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Fast Food Recipes to Make at Home

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Ditch the takeaway and make these simple fast food recipes in the comfort of your own home! From Chinese takeout recipes to homemade pizza, curries and fast food burger recipes, you’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to make your favourite restaurant dishes in your kitchen.

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Got a craving for fast food, but don’t want to leave your home? Instead, try making tasty ‘take out’ at home with these simple and affordable fast food copycat recipes! These easy to prepare favourites taste just as good as your local Thai or burger joint and are a lot easier on your wallet as well.



Some require a little planning (prepping, cooking), but most of these recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less.


There is something for everyone in this mouth watering collection of takeout inspired recipes. Let’s get started!

Fast Food Copycat Recipes;

Chicken with Cashew Nuts
Forget takeaway! This recipe for chicken with cashew nuts is fast, simple and affordable- and it tastes just as good (if not better!) than your favourite takeaway. It makes a speedy and tasty weeknight dinner that the whole family will love.
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Fried Rice with Prawns
Better than takeaway, this restaurant style fried rice recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make and it is adaptable to suit your favourite add ins! Chinese style fried rice with prawns and egg is the perfect throw together recipe using common, basic pantry items. Try it for an easy dinner or as part of an Asian inspired feast!
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Homemade Cheeseburgers
These juicy homemade cheeseburgers are worth staying home for! A perfectly seasoned beef patty, covered with melted cheese and topped with pickles, onion, ketchup and mustard- all encased in a soft brioche bun. Who wants a cheeseburger that tastes better than your favourite takeaway version?! Perfect for family burger night- or any time.
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Chicken Tikka Masala with Vegetables
Why go out for chicken tikka masala with vegetables when you can make your own, easy version at home? This simple tikka masala recipe can be made in less than 30 minutes, in just one pan! With tender, golden pieces of chicken and a colourful, flavour packed curry sauce, simple pantry ingredients create an easy weeknight dinner that your whole family will love.
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Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork
Crispy sweet and sour pork made with golden fried pork, pineapple pieces, capsicum and onion,all tossed through a sticky sweet and sour sauce. A homemade takeout recipe that the whole family will love! With easy air fryer and stove top methods, skip the takeaway and give this easy recipe a try at home instead!
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Char Siu Pork Tacos
These char siu pork belly tacos are full of big, bold flavours. Bite sized pieces of juicy, caramelised bbq pork belly, crunchy pickled cabbage, cucumber and creamy sriracha mayo, all piled in a soft tortilla. Perfect for taco Tuesday or feeding a hungry crowd, these pork belly tacos are delicious, messy and fun to eat! And they can be on your table in less than 30 minutes.
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Crispy chicken burger recipe
Forget takeaway and try these homemade crispy chicken burgers at home instead! Made with a soft brioche bun and filled with crispy buttermilk fried chicken, a mild (or hot!) sriracha mayo,bright coleslaw and crunchy pickles, these easy, homemade burgers are the best comfort food you can get without even having to leave the house!
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Fast Spaghetti Carbonara
Spaghetti carbonara is such a simple, but delicious family favourite. It makes a quick and easy family dinner, uses only five ingredients and can be ready in 15 minutes!
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Homemade Pizza and Topping Ideas
Homemade pizzas are so tasty! With soft dough and rich pizza sauce, they are even better than the takeaway version. The best thing about making your own pizzas is that you can choose all of your favourite toppings!
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Easy Beef Tacos
These easy homemade beef tacos are the BEST tacos ever! They are packed full of flavour and so easy to throw together for a quick taco night. A weeknight dinner that the whole family will love!
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Crispy Fried Chicken
This is the ultimate crispy fried chicken recipe. Juicy and tender chicken, soaked in buttermilk, coated in amazing spices and fried to perfection. Keep the spice mix in the cupboard to use for fried chicken any time! Perfect for burgers, wraps and side of fries and coleslaw.
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Fried Chilli Chicken
This delicious fried chilli chicken with turmeric is packed full of flavour, with a little bit of bite! It is a restaurant quality dish that can be made easily at home. Perfect for dinner parties, lunch or dinner.
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Pork Spring Rolls
Now you can enjoy “takeaway” at home! These juicy char siu pork spring rolls dipped in a homemade sweet and sour sauce are so crispy, so easy and so good.
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Prawn Gyoza Recipe (Pan Fried Dumplings) with Chilli Soy Dipping Sauce
Crispy and juicy gyoza, filled with a mouth-watering prawn, garlic and ginger filling and served with a soy and chilli gyoza dipping sauce. Bursting with flavour and so easy to make at home – you will want to make this delicious prawn gyoza recipe again and again and again!
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Vegetable Spring Rolls
Crispy and crunchy, packed with sweet potato and full of flavour. These delicious spring rolls are better than the restaurant version and you can make them at home, ridiculously cheap!
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Crispy Chicken Tacos
Try these easy crispy chicken tacos with creamy avocado sauce for your next taco night. The whole family will love them!
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Easy Ramen Soup with Pork Mince
A flavour packed ramen noodle broth with tender pork, seasoned with miso, soy sauce and vegetables. This quick and easy ramen soup with pork mince is the ultimate comfort food.
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Thai Green Curry
There’s no need for takeaway curries or store bought pastes. Instead, you can make this delicious and easy Thai green curry with chicken at home, any night of the week.
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Chinese Style Chicken and Corn Soup
Delicious and warming, this easy Chinese style chicken and corn soup makes a perfect family dinner. Using leftover cooked chicken breast, juicy corn and egg whites, this soup will bring back memories of eating out at a Chinese restaurant!
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Mexican Soup with Chicken (Healthy Comfort Food!)
Try this comforting Mexican Soup with Chicken for your next meal! Loaded with chicken, black beans, vegetables and your favourite Mexican flavours, this healthy, bright and zingy soup is completely and utterly delicious and makes an easy meal that the whole family will love!
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Creamy Chicken Pie with Puff Pastry
Irresistible single serve pies topped with flaky, golden puff pastry and filled with tender chicken, bacon and mustard – this creamy chicken pie with puff pastry is pure comfort food! On the table in less than 15 minutes and super easy to make- with an irresistible filling that makes a twist on classic chicken pie that everyone will love!
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Creamy Chicken Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes
This creamy chicken pasta with sun dried tomatoes is super quick and easy to make and is packed full of flavour. The creamy sauce is balanced with flavours of lemon, garlic, juicy sun-dried tomatoes and herbs.
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Healthy Homemade Sausage Rolls
Try making your own healthy sausage rolls at home with this super easy recipe! These flaky, juicy and healthy homemade sausage rolls are an indisputable family favourite. Delicious and kid-friendly, they are perfect for everyday baking, party finger food, family dinners or as a special lunch box treat.
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Thanks for reading! If you try any of these homemade takeaway recipes, I’d love to hear about it! Feel free to leave a comment or review below, or send me a message. For more food inspiration, tips and to share your own recipes and creations, head over to my Facebook Recipe Group. 

To find even more quick and easy dinner ideas and tips, see this post on time saving tips for fast weeknight meals!

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