality flavor!

Get the recipe here.

You can find the rest of Romano’s Macaroni Grill’s menu here.

Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

When it starts getting cooler outside, a good soup recipe is pretty much an essential. This rich and flavorful soup made with chicken, gnocchi, and vegetables is indeed based on the one at Olive Garden, and some say it’s even better.

Get the recipe here.

You can find the rest of Olive Garden’s menu here.

Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

This sweet and creamy Cheesecake Factory-inspired cheesecake calls for a vanilla wafer and nut crust, but if you’re allergic many reviewers had little trouble switching it out for another.

Note: if you find you have problems with cracks in your cheesecake, make sure to put the pan in a water bath.

Get the recipe here.

You can find the rest of the Cheesecake Factory’s menu here.

IHOP’s Cheesecake Pancakes

Prefer your cheesecake for breakfast? IHOP’s famous dessert-based pancakes are filled with cheesecake pieces and topped with strawberry sauce, giving you a sweet and delicious way to start your day.

Get the recipe here.

You can find the rest of IHOP’s menu here.

Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ Onion

The zesty coating and dipping sauce are key to this recipe inspired by the one at Outback Steakhouse. It may take a little practice if you’ve never done anything like this before, but it’s worth the tasty results!

Get the recipe here.

You can find the rest of Outback Steakhouse’s menu here.

California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza

Who doesn’t like pizza? If you’re tired of the classic pepperoni and cheese pizza, try this California Pizza Kitchen-based pizza recipe made with BBQ sauce and chunks of chicken breast.

Get the recipe here.

You can find the rest of California Pizza Kitchen’s menu here.

Red Lobster’s Cheddar Biscuits

Just about anyone who has been to Red Lobster knows they make some seriously delicious cheddar biscuits! Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to recreate these warm and cheesy biscuits so you can eat them to your heart’s content at home.

Get the recipe here.

You can find the rest of Red Lobster’s menu here.

Can’t be bothered to try making your favorite dishes at home? Check out our full list of menus and prices at all of the most popular restaurants here at Restaurant Meal Prices, and leave the cooking to the professionals!

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