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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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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