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7 Most Popular Copycat Soups to Make at Home

Soup for you!

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it can also save you a ton on going out to eat. Here are 7 of the most frequently copied soup recipes served by popular restaurants.

1. Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana

"I worked at Olive Garden for over 4 years so I know their Zuppa Toscana inside and out. This is the closest recipe I've found." — GRANDROYAI
Serve with Breadsticks.

Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana

Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana | Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

2. My Amazing Tomato Basil Soup (Like Applebee's®)

"I’ve never had tomato basil soup at Applebee’s, but I can only hope that it’s as good as this." — lutzflcat
Serve with a Cheesy Grilled Cheese sandwich.

My Amazing Tomato Basil Soup Like Applebee's

My Amazing Tomato Basil Soup Like Applebee's | Photo by lutzflcat

3. Copycat Panera® Broccoli Cheddar Soup

"This is almost exactly like Panera's soup! I loved it!" — MelissaSue
If you want to go all out, serve in Italian Bread Bowls.

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup | Photo by DIZ#9829;

4. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

"I had been CRAVING that Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup that Panera bread only serves in the summer for 2 months and it was not to be found. I found this recipe and it totally nailed the soup!" — Tanya
Serve with Artichoke Bruschetta.

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup | Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

5. Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

"This is better than the gnocchi and chicken soup at a major restaurant chain known for it's 'garden' if you get my drift." — kymbrown1
We see your drift, and raise you a Double Tomato Bruschetta.

6. MeMe's Pasta Fagioli

"It is like an Italian chili like Olive Garden®'s Pasta Fagioli and even better the second day." — Karyn Osborne
This Garlic-Cheese Flat Bread would go nicely.

MeMe's Pasta Fagioli

MeMe's Pasta Fagioli | Photo by lutzflcat

7. Chicken Enchilada Soup III

"This is an awesome recipe! Very close to Chili's Chicken Enchilada soup which is a favorite in our house." — SHCMEOW
Serve with chips and Traditional Mexican Guacamole.

Chicken Enchilada Soup III

Chicken Enchilada Soup III | Photo by Yoly


About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).