TGI Friday’s Copycat Recipes

If you’re a fan of foods like fried appetizers, steak, hearty burgers, sandwiches, or pasta, TGI Fridays might just be one of your go-to dining destinations. Undoubtedly, Friday’s offers its patrons an enjoyable dining experience with irresistible American-style food. But sometimes, you might want to enjoy it at home.

Whether you want to challenge yourself to make a TGI Fridays copycat for fun or you’re just trying to avoid the crowds, you can use these copycat recipes to replicate your favorite menu items.

Copycat TGI Friday's rum punch, cheese sticks, French onion soup, and mandarin orange salad.


Appetizers and sides

From mouthwatering fried green beans to crispy chicken strips and the ever-so-famous potato skins, you’ve got plenty of choices for making TGI Fridays appetizers and sides.

TGI Friday’s Pretzel Sticks and Beer Cheese Dip
Enjoy warm, soft pretzels with a silky beer cheese sauce for dipping, perfect for parties and gatherings
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Copycat TGI Friday's soft pretzel sticks and beer cheese dip on a plate.
TGI Friday’s French Onion Soup
An umami-rich soup with caramelized onions, beef stock, and wine served with warm buttered bread.
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bowls of copycat TGI Friday's French onion soup.
TGI Friday’s Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Dig into cheesy, gooey fried mozzarella sticks that taste just like TGI Friday's. The best part? This recipe requires only a handful of ingredients!
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copycat TGI Friday's Fried Mozzarella Sticks and marinara sauce on a platter
TGI Friday’s Potato Skins
These loaded potato skins only take 30 minutes to make, and they are packed with flavors of crispy bacon, green onions, and cheddar cheese.
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Copycat TGI Friday's potato skins on a plate.
TGI Friday’s Fire Bites
This TGI Fridays classic is no longer available. Still, you can make the crispy and spicy appetizer at home with sliced jalapeno peppers and a few other simple ingredients.
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TGI Friday's Fire Bites
TGI Friday’s Fried Green Beans
Indulge in crispy, seasoned fried green beans, which you can enjoy with a homemade cucumber wasabi ranch reminiscent of the restaurant’s fan-favorite menu item.
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TGI Friday's Fried Green Beans
TGI Friday’s Whiskey-Glazed Sesame Chicken Strips
These succulent chicken strips are perfectly glazed and adorned with crunchy sesame seeds. Enjoy these chicken strips with additional whiskey glaze or another dipping sauce for flavor contrast.
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TGI Friday's Whiskey-Glazed Sesame Chicken Strips
TGI Friday’s Loaded Skillet Chip Nachos
Enjoy delicious loaded nachos just like the appetizer you love at TGI Fridays–perfectly creamy Swiss cheese, crispy bacon, pickled jalapenos, and chopped scallions on potato slices.
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TGI Friday's Loaded Skillet Chip Nachos
TGI Friday’s Parmesan-Crusted Sicilian Quesadilla
This isn't just any quesadilla- it has a delicious balsamic glaze and bruschetta marinara to accompany it. Inside the quesadilla, you’ll find tender diced chicken, sausage, and bacon.
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TGI Friday’s Parmesan-Crusted Sicilian Quesadilla
TGI Friday’s Pot Stickers
Perfectly cooked pot stickers loaded with ground pork, soy sauce, ginger, green onions, and water chestnuts make for the perfect party starter.
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TGI Friday’s Pot Stickers

Entrées

Use one of these copycat recipes to make an entire entrée reminiscent of TGI Fridays. There’s a wide selection of sandwiches, pasta, salads, and more to choose from.

TGI Friday’s Jack Daniel’s Bacon Cheeseburger
Make one of the most classic TGI Friday burgers in the comfort of your home using Hawaiian buns, a homemade ground chuck patty, and a delicious, savory Jack Daniels sauce.
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TGI Friday’s Jack Daniel’s Bacon Cheeseburger
TGI Friday’s Sizzling Chicken and Cheese
This hearty meal comprises perfectly marinated and baked chicken with cheese, peppers, onions, and fluffy mashed potatoes to serve alongside it.
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TGI Friday's Sizzling Chicken and Cheese
TGI Friday’s French Dip
Make TGI Friday's beloved French dip with fluffy Kaiser rolls, silky Swiss cheese, onions, and sliced deli roast beef.
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Copycat TGI Friday's French dip sandwich.
TGI Friday’s Sizzling Shrimp
The Sizzling Shrimp entree features delicious seasoned red potatoes with medium shrimp, peppers, onions, garlic, and fresh lime juice.
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TGI Friday’s Sizzling Shrimp
TGI Friday’s Mandarin Orange Salad with Chicken
This divine Mandarin salad is a light yet satisfying meal with a homemade orange and honey dressing, sliced chicken breasts, and a fresh mixed lettuce blend.
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Copycat TGI Friday's mandarin orange salad with chicken in a white bowl.
TGI Fridays Flat Iron Steak
Making flat iron steak is easy, and you can make it taste just like TGI Friday's with this copycat recipe, which comprises flank steak, garlic, rosemary, wine, and dry mustard.
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TGI Fridays Flat Iron Steak
TGI Friday’s Dijon Chicken Pasta
Make a homemade lightened-up version of Friday's Dijon Chicken Pasta. This scrumptious meal includes chicken breast fillets, penne pasta, a homemade seasoning blend, and Dijon pasta sauce.
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TGI Friday’s Dijon Chicken Pasta
TGI Friday’s Tuscan Portobello Melt
With sliced portobellos, red onions, and grape tomatoes, this delicious Portobello Melt on sourdough bread is a loaded grilled cheese that you can serve with fries or onion rings.
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TGI Friday’s Tuscan Portobello Melt
TGI Friday’s NY Cheddar and Bacon Burger
Make a towering TGI Fridays burger with Cajun onion strings, hamburger patties, cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, and steak sauce.
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TGI Friday's NY Cheddar and Bacon Burger

Desserts

Of course, it isn’t the full TGI Fridays experience unless you have dessert. These tasty recipes can help you recreate one of the restaurant’s classic sweet treats.

TGI Friday’s Oreo Madness Ice Cream Sandwiches
You only need three simple ingredients to make this extravagant Oreo dessert that will instantly remind you of TGI Fridays.
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TGI Friday’s Oreo Madness Ice Cream Sandwiches
TGI Friday’s Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Create a TGI Fridays-style Cheesecake with a buttery graham crust, silky vanilla bean cheesecake filling, and a white chocolate mousse to top it off.
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TGI Friday’s Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Chocolate Brownie Pudding Sundae
Based on one of TGI Fridays' old menu items, these mini sundaes are to die for with fudgy brownies, chocolate custard, ice cream scoops, and a cornflake crunch for garnish.
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Chocolate Brownie Pudding Sundae

Beverages

Want something to sip on? Make one of TGI Friday’s delicious beverages, whether you’re craving a fruity cocktail or a chocolaty milkshake.

TGI Friday’s Captain Morgan Island Rum Punch
The Captain Morgan Island Rum Punch is bursting with fruity flavors of passion fruit, pineapple, and orange. Garnish it with a pineapple slice to upgrade its presentation!
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TGI Friday's Captain Morgan Island Rum Punch
TGI Friday’s B52 Shot
Your guests will love these TGI Friday’s B52 shots with a layered look. The recipe features Kahlua coffee liqueur, Bailey’s Irish cream, and Grand Mariner.
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two B52 shot drinks
TGI Friday’s Poinsettia Cocktail
You only need Cointreau, champagne, and cranberry juice to make TGI Friday's succulent Poinsettia Cocktail with fresh mint and lemon slices as a garnish.
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TGI Friday’s Poinsettia Cocktail
TGI Friday’s Cinnamon Swimmer Drink
The Cinnamon Swimmer has a warm, comforting essence with cinnamon syrup, caramel syrup, cold milk, and ice. So refreshing!
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TGI Friday’s Cinnamon Swimmer Drink
TGI Friday’s Mudslide
It doesn’t get any better than a chocolaty, vodka-infused milkshake. The TGI Friday’s Mudslide can be made in five short minutes and has incredibly decadent flavors.
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TGI Friday’s Mudslide
TGI Friday’s Martinis
This recipe makes it easy to create the restaurant's classic martinis, whether you want to make a pomegranate martini or a candy apple martini.
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TGI Friday’s Martinis

Dips and Sauces

Use one of these copycat recipes to make your favorite TGI Fridays dip or sauce, perfect for pairing with appetizers or entrées.

TGI Friday’s Jack Daniels Dipping Sauce
Learn the secrets of making TGI Friday's famous Jack Daniels dipping sauce with ingredients such as soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, and Jack Daniels whiskey.
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Chicken fingers and copycat TGI Friday's jack daniels dipping sauce.
TGI Friday’s Nine Layer Dip
In just 30 minutes, you can make a nine-layer dip that tastes precisely like TGI Friday's version! You'll be in heaven, from the tasty guacamole to the refried beans and crispy bacon, perfect for dipping.
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Copycat TGI Friday's nine layer dip and tortilla chips.
TGI Friday’s Pico de Gallo
Make a restaurant-style Pico de Gallo with fresh diced onions, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, lemon juice, and cilantro for the perfect zesty flavor.
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chilis pico de gallo

With the help of these recipes, you can kick your TGI Fridays craving and enjoy your go-to order at home. Not only do these dishes and drinks look exactly like the options offered at the restaurant, but they taste like them, too!

Treat yourself to something special or make an assortment of recipes for a crowd. Either way, you can bring the taste of Fridays into your home.

Copycat TGI Friday's island rum punch, cheese sticks, and mandarin orange salad.

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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