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Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipes

We love a trip to Outback Steakhouse, but we love recreating those signature dishes at home even more! Check out these copycats and find out which is your new best mate.

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Inspired by Shrimp on the BarbieTaste of Home

Inspired by Shrimp on the Barbie

This is easy and delicious! These shrimp are great with steak, but for a special occasion, brush the sauce on lobster tails and grill. —Sheryl Shenberger, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Inspired by Sweet Chook 'O Mine SandwichTaste of Home

Inspired by Sweet Chook 'O Mine Sandwich

I created this chicken sandwich recipe based on a meal my daughter ordered at a restaurant. She likes to dip her sandwich in the extra honey-mustard sauce. —Marilyn Moberg, Papillion, Nebraska

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Inspired by Spicy Kookaburra Wings

These fall-off-the-bone-tender wings have just the right amount of heat. The cool blue cheese dressing creates the perfect flavor combination for dipping. —Kevalyn Henderson, Hayward, Wisconsin

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Inspired by Outback Blue Cheese Wedge SaladTaste of Home

Inspired by Outback Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

A wedge salad gets the creamy treatment when topped with blue cheese dressing. Keep the dressing as a topper, or make it a dip for Buffalo wings. —Jenn Smith, East Providence, Rhode Island

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Inspired by Outback RibeyeTaste of Home

Inspired by Outback Ribeye

These juicy steaks are a favorite meal of ours when we go camping. Let them sit in tangy, barbecue-inspired marinade overnight and you've got a rich and hearty dinner ready to grill up the next day. —Louise Graybiel, Toronto, Ontario

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Inspired by Outback Lobster Tails

Inspired by Outback Lobster Tails

Wondering how to cook lobster tail? This recipe is for you! No matter where you live, these succulent, buttery lobster tails are just a few minutes away. Here in Wisconsin, we use frozen lobster with delicious results, but if you're near the ocean, use fresh! —Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Inspired by Gold Coast Coconut ShrimpTaste of Home

Inspired by Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp

These coconut-fried shrimp are downright addicting. If you ask me, the bigger the shrimp, the better. That way you can pick up even more of that sweet pina colada sauce. —Debbi Barate, Seward, Pennsylvania

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Inspired by Grilled Chicken on the BarbieTaste of Home

Inspired by Grilled Chicken on the Barbie

What better place to find a fantastic barbecue chicken than Texas, and that’s where this one is from—it’s my father-in-law’s own recipe. We’ve served it at many family reunions and think it’s the best! —Bobbie Morgan, Woodstock, Georgia

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Inspired by the Bloomin' OnionTaste of Home

Inspired by the Bloomin' Onion

Instead of being battered and deep-fried, this blooming onion recipe is brushed with melted butter and mustard, sprinkled with bread crumbs and seasonings and baked. It's an impressive-looking appetizer, and the dip can be used for veggies and crackers, too. —Kendra Doss, Kansas City, Missouri

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Inspired by Steakhouse Mac & Cheese BitesTaste of Home

Inspired by Steakhouse Mac & Cheese Bites

Young relatives were coming for a Christmas party, so I wanted something fun for them to eat. Instead, the adults devoured my mini mac and cheese. —Kate Mainiero, Elizaville, New York

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Inspired by Outback Baby Back RibsTaste of Home

Inspired by Outback Baby Back Ribs

My husband grills up his luscious ribs recipe for our family of five at least once a month in the summer. The sweet-and-sour barbecue sauce is the perfect condiment for the moist tender meat. Serve it with other finger-licking foods like corn on the cob. —Kim Braley, Dunedin, Florida

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Inspired by Alice Springs ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by Alice Springs Chicken

You can't go wrong when serving this speedy skillet creation. Top tender chicken breasts with mushrooms, bacon, green onions and cheese for a swift and savory sensation that's sure to become a family favorite. —Penny Walton, Westerville, Ohio

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Inspired by Smoky Bacon Bourbon ToppingTaste of Home

Inspired by Smoky Bacon Bourbon Topping

You can slather this smoky bacon jam on pretty much anything. It lasts only a week in the fridge, so I freeze small amounts for a quick snack with crackers. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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Inspired by Outback Loaded Mashed PotatoesTaste of Home

Inspired by Outback Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Tired of the same old side dish, I whipped up this new family favorite. We can't get enough of these loaded mashed potatoes at our house. Often, I'll prepare this casserole ahead and refrigerate it. Then I bake it just before serving. —Dawn Reuter, Oxford, Wisconsin

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Inspired by Victoria's Filet Mignon with Sauteed 'Shrooms

Inspired by Victoria's Filet Mignon with Sauteed 'Shrooms

These tasty steaks seem special but they are fast enough for everyday dinners. We enjoy the mushroom-topped filets with crusty French bread, a mixed salad and a light lemon dessert. —Christel Stein, Tampa, Florida

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Inspired by Outback Tilapia with Pure Lump CrabTaste of Home

Inspired by Outback Tilapia with Pure Lump Crab

Make a reservation for four at your dining room table. With this elegant, restaurant-quality dish, you can turn an ordinary Tuesday night into a supper celebration. —Linda Stemen, Monroeville, Indiana

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Inspired by Aussie Cheese FriesTaste of Home

Inspired by Aussie Cheese Fries

Make any dinner fun with my Loaded Waffle Fries, topped with a savory blend of cheese, scallions and bacon. I copied this family-favorite recipe from a local restaurant, and it's great with hot dogs, burgers or by itself. —Jeffrey Viccone, Decatur, Illinois

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Inspired by Queensland Chicken & Shrimp Pasta

Inspired by Queensland Chicken & Shrimp Pasta

Saucy and special, this hearty pasta works as well for Wednesday night as it does for a Saturday dinner with company. You'll love the rich combination of bacon, chicken, shrimp and fresh baby spinach. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Inspired by Outback Mini Dessert ParfaitsTaste of Home

Inspired by Outback Mini Dessert Parfaits

The best time for this dessert is midsummer, when the blueberries are thick in our northern woods. Red raspberries can be added to the mixed berries, too, to brighten the patriotic colors.—Anne Theriault, Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Inspired by Chocolate Thunder from Down UnderTaste of Home

Inspired by Chocolate Thunder from Down Under

Cap off dinner with these Brownie Sundaes. With prepared brownies, I can fix this sweet treat in a flash. For extra flair, I roll the ice cream in pecans before placing them on top of the brownies. It's a perfect finish to a mouthwatering meal. —Ruth Lee, Troy, Ontario

Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.

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