By Alyssa Clough and Nikhita Mahtani

Published on July 27, 2018

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Photography by PHUONG NGUYEN

Love the taste of restaurant food, hate how expensive and unhealthy it is? Well, you’re in luck. Even if you think you can’t cook to save your life, we’ve found the best recipes on the internet that will taste exactly like your favorite restaurant options.

Whether it’s Panera’s chicken salad or Cinnabon’s delicious cinnamon buns, these recipes are easy to make, quick to create, and will have you leaving that takeout menu gathering dust in a drawer. Netflix and these recipes are all you need for the ultimate night in.

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Courtesy of KAREN'S KITCHEN STORIES

Panda Express Orange Chicken

If you’re like us, one of your biggest vices is Chinese takeout after a long day—but that can definitely add up. Instead, make a healthier and more affordable version of your favorite Orange Chicken, and enjoy.

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Courtesy of MELANIE COOKS

Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Ever gone to Red Lobster just for the biscuits? We won’t judge. Those buttery flaky biscuits are the ultimate comfort food, and now, you can make them at home any time you want.

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Courtesy of FOX VALLEY FOODIE

McDonald’s Egg McMuffin Recipe

For a quick, delicious breakfast on the go, nothing beats the good ole egg sandwich. And instead of waiting in line at McDonald’s, make your own and save even more time on your busy, rushed mornings.

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Photography by DINNERTHENDESSERT.COM

In-N-Out Animal-Style French Fries

There’s something special about In-N-Out’s signature sauce—so special, it leaves anyone who doesn’t live on the West Coast in actual agony. That is, until they discover this recipe. 

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Courtesy of SHE LIKES FOOD

Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos

Who doesn’t love indulging in a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos every once in a while? Oh, people who are trying to be healthy, are gluten-free, or vegan? Here’s a recipe that will please all Dorito lovers, guaranteed. 

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Courtesy of ALL SHE COOKS

Texas Roadhouse Fried Pickles

You just can’t beat fried pickles, especially in the summer. Picture this recipe at an outdoor barbecue, with a huge tumbler of your cocktail of choice, and you’ll see why we’re so obsessed.

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Courtesy of COOKING CLASSY

Olive Garden Breadsticks

If you don’t have childhood memories of devouring all those breadsticks from Olive Garden, we can’t be friends. Good news, though: Now, you can enjoy these copycat breadsticks from the comfort of your own home.

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Courtesy of SPICY SOUTHERN KITCHEN

CPK Thai Chicken Pizza

There’s no denying California Pizza Kitchen has some delicious pies on the menu. Recreate their classic Thai Chicken Pizza with this scarily similar recipe—it’s the perfect combo of sweet and spicy.

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Courtesy of HALF BAKED HARVEST

Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce

Having a delicious barbecue sauce on hand all through the summer months is key. Bring homemade Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce to your next backyard party, and prepare to be showered with compliments.

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Courtesy of JO COOKS

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Because we’re always dreaming of cinnamon rolls—most notably, the kind we buy at a food court at the mall. And when they’re baking, your house will smell like a big warm hug.

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Courtesy of GIMME DELICIOUS

Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets With Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

This definitely makes our list of top five guilty pleasures—crispy and spicy-sweet at the same time, it’s the best combination for stressful days. We’re grateful we can now make and eat this dish from the comfort of our sofa (watching Netflix, of course).

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Courtesy of HALF BAKED HARVEST

Dairy Queen Blizzard

Trust us: This is not your average milkshake. Discover the ingredients that make this treat more blizzard-y and less regular ice cream-y, and then, be prepared to crave it all the time.

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Courtesy of LITTLE SPICE JAR

Panera Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

Love Panera? So do we. This Asian chicken salad is crunchy, sweet, salty, and totally addictive. Not to mention, the homemade version is so much healthier than the chain version.

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Courtesy of ONE GOOD THING BY JILLEE

Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Making your own Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is almost easier than buying them prepackaged at the store. Seriously: There are only four ingredients.

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Courtesy of SPICY SOUTHERN KITCHEN

PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef

Eating out isn’t always an option—no matter how badly you’re craving your favorite dish. Luckily, this copycat recipe makes it easy to replicate PF Chang’s signature, spicy dish. 

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Courtesy of MODERN HONEY

Levain Chocolate Chip Cookies

This the perfect recipe for the chocolate chip cookie addict. There’s nothing like Levain cookies fresh out of the oven. No, literally: You can make them in your kitchen and eat them fresh out of the oven, instead of after a long wait in line.

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Courtesy of DINNER THEN DESSERT

Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts

These perfectly glazed doughnuts came before the more trendy concoctions that, if we’re being honest with ourselves, are simply cakes in the shape of donuts. We’ll stick with the original… copycat version, naturally. 

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Easy No-Bake Recipes for When It’s Too Hot to Cook
The Italian Approach to Easy Weeknight Dinners

This post was originally published on July 11, 2016. It has been updated with new information.

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