13 Indulgent Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipes to Try at Home
We're kind of obsessed with The Cheesecake Factory, so it only makes sense that we'd try to make some of their famous recipes at home. Its brown bread might be available in stores now, but what about when we have a craving for pumpkin cheesecake and don't feel like getting out of our PJs? Sure, we'd miss out on salivating over the ridiculously long menu, but that's okay if it means being able to finish off a plate of Chicken Bellagio with our hair in a messy bun. The next time your craving strikes, avoid the mall at all costs. You can try one of these Cheesecake Factory copycat recipes for yourself instead.
Honey Wheat Brown Bread: Even though you can now get it in stores, nothing beats the flavor of freshly baked brown bread just like they serve at The Cheesecake Factory. (via Ruchi's Kitchen)
Luau Salad: Whatever you do, don't skip making the crispy wontons in this recipe. They give each bite of salad an irresistible crunch. (via Cherry on My Sundae)
Fried Mac and Cheese Balls: You can't go wrong with fried mac and cheese balls. The cheese just oozes on out. (via Cooking With Janica)
Santorini Farro Salad: Food at The Cheesecake Factory isn't always unhealthy. This salad is loaded with whole grains and veggies to keep you satisfied while delivering essential nutrients. (via Carrie's Experimental Kitchen)
Avocado Egg Rolls: Avocado adds a whole new dimension to egg rolls with these tasty bites that are crunchy on the outside and creamy within. Dunk them in avocado dip for even more flavor. (via Little Kitchen Big Taste)
Chopped Apple Salad With Pomegranate Vinaigrette: If there's one thing The Cheesecake Factory knows how to do, it's adding big flavor. Drizzled with pomegranate vinaigrette, this salad is no exception. (via Begin With Nutrition)
Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta: Smokey chipotle adds a spiciness to this pasta dish that keeps it from getting too heavy. Add in any veggies you like to round out the meal. (via Dinner Then Dessert)
Spicy Cashew Chicken: Spicy-sweet cashew chicken is one of The Cheesecake Factory's most popular dishes. Rice flour is the secret to getting the chicken super crispy. (via Dinner Then Dessert)
Evelyn's Favorite Pasta: There are so many vegetables in this pasta it's basically like eating a salad... right? (via Sweet Love and Ginger)
Chicken Bellagio: Crispy chicken paired with prosciutto and Parmesan is bound to be a hit. Place it atop pesto pasta to get the full CF experience. (via Dinner Then Dessert)
Pasta Da Vinci: Chicken and mushrooms are an unbeatable combo, especially when paired with pasta. The sauce is made from Madeira wine, which gives it a uniquely delicious flavor. (via Dinner Then Dessert)
Bang Bang Chicken and Shrimp: The hype is real — you'll want to jump for joy when you take a bite of this meal. A rich coconut curry sauce and peanut sauce are what make each bite taste so bold. (via Jo Cooks)
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake: Rich and decadent cheesecake is what this restaurant is all about. Enjoy true dessert divinity in your own home with this pumpkin cheesecake recipe. (via All She Cooks)
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Justina Huddleston is a food writer living in Los Angeles. When she's not busy writing, she spends her time in the kitchen creating both virtuous and decidedly junky vegan food. Buffalo chickpea pizza, anyone? She's also been known to eat a plain block of tofu or beans straight out of the can for lunch, but somehow those culinary adventures don't make it to her Instagram. You can follow Justina on Twitter or see what's cooking in her kitchen on her blog, A Life of Little Pleasures.