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29 Copycat Restaurant Side Dish Recipes that Steal the Show

From breads and rolls to side salads and starters, these copycat restaurant side dishes will make the meal!

By: Ashley Kolpak, Editor, AllFreeCopycatRecipes
Copycat Restaurant Side Dish Recipes

Sometimes when you are having a dinner party, the recipes that really hit it out of the park are side dish recipes. That's great because there are so many options and they are so simple to make! No matter what time of year or whatever the occasion, these 29 Copycat Restaurant Side Dish Recipes that Steal the Show are a great way to help you find the very best dishes to serve.

Whether you're looking for something simple like restaurant style breads and rolls or something classic like a green bean casserole, we've got the recipes you need. If you're tired of bringing the same old side dishes and casseroles to your potlucks and family dinners, try something new! You just might find a new favorite recipe.

Bread and Rolls Side Dish Recipes

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Copycat
  • Copycat Olive Garden BreadsticksOlive Garden has the best breadsticks recipe around, and now you can too, with this recipe for Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks. These soft, buttery breadsticks with a hint of salt complement any main dish, soup, or salad to perfection.
  • Copycat Texas Roadhouse RollsThese Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls are utterly irresistible. One of the most coveted Texas Roadhouse restaurant recipes, these pillowy rolls are a delightful dinner companion.
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Corn Bread DressingYou don't have to wait for your next road trip to enjoy this corn bread treat. Corn Bread dressing is a Southern-style staple that just oozes with country charm. If you're planning on attending a potluck any time soon, this is a go-to dish.
  • Famous Dave's Copycat Sweet Cornbread MuffinsFamous Dave's Copycat Sweet Cornbread Muffins are a never-too-sweet Southern treat. Make any dinner an event by baking up some of these. They're an easy appetizer recipe that will remind you of home style BBQ dinners, exactly what "Dave" is famous for!
  • Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit CopycatThese one-of-a-kind Cheddar Bay biscuits from Red Lobster are the perfect complement to any dinner. This Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Copycat recipe won't make just any old dinner roll. These dinner rolls are loaded with flavor and have the perfect cheesy topping.

Vegetable Side Dish Recipes

Sweet Tomatoes Copycat Broccoli Madness Salad
  • Sweet Tomatoes Copycat Broccoli Madness SaladNeed something new and packed with veggies? This broccoli salad recipe is the one for you!
  • Mushrooms in Sour Cream SauceThis recipe for mushrooms in sour cream sauce is simple to make but oh so delicious!
  • Whole Foods' Copycat California Quinoa SaladThis copycat deli salad recipe is as healthy as it gets! It's packed with super foods and super flavors.
  • Bennigan's Copycat Broccoli BitesIf you have trouble getting your kids to eat their broccoli, restaurant side dish recipes like this one for Copycat Bennigan's Broccoli Bites may change their minds.
  • If you're looking for awe-inspiring side dish recipes, look no further than Cracker Barrel restaurant recipes like this one for Copycat Cracker Barrel Green Beans.
  • Copycat Boston Market Creamed SpinachThis is one of those side dish restaurant recipes that you can pair with many different meals. This creamy, cheesy, luscious spinach is scrumptious.
  • Just-Like Rudy's Creamed CornIt's crazily creamy...the perfect side dish. Rudy's Creamed Corn Recipe will be a hit any night of the week. Any party, any occasion, get ready to enjoy this delicious mix of corn, butter and cream cheese.
  • Copycat KFC Bean SaladIf you're looking for easy copycat restaurant recipes for side dishes, this recipe for Copycat KFC Bean Salad is a great choice.

Potato Side Dish Recipes

Copycat Amish Potato Salad
  • TGI Friday's Baked Potato Skins CopycatPotato side dishes are the best because they're so filling! This recipe for baked potato skins would also make an amazing copycat appetizer recipe.
  • Easy Roasted Sweet Potato SaladThis roasted sweet potato salad is a simple way to get some sweet potatoes into your meals. It's delicious, nutritious, and so easy.
  • Copycat Amish Potato SaladThis recipe for Amish potato salad is simple, but that's what makes it so tasty!
  • Copycat Boston Market Garlic Dill New PotatoesSide dishes are often the stars among famous restaurant recipes and this recipe for Copycat Boston Market Dill Potato Wedges is one of them.
  • Cheesecake Factory's Mashed PotatoesLooking for the very best mashed potatoes recipe? Cheesecake Factory's Mashed Potatoes are possibly some of the best restaurant mashed potatoes, but you don't have to seek out one of their restaurants to get that mashed potato amazing-ness, just use this side dish recipe.
  • Copycat Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Hash BrownsTry a different kind of side dish with these Copycat Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Hash Browns. Their unique cornflake crust make this quick and easy potato recipe stand out from the crowd.
  • We know that butter adds a creamy element to mashed potato recipes, but this recipe straight from Disney incorporates a secret ingredient. For an outstanding new copycat side dish recipe, you have to dig into Copycat Disney World Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes.

Other Side Dish Recipes

Just Like Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Copycat Ruth's Chris Shoestring Fries RecipeWho can resist a big plate full of shoestring fries? This recipe gives you fries that are just like the ones from Ruth's Chris that we all crave.
  • Copycat Tucano's Grilled PineappleThis sweet and savory grilled pineapple is the perfect side dish for your next picnic or family gathering. It's a great but simple twist on pinapple that the whole family will love.
  • Copycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime RiceThis homemade version of a famous Cafe Rio rice recipe is one of the best quick Mexican recipes for side dishes and a complement to any Mexican meal.
  • Chinese Takeout Fried RiceIf you were thinking about ordering in, forget it. You can make delicious Chinese Takeout Fried Rice at home. You'll need frozen peas, frozen corn, eggs, rice and onion to start. Add in soy sauce, pepper and vegetable oil. When you're finished, this copycat Chinese restaurant recipe will taste better than the real deal.
  • Copycat Boston Market Mac and CheeseBoston Market Mac and Cheese is a fail-safe dish to satisfy your whole family. This is one of the cheesiest mock restaurant recipes for macaroni you'll encounter. Great as a side or on its own.
  • Copycat Cafe Rio Black Bean RecipeCopycat Cafe Rio Black Bean Recipe is the perfect big bash picnic side dish. If you love the easy delicious flavors of Mexican food, you'll love this party pick.
  • Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried ApplesLooking for the perfect side dish to warm your tummy? Try out this Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples recipe! With a combination of apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter, how can you go wrong?
  • Hot eats from DQ make for some seriously good dishes. Heaped high on a hot dog, you can't go wrong with this Copycat Dairy Queen Hot Dog Chili Sauce.
  • You'll embrace garlic breath when you get a load of this great side dish recipe. Copycat Gordon Biersch Garlic Fries may pack a strong punch of flavor, but that's also part of what makes them so darn delicious.
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