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28 Texas Roadhouse Copycat Recipes

Love the lip-smacking Texas Roadhouse food but want to stay home? We've rounded up a bunch of finger-lickin' copycat recipes so you don't have to hit the road.

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Inspired by: Roadhouse Top SirloinTaste of Home

Inspired by: Roadhouse Top Sirloin

This juicy steak rubbed with espresso, cocoa and pumpkin pie spice is one of my husband’s favorites. Broiling is a good year-round method, but we love making it on the grill, too. —Deborah Biggs, Omaha, Nebraska

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Inspired by: Texas Red ChiliTaste of Home

Inspired by: Texas Red Chili

This hearty chili with sausage, beef, beans and barley is perfect for the halftime food rush. People actually cheer when they see me coming with my slow cooker! —Barbara Lento, Houston, Pennsylvania

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Inspired by: Roadhouse Beef TipsTaste of Home

Inspired by: Roadhouse Beef Tips

These beef tips remind me of a childhood favorite. I cook them with mushrooms and serve over brown rice, noodles or mashed potatoes. Here's one of the best Instant Pot recipes for a quick and easy dinner. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Inspired by: Roadhouse Grilled Chicken SaladTaste of Home

Inspired by: Roadhouse Grilled Chicken Salad

When my husband first found out he had diabetes, I was challenged to start cooking old family favorites in new, healthy ways that he would love just as much. This was the first one that made him say, "I can eat like this all the time!" Shiitake and oyster are some of my favorite mushrooms to use. —Lynne Keast, Monte Sereno, California

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Inspired by: Fried PicklesTaste of Home

Inspired by: Fried Pickles

Like deep-fried pickles? You'll love this un-fried version even more. Dill pickle slices are coated with panko bread crumbs and spices, then baked until crispy. Dip them with ranch dressing for an appetizer you won't soon forget.—Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado

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Inspired by: Roadhouse Green BeansTaste of Home

Inspired by: Roadhouse Green Beans

Adding white wine, lemon juice and garlic gives a little kick to green beans. It was enough to turn our old, traditional holiday side into a year-round favorite. —Shannon Reynoso, Bakersfield, California

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Inspired by: Buffalo 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: Fried CatfishTaste of Home

Inspired by: Fried Catfish

This well-seasoned fish nets me compliments from family and friends whenever I serves it. The fish is moist and flakey, the coating crisp, crunchy and flecked with paprika. —Jim Gales, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Inspired by: Steakhouse Filet SaladTaste of Home

Inspired by: Steakhouse Filet Salad

My husband loves blue cheese and I like a hearty salad that eats like a meal, so I put the two things together to make this steak salad recipe. The sweet-tartness of dried cranberries pairs deliciously with the cheese, creamy avocado and balsamic vinegar. It's irresistible! —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Inspired by: Dallas FiletTaste of Home

Inspired by: Dallas Filet

Sometimes, I add more mushrooms to this recipe when my son's eating dinner—he loves them, and they are just fantastic with the steak. — Carolyn Turner, Reno, Nevada

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Inspired by: Tater SkinsTaste of Home

Inspired by: Tater 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: Smokehouse BurgerTaste of Home

Inspired by: Smokehouse Burger

No need to call my family twice when these burgers are on the menu. Get ahead of the game and stuff them ahead of time, then grill later. — Joyce Guth, Mohnton, Pennsylvania

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Inspired by: Grilled BBQ ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Grilled BBQ Chicken

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: Steak KabobTaste of Home

Inspired by: Steak Kabob

With only five easy-to-double ingredients, these mouthwatering kabobs are one of our favorite recipes. We like them with hot cooked rice and a tossed salad. To prevent wooden skewers from burning, soak them in water for 30 minutes before threading on the meat. —Carole Fraser, Toronto, Ontario

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Inspired by: Roadhouse CheesefriesTaste of Home

Inspired by: Roadhouse Cheesefries

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: Roadhouse Bacon CheeseburgerTaste of Home

Inspired by: Roadhouse Bacon Cheeseburger

Every family has a burger of choice, and this is ours. It's stacked tall with bacon and crunchy onion rings. —Paula Homer, Nampa, Idaho

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Inspired by: Roadhouse House SaladTaste of Home

Inspired by: Roadhouse House Salad

We love this wonderful bacon salad that tastes like a piled-high BLT without the time or effort. You can make it hours ahead and keep it in the fridge till serving time. —Denise Thurman, Columbia, Missouri

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Inspired by: Ribs

Inspired by: Ribs

For more than 30 years, my brother-in-law Jim kept his famous rib recipe a secret. When he finally shared it, we just had to pass it along because we loved it so much. This one's for you, Jim! —Vicki Young, Brighton, Colorado

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Inspired by: Rattlesnake BitesTaste of Home

Inspired by: Rattlesnake Bites

For our family, a good fish dinner just isn't complete without these zesty hush puppies. You can also serve them alone as a satisfying snack. —Carolyn Griffin, Macon, Georgia

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Inspired by: Grilled SalmonTaste of Home

Inspired by: Grilled Salmon

Our family loves salmon prepared this way, and it's a real treat to make on a warm summer evening. These fillets may be baked in the oven at 450 degrees for 18 minutes, basting occasionally. —Wanda Toews, Cromer, Manitoba

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Inspired by: Roadhouse Mashed PotatoesTaste of Home

Inspired by: Roadhouse Mashed Potatoes

You can make an entire pot of smashed taters in the time it takes to bake a single potato! I like to use baby Yukon Golds because the skins are very thin and easy to mash. Make this to your taste—sometimes I add in garlic and chives or sub shallots for the green onions. My husband loves these potatoes with steak, and even my 20-month-old daughter enjoys them! —Andrea Quiroz, Chicago, Illinois

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Inspired by: Grilled ShrimpTaste of Home

Inspired by: Grilled Shrimp

I created this recipe for my family because they love grilled shrimp. I love it because it's quick, delicious and good for us. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

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Inspired by: Portobello Mushroom Chicken

It looks impressive, but this mouthwatering chicken and mushroom sauce comes together in no time. I think its flavor rivals that of many full-fat entrees found in fancy restaurants. —Jennifer Pemberton, Muncie, Indiana

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Inspired by: Roadhouse Cactus BlossomsTaste of Home

Inspired by: Roadhouse Cactus Blossoms

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: Chicken CrittersTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chicken Critters

As a boy, I wolfed down my grandmother's fried chicken. I never knew how she made it, but my recipe using potato flakes is crispy close. —David Nelson, Lincolnton, North Carolina

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Inspired by: Roadhouse Country Fried ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Roadhouse Country Fried Chicken

Here's a lightened-up take on classic southern comfort food. This chicken gravy recipe has been a hit at our house since the first time we tried it! —Ruth Helmuth, Abbeville, South Carolina

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Inspired by: Roadhouse Pulled Pork SandwichTaste of Home

Inspired by: Roadhouse Pulled Pork Sandwich

I like to share this dish at potlucks because it can be made ahead, which I especially appreciate during the busy holiday season. The sweet-and-spicy sauce is always a hit.—Martha Anne Carpenter, Mesa, Arizona

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Inspired by: Ft. Worth RibeyeTaste of Home

Inspired by: Ft. Worth Ribeye

This simple steak gets a big flavor boost from two of my favorites: mustard and blue cheese. My husband and I make this recipe to celebrate our anniversary each year! —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Elizabeth Manneh
Elizabeth is an experienced freelance writer, specializing in health & wellness, education & learning, family life & parenting, and women's equality & diversity. She's been published on,, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Red Tricycle, and The Good Men Project. She was also a regular contributor to Love Live Health and Daily Home Remedy. Elizabeth is a retired primary school principal and education consultant, with a continuing passion for education and learning. She's familiar with writing newsletters, reports to stakeholders, financial reports, business plans and evaluation reports.

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