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10 Copycat Appetizers from Your Favorite Restaurants

Make your home feel like a restaurant with these easy copycat appetizers. Save some money and make these appetizers just the way you like them — with extra spice or without. Whether you're craving Chinese, Italian, or classic American, we've got you covered.

1. Chef John's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

"When I visit my mom we usually make it to P.F. Chang's® at least once and always start the meal with their very popular chicken lettuce wraps. They do a good job with most of the dishes I've had, but the wraps are clearly my favorite. I don't do a lot of copycat recipes; these chicken lettuce wraps, however, are a delicious exception." — Chef John

Chef John's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Photo by Teresa

2. Blooming Onion

"A delicious onion sliced to bloom, then coated and deep-fried," says Joanne Bruck. "The recipe for the dipping sauce is also included."

Blooming Onion

Photo by SHORECOOK

3. Baked Buffalo Wings

"The best wings ever!! Baked mine and fried some for my husband. Better than any restaurant wings I've tasted." — Shelly

Baked Buffalo Wings

Photo by psychedilemma

4. Chicken Wonton Tacos

"Light and tasty, these make a great appetizer or a quick and easy main dish! Kids love them! Finally a dish that makes use of ground chicken but not so far-fetched ... I loved the ones at Applebee's® and decided to attempt a home version. I was extremely pleased with the healthier version! Top tacos with cilantro, red onion, or sweet onion, if desired. Serve lime wedges on the side."— OdaMae

Chicken Wonton Tacos

Photo by OdaMae

5. Old Fashioned Onion Rings

"This is an actual recipe from a former employee of a popular drive-in restaurant. Crispy coated onion rings like the pros make!" — JeanieMomof3

Old Fashioned Onion Rings

Photo by Tricia Winterle Jaeger

6. Chrissy's Tangy Seafood Dip 

"I love the San Remo seafood dip at Olive Garden® and this is my attempt at trying to copy it. It is very popular at family gatherings!" — Chrissy DeCosmo Fesler

Chrissy's Tangy Seafood Dip

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

7. Fabulous Spinach and Artichoke Dip

"If you love Applebee's® spinach and artichoke dip, this is the one for you. Serve with chips or bread and enjoy." — canderson09

Fabulous Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Photo by Yvonne

8. Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp®

"Just like the appetizer at Bonefish Grill®!" — linzleel

Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp

Photo by Holly A Evans

9. Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

"This is similar to the hot wings recipe served at a popular restaurant chain. If you have ever had them, you have to love them." — Kelly

Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Photo by Tricia Winterle Jaeger

10. Kim's Garlic Breadsticks

"These are great breadsticks to make," says Kimbers. "They taste great and are easy to make. If you are an Olive Garden® lover, then you will LOVE these."

Kim's Garlic Breadsticks

Photo by Marcela

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About Vicky McDonald

Always looking for more cheese! I love to bake, potter about the garden, and drink lemony gin & tonics in the sun. I also blog at stasty.com.