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Top-Rated Restaurant Recipes to Make at Home

No matter what takeout dish you're craving, it's highly likely we've got the recipe. We've got the greatest Chinese, Indian, Mexican, and Italian inspired recipes from your favorite restaurants. By making these recipes at home, you can control the spice level, you can cut back on the salt, and even add a few extra veggies for the kids. You'll also save yourself some cash. These top-rated recipes are tried-and-tested favorites and perfect for your next restaurant-inspired dinner at home.

1. Restaurant Style Beef and Broccoli

Rave Review: "This recipe puts my local joint outta business - I was a little hesitant as I've never used oyster sauce before, but this was simply wonderful." — Litegal1

Restaurant Style Beef and Broccoli

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

2. Lo Mein Noodles

Rave Review: "My kids were asking for Chinese takeout and I didn't feel like driving to pick it up. I whipped this up real fast. Kids were loving it, and ate every bite. I added some sautéed chicken to make it a complete meal." — FRANCESA

Lo Mein Noodles

Lo Mein Noodles Photo by lutzflcat

3. Asian Lettuce Wraps

Rave Review: "I've been eating lettuce wrap at many Chinese restaurants since I was a little kid, so I have over 3 decades worth of eating this stuff. I've tried many different variations and can attest that this recipe is top-notch." — RACHELLA51

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Photo by Chef'd

4. Szechuan Chicken, Peppers and Peas on Rice

Rave Review: "Quick and Easy! Cooking moves fast with a wok so be sure to prep everything beforehand. The chili garlic sauce is essential since this is meant to be a spicy dish. Full of flavor and the veggies a nice sweetness to counter the salt in the sauce." -- AR Cally

5. Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Rave Review: "My whole family loved this dish. It was like the butter chicken you would get at an authentic Indian restaurant. It's a keeper." — CAMETZNER


Photo by Lena

6. Absolutely Perfect Palak Paneer

Rave Review: "This is a favorite restaurant dish of my family. It's nice to be able to make it at home — the kids forget they're eating spinach!" — ELENA14

Absolutely Perfect Palak Paneer

Photo by Caroline C

7. Chicken Tikka Masala

Rave Review: "This was so good! We loved it! ... Seriously, this tasted just like the chicken tikka masala we get at our favorite Indian restaurant. Would be delicious with Naan!" — HAWESA

Chicken Tikka Masala

Photo by Chibi Chef

8. Restaurant-Style Tequila Lime Chicken

Rave Review: "This is even better than the restaurant version. My very picky husband loved it!!!" — KARILH

Restaurant-Style Tequila Lime Chicken

Photo by Molly

9. Chipotle Barbacoa

Rave Review: "This was delicious! Served with hard taco shells, salsa, sour cream, and cheese. Best tacos I've ever had." — FayePhoton

Chipotle Barbacoa

Photo by Chef Mo

10. Better -Than-Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Rave Review: "Yes, yes, yes! I love alfredo sauces when I go out, but before now have never found a recipe I could master in my own kitchen. Creamy and quick and actually worked pretty well as leftovers." — ALLIKAT

Better Than Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Photo by Christina

11. MeMe's Pasta Fagioli

Rave Review: "Amazing! Even better than Olive Garden's version!" — kate08

Meme's Pasta Fagioli

Photo by lutzflcat

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