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Our Favorite Copycat Recipes of 2015: Top 100 Copycat Recipes

Popeye's Crispy Fried ChickenIt is always fun to make homemade versions of your favorite restaurant dishes. This collection of's top 100 recipes of the year gives you the best copycat recipes that we have to offer. Whether you need copycat dressings, desserts, chicken recipes, or side dishes, we have some great options picked out for you. You can even mix and match your own copycat menu. 

Whatever you do, make sure to try out our version of Copycat Popeye’s Extra Crispy Fried Chicken with Delta Sauce. It was out Number One reader favorite recipe this year., and it’s no wonder why. This recipe uses a perfect blend of spices to create the perfect fried chicken breading, and has a recipe for the perfect fried chicken dipping sauce. 


Our Favorite Copycat Recipes of 2015: Top 100 Copycat Recipes


Top 100 Copycat Recipes


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Copycat Appetizer Recipes

Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip

These copycat appetizer recipes will make ideal starters for a large family meal. They are also perfect treats for a game day party. Whenever you need a snack, these appetizer copycat recipes will be the solution to your craving. 


  1. Copycat Applebee's Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip 

  2. Copycat Outback Steakhouse Wedge Salad 

  3. Copycat Cheddars Spinach Dip 

  4. Copycat Panera Ham and Swiss Baked Egg Souffles 

  5. Copycat Hooters Irresistible Daytona Wings 

  6. Homemade Olive Garden Salad with Homemade Dressing 

  7. Copycat Baked Bloomin' Onion

  8. Copycat IKEA Swedish Meatballs

  9. Copycat KGC Honey BBQ Wings 

  10. Applebee's Copycat Spicy Queso Blanco

  11. Copycat Pioneer Woman Nachos and Pico de Gallo   

  12. Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad 

  13. Homemade Comeback Sauce 


Copycat Soup Recipes

These warm and cozy soup recipes are excellent copycat recipes for fall and winter months when a warm soup is your ideal meal. If you are preparing a fancy holiday or family dinner, these soups make a great first course. 


  1. Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Knockoff 

  2. Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup 

  3. Carrabbas Sausage and Lentil Soup 

  4. Panera Copycat Creamy Tomato Soup 

  5. Just Like Steakhouse Easy Potato Soup 

  6. Olive Garden Minestrone Copycat Soup 

  7. Just Like Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

  8. Cracker Barrel Copycat Potato Soup 

  9. Copycat Benihana's Japanese Onion Soup 

  10. Slow Cooker Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup 


Copycat Bread and Roll Recipes

Nothing makes a meal special like adding a side of freshly baked bread. Whether you need a biscuit, roll, or a full loaf of bread, we have some top picks from this year that are guaranteed to be delicious. 


  1. Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls 

  2. Copycat Texas Roadhouse Butter 

  3. Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks 

  4. Homemade KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

  5. Copycat Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Biscuits 

  6. Easy Homemade Crescent Rolls 

  7. Homemade Bread in a Bag 

  8. Texas Roadhouse Rolls Copycat 


Copycat Chicken Recipes

Homemade KFC Chicken

Copycat chicken recipes are more beloved than any other type of copycat recipe on our site. Fried chicken, takeout chicken, or chicken and pasta, all of it is a hit. If you haven't tried them yet, these copycat recipes are sure to be new favorites. 


  1. Popeye's Extra Crispy Spicy Fried Chicken with Delta Sauce 

  2. Copycat Japanese Steakhouse Hibachi Chicken and Steak with Veggies 

  3. Homemade KFC Fried Chicken 

  4. Copycat Chicken Casserole from Cracker Barrel 

  5. 30-Minute Chicken and Dumplings 

  6. Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Parmesano Vino Blanco

  7. Copycat Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken 

  8. Chick-fil-a Chicken Nuggets Copycat 

  9. Homemade McDonald's Chicken Nuggets

  10. Applebee's Three Cheese Chicken Penne Copycat 

  11. P.F. Chang's Kung Pao Chicken Copycat 

  12. Olive Garden Chicken Scampi Knockoff 

  13. Stouffer's Grandma's Chicken and Rice Bake 

  14. Olive Garden's Stuffed Chicken Marsala Copycat 

  15. Copycat KFC's Fried Chicken Recipe 

  16. Olive Garden's Chicken Alfredo 

  17. Homemade KFC Popcorn Chicken 

  18. KFC Mashed Potato Bowl Replica 

  19. 20-Minute Takeout Teriyaki Chicken and Rice 

  20. Copycat Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad 

  21. Panera's Thai Chopped Chicken Salad Copycat 

  22. KFC Fried Chicken Recipe


Copycat Main Dish Recipes

These main dish copycat recipes are some of the most popular recipes of the year. These easy copycat recipes are from a variety of tasty restaurants that you'lll recognize. We think that these homemade recipes give the originals a run for their money. 


  1. Chipotle's Pork Carnitas Copycat

  2. Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Copycat 

  3. Copycat Five Guy's Burger 

  4. Olive Garden Fettuccine Copycat 

  5. Homemade McDonald's McGriddle Recipe 

  6. Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancake 

  7. Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp Copycat 

  8. Applebee's Smothered Steak Skillet 

  9. Copycat White Castle Casserole 

  10. Better than Olive Garden Seafood Alfredo 

  11. Copycat Noodles & Company Chicken and Buttered Noodles 

  12. Just Like Olive Garden's Baked Ziti

  13. Cheesecake Factory Copycat Four Cheese Pasta 

  14. Copycat Cracker Barrel Baked Mac and Cheese 


Copycat Side Dish Recipes


These side dishes are so good, they are sure to steal the show. The main dish will pale in comparision to these copycat side dish creations from some of your favorite restaurants. 


  1. Copycat Luby's Fried Cabbage 
  2. Homemade Hawaiian Macaroni Salad 

  3. Copycat KFC Coleslaw

  4. Copycat Cracker Barrel Hash Browns Casserole 

  5. Homemade KFC Coleslaw 

  6. Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein 

  7. Takeout Lo Mein Copycat 

  8. Chinese Takeout Fried Rice Copycat 

  9. Copycat Ruth's Chris Sweet Potato Casserole 

  10. Homemade Boston Market Squash Casserole 

  11. Copycat Cracker Barrel Green Beans 


Copycat Drink Recipes


Once you've created a copycat meal, you'll need a drink to go with it. Whether you need something to cool you off, warm you up, or a simply refreshing drink to enjoy with a meal, we've got you covered.


  1. Copycat Starbuck's Green Tea Frappuccino 
  2. Just Like Panera's Iced Green Tea 

  3. Homemade Salted Caramel Mocha 

  4. Copycat Olive Garden Peach Tea 

  5. Copycat Starbuck's Caramel Creme Brulee Latte 

  6. Copycat Chili's Watermelon Margarita Recipe 


Copycat Sauce,Dressing, and Condiment Recipes

Sauces, dressings, and dips are also big hits on our site. These copycat recipes attempt to uncover the secret sauce behind your favorite restaurant condiments, and we think they come pretty darn close!


  1. Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce Recipe 

  2. Homemade Olive Garden Salad Dressing

  3. KFC-Style Gravy 

  4. Homemade Prego Spaghetti Sauce 

  5.  Copycat Outback Steakhouse Ranch Dressing 

  6. French Vanilla Coffee Creamer 


Copycat Dessert Recipes

Never, ever forget about dessert. Our top copycat dessert recipes of the year are simply divine. Trust us, these sweet treats are just what you're craving. 


  1. Homemade Momofuku Crack Pie 

  2. Dunkin Donut's Vanilla Cream-Filled Doughnuts 

  3. 5-Minute Cookies and Cream Fudge 

  4. Copycat Cheesecake Factory Oreo Cheesecake 

  5. Olive Garden Copycat Lemon Cream Cake 

  6. Cadbury Egg Inspired Easter Trifle

  7. Copycat Panera Buttery Shortbread Cookies 

  8. Apple Fritter Doughnuts 

  9. Homemade Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake 

  10. Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies 




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