Fast food copycat recipes you can make yourself

How many times have you craved your favorite fast food but just didn't feel like getting dressed and going out to get it? Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of our best fast food copycat recipes, so you can indulge in your favorites without ever having to hunt for your car keys or wait in a drive-through line. 

Five Guys burger

If you've been to Five Guys, you know their burgers are pretty simple. And they make them right in front of you, so they can't be too hard to duplicate, right? Well, yes and no. There are a few tricks that make these burgers as delicious as they are, but we've got them figured out, and we're sharing them with you

Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme

That soft outer shell, the hard crunch in the middle, and that blend of hot and cold ingredients — there's just nothing else like a Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme. There are a few tricks involved — namely, getting your ground beef to look and taste just like Taco Bell's — but we created a perfect copycat recipe, and we're sharing it with you. 

Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich

Chick-fil-A fans would all argue that nothing comes close to a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich. That might be true — unless, of course, you're making one yourself using this amazingly simple recipe.

Chick-fil-A sauce

If you're going to make a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, you might as well make the sauce to serve on the side (or slathered all over the sandwich — your call). This sauce is definitely a crowd favorite, so do yourself a favor and make a big batch — we're pretty sure it won't go to waste. 

McDonald's Big Mac

We've all been raised to believe that only McDonald's can make a Big Mac, but that's all about to change. We figured out how to do it, right down to the weird onions and the super-secret special sauce. You're welcome. 

Chipotle chicken burrito

If you're a big fan of Chipotle, you'll be excited to know that you don't have to stand in that painfully long line just to feed your cravings. We cracked the code on their chicken, rice, beans and more. That means that with our recipe, you can duplicate not only the chicken burrito, but also their bowls, salads and tacos. Don't wait for Taco Tuesday, just get to building, ASAP. 

Taco Bell Mexican pizza

The Mexican pizza is a Taco Bell classic, but you don't have to sit in the slow drive-thru line to get it anymore. The trick in making this dish just right is the sauce — you can't buy it on a shelf anywhere and expect it to taste like Taco Bell's. But we cracked the code, and it's actually pretty simple. 

Steak 'n Shake Frisco Melt

There's nothing that can replicate that tangy Frisco sauce, right? Well, we thought that, too — until we did it. There are a few tricks that make this recipe an exact copycat, and with our recipe at your fingertips, you can make it happen. 

Shake Shack Shackburger

There's just something special about a Shake Shack Shackburger, isn't there? From the meat blend to the exact types of veggies and cheese you'll need, we've figured exactly how you can make your own. And don't forget to post a pic to Instagram before your first bite — that's kind of a rule, right?

McDonald's breakfast burrito

Can we all just agree there's no better fast food breakfast than the sausage burrito at McDonald's? This tiny tortilla of goodness is cheap, portable, and keeps you full until lunch. Oh yeah, and it's delicious. We cracked the code on easily making these burritos at home, and the finished product is an exact replica, right down to the final steam to make it soft and piping hot. 

KFC coleslaw

KFC coleslaw is pretty much the best coleslaw on the planet. Admit it, it puts Grandma's recipe to shame, right? Be the star of the next potluck when you bring an exact replica of everyone's favorite coleslaw. Sorry, Grandma!

McDonald's fries

Yes, McDonald's fries can be duplicated, and it's easier than you think. Spoiler alert: We started with frozen fries. Don't worry, though, we doctored them up a lot to make them taste exactly like the ones from McDonald's. Don't believe us? Try it out and see for yourself. 

Panda Express Orange Chicken

Panda Express is a pretty big deal in the fast casual Chinese food game, and orange chicken is one of their most popular dishes. We figured out how to duplicate their recipe exactly — except ours is a little better because we made it with fresh chicken, and you can definitely tell. 

Long John Silver's fish

The secret to Long John Silver's tasty fish is in their batter, and our top-notch recipe writer has cracked the top-secret code. Not so secret anymore, is it? With our recipe in your arsenal, you can have this tasty fish anytime you please — but you're on your own for the hush puppies. 

Chick-fil-A grilled chicken sandwich

The trick to recreating Chick-fil-A's grilled chicken sandwich is in the marinade, and you'll be shocked to see what we used. Despite the crazy ingredients, however, this recipe is an easy undertaking, an you'll be eating your favorite grilled sandwich in no time.