Copycat Recipes Your Family Will Love · Seasonal Cravings

Ever had a dish from your favorite restaurant that made you think, “I need this in my life, like, all the time”? Well, welcome to the copycat recipe club, where we’re spilling the secrets on how to recreate those restaurant hits in the cozy confines of your own kitchen. No need for a Michelin star or a culinary degree – just a bit of curiosity and a love for deliciousness. Whether it’s that iconic fast-food nugget or the pasta dish that haunts your dreams, we’ve got your back. So, grab your apron, preheat the oven, and let’s embark on a culinary journey that’s all about making your favorite eats right at home. It’s time to unleash your inner kitchen detective!

Donuts (Krispy Kreme Copycat)

A stack of donuts on top of each other.
Donuts (Krispy Kreme Copycat). Photo credit: Seasonal Cravings.

These Gluten Free Donuts (Krispy Kreme Copycats) are amazing! They are tender, fluffy, and sweet. Mixed up quickly and baked in the oven, these glazed donuts will become a regular treat for your family.
Get the Recipe: Donuts (Krispy Kreme Copycat)

California Quinoa Salad (Whole Foods Copycat)

California salad in a bowl.
Whole Foods Quinoa {Gluten Free}. Photo credit: Seasonal Cravings.

California Quinoa Salad recipe is a popular Whole Foods copycat that is refreshing, nutritious, and incredibly delicious. This gluten-free salad features cooked quinoa tossed with fresh vegetables like red bell peppers, red onions, herbs, and a flavorful, zesty salad dressing.
Get the Recipe: California Quinoa Salad (Whole Foods Copycat)

Copycat Panera Bread 10 Vegetable Soup

Panera bread in a bowl.
Copycat Panera Bread 10 Vegetable Soup. Photo credit: Seasonal Cravings.

This Copycat Panera Bread 10 Vegetable Soup is comforting, spicy, and loaded with vegetables. It’s easy to make in around thirty minutes, and I’ve made it gluten free! Bring on the comfort food.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Panera Bread 10 Vegetable Soup

Shake Shack Burger {Perfect Copycat}

Burger sliders on a plate with french fries.
Shake Shack Burger {Perfect Copycat}. Photo credit: The Gril On Bloor.

This Shake Shack Burger is a perfect copycat from the burger joint complete with Shake sauce – plus, they’re super easy to make at home!
Get the Recipe: Shake Shack Burger {Perfect Copycat}

Copycat Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt

Three scoops of ice cream in a white bowl.
Copycat Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

Copycat Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt! If you love the original, you’ll love this copycat tart frozen yogurt recipe. Just three ingredients enjoyed as-is or topped with fruit.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt

The Best Homemade Big Mac Recipe

Four burgers and fries are stacked on top of each other.
The Best Homemade Big Mac Recipe. Photo credit: The Girl On Bloor.

This Big Mac recipe tastes just like your favourite McDonald’s burger with juicy hamburger patties, sesame seed buns and secret sauce.
Get the Recipe: The Best Homemade Big Mac Recipe

Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup {Best Copycat!}

Three bowls of soup with broccoli and carrots.
Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup {Best Copycat!}. Photo credit: The Girl On Bloor.

This Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup is the best copycat! It’s easy to make and so delicious and creamy – plus, it’s freezer-friendly, too!
Get the Recipe: Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup {Best Copycat!}

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana

A spoon full of food.
Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana. Photo credit: iFood Real.

Full of flavor healthy Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana is famous Olive Garden’s copycat soup recipe with hearty Italian sausage, potatoes and kale.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana

Panda Express Orange Chicken {Copycat}

Two plates of food on a marble surface.
Panda Express Orange Chicken {Copycat}. Photo credit: The Girl On Bloor.

This Panda Express Orange Chicken recipe tastes just like the takeout version with crispy chicken tossed in a sweet and spicy orange sauce.
Get the Recipe: Panda Express Orange Chicken {Copycat}

Thai Steak And Noodle Salad

A plate with a steak salad on it.
Thai Steak And Noodle Salad. Photo credit: Foolproof Living.

Make Houston’s famous Thai Steak and Noodle Salad at home with this copycat recipe. Grilled steak mixed w/ crunchy veggies & noodles.
Get the Recipe: Thai Steak And Noodle Salad

Homemade “Kind” Breakfast Bars

A stack of granola bars with chocolate sauce on top.
Homemade “Kind” Breakfast Bars. Photo credit: Foolproof Living.

The recipe for the Best Homemade Kind Breakfast Bars. These healthy nut bars are easy and quick to make, freeze well, and perfect for breakfast on the go.
Get the Recipe: Homemade “Kind” Breakfast Bars

Dill Pickle Chopped Salad (Copycat Taylor Farms)

Cole slaw in a wooden bowl with a fork.
Dill Pickle Chopped Salad (Copycat Taylor Farms). Photo credit: Natasha’s Southern Flavor.

A simple homemade version of the ever-so-popular Taylor Farms Dill Pickle Chopped Salad kit sold at Costco. The creamy dill pickle ranch dressing is sugar-free and low-carb. This crunchy, flavorful salad is a dill pickle lover’s dream!
Get the Recipe: Dill Pickle Chopped Salad (Copycat Taylor Farms)

Recipe for Copycat Olive Garden Salad and Dressing

A salad with olives, tomatoes and croutons in a pan.
Recipe for Copycat Olive Garden Salad and Dressing . Photo credit: Good Life Eats.

This copycat Olive Garden salad recipe also shares how to make Olive Garden’s salad dressing. Learn how simple it is to make at home with this Olive Garden salad recipe so you can enjoy your favorite flavors without the cost of eating out!
Get the Recipe: Recipe for Copycat Olive Garden Salad and Dressing

Copycat Chipotle Chicken

Grilled chicken on a baking sheet.
Copycat Chipotle Chicken. Photo credit: The Roasted Root.

Copycat Chipotle Chicken is succulent and flavorful, just like your favorite takeout. Recipe includes a mild version for the spice averse.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Chipotle Chicken

Olive Garden Copycat Pasta E Fagioli Slow Cooker Soup

A person is holding a spoonful of chili and pasta.
Olive Garden Copycat Pasta E Fagioli Slow Cooker Soup. Photo credit: Adventures Of A Nurse.

Olive Garden Copycat Pasta E Fagioli Slow cooker soup is a must-try! You can make it in the slow cooker and it contains a delicious broth.
Get the Recipe: Olive Garden Copycat Pasta E Fagioli Slow Cooker Soup

Ihop Copycat Stuffed French Toast

A stack of french toast with berries and a cup of tea.
Ihop Copycat Stuffed French Toast. Photo credit: Adventures Of A Nurse.

This IHOP Copycat Stuffed French Toast is one of a kind as it combines eggs, milk, sugar, and cinnamon to create a delicious
Get the Recipe: Ihop Copycat Stuffed French Toast

Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies on a plate.
Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies. Photo credit: Chew Out Loud.

These Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies are a copycat recipe of the famous original cookies. They are ultra rich, thick, chewy, and dense. Just dreamy.
Get the Recipe: Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

Not Your Hostess Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes with icing on top.
Not Your Hostess Cupcakes. Photo credit: Chew Out Loud.

These are Not Your Hostess Cupcakes, because they’re infinitely better than anything in a box. Tender, moist, and richly chocolatey. Filling is amazing.
Get the Recipe: Not Your Hostess Cupcakes

Copycat Dairy Queen Buster Bars

A dessert with chocolate and peanuts on top of ice.
Copycat Dairy Queen Buster Bars. Photo credit: The First Year Blog.

A homemade version of Dairy Queen’s buster bars! With ice cream, hot fudge, and magic shell! These copycat Dairy Queen Buster Bars are made in paper cups!
Get the Recipe: Copycat Dairy Queen Buster Bars

Just Like Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars Copycat Recipe

A stack of cranberry and white chocolate bars.
Just Like Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars Copycat Recipe. Photo credit: XoxoBella.

Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars are a favourite treat! These white chocolate cranberry bars are like a white chocolate cranberry blondie. This easy cranberry bar copycat recipe is perfect for all your DIY holiday baking this holiday season.
Get the Recipe: Just Like Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars Copycat Recipe

Just Like Starbucks Ginger Molasses Cookies Copycat Recipe

A stack of gingerbread cookies on a piece of paper.
Just Like Starbucks Ginger Molasses Cookies Copycat Recipe. Photo credit: XoxoBella.

You don’t have to go all the way to Starbucks to enjoy gingersnap molasses cookies. Make your own Starbucks ginger molasses cookies at home! This is the best ginger molasses cookie recipe. If you are a fan of gingerbread cookies, you will love these!
Get the Recipe: Just Like Starbucks Ginger Molasses Cookies Copycat Recipe

Copycat Ikea Swedish Meatballs Recipe

A skillet filled with meatballs and gravy.
Copycat Ikea Swedish Meatballs Recipe. Photo credit: XoxoBella.

Some go to Ikea for shelves, but these copycat Ikea Swedish meatballs are why I go! You need to give this recipe for Ikea meatballs a try. I was really excited with how these gluten free Swedish meatballs turned out.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Ikea Swedish Meatballs Recipe


Hi, I’m Karen Kelly a certified health coach, freelance food and travel writer, and blogger. At Seasonal Cravings, you will find delicious recipes and fun travel ideas.

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