26 Take-Out Recipes to Make at Home


These homemade take-out recipes are way better than the originals. No need for the fake out or claiming that it’s not delivery - these absolutely delicious Chinese and Pizza recipes are made right from the comfort of your kitchen (and are way cheaper too). We have all the classics and then some below - but if your favorite is missing be sure to add it in the comments!

Chicken And Broccoli Stir-Fry “This simple stir-fry chicken and broccoli is better...

Chicken And Broccoli Stir-Fry

“This simple stir-fry chicken and broccoli is better than take-out. No fake-out here. When you see how simple it is to prepare, you may never buy it again.” - Melissa

Sweet and Sour Chicken “This one skillet Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe...

Sweet and Sour Chicken

“This one skillet Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe brings crunchy pan fried chicken together with sweet bell peppers and pineapple in a lightly sweetened sauce. It is a family favorite and comes together in about thirty minutes.” - Beth

Simple Skillet Orange Chicken “If you’ve got a hankering for Chinese food...

Simple Skillet Orange Chicken

“If you’ve got a hankering for Chinese food but are short on time, I’ve got just the ticket. This delicious Skillet Orange Chicken only calls for 7 ingredients and can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. It’s quick, easy and full of flavor.” - Stacey

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza “I fell in love with the chicken bacon...

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

“I fell in love with the chicken bacon ranch pizza at Papa Johns, but it was too expensive. So I put my own twist on it, and I like mine better. Taste and cost wise!” - Elizabeth

Slammin Pork Fried Rice “I've made this twice, finally writing a review!...

Slammin Pork Fried Rice

“I've made this twice, finally writing a review! Tonight I made with chicken instead of pork. No reason you can't use whatever protein you wish, it's so versatile. I also threw in some chopped broccoli. A wonderful recipe, hubby loves it.” - Maureen

Quick and Easy Chinese Hot and Sour Soup “A pantry friendly Chinese...

Quick and Easy Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

“A pantry friendly Chinese hot and sour soup that is so quick and easy to make and so much better than take out that you’ll never order it out again!” - Kevin

Asian Lettuce Wraps with Skinny Sriracha Cream Sauce “Asian Lettuce Wraps with...

Asian Lettuce Wraps with Skinny Sriracha Cream Sauce

“Asian Lettuce Wraps with Skinny Sriracha Cream Sauce are full of healthy, flavorful ingredients and on the table in 20 minutes!” - Paula

Sweet Home Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza “Why travel to Chicago for...

Sweet Home Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza

“Why travel to Chicago for authentic deep dish pizza when you can make it at home?! The pizza crust has so much flavor from the garlic and basil and the homemade sauce really shines through. All the toppings really pair well together with the Italian sausage being the star. You will feel like you stepped into a Chicago pizzeria after eating this delicious pizza pie.” - Kitchen Crew

Homemade Stuffed Pizza Crust “But on the off chance you ever want...

Homemade Stuffed Pizza Crust

“But on the off chance you ever want to make a homemade crust, I thought I’d show you how truly simple a delicious crust can be, and even toss in a stuffed crust option if you like!” - Christy

Stir Mein (stir fry/lo mein) “Well i've attempted to make Lo Mein...

Stir Mein (stir fry/lo mein)

“Well i've attempted to make Lo Mein at home a few times because it's my favorite Chinese dish. I finally nailed it!! The sauce tastes like a perfect mix between a stir fry sauce and a lo mein sauce! This recipe is officially in our family 'must have' book!!” - Michelle

Spicy Calzone “No need for takeout when you can make delicious calzones...

Spicy Calzone

“No need for takeout when you can make delicious calzones for the family at home. This recipe makes two large log type calzones. What makes this calzone a little different, is adding the spicy smoked kielbasa. It's a great addition combined with all the other flavors. These cheesy, gooey, easy, and delicious calzones will get two thumbs up from your entire crew.” - Kitchen Crew

Better Than Take-Out Fried Rice “So easy and so good! Just like...

Better Than Take-Out Fried Rice

“So easy and so good! Just like eating at an hibachi grill! My husband and 4 kids all wanted seconds! I will be making this again.” - Jean

Lisa's Pizza Margherita “This is a simple, delicious, highly addictive pizza. It's...

Lisa's Pizza Margherita

“This is a simple, delicious, highly addictive pizza. It's important to use the best quality ingredients available to you. No jarred pizza sauce or zip bags of pre-shredded mozzarella here. But you will see when you eat your masterpiece that it is worth it, and much better (and cheaper) than take-out!” - Lisa

General Tso's Chicken  “We just finished dinner. We practically licked the...

General Tso's Chicken

“We just finished dinner. We practically licked the pan. I only used 2 chicken breasts but made the full amount of sauce and broccoli. I also added 2 dried chilis and sprinkled sesame seeds on when it was done. That sauce is to die for!! Thank you so much. This is definitely a keeper!” - Thea

New Jersey Style Garlic Knots “I used the butter roll recipe from...

New Jersey Style Garlic Knots

“I used the butter roll recipe from my bread machine cookbook, but followed your garlic sauce and it turned out so delicious. The whole family said it was better than the garlic knots from the grocery store :)” - Rachel

Shrimp Lo Mein (Authentic) “This Shrimp Lo Mein recipe is so good,...

Shrimp Lo Mein (Authentic)

“This Shrimp Lo Mein recipe is so good, you will never need to order take-out again. It has a perfect flavor balance and makes an excellent main course meal. I use organic ingredients whenever possible, and this dish is a winner in my house, every time.” - Karen

Garlic White Pizza W/ Chicken and Ricotta “This pizza was absolutely delicious....

Garlic White Pizza W/ Chicken and Ricotta

“This pizza was absolutely delicious. If you like garlic you will love it! I started with a homemade crust. Butter, olive oil and fresh minced garlic on the crust..followed by spices, Parmesan cheese, dollops of seasoned ricotta cheese, seasoned chicken, ending with mozzarella cheese and more seasonings.” - Cassie

Easy Chinese Egg Rolls “I don't know what's happening to all the...

Easy Chinese Egg Rolls

“I don't know what's happening to all the Chinese restaurants in my town, but they're all closing up! I'm originally from D.C. and LOVE good Chinese food. I was jonesing for egg rolls and decided to try making my own. And they were YUMMY! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.” - Barbara

Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli “Delicious! I doubled the SAUCE recipe and...

Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli

“Delicious! I doubled the SAUCE recipe and lowered the sodium by using low sodium broth and low sodium soy sauce. I also used half splenda and half brown sugar. We love green pepper and onions so I added them too. Like I said.....Delish! Just needed a Fortune Cookie! Next time I might try it with Chicken Tenders instead of beef.” - Joanna

Delicious Cashew Chicken “My kids love his dish. I’ve had a can...

Delicious Cashew Chicken

“My kids love his dish. I’ve had a can of cashews sitting here for awhile, and wanted to make this before they are all eaten - nuts never last long in this house. The recipe is quite easy, once you have everything prepared - it’s a nice meal for a cold dreary day!” - Cassie

Chinese Egg Drop Soup “That familiar restaurant flavor, but packed with homemade...

Chinese Egg Drop Soup

“That familiar restaurant flavor, but packed with homemade goodness! Super rich and satisfying, this is great for a quick lunch or end of day pick-me-up.” - Kitchen Crew

Chinese Chicken Dumplings with Dippin' Sauce “These are time consuming but so...

Chinese Chicken Dumplings with Dippin' Sauce

“These are time consuming but so yummy. The recipe makes a lot. You can freeze the dumplings and cook them at a later time. I could not find round wrappers so I used egg roll wrappers and cut them into rounds with cookie cutter.” - Barbara

Crab Rangoons “I like being able to make things at home rather...

Crab Rangoons

“I like being able to make things at home rather than paying for expensive take-out, and crab rangoons are easier to make than they look. Price wise, a take-out order for 8 is about $5 where I live. Buying all the goods at the store, you can make 20-25 for about the same cost.” - Stephanie

Better than Olive Garden Breadsticks “These are absolutely the best garlic breadsticks...

Better than Olive Garden Breadsticks

“These are absolutely the best garlic breadsticks I've ever had. I made them for the first time tonight, and my husband ate 4 of them. They pair well with just about anything; soups, salads, pasta - use your imagination!" - Jenni

3-Meat Pizza “This pizza started out with me cleaning out the fridge...

3-Meat Pizza

“This pizza started out with me cleaning out the fridge and finding that I had a little of this and a little of that but not a lot of anything. This just may have turned out to be the best pizza yet.” - Diane

The Real Deal New York Style Pizza “I  have been trying...

The Real Deal New York Style Pizza

“I have been trying to master New York Style Pizza Crust for years. I finally came up with a crust that is perfect. Light, crispy and chewy. It has a depth of flavor from being refrigerated overnight.” - Tammy




5 Comments
ritaolaf
Rita Olaf - Mar 25, 2019
Yes, definitely must have h & s soup recipe....very soon! I love it!
floridaperson
Karen Finkle - Mar 25, 2019
Yes, I want (need) the hot and sour soup recipe too!
cgrice
carolyn rice - Mar 25, 2019
I agree! I would love to have the Hot & Sour soup recipe.
holajay
Ola Handy - Mar 25, 2019
What Mary Kolesar said..No recipe for the Hot & Sour soup? It looks amazing!
waterdown
mary kolesar - Mar 25, 2019
Where is the recipe for the soup.?
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