Calling all busy home cooks! Short on time but still craving delicious meals? We’ve got you covered. This collection of copycat recipes lets you recreate restaurant favorites from the comfort of your own kitchen. From weeknight-friendly pastas to impressive dinners, these easy-to-follow recipes are sure to become your new go-to meals. So ditch the takeout menus and get ready to impress your family and friends with restaurant-quality flavors, without the restaurant prices.

Copycat Domino’s Philly Cheesesteak Loaded Tots close up shot.
Copycat Domino’s Philly Cheesesteak Loaded Tots. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Panera Bread Mexican Street Corn Soup

Shrimp skewers on a white plate with lemon wedges.
Panera Bread Mexican Street Corn Soup. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

Simmering with corn, black beans, and a touch of spice, this soup is a burst of summer flavors. Recreate a Panera Bread favorite at home with this light and flavorful lunch or satisfying starter.
Get the Recipe: Panera Bread Mexican Street Corn Soup

Copycat Carrabba’s Mama Mandola’s Sicilian Chicken Soup

Two bowls of Copycat Carrabba's Mama Mandola's Sicilian Chicken Soup, accompanied by two spoons, a black pepper grinder, and a napkin.
Copycat Carrabba’s Mama Mandola’s Sicilian Chicken Soup. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Craving a hearty and comforting chicken soup? Look no further! This recipe features tender chicken, vegetables, and a rich broth, inspired by Carrabba’s Mama Mandola’s Sicilian Chicken Soup. It’s sure to warm you up on a chilly day.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Carrabba’s Mama Mandola’s Sicilian Chicken Soup

Copycat Jason’s Deli Irish Potato Soup

Two bowls of Copycat Jason's Deli Irish Potato Soup on a wooden table.
Copycat Jason’s Deli Irish Potato Soup. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

This creamy potato soup is packed with flavor and surprisingly easy to make. Packed with chunks, it’s a hearty and satisfying meal the whole family will love. Think Jason’s Deli Irish Potato Soup, but made in your own kitchen. |
Get the Recipe: Copycat Jason’s Deli Irish Potato Soup

Copycat Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken

Two bowls of Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins.
Copycat Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

This dish is a quick and flavorful weeknight meal. Crispy chicken is stir-fried with vegetables in a sweet and savory sauce, satisfying your takeout cravings in under 30 minutes. Inspired by Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken. |
Get the Recipe: Copycat Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken

Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins

A bowl of olive garden creamy shrimp alfredo pasta served in a black bowl with a spoon.
Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Craving comfort food classics but short on time? This recipe features tender chicken, fluffy dumplings, and a flavorful broth, inspired by Cracker Barrel’s Chicken and Dumplings. It’s a cozy and satisfying weeknight meal. |
Get the Recipe: Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins

Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes

A plate of cottage cheese toast with blueberries, next to a honey dipper.
Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

These crispy croquettes are a fun twist on a classic appetizer. Packed with savory filling and a delightfully crunchy exterior, they’re inspired by HelloFresh’s Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce for a crowd-pleasing starter. |
Get the Recipe: Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes

Diner Style Salisbury Steak

A hand holding a fork over a bowl of Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka on a wooden table.
Diner Style Salisbury Steak. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Salisbury steak is a diner favorite, and this recipe makes it easy to recreate at home. Ground beef is seasoned and pan-fried to perfection, then smothered in a rich gravy for a comforting and nostalgic dinner. |
Get the Recipe: Diner Style Salisbury Steak

Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers

A platter of pizza pasta salad served on a white rectangular dish.
Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

This recipe is inspired by Maggiano’s Little Italy. Italian sausage and colorful bell peppers are simmered in a flavorful sauce for a crowd-pleasing and hearty weeknight meal. |
Get the Recipe: Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers

Copycat Domino’s Cheddar Bacon Loaded Tots

A tray of cheddar bacon loaded tater tots, drizzled with Alfredo sauce, with a hand-picking one up.
Copycat Domino’s Cheddar Bacon Loaded Tots. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Calling all cheese lovers! This recipe features crispy tater tots smothered in melted cheese, crispy bacon, and a creamy dressing, inspired by Domino’s Cheddar Bacon Loaded Tots. It’s the ultimate comfort food side dish. |
Get the Recipe: Copycat Domino’s Cheddar Bacon Loaded Tots

Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

A plate with a Turkey à la King and salad on it.
Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

This creamy and flavorful pasta dish is inspired by Il Fornaio’s Rigatoni Alla Vodka. Rigatoni pasta is tossed with a decadent sauce made with tomatoes, cream, and a touch of spice for a restaurant-quality meal you can make at home. |
Get the Recipe: Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

Copycat Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp

Eggs benedict with ham and avocado on an English muffin served on a black plate.
Copycat Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Sweet and savory flavors come together perfectly in this dish, inspired by Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp. Crispy shrimp are coated in a tangy sauce with crunchy walnuts for a delicious and satisfying meal. |
Get the Recipe: Copycat Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp

Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Two chicken piccata on a white plate with parsley and lemon wedges.
Creamy Jalapeno Dip. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Spice up your next party with this creamy jalapeno dip! This recipe is easy to follow and perfect for serving with various accompaniments. |
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Copycat Alice Spring’s Chicken

A plate of Pork Roast with Apples on a table.
Copycat Alice Spring’s Chicken. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

This flavorful chicken dish is marinated in a unique blend of spices, then grilled to perfection. Inspired by Alice Spring’s Chicken, it’s a delicious and healthy option for a summer barbecue or a casual weeknight dinner. |
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Texas Roadhouse Chili Copycat Recipe

A slice of beefy John Wayne casserole on a plate.
Texas Roadhouse Chili Copycat Recipe. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

This hearty chili is packed with ground beef, beans, corn, and spices, just like the popular Texas Roadhouse version. It’s a perfect cold-weather meal that’s sure to warm you up. |
Get the Recipe: Texas Roadhouse Chili Copycat Recipe

Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

A plate of Copycat Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp served on a white rectangular dish.
Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

This hearty soup is a classic Italian dish made with pasta, beans, and vegetables in a flavorful broth. Inspired by Pasta e Fagioli Soup, it’s a simple yet satisfying meal for a cozy weeknight dinner. |
Get the Recipe: Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

A platter of sheet pan lemon-rosemary chicken with lemon slices, herbs, and garnished with cherry tomatoes.
Pasta e Fagioli Soup. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Looking for a comforting and flavorful soup? This recipe features tender chicken, pillowy gnocchi, and fresh vegetables in a rich and creamy broth. Inspired by Chicken Gnocchi Soup, it’s a delicious meal that’s sure to please everyone at the table. |
Get the Recipe: Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

A plate of Mexican carne molida with lime wedges served on a wooden table with a striped cloth on the side.
Chicken Gnocchi Soup. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

This creamy Alfredo sauce is a copycat of Olive Garden’s famous recipe. Made with simple ingredients, it’s perfect for tossing with your favorite pasta for a decadent and satisfying meal. |
Get the Recipe: Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

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

This dish combines succulent shrimp with a creamy Alfredo sauce for a restaurant-quality meal made easy at home. Inspired by Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo, it’s a quick and impressive dinner option. |
Get the Recipe: Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo

Kung Pao Chicken in a bowl with a bowl of rice in the background.
Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

This hearty and flavorful sandwich is a copycat of Firehouse Subs’ NY Steamer. It features piled-high roast beef, melty cheese, and a tangy horseradish sauce on a toasted sub roll.
Get the Recipe: Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo

Firehouse NY Steamer Sandwich

A bowl of Mediterranean orzo salad on a black plate.
Firehouse NY Steamer Sandwich. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

This Firehouse NY steamer sandwich is quick to prepare and packed with flavor. Perfect for a satisfying lunch or dinner. Enjoy a delicious sandwich without any hassle.
Get the Recipe: Firehouse NY Steamer Sandwich

Copycat Domino’s Philly Cheesesteak Loaded Tots

A tray of loaded tater tots topped with Alfredo sauce, scallions, and green onions on a wooden table next to plates and utensils.
Copycat Domino’s Philly Cheesesteak Loaded Tots. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Calling all cheese lovers! Craving the ultimate comfort food side dish? This recipe is inspired by Domino’s Philly Cheesesteak Loaded Tots. Crispy tater tots are smothered in melted cheese, savory filling, and a creamy sauce, replicating the flavors of a classic Philly cheesesteak in a fun and handheld way.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Domino’s Philly Cheesesteak Loaded Tots

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