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13 Copycat Applebee's Recipes

From Fiesta Lime Chicken and Honey-Grilled Salmon to garlicky mashed potatoes and even dessert, we've got all the recipes you need to make it an Applebee's night without ever placing an order.

Applebee's Hot Artichoke & Spinach Dip

"This dip is even tastier than Applebee's! I sprinkle extra Parmesan cheese and some chopped red onion on top when it comes out of the oven. It's absolutely addictive!"


Applebee's Creamy Penne Pasta With Sliced Prime Rib

A homemade version of Applebees' new penne pasta with prime rib! Seared ribeye that's thinly sliced, helps give the pasta that hearty bite.

Copycat Applebee’s Honey Grilled Salmon

Marinated salmon filet grilled to perfection and served with honey sauce.

Applebee's Low-Fat Blackened Chicken Salad

"Every component of this is absolutely fantastic! I prepared the marinade, spice blend and dressing ahead of time, so dinner was made in a snap."


Applebee's Garlic & Peppercorn Fried Shrimp

"These were excellent! I coated mine with Homemade Panko Breadcrumbs with Italian seasoning, plus all the called-for seasonings, and then deep fried them."


Applebee's Vegetable Medley

"Delicious and easy! The Worcestershire and soy sauces didn't overpower this recipe, just gave it a nice, mild flavor. I also added a pinch of chili pepper flakes to give it a bit of a kick."


Applebee's Fiesta Lime Chicken

"We loved this dinner. The chicken was incredibly tender and flavorful, and the basting sauce was fantastic — I could have eaten that all by itself!"


Applebee's Garlic Mashed Potatoes

"I cheated and used garlic salt to save time, and the recipe still came out like Applebee's! I mashed the potatoes with a pastry cutter for a lumpier texture, and the results were so tasty!"

-Lorrie in California

Applebee's Honey Barbecue Riblets

"I recommend slow cooking these for the full 5 hours — the meat literally fell off the bones. Plus, the sauce has a great mixture of sweet flavors. I highly recommend this!"

-Tom in Maryland

Applebee's Maple Butter Blondie Dessert

"My son and I both love this dessert at Applebee's so much that I had to find a copycat recipe. I didn't have white chocolate so I left it out, and it's still great!"


Applebee's Low-Fat Veggie Quesadilla

"I love this — low fat, healthy, easy and so good! When I added the soy sauce the aroma was fantastic. I also added some Tabasco sauce. Spicy and wonderful!"


Applebee's 3-Cheese Chicken Penne

"My son had this as leftovers and thought it was better than Applebee's! I added some extra pasta, layered the ingredients in a casserole dish and baked it for 30 minutes. I will definitely make this again!"


Applebee's Chicken Quesadilla Grande

Make these Applebee's-style Mexican bites as an appetizer or for a light lunch, served with your favorite salsa, guacamole or other toppings.