If you have a more extensive takeout menu collection than cookbook collection, it’s time to learn how to make some of your favorite delivery dishes from scratch. You’ll be surprised at how easy many of them are, and how much better they taste. Here are a few of our favorites.
1. Sweet and Sour Tofu with Bok Choy: It might not be bright pink, but we promise this sweet and sour tofu is better than takeout. (via Big Girls Small Kitchen)
2. Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala: Break out your slow-cooker instead of your takeout menu collection for this classic Indian dish. (via Real Simple)
3. Mozzarella Sticks: No need to call your local pizza place just to order mozzarella sticks. These herbed ones will become your new favorite. (via Coconut and Lime)
4. California Rolls: Have you ever tried rolling your own sushi? If not, we highly recommend it. That way you can design the perfect roll for you. (via Healthful Pursuit)
5. Veggie Stromboli: The key to making this recipe even easier? Start with store-bought pizza dough. (via Never Homemaker)
6. Crispy Chicken Fingers: Roll these chicken fingers in Cornflakes to make them extra crispy. (via Fitness Magazine)
7. Steamed Pork Buns: Don’t be intimidated but this dim sum dish. They are easier to make than they look. (via Coconut and Lime)
8. Skinny Crab Rangoon: We don’t know about you, but crab rangoon is one of our favorites. And this homemade version is healthier than what you’d get delivered. (via Gen Y Foodie)
9. Barbecue Chicken Pizza: The best part about this recipe is that you can use your favorite barbecue sauce. Get ready for the best slice ever. (via Baked by Rachel)
10. Pad Thai: The best part about making your own pad thai is that you can leave out any of the ingredients you normally pick around when you order it. (via Chatelaine)
11. Garlic Knots: Skip the breadsticks, there’s something so much better about garlic knots instead, and they’re so easy to make you’ll be eating them all the time. (via Simply Recipes)
12. Homemade Fortune Cookies: And to wrap it all off, what would Chinese takeout be without fortune cookies? Here’s the easiest way to make your own. (via Ceramic Canvas)
What’s the one take out recipe you’d love to learn to make? Tell us in the comments!