Fast Food Copycat Recipes
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Fast Food Copycat Recipes for Chipotle, Taco Bell and More

Making these dishes is so much more fun than pulling up to the drive-thru
Fast Food Copycat Recipes
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Whether or not people want to admit it, there are no ifs, ands or buts about it: Fast food is delicious. But you don’t have to pull up to the drive-thru to get your fry fix. Whether you’re looking to recreate the restaurant experience at home or you just want to have a little fun shaking up your weeknight dinners, these fast food copycat recipes will fulfill your cravings.

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried Chicken Sandwich
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Fried chicken sandwiches are a fast food staple, from Chick-fil-A to Popeye’s and beyond. This delicious dill pickle-brined recipe recalls Chick-fil-A’s famous sandwich — just make sure you know how to properly fry food at home.

For the Fried Chicken Sandwich recipe, click here.

Panda Express Orange Chicken

Panda Express Orange Chicken
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Panda Express is a staple of food courts across the country, but you don’t have to venture to the mall to get your orange chicken on.

For the Panda Express Orange Chicken recipe, click here.

Taco Bell Crunchy Taco

Taco Bell Crunchy Taco
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Taco Bell's classic crunchy taco is a fan favorite. Luckily, it's one of those easy weeknight dinners you can make in less than one hour.

For the Taco Bell Crunchy Taco recipe, click here.

Copycat McDonald’s French Fries

Copycat McDonald’s French Fries
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There are a lot of things you didn't know about french fries. But did you know the secret to McDonald's addicting fries is beef seasoning?

For the Copycat McDonald’s French Fries recipe, click here.

White Castle Sliders

White Castle Sliders
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White Castle's famous sliders are lowkey among some of the best burger recipes of all time. Don't forget the tiny chopped onions and a pickle.

For the White Castle Sliders recipe, click here.

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Copycat

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Copycat
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What goes better with a homemade espresso or coffee? A homemade doughnut, of course. And this recipe is just as good as some of the pastries you’ll find at your favorite doughnut chain.

For the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Copycat recipe, click here.

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup
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Panera Bread’s black bean soup is a favorite among vegetarians and meat-eaters. This filling lunch dish is one of those recipes you can make using mostly cans and pairs great with homemade bread.

For the Black Bean Soup recipe, click here.

Copycat Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette

Copycat Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette
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If you want to get your healthy fast food on, you can recreate Chipotle’s salad dressing at home. Pair with a bed of romaine lettuce, grilled chicken that isn’t boring, black beans and a little sprinkling of cheese for a power lunch.

For the Copycat Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette recipe, click here.

Taco Bell Double Decker Taco

Taco Bell Double Decker Taco

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The Double Decker Taco is far from one of the craziest fast food menu items of all time, but this discontinued favorite is still pretty crazy. Luckily, the chain released the recipe for this old favorite, so you can recreate it at home.

For the Taco Bell Double Decker Taco recipe, click here.

Fontina Grilled Cheese

Fontina Grilled Cheese
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No Panera-inspired meal is complete with just a bowl of soup. Recreate the chain’s discontinued Fontina Grilled Cheese at home with this recipe. If you want to get creative, here are more scrumptious twists on grilled cheese.

For the Fontina Grilled Cheese recipe, click here.

Egg, Canadian Bacon and Cheese Muffin

Egg, Canadian Bacon and Cheese Muffin
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There’s no denying that McDonald’s Egg McMuffin is one of the most iconic fast food menu items of all time. You also can’t deny this drive-thru staple is easy to make at home.

For the Egg, Canadian Bacon and Cheese Muffin recipe, click here.

McDonald’s Hash Browns

McDonald’s Hash Browns
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Those semi-circular McDonald’s hash browns are undeniably among the most iconic breakfast foods in America. You can make your own patties with grated potatoes, and it’s surprisingly simple.

For the McDonald’s Hash Browns recipe, click here.

Cincinnati Chili

Cincinnati Chili
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Skyline Chili is one of those regional chains we wish were national. If you want to try the infamous sweet chili served over spaghetti from Ohio, you can make it at home. Spoiler alert: the secret ingredient is cinnamon.

For the Cincinnati Chili recipe, click here.

Shake Shack's Special Sauce

Shake Shack's Special Sauce
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Shake Shack’s burgers are one of those fast food dishes with a cult following, and it’s all about the sauce, baby. To recreate the whole burger, make a smashed burger patty, put it on a Martin’s potato roll bun with a crisp lettuce leaf and juicy red tomato and smother in sauce. 

For Shake Shack’s Special Sauce recipe, click here.

Ikea Meatballs

Ikea Meatballs

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While not fast food, per se, Ikea’s Swedish meatballs are one of those quick-service dishes with a massive fanbase. This dish is one of those comfort foods to make ahead of time and freeze, and it’s much easier to pull off than building a bed.

For the Ikea Meatballs recipe, click here.

Taco Bell Wild Strawberry Tequila Sunrise

Taco Bell Wild Strawberry Tequila Sunrise
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If you want a great tequila cocktail that isn't a margarita, then look no fuirther than this slushie tequila sunrise cocktail fron Taco Bell.

For the Taco Bell Wild Strawberry Tequila Sunrise recipe, click here.

Ultimate Ground Beef Nachos

Ultimate Ground Beef Nachos
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It might be difficult to recreate the magic of Taco Bell’s Nachos Supreme at home, but it is easy to make your own ultimate ground beef nachos. Don’t forget extra cheese, and if you’re feeling spicy, top this with some of the world’s hottest hot sauces.

For the Ultimate Ground Beef Nachos recipe, click here.

Chipotle Guacamole

Chipotle Guacamole
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No trip to Chipotle is complete without a side of chips and guac. Luckily, you don’t have to run out to the restaurant to make the chain’s exact guacamole recipe yourself. Be sure to serve this alongside some of our best Mexican recipes.

For the Chipotle Guacamole recipe, click here.

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