15 Takeout-Style Recipes You Can Make At Home Faster Than Delivery

Craving your favorite takeout dishes doesn’t mean you have to wait around for a delivery person to show up. With these homemade recipes, you have the power to whip up comforting meals that hit the spot, all from the comfort of your own kitchen. It’s about tossing the menus aside and creating those dishes you love with your own hands, often in less time than it would take to have them brought to your door.

A hand holding a fork over a bowl of Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka on a wooden table.
Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins

Two bowls of Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins.
Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Craving comfort food that brings warmth and nostalgia straight to your table? Look no further than our Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins. This dish is all about bringing that familiar country-cooked feel right into your kitchen, without the wait or the drive to the restaurant. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a homemade meal that feels like a hug in a bowl.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplins

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Pasta e Fagioli Soup in 2 bowls with spoons.
Pasta e Fagioli Soup. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

When you want a cozy meal that feels like a warm embrace, our Pasta e Fagioli Soup is the answer. It combines simplicity with hearty richness, making it the ideal choice for when you need a bit of comfort. Ready faster than you could place an order, this soup turns any evening into a Italian-inspired dining experience.
Get the Recipe: Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

A bowl of Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots in a bowl.
Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Sometimes, simplicity shines brightest, as is the case with our Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots. They’re sweet, tender, and bring a hint of restaurant-quality to any meal. This side dish is a crowd-pleaser and proves that sometimes the simplest recipes are the most cherished. Easy to whip up, they complement any dinner with a touch of nostalgia.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Two Chicken Gnocchi Soup copycat soup recipes on a table.
Chicken Gnocchi Soup. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

For those days when only a creamy, rich soup will do, our Chicken Gnocchi Soup ticks all the boxes. It’s a soothing bowl of comfort that rivals any restaurant version, and it’s ready before you know it. This is your go-to for a touch of luxury at the dinner table, without the fuss of dining out.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Copycat Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp

A plate of Copycat Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp served on a white rectangular dish.
Copycat Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Craving something sweet, crispy, and utterly irresistible? Our Copycat Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp brings the restaurant’s signature sweetness and crunch right to your kitchen. This dish proves that making your favorite takeout treats at home can be quick, easy, and even more rewarding than waiting for delivery.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp

Firehouse NY Steamer Sandwich

An open-face NY Steamer sub copycat on a plate with Italian dressing.
Firehouse NY Steamer Sandwich. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Imagine biting into a sandwich that’s so full of flavors and textures, it transports you straight to New York. That’s what you get with our Firehouse NY Steamer Sandwich. It’s packed with savory goodness and is a must-try for sandwich lovers looking for a quick, yet deliciously fulfilling, meal option.
Get the Recipe: Firehouse NY Steamer Sandwich

Copycat Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken in a bowl with a bowl of rice in the background.
Copycat Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Spicy, savory, and all kinds of delicious, our Copycat Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken is a game-changer for anyone who loves a bit of heat. This dish brings both warmth and complexity to your dinner table, showcasing that homemade can indeed outshine the need to call for delivery. It’s a vibrant choice for spice enthusiasts.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken

Burrito Sauce

A jar with a lime and cilantro next to it.
Burrito Sauce. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Why settle for store-bought when you can easily whip up our Burrito Sauce that’s bursting with flavor? This sauce adds a kick to any Mexican dish, turning your typical weeknight dinner into a fiesta. It’s all about adding that extra touch to make your meals memorable and mouthwatering.
Get the Recipe: Burrito Sauce

Copycat Animal Sauce

Copycat Animal Sauce in a bowl with fries around it.
Copycat Animal Sauce. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Burgers and fries just got a whole lot better with our Copycat Animal Sauce. This secret sauce is the key to turning an ordinary meal into an extraordinary one. It’s creamy, tangy, and has just the right amount of zing to elevate your homemade fast food to the next level. Ditch the drive-thru; this is the upgrade your burger night needs.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Animal Sauce

Chicken Stir Fry

A white plate with chicken and mushrooms in a sauce.
Chicken Stir Fry. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Bright, colorful, and bursting with flavor, our Chicken Stir Fry is a testament to the beauty of simple ingredients coming together to create something wonderful. Not only is it quicker than waiting on delivery, but it’s a healthful alternative that doesn’t sacrifice flavor for convenience. It’s the perfect solution for those hectic weeknights.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Stir Fry

Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

A hand holding a fork over a bowl of Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka on a wooden table.
Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Craving something indulgent yet simple to make? Our Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka is your answer. This dish brings a touch of Italian elegance to your dining table with minimal effort. It’s the kind of meal that makes a regular evening feel like a special occasion, all without the need to step outside your home.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

Molly Bars

Four pieces of molly bars on a white plate.
Molly Bars. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Molly Bars offer a bite-sized treat that’s so delightful; you won’t believe how quick they are to make. Our Molly Bars blend sweetness and texture into irresistible layers, making them a favorite for gatherings or a cozy night in. Forget about bakery runs; these sweet treats will satisfy your cravings in no time.
Get the Recipe: Molly Bars

Texas Roadhouse Chili Copycat Recipe

A bowl of Texas roadhouse chili with jalapenos and beans.
Texas Roadhouse Chili Copycat Recipe . Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Chili lovers, rejoice! Our Texas Roadhouse Chili Copycat Recipe brings the bold flavors and hearty satisfaction of your favorite chili right to your kitchen. This dish is perfect for game day, a comforting dinner, or any time you’re craving that deep, spicy flavor. It’s so good, you might just forget about the original.
Get the Recipe: Texas Roadhouse Chili Copycat Recipe

Low Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup

Low Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup in a white round bowl with small handles.
Low Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Our Low Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup proves that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for a healthier option. It’s creamy, it’s hearty, and it’s bursting with taste, making it the perfect choice for anyone looking to keep things light without missing out on the richness of a traditional soup.
Get the Recipe: Low Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup

Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes

Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Croquettes on a white plate with tomatoes and broccoli.
Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Bringing a twist to your dinner routine, our Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes introduces a unique blend of flavors and textures that will impress you. They’re a fun and tasty way to enjoy a homemade version of a favorite meal kit recipe, proving that you can recreate gourmet-style dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Get the Recipe: Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes

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