10 Restaurant Favorites We Recreated at Home This Year

updated Nov 16, 2023
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Over the past year we’ve developed countless copycat restaurant recipes based on your most popular requests. These are the menu items that people rave about, that passionate cooks try to recreate at home, that drive you to visit restaurants just so you can order them.

Here are 12 of our favorite copycat recipes we created this year — from Olive Garden’s creamy chicken gnocchi soup to Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme. And if you’re wondering whether or not these recipes actually taste as good as the real deal, rest assured: Most of these recipes taste even better.

Copycat Restaurant Recipes

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Hash Brown Casserole
Our take on Cracker Barrel's hash brown casserole is just as delicious and only a fraction of the cost.
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Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
This copycat Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup has everything from the creamy broth to the pillowy gnocchi, chicken, and vegetables.
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Starbucks Medicine Ball
An easy recipe for an at-home version of Starbucks' Medicine Ball tea.
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Taco Salad
Tthis California spin on the classic taco salad is a lighter version with a cool cilantro dressing.
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Copycat Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme
The legendary Taco Bell crunchwrap that's filled with cheesy beef and crispy tortilla shells can now be made at home.
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Swedish Meatballs
How to make easy Swedish meatballs (better than Ikea!) any night of the week.
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Cajun Chicken Pasta
This weeknight-friendly pasta dish — packed with smoky chicken, cheesy sauce, and juicy tomatoes — is inspired by a cult-favorite dish at Chili's.
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Animal-Style Fries
Yes, you can make the cult In-N-Out secret menu fries at home.
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Copycat PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps
It's surprisingly simple to make these sweet and savory wraps at home — and they're even better than the original.
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Copycat Panda Express Orange Chicken
This copycat version of Panda Express orange chicken is everything you love about the original, from the crispy pieces of chicken to the sticky-sweet sauce.
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