8 Restaurant-style Meals You Can Make by Yourself at Home

Cooking new recipes always seems like a difficult task. Most of us fall into the routine of buying the same groceries to prepare the same meals for the same days each week. After a time, it begins to feel like the only way to enjoy a restaurant-style meal is by going out and paying for one at an actual restaurant. This might not be as easy to do for all of us though, with kids and after-school activities. Not to mention, paying for a meal at a restaurant is an expensive luxury that not all of us can afford to have. 

Fortunately, there is a way to enjoy restaurant-style meals in the comfort of your home. We have done all of the work it takes to find recipes and have gathered some of our favorites for you. Keep reading and you will soon be on your way to cooking your own restaurant-style meals at home! 

Meat Dishes:

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

If you enjoy eating orange chicken, this recipe is for you. While the taste is of quality and you would never be able to guess that this meal was not made in a restaurant, the delicious meal is made in a slow cooker and is relatively easy to make. All you would need to do is gather the ingredients and mix them in a bowl. Once you have mixed them, you will prepare the chicken by seasoning it. After that, you will put them in the slow cooker for four hours. It is important to note that you will need to have white rice on hand to complete this dish and use it as a side dish. Additionally, you may be able to find groceries deals on the main ingredients of this dish, such as fruits and vegetables, which are items that are found on sale quite often. For the chicken, you can look at Costco or Aldi sales as they usually have good prices on produce! 

Garlic Butter Steak

Everyone enjoys a juicy steak that is full of flavor and is cooked with just the right tenderness. Fortunately for you, we have found a recipe for a garlic butter steak that will make you forget that you have cooked this one yourself! You will want to season the meat and cook it in a skillet. The steak will be cooked to perfection with butter and soy sauce. Serve this one with your favorite mashed potatoes and you will be enjoying a delicious buttery steak meal in no time! 

Fish Dishes:

Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Seafood is always very fast to cook, which is an upside when you want a restaurant-style meal that is not going to take you very long. This Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is delicious and is considered an easy-to-complete recipe. Simply cook the pasta, cook the shrimp in butter for a few minutes, and then mix it all together in the delicious creaminess that you will create with butter and heavy cream. Present it nicely on your plate and serve it with a side of salad or garlic bread and you will have a delicious meal in front of you. 


Adding fish to your weekly at-home dinner menu is a great idea. Not only is it tasty but it provides different health benefits that other meats are unable to provide. This recipe uses salmon, which is full of Omega 3, healthy fats, and delicious due to the different flavors it contains.  It is easy to make and all you have to do is put your ingredients into the pan and pop the pan in the oven. The oven will cook the salmon to perfection and you will be enjoying a delicious healthy meal within minutes! 

Vegetarian Dishes:

Umami Veggie Burgers

Enjoying delicious restaurant-style meals that are vegetarian is not an impossible feat. For this recipe, you will be making vegetarian burger patties that let you taste the combination of flavors that make a burger special without having to eat meat. Combine the ingredients for the patties and cook on a skillet as you would a regular burger. Then serve it on a bun with your desired toppings such as lettuce and tomatoes. Serve it with a side of french fries and you won’t even realize your burger is vegetarian!

Vegetarian Enchiladas

If you enjoy a little spice in your meals, then this recipe is for you. The vegetarian enchiladas combine ingredients that are full of flavors such as black beans, sour cream, avocado, and cheese! The red sauce is homemade and you will find that it brings out the delicious flavor of the enchiladas. You won’t even notice that it has different vegetables including broccoli, spinach, and bell peppers. 

Fruit Dishes:

Fruit and Yogurt Bowl

A fruit and yogurt bowl is always a good and healthy option since the recipe calls for blackberries, raspberries, kiwis or blueberries that have various health benefits for the human organism. Many restaurants offer this meal as a breakfast option or as a dessert option. You might be able to find grocery deals that offer these produce items on sale in different popular stores such as Costco or Aldi. Combine the fruit with your favorite yogurt and granola. Be sure to serve it in a beautiful bowl and present the fruit and yogurt nicely so that you replicate the restaurant-style meal to perfection. 

Avocado Fruit Salad

For a salad that is both refreshing and healthy, turn to this recipe and you will not be disappointed. It includes a tangy vinaigrette dressing that brings out the different flavors of the fruits. This recipe is easy to make and is sure to satisfy a craving for a fruit-tooth all while being satisfying as well. This recipe can be used as a dessert or even as a breakfast salad. 

You Can Do It!

The next time you have a craving for a restaurant meal, remember that there are recipes put together that combine the restaurant style and flavors to give you a satisfying dish. We know that you can put together some delicious meals for yourself and your family in the comfort of your home! 

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