29 Restaurant Side Dish Recipes (Copycats to Steal the Show)


29 Restaurant Side Dish Recipes (Copycats to Steal the Show)

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

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 what the occasion, these 29 Restaurant Side Dish Recipes are a great way to help you find the very best dishes to serve and steal the show.

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.

So if you're like us and the sides always get you more excited than the entree, jump in and meet the best restaurant sides on AllFreeCopycatRecipes. Be sure to let us know which ones you choose! We'd be thrilled to hear about it.

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Side Dish Recipes for Bread and Rolls

Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks

Olive 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.

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Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls

These Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls are utterly irresistible. One of the most coveted Texas Roadhouse restaurant recipes, these pillowy rolls are a delightful dinner companion.

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Easy Copycat Lion House Rolls

If you're from the Salt Lake City area, you're already excited. If you're not, well... now you know what you're missing. Get ready to meet your newest dinner roll obsession! 

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Famous Dave's Copycat Sweet Cornbread Muffins

Famous 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!

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Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Copycat

These 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.

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Vegetable Side Dish Recipes

Sweet Tomatoes Copycat Broccoli Madness Salad

Need something new and packed with veggies? This broccoli salad recipe is the one for you!

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Mushrooms in Sour Cream Sauce

This recipe for mushrooms in sour cream sauce is simple to make but oh so delicious!

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Whole Foods' Copycat California Quinoa Salad

This copycat deli salad recipe is as healthy as it gets! It's packed with super foods and super flavors.

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Copycat Luby's Fried Cabbage

A vintage favorite that would get any grandma's stamp of approval! This cabbage casserole has been kicked up a notch with bacon and butter, but it's still super simple to make.

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Copycat Ruth's Chris Sweet Potato Casserole

Okay, so this is a Thanksgiving staple, for sure, but we can't contain ourselves. This recipe must be broken out during the rest of the year too. It's too good to hide. 

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Cheesecake Factory Luau Salad

Take a step away from classic caesar salads to enjoy The Cheesecake Factory's take on flavors from the Pacific. Taste, texture, even nutrition: they're all here!

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Just-Like Rudy's Creamed Corn

It'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.

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Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Encrusted Asparagus Copycat

Longhorn Steakhouse's signature veggie side is surprisingly simple. You'll have a show-stopping side ready in 20 minutes flat. 

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Potato Side Dish Recipes

TGI Friday's Baked Potato Skins Copycat

Potato side dishes are the best because they're so filling! This recipe for baked potato skins would also make an amazing copycat appetizer recipe.

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Easy Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

This roasted sweet potato salad is a simple way to get some sweet potatoes into your meals. It's delicious, nutritious, and so easy.

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Copycat Amish Potato Salad

This recipe for Amish potato salad is simple, but that's what makes it so tasty!

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Copycat Boston Market Garlic Dill New Potatoes

Side dishes are often the stars among famous restaurant recipes and this recipe for Copycat Boston Market Dill Potato Wedges is one of them.

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Cracker Barrel Copycat)

The classic from Cracker Barrel. It's their homestyle twist on a side that goes with pretty much anything. And let's be real, we'd eat just this for dinner if we could.

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KFC Potato Wedges (Copycat)

Feeling a bit fast casual? Get your fry game on with this underrated KFC gem. These southern-style wedges are fantastic!

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Boston Market Copycat Loaded Mashed Potatoes

We couldn't leave you with just one mashed potatoes recipe, could we? Plus, this one is loaded with cheese and nice crispy bacon. Sure to be a repeat!

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Other Side Dish Recipes

Copycat Ruth's Chris Shoestring Fries Recipe

Who 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.

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Copycat Tucano's Grilled Pineapple

This 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.

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Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice

This 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.

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Chinese Takeout Fried Rice

If 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.

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Copycat Boston Market Mac and Cheese

Boston 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.

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Copycat Cafe Rio Black Bean Recipe

Copycat 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.

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Cracker Barrel Fried Apples Copycat in the Slow Cooker

Looking 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?

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Panera's Macaroni and Cheese Copycat Recipe

When Panera announced that they'd be adding mac and cheese to their menu, we rejoiced. When the dish finally arrived, we knew their take was well worth copying at home.

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Popeye's Red Beans and Rice Copycat

This wonderful side may not sound flashy, but it's absolutely packed with flavor. The only thing that should surprise you about this copycat is that we didn't bring it to you sooner.

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Remember to let us know if you make a recipe (or recipes!) from this list! We'd love to hear about your favorites.

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