Remember that dish you can’t stop thinking about from your go-to spot? There’s a good chance you can recreate it yourself now. It’s pretty cool to think that the next time that craving hits, you don’t have to wait for a table; you can just head to the kitchen. Whether it’s a comfort food classic or a dish that makes you nostalgic, these 11 copycat recipes are ready to turn dinner time into something a more special, and they’re sure to get thumbs up from around the table.

A hand dipping a tortilla chip into a tray of Copycat Applebee’s spinach artichoke dip.
Copycat Applebee’s Spinach-Artichoke Dip. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Pasta e Fagioli Soup in 2 bowls with spoons.
Pasta e Fagioli Soup. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Craving your favorite take out soup on a chilly evening? This hearty, homemade version of Pasta e Fagioli soup is packed with rich flavors and ingredients that warm the soul. It’s an ideal way to bring a bit of elegance into your kitchen, perfect for cozy nights in. Serve a bowl of this classic, comforting soup to feel like you’re dining out, even when you’re staying in.
Get the Recipe: Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

A bowl of Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots in a bowl.
Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Whip up a healthy and elegant meal in no time with this easy recipe. Copycat Cracker Barrel’s baby carrots are cooked to be perfectly tender and slightly sweet, a great side for any meal. An effortless addition to your dinner meals, this dish will make you enjoy your favorite restaurant food in no time. Simple and delicious, they’re sure to become a staple in your kitchen.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Two Chicken Gnocchi Soup copycat soup recipes on a table.
Chicken Gnocchi Soup. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

In the mood for a restaurant meal but have no energy to go out? This homemade version of chicken gnocchi soup captures the creamy, comforting essence of the restaurant favorite. It’s perfect for cold evenings, offering a warm, delicious bowl of soup to unwind with. A simple recipe that brings the dining out experience into your cozy kitchen.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce in a black skillet.
Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Missing that thick sauce from a known restaurant? Make it at home with this copycat Olive Garden alfredo sauce recipe that’s creamy, rich, and indulgent. Pair it with your favorite pasta for a meal that feels special without the need for reservations. You can even put your own twist to improve on the original, right from your own kitchen.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

A hand holding a fork over a bowl of Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka on a wooden table.
Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Yearning for a pasta dish from your go to restaurant? This recipe lets you recreate that rich, creamy goodness at home. Copycat Il Fornaio rigatoni alla vodka is perfect for impressing guests or treating yourself to a luxurious meal without the fancy price tag. Enjoy the pleasure of making a restaurant-quality dish in your own kitchen.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Creamy Jalapeno Dip in a bowl with chip nearby.
Creamy Jalapeno Dip. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Master the art of the perfect creamy Jalapeno dip with this easy recipe. It’s ideal for parties, offering just the right amount of kick to go with your favorite chips. A crowd-pleaser that’s quick to disappear, this dip is sure to become a new favorite. Enjoy making a restaurant-quality dip with minimal effort, ready to spice up any gathering.
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Diner Style Salisbury Steak

A plate of Salisbury steak with gravy on mashed potatoes, and a side of peas on a white square dish.
Diner Style Salisbury Steak. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

If you are longing for an outside food, then this Diner Style Salisbury Steak recipe will be your go-to-dish. It has that classic diner taste that takes you right back to those nostalgic moments spent at your favorite spot. It’s rich, flavorful, and perfect for a comforting meal at home any day of the week. Bring the diner experience to your kitchen with this beloved classic.
Get the Recipe: Diner Style Salisbury Steak

Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes

Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Croquettes on a white plate with tomatoes and broccoli.
Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Have you ever wanted to shake things up in the kitchen? Think about making this copycat HelloFresh crispy shallot pork croquettes from your kitchen staples. They’re way more than just another dish; they’re an elegant twist that’ll definitely get some “wow”s at the dinner table. Plus, making this dish will never break your bank while still enjoying your go-to-favorites.
Get the Recipe: Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes

Zuppa Toscana Soup

Low Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup in a white round bowl with small handles.
Zuppa Toscana Soup. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

You might be craving a soup right now and do not know what to cook. Well, this copycat recipe brings that hearty soup straight to your kitchen. It’s perfect for cozy nights in, offering a warm and pleasurable meal. With its sweet aroma and comforting taste, zuppa toscana soup is a crowd-pleaser you need to try. Don’t forget that it’s easy to make, so you can enjoy it whenever the craving strikes.
Get the Recipe: Zuppa Toscana Soup

Firehouse NY Steamer Sandwich

An open-face NY Steamer sub copycat on a plate with Italian dressing.
Firehouse NY Steamer Sandwich. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

If you’re a fan of Firehouse Subs, you’ll love this copycat recipe for their famous Firehouse NY steamer sandwich. It captures the essence of the deli-style sandwich perfectly. Great for a quick lunch or dinner, this sandwich is a delicious option for indulging your cravings. This is a must-have recipe for sandwich enthusiasts looking to bring a taste of the deli home.
Get the Recipe: Firehouse NY Steamer Sandwich

Copycat Applebee’s Spinach-Artichoke Dip

A hand dipping a tortilla chip into a tray of Copycat Applebee’s spinach artichoke dip.
Copycat Applebee’s Spinach-Artichoke Dip. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

No need to head out to Applebee’s when you can whip up their popular dip in your own kitchen. This copycat Applebee’s spinach-artichoke dip recipe captures all the creamy, comforting goodness of the restaurant favorite, making it perfect for game nights or casual get-togethers. Enjoy it with your favorite chips or freshly cut veggies for an enjoyable snack. It’s an easy way to bring a bit of that casual dining feeling into any gathering or just a quiet night in.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Applebee’s Spinach-Artichoke Dip

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