Copycat Restaurant Recipes to Make at Home

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 that you can make them right in your own kitchen – and your kids can help!



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 Six Sister Stuff.


Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Photo by The Slow Roasted Italian


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.


Make the recipe from The Slow Roasted Italian.


PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Photo by Fit Foodie Finds


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!


Find the recipe at Fit Foodie Finds.


Wendy’s Chili

Photo by Top Secret Recipes


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).


Find the recipe at Top Secret Recipes.


Panera Mac and Cheese

Photo by Shugary Sweets.


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


Try the recipe from Shugary Sweets.


Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

Photo by Moms Who Think


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).


Savor the recipe from Moms Who Think.


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