17 Copycat Applebee’s Recipes

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For fans of Applebee’s there is hope! You do not have to go out to eat every time you want one of your favorite Applebee’s dishes. Now you can make them at home.

From Appetizer to Dessert and from Chicken to Steak to Shrimp, we have a recipe for you. Take a look below at 17 popular and delicious Applebee’s Copycat Recipes.

Whether you enjoy Mexican-inspired dishes or Asian-inspired. Whether you are looking for an appetizer, meal, or dessert. These 17 Applebee’s Copycat Recipes are delicious and easy.


17 Copycat Applebee’s Recipes

Get ready to explore your favorite Applebee’s flavors at home. From creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip to Spicy Thai shrimp and from crunchy Wonton Tacos to decadent Triple Chocolate Meltdown.

1. Applebee’s Spinach Artichoke Dip

Applebee’s Spinach Artichoke Dip is one of Applebee’s most popular and longest running appetizers. This creamy dip is the perfect appetizer for any occasion.

If you happen to have leftovers, this dip goes great on Chicken and pasta. This recipe is easy and quick, and it can be made ahead. Make it the day before and reheat it when it is time to serve. If reheating is not a possibility, it still tastes great cold.

Copycat Applebee’s Spinach Artichoke Dip

2. Applebee’s Queso Blanco

Applebee’s Queso Blanco is the perfect appetizer to bring to any Taco Party or Fiesta. Make the ultimate Chip and Dip plate by adding in some fresh Pico De Gallo and Guacamole.

This creamy and spicy dip doubles as a dip and a topping for tacos or nachos. You probably will not have any leftovers, but if you do, this queso sauce makes a great topping for fajitas, chicken, or baked nachos.

Copycat Applebee’s Queso Blanco

3. Applebee’s Pizza Sticks

Applebee’s Pizza Sticks are perfect for individual pizzas for a family dinner or for taking to parties. You can even host your own pizza party.

They are easily customizable since you can put whatever toppings you prefer on top. The hardest part of this recipe is making the dough and that part is not as hard as you might think.

Copycat Applebee’s Pizza Sticks

4. Applebee’s Chicken Quesadilla Grande

Applebee’s Quesadillas are easy to make and delicious. They can be the main dish or an appetizer. Make a bunch and take them to a party or eat them at home with family.

You can easily customize your quesadilla by removing the chicken or swapping it for a preferred protein choice. Pair your quesadilla with a popular dip such as the Queso Blanco above, or Salsa, Sour Cream, Pico de Gallo, or Guacamole.

Copycat Applebee’s Quesadilla

5. Applebee’s Fiesta Lime Chicken

Applebee’s Fiesta Lime Chicken is the perfect protein for a taco salad or bowl. Make a side of cilantro lime rice or fiesta beans or both.

For a real burst of flavor grill up some fajita vegetables or make a side of elote (Mexican Street Corn). This chicken would also make a great addition to a Picnic or Barbecue.

Copycat Applebee’s Fiesta Lime Chicken

6. Applebee’s Wonton Tacos

Applebee’s Wonton Tacos are crunchy and delicious. They make the perfect fusion food option for Taco Tuesday. Make them as the main dish and serve either Mexican or Asian sides or eat them as an appetizer.

This Copycat Applebee’s Recipe pairs these Tacos with a creamy slaw. For those who want even more fusion and possibly more spice try adding kimchi on top.

Copycat Applebee’s Wonton Tacos

7. Applebee’s Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

Applebee’s Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad is the perfect dish for a hot summer’s day. This salad can be served individually or as a large appetizer salad at a party.

Consider pairing this salad with the Wonton Tacos above or the Shrimp Wonton Stir-fry below. This sweet, spicy, and citrusy salad is both easy and quick to make.

Copycat Applebee’s Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

8. Applebee’s Apple Walnut Chicken Salad

Applebee’s Apple Walnut Chicken Salad is the perfect blend of summer and autumn flavors. Crisp, sweet apples paired with crunchy, nutty walnuts makes for a superb salad.

Do not be frightened off by the number of ingredients. This salad is simple and easy to make, and it has a complex mix of flavors that is sure to wow. This salad works great as a main dish or side dish.

Copycat Applebee’s Apple Walnut Chicken Salad

9. Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad is one of their most popular salads. The crispy chicken on fresh, crisp salad greens is the perfect summer salad.

If you prefer, grill the chicken for an even lighter meal. Consider pairing this salad with either the Wonton Stir-fry below or the Wonton Tacos above.

Copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad

10. Applebee’s Shrimp Wonton Stir-Fry

Applebee’s Shrimp Wonton Stir-Fry is a great main course for a quick weeknight dinner. This savory and sweet dish is best served over a simple white rice.

Consider serving the Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad as an appetizer if you are having guests over. This dish is fast, simple, and delicious.

Copycat Applebee’s Shrimp Wonton Stir-Fry

11. Applebee’s Steak and Shrimp Parmesan

Applebee’s Steak and Shrimp Parmesan is perfect for those Surf & Turf fans. This main dish goes well with roasted potatoes or mashed potatoes.

The creamy and savory sauce tastes just as good on the steak and shrimp as it does on any sides. Great vegetable sides included steamed or roasted asparagus or a Copycat Applebee’s Shrimp and Spinach Salad.

Copycat Applebee’s Steak and Shrimp Parmesan

12. Applebee’s Shrimp Cavatappi

Applebee’s Shrimp Cavatappi is great for pasta lovers. It makes a delicious main dish but can also be served as one of many “sharing” plates. Do not worry if you do not have Cavatappi noodles, any noodles will do in a pinch.

For a make ahead version, make the recipe and put in a casserole dish. Bake the casserole when you get to your destination to reheat the pasta.

Copycat Applebee’s Shrimp Cavatappi

13. Applebee’s Three-Cheese Chicken Penne

Applebee’s 3-Cheese Chicken Penne is a creamy main dish. This dish is best paired with steamed broccoli, asparagus, or green beans. Alternatively, for a one pot meal, mix in the vegetables with the pasta.

For a make ahead version, prepare the dish and place it in a casserole dish. Bake the casserole when you get to your destination to reheat the pasta.

Copycat Applebee’s 3-Cheese Chicken Penne

14. Applebee’s Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese

Applebee’s 4-Cheese Mac and Cheese is creamy and delicious. The Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders are a salty and sweet addition that adds a bit of crunch to this dish.

Do not be scared off by the list of ingredients, this meal is simple and easy to make. To allow this dish to shine, pick a simple side dish such as steamed vegetable or a simple side salad.

Copycat Applebee’s 4-Cheese Mac and Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders

15. Applebee’s Triple Chocolate Meltdown

Applebee’s Triple Chocolate Meltdown is one of their most popular desserts and now you can make it at home. This decadent, sweet concoction is to die for (especially if you are a chocolate lover).

Wow your friends with this awesome dessert. It is best served warm and with whip cream or a scoop of Ice Cream. For added flair add a drizzle of caramel sauce or some maraschino cherries.

Copycat Applebee’s Triple Chocolate Meltdown

16. Applebee’s Maple Butter Blondie

Applebee’s Maple Butter Blondie is a great dessert for autumn. These are best served warm with a scoop of ice cream. For added decadence, consider making sugared nuts to put on top.

These Blondies make a great party dessert as they can be made ahead and reheated or eaten cold. If you are hosting the party, consider making a toppings bar and letting your guests decide what they want on top.

Copycat Applebee’s Maple Butter Blondie

17. Applebee’s Apple Chimicheesecake

Applebee’s Apple Chimicheesecake may seem like a lot of work, but it is worth the effort, and it is not as hard as you would expect. These will be a hit at any party you go to.

If you are making these ahead of time for a party, place them on a baking sheet in the oven as soon as you finish frying them. This will keep them warm and crispy. Alternatively, make the ingredients ahead of time and put it together and fry it when you get to the party (this will produce the freshest and crispiest version).

Copycat Applebee’s Apple Chimicheesecake

Wrap Up

So, there you have it. Enjoy these 17 delicious Applebee’s Copycat Recipes. Explore how to make them your own, because when you are making them at home you can.

There is no need to go out and spend a lot of money on your Applebee’s Favorites. Make them at home and surprise your friends with delicious dishes. Happy cooking and Happy eating!

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