Copycat Restaurant Recipes to Make at Home

Make restaurant-quality meals in the comfort of your own kitchen.

It’s fun to go out to eat with your family. But you don’t always need to get in the car and head to the restaurant to get your kids’ favorite meals. There are plenty of copycat recipes available online so you can make restaurant quality meals, right in your own kitchen — and your kids can help!

In the mood for pizza? Then make homemade Pizza Hut original pan deep dish pizza. Or for dinner, what about making Wendy’s chili or Panera’s mac and cheese? Don’t forget dessert: You might want to bake up a big pan of Cinnabon cinnamon rolls with a Cinnabon copycat recipe or a thick slice of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake.

Homemade Pizza Hut Original Pan Deep Dish Pizza

Chewy, thick dough topped with tomato sauce, your favorite toppings and plenty of mozzarella cheese – that’s the basics behind this homemade Pizza Hut original pan deep dish pizza from Your Home Based Mom.

Instead of calling the pizza delivery guy, make deep dish pizza at home using this recipe. One secret? Make sure the oven is hot when you bake the pizza – preheat to 475 degrees before baking.

Get the recipe from Your Home Based Mom.

PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Filled with flavor and packed with protein, these replicas are easy and take less than 30 minutes to make. Kids will love how fun they look to eat!

Get the recipe at Fit Foodie Finds.

Wendy’s Chili

Enjoy the yummy taste of fast food without leaving the house. Warm up the cold nights with a copy cat bowl of Wendy’s Chili (the secret to the sauce is the 3-hour simmer time to let the spices blend).

Get the recipe at Top Secret Recipes.

Panera Mac and Cheese

Dry mustard is the secret ingredient and your kids won’t know the difference between this dish and what they’d get from Panera.

Get the recipe at Shugary Sweets.

Chick-fil-A Sauce

Sometimes, all you need to elevate your go-to meals is an exciting new sauce or dip. Bring the secret Chick-fil-A sauce home and enjoy it with your homemade chicken, potatoes, sandwiches and more! All you need is four basic ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge.

Get the recipe at Taste of Home. 

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Part of what makes these rolls so good is the frosting, which is made from a combination of cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, lemon, vanilla and just a pinch of salt.

Get the recipe at The Slow Roasted Italian.

Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

If there’s anyone who has perfected the art of cheesecake, it’s got to be The Factory, right? Enjoy this copy cat, that uses three kinds of nuts in the crust (a nut-less option is also available).

Get the recipe at Moms Who Think.

Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Enjoy a Starbucks splurge every day when you make this moist and delicious lemon pound cake at home. Now all you need to do is perfect your at-home espresso drinks!

Get the recipe at Yellow Bliss Road. 

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Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.


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