The Best Copycat Sauces From Your Favorite Restaurants
Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but we've got the secret sauce you've been looking for. Some restaurants have signature sauces that keep you coming back, but there's no reason you can't make these recipes at home. All you need is that recipe. Well, here's just a few of those top-secret recipes to get you started.
Better-Than-Olive Garden® Alfredo Sauce
"I love it! Most of my trips to Olive Garden are for Alfredo. Well, now I am saving the money and the trip by doing it at home, which is one of my goals. (Eat more at home than not.) This is now in normal rotation in our kitchen menu at home." — Stephanie Whitmire
Grilled Chicken with Peach Sauce
"This was a very very close copycat recipe for Olive Garden's new Moscato Peach Grilled Chicken. Yum yum." — jsch638
Restaurant-Style Tequila Lime Chicken
"I love Applebee's fiesta lime chicken and this is the best imitation recipe I have found so far." — Jim and Kim Halada
Knock-Off of Chipotle® Guacamole
You can't eat Chipotle without the guac, right? But you can eat the guac without the Chipotle. "I've tried a ton of other guacamole recipes. However, this one is the absolute easiest and is very good," Terry Haese says.
Homemade Catalina Dressing
"I scaled to one serving as I just needed a few tablespoons to make a copycat Big Mac sauce." — the4taals
McDonald's® Tartar Sauce Copycat
"I tweaked this recipe for months until I came up with a very good clone of McDonald's® famous tartar sauce," says recipe creator duboo.
KFC® Copycat Gravy
"Well, we haven't had KFC in quite a while, but we thought this was pretty darn close to their gravy. We loved it! Very easy to make and tastes a lot better than packet/packaged gravy," Christina says.
"Yummy! Just like what I get at Hawaiian Grill!" — BriBoyChicago
Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing
"This pretty much duplicated my favorite Greek restaurant's dressing and the pickled beat juice gives it a lovely pink color!" — Mrs.J2b
Blooming Onion and Dipping Sauce
"I don't get the craving for these often but when I do, look out! This recipe is amazing! It rivals that of Outback or any other steakhouse company that have this on their menus." — DREGINEK
Zaxby's Chicken Fingers Dipping Sauce
Even if you've never tried Zaxby's, you're in for a treat with this regional chain's ketchup- and mayo-based dipping sauce.
Bang Bang Sauce
"This stuff is awesome! My first time making 'bang bang' anything, and I was pleasantly pleased! We've only eaten at Bonefish Grill one time, and we DID order the bang bang shrimp because of all of the rave reviews about it all over the place." — Kim's Cooking Now
Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce
Recipe creator JennaFerguson calls this recipe a "zesty copy of Buffalo Wild Wings® sauce." The best part? It's ready in just five minutes.