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16 Gluten-Free Copycat Recipes We Love

Whether you're craving a Panera Bread salad or Olive Garden soup, these gluten-free copycat recipes taste just like your favorite restaurant dishes.

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Strawberry Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing Exps Sdam17 43225 D12 07 5b 9

Inspired by: Panera Bread Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

My family is always happy to see this fruit and veggie salad on the table. If strawberries aren’t available, substitute mandarin oranges and dried cranberries. —Irene Keller, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Find more Panera Bread copycat recipes.

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Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins Exps Thso17 9266 C04 21 6b 3

Inspired by: TGI Fridays Loaded Potato Skins

Wondering how to make potato skins taste great? I top my restaurant-worthy loaded potato skins with cheese, bacon and a dollop of sour cream. Have them at lunch, snack time or cocktail hour. —Trish Perrin, Keizer, Oregon
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Inspired by: Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

Inspired by: Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

I love caramel frappuccinos from Starbucks, but they get too expensive. I now make my own, and they are just as good. If you blend the milk with all the other ingredients, it gets too foamy—instead stir it in with a spoon after all the ice is crushed. —Heather Egger, Davenport, Iowa

Next time you visit, give one of these secret menu drinks a try!

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Inspired by: Chipotle Barbacoa

My husband adores this barbacoa, which is beef roast simmered in lime juice, chipotle and cumin. He would eat it one a week if I would make it that often! We have it over rice with cilantro and a spritz of lime. —Aundrea McCormick, Denver, Colorado
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Potato Sausage Kale Soup Exps Tohcom22 74273 P2 Md 05 12 6b 1

Inspired by: Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

I let my young son pick out seed packets and he chose kale, which grew like crazy. This hearty soup helped make good use of it and rivals a restaurant version that we love.
—Michelle Babbie, Malone, New York

You’ll love these copycat Olive Garden recipes.

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French Fries Exps Ft20 40268 F 0625 1 4

Inspired by: Five Guys Fries

You can’t beat the taste of homemade french fries…this recipe is so much better than any fast food or frozen variety. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Best Ever Vanilla Custard Ice Cream Exps Tohjj21 259930 E02 04 13b 3

Inspired by: Culver's Vanilla Custard

After lots of testing (and tasting), I’ve found that eggs are the key to making a smooth and creamy vanilla custard at home that rivals what you can get at a premium ice cream shop. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin
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Lobster Bisque Exps Ft20 250649 F 0206 1 16

Inspired by: Red Lobster Lobster Bisque

My grandmother would make lobster bisque all the time, so it’s always been a comforting recipe to me. If you don’t care to cook live lobsters, they can usually cook it where you buy them. Just be sure to tell them to keep the shells; they are key to this delicious soup! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

We tried a gluten-free cheddar bay biscuit mix. Here’s what we thought.

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Thick Strawberry Shakes Exps Ghtjm17 38487 C01 31 4b 5

Inspired by: McDonald's Strawberry Shake

Cool off with a thick and rich treat that will remind you of a malt shoppe! Nothing can beat this strawberry shake recipe. —Kathryn Conrad, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Inspired by: Cracker Barrel Country Ham

Browned potatoes are a simple but perfect side for country ham. Not only do the potatoes pick up the flavor of the ham, but they look beautiful! Just add veggies or a salad and dinner’s done. —Helen Bridges, Washington, Virginia
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Classic Cobb Salad Exps Thfm17 4728 D09 27 4b 2

Inspired by: The Cheesecake Factory Cobb Salad

Making this salad is a lot like putting in a garden. I “plant” everything in nice, neat sections, just as I do with seedlings. —Patricia Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

End your meal with these gluten-free cheesecake bars.

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Slow Cooked Chili Exps Hscbz17 2864 C08 16 2b 13

Inspired by: Wendy's Chili

This hearty slow cooker chili can cook for up to 10 hours on low in the slow cooker. It’s so good to come home to its wonderful aroma after a long day away. —Sue Call, Beech Grove, Indiana
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Inspired by: Qdoba 3-Cheese Queso

Years ago, my husband invented this gooey cheese dip. I may be biased, but I have to say it’s excellent. If you like heat, rev it up with finely chopped jalapenos. —Patricia Leinheiser, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Inspired by: Dunkin' Iced Coffee

When my sister introduced me to iced coffee, I didn’t think I’d like it. Not only did I like it, I decided I could learn how to make an iced coffee recipe of my own. My fast-to-fix version is a refreshing alternative to hot java. —Jenny Reece, Lowry, Minnesota
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Gluten Free Biscuits Exps Ft20 256993 F 0728 1 17

Inspired by: Popeyes Biscuits

Basic gluten-free biscuits are fantastic with brunch, dinner or even a bowl of soup for an easy lunch. This recipe is perfect for tweaking—stir in your favorite ingredients like shredded cheddar and garlic powder, Swiss and chives, or Parmesan and Italian seasoning. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Inspired by: KFC Coleslaw

For me, this is the best coleslaw recipe because a package of shredded cabbage and carrots really cuts down on prep time. This creamy coleslaw recipe is great for potlucks or to serve to your family on a busy weeknight. —Renee Endress, Galva, Illinois

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.