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28 TGI Fridays Copycat Recipes

These TGI Fridays copycat recipes may even be better than the originals!

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Inspired by: Loaded Potato SkinsTaste of Home

Inspired by: 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: Spinach Florentine Flatbread

My from-scratch pizza has a whole wheat crust flavored with beer. Top it with spinach, artichoke hearts and tomatoes, then add chicken or ham and fresh basil if you want to include meat. —Raymonde Bourgeois, Swastika, Ontario

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Inspired by: Cheeseburger SlidersTaste of Home

Inspired by: Cheeseburger Sliders

I created this dish to fill two pans because these cheeseburger sliders disappear fast. Just cut the slider burgers recipe in half if you want to make only one batch. —Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado

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Inspired by: Fridays™ Big Ribs

Inspired by: Fridays™ Big Ribs

My husband craves a good ribs recipe, so we cook them multiple ways. This low and slow method with a tangy sauce is the best we’ve found. —Jan Whitworth, Roebuck, South Carolina

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Inspired by: Cheddar Mac and Cheese

When I was a girl, Mama used Texas longhorn cheese in this recipe. After it melted all over the macaroni, I loved to dig in and see how many strings of cheese would follow my spoonful. —Imogene Hutton, Brownwood, Texas

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Inspired by: Loaded Chicken NachosTaste of Home

Inspired by: Loaded Chicken Nachos

This chicken nachos recipe is delicious and so simple. Rotisserie (or leftover) chicken keeps it quick, and the seasonings and splash of lime juice lend fantastic flavor. My husband enjoys this snack so much that he often requests it for dinner! —Gail Cawsey, Geneseo, Illinois

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Inspired by: French Onion Soup

Enjoy my signature French onion soup the way my granddaughter Becky does: I make onion soup for her in a crock bowl, complete with garlic croutons and gobs of melted Swiss cheese on top. —Lou Sansevero, Ferron, Utah

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Inspired by: Really Good Cheeseburger

A crispy coating mix is the secret ingredient that dresses up these baked hamburgers. You bake them in the oven instead of grilling or frying. I like to use a sweet and spicy steak sauce for the best flavor. —Mike Goldman, Arden Hills, Minnesota

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Inspired by: Vanilla Bean CheesecakeTaste of Home

Inspired by: Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

To me, there is nothing better than a simple, elegant cheesecake where the vanilla takes center stage. And when I'm feeling decadent, I'll add the rich chocolate ganache topping. —Ellen Riley, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Inspired by: Lemon & Garlic Shrimp PastaTaste of Home

Inspired by: Lemon & Garlic Shrimp Pasta

You'll be amazed that you can make this simple, elegant pasta in mere minutes. Serve with crusty bread to soak up all of the garlic lemon sauce. —Athena Russell, Greenville, South Carolina

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Inspired by: French DipTaste of Home

Inspired by: French Dip

When I want to impress company, these satisfying sandwiches are my first pick for the menu. I serve them with the cooking juices in individual bowls for easy use. —Florence Robinson, Lenox, Iowa

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Inspired by: Warm Pretzels

My husband and our friends and family love these soft, chewy pretzels. Let the bread machine mix the dough, then all you have to do is shape and bake these fun snacks. —Sherry Peterson, Fort Collins, Colorado

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Inspired by: Bacon CheeseburgerTaste of Home

Inspired by: Bacon Cheeseburger

Where can you get a juicy bacon burger that is so superior to drive-thru fare? Right in you backyard with this delicious cheeseburger recipe. —Jackie Burns, Silverdale, Washington

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Inspired by: BBQ Chicken SaladTaste of Home

Inspired by: BBQ Chicken Salad

I turned barbecue chicken into a major salad with romaine and carrots, sweet peppers and avocados. That’s how I got my family to eat more veggies. —Camille Beckstrand, Layton, Utah

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Inspired by: Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

Inspired by: Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

The savory coating on this chicken has the satisfying flavor of Parmesan cheese. It's easy enough to be a family weekday meal yet impressive enough to serve to guests. When I make this baked parmesan crusted chicken for dinner, we never have leftovers. —Schelby Thompson, Camden Wyoming, Delaware

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Inspired by: Sweet Potato FriesTaste of Home

Inspired by: Sweet Potato Fries

A local restaurant got me hooked on sweet potato fries. I started making them at home with different seasonings to match the taste. I'm thrilled with the results! —Jackie Gregston, Hallsville, Texas

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Inspired by: Simply Grilled SalmonTaste of Home

Inspired by: Simply Grilled Salmon

Cleanup’s a snap with this convenient dish prepared and cooked in a foil wrapper. That’s a welcome time-saver during a hectic week. —Tim Weber, Bettendorf, Iowa

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Inspired by: Turkey BurgerTaste of Home

Inspired by: Turkey Burger

These juicy, tender patties on whole wheat buns make a wholesome, satisfying sandwich. We especially like to grill this turkey burger recipe, but you could also pan-fry them. —Sherry Hulsman, Elkton, Florida

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Inspired by: Brownie Obsession®Taste of Home

Inspired by: Brownie Obsession®

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

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Inspired by: Center-Cut SirloinTaste of Home

Inspired by: Center-Cut Sirloin

My family of five likes to eat beef, so this recipe is a favorite. I usually serve it with homemade bread or rolls to soak up the tasty gravy. —Vicki Tormaschy, Dickinson, North Dakota

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Inspired by: White Cheddar Broccoli Soup Taste of Home

Inspired by: White Cheddar Broccoli Soup

When I want soup at a restaurant, it’s broccoli-cheese all the way. When I make it at home it’s creamy cheesy, exactly how I like it. —Kristen Hills, Layton, UT

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Inspired by: Buffalo Fried Chicken SandwichTaste of Home

Inspired by: Buffalo Fried Chicken Sandwich

I love grilling chicken because it's a healthier choice. I put my "Joe-style" twist on this sandwich with a spicy-sweet marinade and a homemade blue cheese dressing. —Joe Slate, Port St Joe, Florida

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Inspired by: Million Dollar CobbTaste of Home

Inspired by: Million Dollar Cobb

Made on the fly by Hollywood restaurateur Bob Cobb in 1937, the Cobb salad is a world-famous American dish. Here's a fresh take, with all the original appeal and an extra special presentation. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Inspired by: BBQ Chicken Flatbread

Inspired by: BBQ Chicken Flatbread

So fast and so easy with refrigerated pizza crust, these saucy, smoky pizzas make quick fans with their rustic, hot-off-the-grill flavor. They're perfect for impromptu cookouts and summer dinners on the patio. —Alicia Trevithick, Temecula, California

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Inspired by: Fish & Chips

My baked fish is a shoo-in when you want fish and chips without the frying mess. Dare I say, they're a little upgrade from the English pub classic. Get more of my recipe at —Reeni Pisano, Wappingers Falls, New York

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Inspired by: Fridays™ Signature Whiskey-Glazed Burger Taste of Home

Inspired by: Fridays™ Signature Whiskey-Glazed Burger

This juicy cheeseburger has big flavors to satisfy even the heartiest appetites. It always impresses at our cookouts. —Amber Nicholson, Winooski, Vermont

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Inspired by: Chicken QuesadillaTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chicken Quesadilla

This chicken quesadilla recipe has an impressive look and taste with little preparation. The leftover chicken gets Mexican flair from cumin in this fun main dish. —Linda Wetzel, Woodland Park, Colorado

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Inspired by: Red Velvet Sparkler CakeTaste of Home

Inspired by: Red Velvet Sparkler Cake

This ruby-red cake with it's lovely cream cheese frosting has become my "signature dessert." I can't go to any family function without it. The cake is very moist with a buttery chocolate taste. —Katie Sloan, Charlotte, North Carolina

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.

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