Food & Nutrition

25 Fast-Food Copycat Recipes

Skip the drive-through. You can re-create your favorite fast foods at home (and save yourself some grease). Think burgers, fries, cheese sticks, and more.

Inspired by: McDonald’s Burger, Fries, and a Shake

A fast food cheeseburger with a bite taken out of it / one bite taken out of it / Bitten hamburger.Stella Photography/Shutterstock

Make a fast-food feast at home with recipes for Burger Americana, Skinny FriesThick Strawberry Shakes, and these other copycat McDonald’s recipes. After just one bite you’ll never go back to drive-through fare.

Inspired by: KFC Original Recipe Fried Chicken

Crispy Fried ChickenTaste of Home

“If you’ve wanted to learn how to make crispy fried chicken, this is the recipe for you. Always a picnic favorite, this deep fried chicken recipe is delicious either hot or cold. Kids call it my Kentucky Fried Chicken!” —Jeanne Schnitzler, Lima, Montana. Irresistible fried chicken isn’t that hard to make with this trick!

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Inspired by: Portillo’s Chocolate Cake

Inspired by: Portillo's Chocolate CakeTaste of Home

“Years ago, I drove 4-1/2 hours to a cake contest, holding my entry on my lap the whole way. But it paid off. One bite and you’ll see why this velvety beauty was named the best chocolate cake recipe won first prize.” —Sandra Johnson, Tioga, Pennsylvania
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