Looking for the best Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Copycat Recipes on the web? I’ve got 23 copycat recipes that you can make at home in your own kitchen.
Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Copycat Recipes
Do you love eating out but don’t love what it does to your budget? You can eat well at home! And it doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. These copycat recipes can be made in your Instant Pot or slow cooker and taste pretty close to the real thing.
Cafe Rio Instant Pot Recipes
Café Rio Chicken–this shredded chicken is perfect to serve with your Mexican dinners on salads, in burritos, in enchiladas or over rice.
Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice–this quickly cooked seasoned rice made in you pressure cooker is just like Cafe Rio’s and it makes the perfect addition to any Mexican dish for dinner.
Creamy Tomatillo Ranch Dressing–This Cafe Rio-style dressing is so addictive and tastes awesome for up to a week!
Smothered Green Sauce Enchiladas–homemade Cafe Rio style mild tomatillo sauce is simmered in your electric pressure cooker along with chicken breasts to create the base of your enchiladas.
Cafe Rio Sweet Pork—make your favorite restaurant’s sweet pork at home with just a handful of ingredients. This pulled pork is perfect over salad, rice, tacos, burritos, quesadillas or on a toasted bun.
Cafe Rio Black Beans–These black beans will be a hit at your next Mexican dinner.
Olive Garden Instant Pot Recipes
Zuppa Toscana–It tastes better than the restaurant and is really fast and easy to make.
Pasta E Fagioli Soup–your favorite soup from Olive Garden made quickly at home in your pressure cooker or slow cooker. White and red beans, ground beef, tomatoes and pasta in a savory broth.
Chicken Gnocchi Soup–A cream based soup with tender, moist bites of chicken, bacon crumbles, bright green leafy kale and dumpling-like gnocchi. This soup is a 10 out of 10 at my house.
More Copycat Recipes…
Instant Pot Dakota Smashed Pea and Barley Soup—A hearty split pea soup with barley, carrots, onions, savory herbs and green onions. This is a copycat recipe of the popular vegan soup sold at California Pizza Kitchen.
Instant Pot Skyline Chili Cheese Coneys–a hot dog in a steamed bun with mustard, covered with copy cat Skyline chili, diced onions and a mound of shredded cheddar cheese.
Instant Pot Runzas—a Nebraska favorite, Runzas are a cross between a hot pocket and a burger. Ground beef, onions and cabbage are wrapped in a yeast dough and baked, resulting in a savory pastry.
Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich from the Brown Hotel in Louisville is an open faced turkey sandwich on Texas toast drizzled with a Romano cheese sauce and topped with crispy bacon. Your Instant Pot cooks a frozen turkey breast in an expedited manner to use for this addicting sandwich.
Homemade Rice-A-Roni–Do you love “the San Francisco treat” but want to make it from scratch? Make this super easy version of Rice-A-Roni in your slow cooker or pressure cooker!
Homemade Hamburger Helper–with just a little more effort than making a boxed meal you can have a homemade creamy tomato basil beef pasta meal. And with the help of your Instant Pot it takes just a few minutes.
Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup–reminiscent of Panera Bread’s broccoli cheddar soup this pressure cooker or slow cooker version has chopped broccoli, shredded carrots and celery simmered in a velvety smooth cheese sauce. I believe this version is just as good or better than you could order at any restaurant! Try it for dinner this week.
Instant Pot Maid-Rite Sandwiches from Maid Rite restaurants in Iowa are seasoned, simmered flavorful loose ground beef sandwiches served with mustard and a pickle.
Zupa’s Cafe Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup–A creamy, cheesy, crockpot cauliflower soup that is similar to the version served at Cafe Zupas.
This soup is best when served with crumbled bacon on top!
PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps–Ground chicken, mushrooms, green onion, water chestnuts and crispy rice sticks all rolled up into crisp leaves of lettuce.
Starbucks Instant Pot Egg Bites—crust-less quiche-like bites of eggs, cheese and whatever mix-ins you want. They’re protein packed and a perfect portable breakfast.
Panda Express Instant Pot Fried Rice–easy recipe for fried rice made quickly in your Instant Pot. Just like what you’d order at Panda Express!
Panda Express Orange Chicken–tender bites of chicken in a flavorful orange sauce.
Instant Pot Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich—thinly sliced seasoned roast beef piled onto a bun with flavorful juices and some pickled vegetables. An amazing sandwich with tons of flavor!
And here are some copycat recipes from other bloggers that you may like…
Instant Pot Copycat Taco Bell Beef from The Salty Pot
Instant Pot Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings from A Little Moore
Instant Pot Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Beef from 12 Tomatoes
Instant Pot Artichoke and Spinach Dip Applebees Copycat from Adventures of a Nurse
Slow Cooker Copycat Chili’s Queso Dip from The Food Charlatan
Slow Cooker Wendy’s Chili from Runs for Cookies
What’s missing? Tell me! Is there a dish from a restaurant that you’d love to make at home? Maybe I could create it in my slow cooker or Instant Pot. Good fits are soups, braised dishes, some desserts, pasta dishes, etc.