25 Tried and True Copycat Recipes


When we run out of ketchup, you’d think there was a national emergency. Around here ketchup goes on everything… from eggs to macaroni and cheese. It also works well covering up some of the cooking mishaps like slightly burnt meatloaf. Rather than settle for mass panic, the last time we ran out I reached for my grandmother’s recipe tin. Inside was a recipe for… you guessed it… ketchup. In fact, it was a copycat recipe of Heinz’s infamous brand. This is one of the last recipes she placed in the tin (date stamp), but I could tell it had been used. Probably more than a few times.

What’s nice is that there are so many tried and true copycat recipes out there for you to replicate when in a bind or just because. I found the duplicate of the ketchup one and have added a number of other favorites. I’ve tested each of these recipes so you can be sure they taste almost exactly like the originals. Enjoy!

Heinz Ketchup

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Bisquits

Applebee’s Beer Cheese & Pub Pretzels

KFC Coleslaw

Denny’s French Toast

Outback Steakhouse Steaks

Boston Market Meatloaf Recipe

The Cheesecake Factory Pretzel-Crusted Chicken

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Olive Garden Breadsticks

Olive Garden Penne Romana

Longhorn Steakhouse Chocolate Mousse Cake

Wendy’s Frosty (KIDS LOVE)

Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt (CAN YOU SAY, ADD THE POMEGRANATE)

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

The Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ruby Tuesday’s White Chicken Chili

Texas Roadhouse Chicken Fried Steak

Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Butter

McDonald’s Egg McMuffin

Girl Scout Thin Mints

Papa John’s Garlic Dipping Sauce

Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Cream Pies

Hooter’s Buffalo Chicken Wings

Posted on by Crystal in Food & Recipes

3 Responses to 25 Tried and True Copycat Recipes

  1. Janine Huldie

    Definitely pinning and Thin Mints, seriously, how could you go wrong?! 😉
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  2. Drama Queen's Momma

    BRILLIANT! Pinning!
    Drama Queen’s Momma recently posted..Compassion. Pass it on.

  3. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons

    My girls tried to make “faux” York Peppermint patties this week while we were snowed in. Not surprisingly, their efforts didn’t make this list!
    Lisa @ The Golden Spoons recently posted..Teaching Children About Compassion {#1000Speak}

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