9 Copycat Sides to Indulge In at Home
Not sure what to serve tonight with your classic go-to main dishes? We've rounded up some of our favorite copycat restaurant sides and sauces to pair with your favorite entrées, from Texas Roadhouse Rolls to Olive Garden Salad. These make-at-home recipes for your favorite restaurant sides are sure to please everyone at the table.
Copycat BK Chicken Fries
Making a DIY version of the cult-favorite Burger King Chicken Fries at home is suprisingly easy—all you'll need (besides chicken) are a few pantry staples. And trust us, these homemade chicken fries beat anything from the drive-thru. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces and enjoy.
Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon-Honey Butter
Texas Roadhouse’s buttery-sweet rolls are cherished far and wide for good reason—they’re delicious. And now, you can enjoy a fresh, warm batch at home, anytime you please.
Copycat Waffle House Hash Browns
Enjoy your favorite breakfast spuds—scattered, smothered, covered, and chunked—in the comfort of your own kitchen with our copycat version of Waffle House's iconic hash browns.
Copycat Olive Garden Salad
Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks
Pair your Copycat Olive Garden Salad with a homemade batch of their iconic breadsticks for the ultimate Italian-inspired meal that's perfect for a light lunch or supper.
Copycat Chick-Fil-A Honey Mustard
Chic-Fil-A honey mustard… it’s distinct, it’s addictive, and now you can make it at home (with ingredients you can actually pronounce and find in any grocery store).
Copycat Panera Bread Mac and Cheese
The famously cheesy, kid-friendly side item on the Panera Bread menu has garnered popularity among customers of all ages. Now, you can enjoy the rich and saucy goodness of that white cheddar mac and cheese anytime, and in the comfort of your own kitchen. No need to crank up the oven either, this easy-to-prepare mac and cheese is made entirely on the stove top—in under thirty minutes. The cheese sauce is made with a combination of white cheddar and white American cheese that melt together to form a decadently thick and smooth sauce. We opted to use Dijon mustard instead of dried mustard for a subtle hint of spice to balance all the rich creaminess of the sauce. Even the pickiest of eaters in your family won’t be able to resist this simple mac and cheese recipe.
Copycat Arby’s Sauce
Sweet, tangy, and a little spicy—just like your favorite signature sauce from Arby’s, but with ingredients you can actually pronounce.
Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits
With the help of store-bought baking mix, you can whip up a fresh batch of these cheesy biscuits whenever the craving strikes. No real baking expertise is required; simply combine Bisquick with milk and cheddar cheese and stir. If you’re feeling adventurous, try different varieties of cheddar in your biscuits, such as white cheddar or a smoky aged cheddar.