By Vanessa Greaves

Soup for you!

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it can also save you a ton on going out to eat. Here are 7 of the most frequently copied soup recipes served by popular restaurants.

1. Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana

"I worked at Olive Garden for over 4 years so I know their Zuppa Toscana inside and out. This is the closest recipe I've found." — GRANDROYAI
Serve with Breadsticks.

Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana | Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

2. My Amazing Tomato Basil Soup (Like Applebee's®)

"I've never had tomato basil soup at Applebee's, but I can only hope that it's as good as this." — lutzflcat
Serve with a Cheesy Grilled Cheese sandwich.

My Amazing Tomato Basil Soup Like Applebee's | Photo by lutzflcat

3. Copycat Panera® Broccoli Cheddar Soup

"This is almost exactly like Panera's soup! I loved it!" — MelissaSue
If you want to go all out, serve in Italian Bread Bowls.

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup | Photo by DIZ#9829;

4. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

"I had been CRAVING that Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup that Panera bread only serves in the summer for 2 months and it was not to be found. I found this recipe and it totally nailed the soup!" — Tanya
Serve with Artichoke Bruschetta.

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup | Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

5. Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

"This is better than the gnocchi and chicken soup at a major restaurant chain known for it's 'garden' if you get my drift." — kymbrown1
We see your drift, and raise you a Double Tomato Bruschetta.

6. MeMe's Pasta Fagioli

"It is like an Italian chili like Olive Garden®'s Pasta Fagioli and even better the second day." — Karyn Osborne
This Garlic-Cheese Flat Bread would go nicely.

MeMe's Pasta Fagioli | Photo by lutzflcat

7. Chicken Enchilada Soup III

"This is an awesome recipe! Very close to Chili's Chicken Enchilada soup which is a favorite in our house." — SHCMEOW
Serve with chips and Traditional Mexican Guacamole.

Chicken Enchilada Soup III | Photo by Yoly


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