Top 25 CopyKat Recipes

Every year I love to go back and see what you, the viewers thought were my best recipes of the previous year. Here are the top 25 most popular recipes. Popularity is based upon how many page views people like you generated. So let’s get started.

Top 25 CopyKat Recipes 2015

1. How to Make the Perfect Roast Beef – I know, it’s not a CopyKat in the sense that this recipe comes from a particular place. Rather this is my best attempt to show you how to make roast beef really well.

2. Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup – This is my most popular soup by far. Recreate this Olive Garden soup recipe at home. Best of all you can add more chicken and more gnocchi if you dare.

3. Olive Garden Grilled Chicken and Alfredo Sauce – This recipe will show you how to prepare succulent grilled chicken and the Olive Garden Alfredo sauce just like they make it.

4. Olive Garden Salad Dressing – Yes, you can buy this at Sam’s, Wal-Mart, or even Costco now days. That doesn’t stop folks from whipping up a batch of this salad dressing at home.

5. Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce – Here is a fool-proof sauce you can make in the time it takes to cook the pasta. Even a novice cook can prepare this dish.

6. Olive Garden Chicken Scampi – This recipe was created to fulfill a readers request. Chicken is sauteed with peppers and more. Don’t miss out on this one.

7. Hooters Fried Pickles – You can make these fried pickles at home, but you have to supply your own Hooter’s girls.

8. Wendy’s Chili – We all know they start with Hamburger patties that didn’t sell just after they were grilled. My copycat version starts with fresh ground beef, I know you won’t mind.

9. Jalapeno Poppers – Enjoy these crazy good jalapeno poppers. These taste better than any frozen ones you might buy. These are perfect for an appetizer, tailgating event, or even the Super Bowl party you want to have.

10. 13 Red Lobster Recipes – enjoy some of my copycat recipes and those of others. Don’t miss out on all of these great Red Lobster recipes.

11. How to Make Pizza Dough – don’t buy pizza dough from the store, make it from scratch. You will see how easily you can put this together from scratch.

12. Olive Garden Salad Mix – Want to make one of these salads at home? This is one of the most requested recipes from the Olive Garden.

13. Cheesecake Factory Oreo Cheesecake – You can prepare a cheesecake that tastes just as good as the Cheesecake Factory.

14. Melting Pot Cheddar Cheese Fondue – Want a romantic meal? This fondue is so easy to make, and it would make the perfect romantic evening.

15. How to Make Alfredo Sauce – Don’t you dare buy this in a jar anymore. Make Alfredo sauce fresh from scratch. It is so easy to make.

16. Raising Canes Dipping Sauce – Prepare this amazing dipping sauce from scratch. It’s perfect French fries, chicken tenders and so much more.

17. Olive Garden Bread Sticks – Yes, we are back at the Olive Garden for these famous bread sticks. Don’t miss out on these.

18. Mexican Cornbread Casserole – This is my Grandmother’s recipe. Seasoned ground beef, cornbread mix, and more combine for a delicious one pan meal.

19. Outback Steakhouse Baked Potato – Make an Outback Steakhouse Baked Potato just like they do. I will let you in on the secret of how they make that famous salt encrusted baked potato.

20. Cracker Barrel Fried Apples – I know their fried apples come from a jar. I will show you how to make them from scratch.

21. Popeyes Red Beans and Rice – You may love that chicken from Popeyes, here is my copycat recipe for their famous red beans and rice.

22. How to Make Bread Crumbs – Save money by making your own bread crumbs from scratch. Save yourself a trip to the store.

23. Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana – this is our last trip to the Olive Garden for this count down. This is my personal favorite recipe. I love this from scratch, you can add more potatoes and sausage if you desire.

24. Wingstop Garlic Parmesan Wings – These wings will be a bit hit for your Super Bowl party or even your special tailgating event.

25. Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread – Think of all of the money you will save when you make a whole loaf of this banana bread.

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's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Joy Rybolt

    I’ve been asking and looking everywhere for Outbacks Lobster, and the butter dipping sauce, please.
    I would so much love to get their recipe!

  2. Christina Quiroz

    Do u have the recipe for Panchos chili Reno’s my mother used to love them or there sou cream enchiladas

  3. Deborah E Balder

    I am looking for a recipe that I saw on here the other day. You take a pizza crust and make 8 slips in the center. Then you put steak, grilled onions, green peppers and mozzarella cheese, then you take one slit at a time and pull it to the outside of crust. Brush with egg yolk and bake.

    When completed, place bowl of cheese sauce in the center for dipping.

    Sounds like I have it, but that is what I remember. Not sure if that is all or not and I don’t know what temp or how long or bake.

    Can you help me, Please?

    Thank you

  4. Missy Mitchell

    Looking for a copycat recipe for Chi Chi’s Fiesta Restaurante Seasonings mix.
    It has diced dried onions, salt, dried garlic and dried green chilies in the .78 oz pkg.
    I hope you have a recipe that is close.

  5. Jean Myrick

    My husband needs more omega 3 in his diet. I hate fish but maybe with your help I can get healthier too. Nothing fried. Only grilled or baked. I do have a George Foreman & will use it a lot. I just have no experience fixing fish with the correct spices. He has raved over Mitchells fish market in Conn when he went there for work. Hope you can help me with delish fish recipes however I will be using frozen here in the midwest.

  6. Susan Mahar

    Hi Stephanie,

    I’ve been using your OG Zuppa Tuscany soup recipe for years and still get compliments every time I serve it, so thank you!

    Wondering if there’s any chance you might take a look at Betty Crockers Sweet and Sour Chicken Helper to recreate? My daughter is nuts about it but I don’t feel particularly good about all the preservatives that are in packaged foods.

    Hoping you’re a sweet and sour lover!

    Thank you,

  7. Sharon

    Dear Stephanie,

    I just found your site a few weeks ago. Today I was watching some of your videos. They are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your craft. So I have a challenge for you.

    I eat breakfast and dinner only. I am not a lunch person. Everything surrounds bread so I gave that up many years ago. I got so turned off paying $15 for a simple sandwich. I want to have a snack in between so I am a big muncher. I have gravitated to carrots, yogurt and most recently Starbucks plain Oat Bar. I have been buying them daily i feel I am addicted to them.

    I have searched the net for weeks, asked personnel at Starbucks, tried my own recipe, lied and said my tummy hurt (I am lactose intolerant) so I asked it had almond milk and was it baked. I think they think I am weird. I felt awful that it came to this but i have to know what’s in theses bars. I am now down at least $100 and with no satisfaction. Today I baked a new variation. A friend of a family member sent an ingredient list. It’s the best yet but still not there. Could it be the kind of oats? Wondering if I have to purchase organice oats. Most recipes say to pulse and blend 1/2 but I have stopped doing that as it makes them like a cake. Which is the wrong consistency. Why is something so simple just so complicated. I have used honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, corn syrup to sweeten. Water, soy milk, almond milk for liquid. Large oat, rolled oats, oats I cooked then baked,

    I am a Soaper and make the most beautiful soaps. Why can’t I get a 5 ingredient recipe right.

    Please help. Can you offer advise. Will you work for soap :-)) I will send you some beautiful bars if you can help me figure this out.

    I look forward to your reply.

    Soaper aka wanna be Oat Bar maker

  8. george

    Stephanie I was in New Orleans and went to dinner at Mr B’s Bistro and they had the best bacon wraped shrips over grits. Do you have this recepy?

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