Copycat Recipes

Looking for copycat recipes? Browse more than 280 lookalike recipes from your favorite restaurants, coffee shops, and other famous brands, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Chef John's Copycat McRib® Sandwich

Rating: 4.59 stars
I tip my cap to a certain fast food franchise for coming up with the idea for a boneless baby back rib sandwich, the only downside being that they use about 60 mystery ingredients-- ribs not necessarily being one of them. That's why you should try this easy homemade version with real ribs; simply bake, chill, cut, sauce, finish on the grill, and voila! One of the best sandwiches I've ever had.

Barbacoa Supreme

Rating: 5 stars
I have always loved the barbacoa at Chipotle® and tried to duplicate it at home. This is an excellent comfort food. Wrap it in a tortilla with black beans, cheese, pico de gallo, and guacamole and it is heaven.

Halal Cart Chicken and Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars
Halal cart chicken is boldly spiced and served with fragrant turmeric rice and spicy yogurt sauce. The perfect copycat of NYC street food.

Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Rating: 4.89 stars
Crispy top, with an ooey, gooey, chocolaty fudge center. I hope that this turns out as well for you as it does for me! I place a large piece of aluminum foil or a cookie sheet under my 9x13-inch pan, as it can sometimes get a little bit of overflow. Worth the little bit of mess!

Starbucks® Mocha Frappuccino® Replica

Rating: 4.5 stars
I created this recipe myself. I wanted something that tasted like the brand-name stuff but without the steep cost! I kept the recipe simple only using coffee, milk, and sugar like the brand name does. Concentrate stays good in the refrigerator for a month.

Skyline Lentil Chili

Rating: 5 stars
Serve chili over spaghetti and top with chopped onion, finely shredded Cheddar cheese, kidney beans, and Tabasco® sauce. I used to love Skyline Cincinnati-style chili. When I went vegetarian I came up with this Skyline lentil chili to give me that Skyline taste. I use green or black lentils as the protein where standard Cincinnati-style would use ground meat. Even though I've gone back to eating meat this is still my preferred way to get my Skyline fix.


Rating: 4.45 stars
These homemade Pop-Tarts® include all the flavor of the original, but don't contain any of the stuff you can't pronounce on the back of the box! They freeze well and can be filled with anything. Try pumpkin butter, cinnamon sugar, Nutella®, or peanut butter and jelly! Homemade fruit preserves are delicious as well! Top with confectioners' sugar.

Waffle House® Breakfast Wannabe

Rating: 5 stars
This recipe pays homage to those 3 am mornings when the bands would all hang at Waffle House® to have some grub and continue the energy from the gig we just performed. Enjoy.

To Die For Fettuccine Alfredo

Rating: 4.61 stars
This is a recipe that I created by modifying my mother's recipe. My boyfriend is a fettuccine Alfredo connoisseur and he scrapes the pan every time! I get nothing but rave reviews when I make this dish. I must warn you, this recipe is not for the health conscious. Enjoy!

Classic Hash Browns

Rating: 4.64 stars
These classic diner-style hash browns are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Rating: 4.82 stars
This is an oh-so-good recipe. Just the right amount of spice to make you take a cold drink but definitely keep coming back for more! This soup is irresistible!

Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Rating: 4.64 stars
I have tried so many versions of glazed doughnuts, and this one finally came out perfect! Just like the ones at my favorite doughnut shop.

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