Recreating restaurant dishes at home can be a fun and rewarding experience. Not only do you get to enjoy your favorite meals, but you can also put your own spin on them. We’ve gathered 25 amazing recipes that let you bring the taste of your favorite restaurants right into your kitchen.

A close-up of a plate of grilled chicken topped with melted cheese, caramelized onions, and fresh herbs, accompanied by seasoned curly fries.
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Chicken Sorrentino

Chicken sorrentino on a serving spoon.
Chicken Sorrentino. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Chicken Sorrentino is a classic Italian dish with breaded chicken, prosciutto, eggplant, and cheese baked in tomato sauce. Easy to make at home.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Sorrentino

Cod Piccata

Cod piccata on a plate with asparagus and rice.
Cod Piccata. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Cod Piccata is a tangy seafood version of the classic piccata recipe. Tender cod filets dredged in almond flour, pan-fried, and topped with capers, lemon juice, and shallots.
Get the Recipe: Cod Piccata

Copycat Panera Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy tomato basil soup garnished with grated parmesan and fresh basil in a white bowl with a gold spoon.
Copycat Panera Creamy Tomato Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup is an easy, creamy version of Panera’s tomato soup. Packed with flavor from roasted garlic and fresh basil.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Panera Creamy Tomato Soup

Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp

Baked bang bang shrimp on a serving plate garnished with green onions and served with dipping sauce.
Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This baked bang bang shrimp is a healthier take on the famous restaurant version. Still crispy and crunchy, served with a killer sauce.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp

Agedashi Tofu (Japanese Deep Fried Tofu)

Agedashi Tofu (Japanese Deep Fried Tofu). Photo credit: Six Hungry Feet.

Make this popular Japanese side dish right at home. Light and airy deep-fried tofu in a flavorful Tsuyu broth, topped with crispy and fresh toppings. Great for recreating a Japanese restaurant experience.
Get the Recipe: Agedashi Tofu (Japanese Deep Fried Tofu)

Chicken Enchilada Soup – Chili’s Copycat

Chicken Enchilada Soup – Chili’s Copycat. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This Chili’s copycat chicken enchilada soup is a Mexican-inspired dish made with rotisserie or leftover chicken. It’s a simple soup that tastes like chicken enchiladas in a bowl, perfect for any night of the week.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Soup – Chili’s Copycat

Black Pepper Chicken – Copycat Panda Express Recipe

Black Pepper Chicken – Copycat Panda Express Recipe. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This black pepper chicken is a great Panda Express copycat recipe. Chinese-inspired and restaurant-style, it’s even better than takeout. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s perfect when you’re craving Asian food.
Get the Recipe: Black Pepper Chicken – Copycat Panda Express Recipe

Chipotle Chicken Fresh Mex Bowl

Chipotle Chicken Fresh Mex Bowl. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Mexican rice paired with chicken, south of the border spices, beans, avocado, and more. This Chili’s copycat dish is bursting with amazing flavors. If you love burritos or rice bowls, this one’s for you!
Get the Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Fresh Mex Bowl

The BEST Italian Penne Rosa Pasta

The BEST Italian Penne Rosa Pasta. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Penne rosa pasta is an easy dish with a creamy sauce. You can make the whole recipe in one pot. Quick and simple, it’s perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
Get the Recipe: The BEST Italian Penne Rosa Pasta

Instant Pot Pasta Da Vinci

Instant Pot Pasta Da Vinci. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da Vinci is a simple Instant Pot dinner that tastes great. Try making this Cheesecake Factory favorite at home for an easy and satisfying meal.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Pasta Da Vinci

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken. Photo credit: Pups with Chopsticks.

Classic Chinese sweet and sour chicken made with pineapple, peppers, onions, and crispy chicken in a tangy sauce. Perfectly crispy and packed with flavor, it’s a great dish to recreate at home.
Get the Recipe: Sweet and Sour Chicken

Easy Shrimp Scampi

Easy Shrimp Scampi. Photo credit: Served from Scratch.

A simple and elegant dish! This shrimp scampi is a fresh Italian recipe that’s incredibly easy to make and can be on the table in under 20 minutes. Perfect for a quick, fancy meal.
Get the Recipe: Easy Shrimp Scampi

Copycat Maggiano’s Tuscan Mussels

Copycat Maggiano’s Tuscan Mussels. Photo credit: Three Olives Branch.

Fast and easy seafood recipe inspired by Maggiano’s. Bring this Italian dish home with sun-dried tomatoes, beans, and basil in a white wine sauce.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Maggiano’s Tuscan Mussels

Elk Pad See Ew

Elk Pad See Ew. Photo credit: Peak to Plate.

Try this wild game twist on a popular Thai noodle dish. This elk pad see ew features stir-fried wide rice noodles, tender elk meat, crisp broccolini, and scrambled eggs in a sweet and savory sauce.
Get the Recipe: Elk Pad See Ew

Classic Creamy Lobster Bisque

Classic Creamy Lobster Bisque. Photo credit: Coley Cooks.

Lobster Bisque is a rich, creamy soup that’s perfect for special occasions or when you want something fancy at home.
Get the Recipe: Classic Creamy Lobster Bisque

Best Gunkan Sushi Recipe

Best Gunkan Sushi Recipe. Photo credit: Savory Sweet Spoon.

Bring the flavors of a Japanese restaurant to your home with homemade gunkan sushi. This step-by-step guide makes it easy to recreate this ship-shaped sushi. Customize the ingredients to your liking and enjoy restaurant-quality gunkan right in your own kitchen in less than 15 minutes.
Get the Recipe: Best Gunkan Sushi Recipe

Fajitas with Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

Fajitas with Lion’s Mane Mushrooms. Photo credit: The Cinnamon Snail.

Sizzling vegan fajitas packed with juicy lion’s mane mushrooms and a colorful medley of bell peppers. Seasoned to perfection for a quick, hearty meal.
Get the Recipe: Fajitas with Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

Traditional Minestrone Soup Recipe (Easy One Pot Recipe)

Traditional Minestrone Soup Recipe (Easy One Pot Recipe). Photo credit: Raepublic.

Enjoy the flavors of Italy with this traditional minestrone soup. A hearty dish with fresh vegetables, beans, and pasta in a savory broth. Perfect for any season.
Get the Recipe: Traditional Minestrone Soup Recipe (Easy One Pot Recipe)

Filet Medallions

Filet Medallions. Photo credit: Deb’s Daily Dish.

These filet medallions feature tender beef, pan-seared to lock in the juices and cooked to perfection. The marinade also serves as a rich brown pan sauce.
Get the Recipe: Filet Medallions

Beef Tenderloin Marsala

Beef Tenderloin Marsala. Photo credit: Quiche My Grits.

Beef Tenderloin Marsala made with tender filet mignon and topped with savory mushrooms. A decadent dish that’s great for special occasions.
Get the Recipe: Beef Tenderloin Marsala

Carrabba’s Chicken Bryan Recipe

Carrabba’s Chicken Bryan Recipe. Photo credit: Cooking with Curls.

Butterflied chicken breast, goat cheese, lemon-butter sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh basil come together in this Chicken Bryan recipe. Great for a family meal.
Get the Recipe: Carrabba’s Chicken Bryan Recipe

Ruth Chris Stuffed Chicken Copycat

Ruth Chris Stuffed Chicken Copycat. Photo credit: The Feathered Nester.

Enjoy Ruth’s Chris stuffed chicken at home. This easy but fancy dish is great for impressing guests.
Get the Recipe: Ruth Chris Stuffed Chicken Copycat

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore. Photo credit: Yum in the Kitchen.

This Chicken Cacciatore recipe features tender chicken simmered in a thick, tomato-based sauce with a hint of red wine. A great choice for a comforting meal.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Cacciatore

Seared Scallops in Lemon Butter

Seared Scallops in Lemon Butter. Photo credit: The View from Great Island.

Seared scallops in lemon butter is a mouthwatering meal you can have on the table in 20 minutes.
Get the Recipe: Seared Scallops in Lemon Butter

Chicken With Chorizo And Cheese Sauce

Chicken With Chorizo And Cheese Sauce. Photo credit: Taste And See.

Mexican Chicken with Chorizo and Cheese Sauce, also known as Chori Pollo. Grilled chicken breasts layered with chorizo and smothered in a white Mexican cheese sauce.
Get the Recipe: Chicken With Chorizo And Cheese Sauce

Individual Salmon en Croute

Individual Salmon en Croute. Photo credit: Cooking Gorgeous.

Individual Salmon en Croute is a classic French dish made with fresh salmon, spinach, and cream cheese wrapped in puff pastry.
Get the Recipe: Individual Salmon en Croute

Crazy Puffs Recipe (Little Caesars Copycat)

Crazy Puffs Recipe (Little Caesars Copycat). Photo credit: A Full Living.

Make these Little Caesars Crazy Puffs at home for a fraction of the price. Customizable and ready in about 30 minutes, perfect for a Friday night.
Get the Recipe: Crazy Puffs Recipe (Little Caesars Copycat)

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