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Cure your takeout cravings with these Asian inspired takeout recipes, copycat restaurant recipe and restaurant style recipes. These recipes are healthier, cheaper, faster and way easier than you think. Stay home and make these yourself tonight instead of getting delivery from your favorite restaurants.

Asian Inspired Takeout Recipes

These Asian inspired takeout recipes are way better than takeout! If you’re trying to eat healthier, save money or your favorite place doesn’t deliver, make one of these. All your Chinese restaurant style recipe favorites are here plus others to explore.

Fried rice in a brown bowl with soy sauce and chopsticks in the background
Better Than Takeout Fried Rice
Better than takeout fried rice is the ultimate “use what’s in the fridge” dinner or side dish. Add in any extra chicken, pork or beef plus the odds and ends of vegetables like broccoli or carrots to bulk up the rice into a dinner. This comfort food dish is pretty easy to make with a few standard Asian staples from your pantry. You won’t want the bland and flavorless takeout fried rice after trying this recipe.
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In a small bowl fried rice with chop sticks and soy sauce in the background
A bowl of yellow curry with chicken, broccoli and red peppers over white rice.
Thai Yellow Curry with Chicken
This Thai Yellow Curry with Chicken and vegetables is made with yellow curry paste, potatoes, broccoli and pineapple. Best served over rice; it is a hearty comfort food that is better than take out!
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A bowl of yellow curry with chicken, broccoli and red peppers over white rice.
Chicken and broccoli over rice in a meal prep container next to a dutch oven full of chicken and broccoli in oyster sauce
Chicken and Broccoli with Oyster Sauce Meal Prep
This easy Chinese chicken and broccoli stir fry recipe is perfect for meal prep for either lunch or dinner. Chicken and broccoli with oyster sauce goes great over rice; brown rice, cauliflower rice or quinoa.
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A close up of the meal prep container of chicken and broccoli with rice and oyster sauce. On a brown napkin with wooden chopsticks
Salmon Poke bowl in a rectangular meal prep container with chop sticks. Featuring cooked salmon, fresh mango, matchstick carrots, pickled ginger, cabbage and cucumbers and sauce on the side.
Easy Baked Salmon Poke Bowl Inspired Meal Prep
These easy baked salmon poke inspired bowls are great for a no heat meal prep option for lunch or dinner. This recipe makes two cooked baked salmon bowls, but can easily be scaled up.
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Salmon Poke bowl in a rectangular meal prep container with chop sticks. Featuring cooked salmon, fresh mango, matchstick carrots, pickled ginger, cabbage and cucumbers
Honey Sesame Chicken
This honey sesame chicken boasts less calories and is baked and not fried. Loaded with delicious flavors with common pantry ingredients.
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Instant Pot Vegetable Chow Mein
Do you ever have one of those nights where you want just want everyone to sit at the table and happily eat dinner, no complaining? This Instant pot Vegetable Chow Mein recipe is my go-to recipe for that night. They are so easy to make in this instant pot!
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Easy Egg Drop Soup
This Easy Egg Drop Soup recipe will take you only minutes to cook and it tastes delicious! Plus, if you shop at your local Asian market (or stores like Trader Joe’s, Walmart or Target), you can pick up some pot stickers to serve as well.
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Thai Drunken Noodles
Thai Drunken Noodles – Pad Kee Mao are said to be the perfect hangover cure. But don’t wait until you overindulge to try these addictive spicy noodles.
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Vegan Pad Thai
This Vegan Pad Thai has the perfect combination of sweet, tangy & spicy flavors that’ll send your taste buds into overdrive. It’s so easy to make and it’ll be on your table in 30 minutes.
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Instant Pot Cashew Chicken
This Instant Pot Cashew Chicken is the perfect mix of sweet and savoury. Pair it with a bag of vegetables from Mann’s Fresh Vegetables, and you’ve got dinner in a jiffy!
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Chicken Egg Foo Young with Gravy
This Chicken Egg Foo Young with Gravy is the absolute BEST keto recipe and to top it all off… you can have authentic Chinese flavors made right in your kitchen, in just 30 minutes!
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Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken – so easy and best recipe of chicken tossed with bell peppers,chili peppers ,zucchini and peanuts in sauces to make an extremely flavorful side dish or entree.
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Chana Masala
Chana masala is an Indian staple, Made with a delicious mixture of chickpeas, Indian spices, tomatoes, and fresh herbs, it’s tasty and so easy to make.
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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
The most amazing, better than take-out Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli recipe is finally here. A healthier version of a restaurant classic that is quick and easy to make and the whole family is sure to love.
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Instant Pot Mongolian Chicken
Sweet and savory chicken that is tender and juicy with garlic, ginger, soy sauce and a touch of sesame oil. What not to love? It is as good as it looks and is super easy to make.
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Copycat Restaurant Recipes

If your favorite restaurant doesn’t deliver but you’re craving their signature dishes, look no further. These are some of the best copycat recipes that are definitely better than driving and getting takeout. Homemade copycat restaurant recipes from Olive Garden, KFC and more.

Final build of pulled pork burrito bowl
Freezer Friendly Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls for Meal Prep
Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls are a great way to use leftover pulled pork. This is an easy, freezer friendly meal prep for one or the whole family. Freeze the base and add fresh toppings right before eating for a delicious hot lunch or dinner meal prep option.
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A final photo of the pork burrito bowl base next to a separate container of sour cream, avocado and salsa.
IHOP Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe
IHOP Chocolate Chip Pancake Recipe Copycat at home
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Copy Cat KFC Famous Bowls
A homemade version of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Famous Bowls. Crispy chicken and sweet corn sits on top of creamy mashed potatoes. Finished off with a hearty drizzle of rich brown gravy, and shredded cheeses- it’s a hearty bowl full of comfort food with that classic KFC taste without ever having to leave your house.
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Instant Pot Chicken and Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)
This creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup is made using the Instant Pot and is an Olive Garden favorite.
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Copycat Olive Garden Capellini Pomodoro
With just four basic ingredients that can be picked up at the store (Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and angel hair pasta) and a few pantry staples (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper), this dish can be ready to serve in the time that it takes to boil a pot of water and cook the pasta!
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Copycat Cosi Signature Salad
This homemade version of Cosi’ Signature Salad is complete with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette.
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Wingers Sticky Fingers
These taste just like Wingers classic and iconic sticky fingers! They’re finger-licking good!
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Low-Carb Bang Bang Shrimp (Grain-free, No-Added Sugar)
This is a recipe for Bang Bang Shrimp that is grain-free, low carb, keto-friendly and does not use added sugar. I include a quick recipe for the Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, an essential part of Bang Bang Sauce.
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Broccoli Cheddar Soup (Panera Copycat)
Comforting and creamy broccoli cheddar soup is a fan-favorite at Panera Bread. It’s quick to make at home and perfect for those cold weather evenings!
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Copycat McDonald’s Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe – with Chicken Nuggets
Our favorite chicken nuggets dipped in a homemade copycat McDonald’s sweet and sour sauce.
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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps (better than P.F. Chang’s)! A quick (less than 30 minutes), easy, and healthy dinner that tastes delicious!
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Restaurant Style Takeout Recipes

All of these restaurant style recipes are what you’ll usually find at pizza shops, fancy sit down restaurant and your local pub, but they don’t always deliver. Stay home and cook tonight and make these better than takeout restaurant style recipes. Satisfy your pasta, sandwich and pizza cravings here!

BBQ pulled pork cuban sandwich on a blue plate.
Leftover Pulled Pork Cuban Sandwich
Pulled pork Cuban sandwiches are a fantastic way to use up leftover pulled pork. This is my take on these classic South Florida sandwich. This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner for just one or a whole family.
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BBQ pulled pork cuban sandwich on a blue plate.
A plate of chicken wings with teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds and scallions.
Oven Baked Teriyaki Chicken Wings
This is an easy oven baked chicken wings recipe. Baked on parchment paper in the oven until they become tender and juicy, the crispy skinned wings are finished with a homemade teriyaki sauce perfect for dinner, an appetizer or football game finger foods.
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A plate of chicken wings with teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds and scallions.
2 bowls of pasta carbonara on a wood background with white and blue napkins.
Pasta Carbonara
Pasta carbonara is a classic comfort dish originally from Rome, Italy. This recipe is my interpretation of the traditional dish that results in a velvety sauce without having to worry you’re going to scramble the eggs. Two types of cheese are used to give you a more balanced end result. This is an easy weeknight dinner done in about 30 minutes.
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Close up of pasta carbonara in a mixing bowl
2 halves of eggplant, roasted and stuffed with sausage, pastas sauce and cheese. Topped with parsley in a glass pyrex container. Overhead shot.
Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan
Stuffed eggplant parmesan is a lighter yet still hearty alternative to the classic dish. You won’t miss the pasta with the flavorful stuffing, melted cheeses and roasted eggplant halves. Leftovers are even better the next day making this an easy work lunch or meal prep candidate.
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2 halves of eggplant, roasted and stuffed with sausage, pastas sauce and cheese. Topped with parsley in a glass pyrex container. Overhead shot.
Italian Pizza with Pork Sausage, Basil & Tomato
Introducing the ultimate crispy based Italian Pizza with Pork Sausage, Basil & Tomato! This delicious recipe is an absolute winner on pizza night.
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Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Wings
I love these Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Wings. They are not overly spicy, so more kid-friendly than perhaps traditional Buffalo or Hot Wings. They are a must try!
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Homemade Deep Dish Pizza
Make this Homemade Deep Dish Pizza with Broccoli, Spinach, and Feta tonight … it’s full of flavor and the perfect weeknight meal!
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Blackened Salmon with a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
My Blackened Salmon with a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce is a Restaurant Style Dish with a symphony of flavors that can be made in your home kitchen in under 30 minutes.
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BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza
This BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza is a delicious way to use leftover pulled pork and makes a quick and easy family dinner.
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Shrimp Alfredo
How to make shrimp alfredo with fettuccine in 30 minutes.
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