17 Homemade Takeout-Style Recipes

Got a craving for takeout? Here’s a round-up of 17 takeout-style recipes that are sure to cure your craving! There’s a little bit of everything – some classic favorites and some not-so-authentic-yet-totally-satisfying options and all of them are totally doable in your own kitchen. Whether it’s crispy eggrolls, savory beef and broccoli, or a bowl of egg drop soup, there are so many great ones to choose from.

beef and broccoli in a skillet.

30-Minute Beef and Broccoli

A lot of take-out favorites are really quick to make, and this beef and broccoli is no exception. Prep all of the ingredients first, and all they need is a few minutes in a hot pan, which means dinner is ready to go sooner than it takes to get it delivered.

dump and bake general tso chicken

Dump & Bake General Tso’s Chicken – The Seasoned Mom

It’s all in the name with this general Tso’s chicken because there are only ten minutes of prep work, and all of the ingredients bake together in the oven. Not to mention this takeout-style recipe is healthier than what you might get at your favorite takeout place without sacrificing all the great flavor.

a bowl of the final dish.

Spicy Peanut Udon Noodles

This easy noodle dish has a spicy peanut sauce, chewy udon noodles, and crunchy veggies. It’s delicious warm or cold and the leftovers keep well, too.

chinese egg rolls

Chinese Egg Rolls – Jessica Gavin

Jessica shows you how to make egg rolls from scratch, and her tips and tricks will ensure you end up with a batch of eggrolls that are hot and crispy, just the way they should be. Plus, they’re freezer-friendly, so you can make a big batch to have on hand anytime an eggroll craving hits.

orange chicken on a sheet pan.

Super Easy Orange Chicken

This easy orange chicken recipe only has five ingredients and takes 20 minutes to make. The secret is using shortcuts to make it. When it’s done, you have a bowl of orange chicken that’s delicious served over rice with a veggie.

10-minute fried rice

10-Minute Fried Rice – Homemade Hooplah

Are you team plain rice or fried rice? I’m a fried rice girl all the way, and I love this easy 10-minute recipe.

sesame beef with vegetables

30-Minute Sesame Beef Bowls

Easy 30-minute sesame beef is an easy recipe inspired by take-out. The beef is cooked in a savory sauce and served with crisp-tender vegetables and rice. This recipe is a great dinner for two or double it to serve more!

Sheet pan cashew chicken

Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken – The Recipe Critic

I love a great sheet pan dinner and this cashew chicken not only an easy way to satisfy a craving but is also loaded with veggies. All of it cooks together on one sheet pan so just add some rice on the side to make it dinner.

overhead photo of beef and veggie noodle bowl

Beef and Veggie Noodle Bowls

These beef noodle bowls are a great way to satisfy a take-out craving without picking up the phone or leaving the house. Mushrooms, peppers, and onions are tossed in a savory sauce with beef and noodles – all you need is 30ish minutes to make it.

chinese egg drop soup

Egg Drop Soup – Omnivore’s Cookbook

This is another super easy take-out favorite that takes about 15 minutes to make. Maggie grew up eating homemade egg drop soup and shares all of her best tips so you can make your own.

30-Minute Ginger Beef Noodles

This recipe for ginger beef noodles is quick and easy. Tender beef simmered in a savory ginger-garlic sauce tossed with broccoli and noodles – it’s an easy way to satisfy a take-out craving.


Pot Stickers – Little Spice Jar

Like the eggrolls, these potstickers are freezer friendly, and the recipe makes a big batch. Marzia walks you through the whole process, so if you love pot stickers like I do, you’ll be able to make them yourself.

slow cooker kung pao chicken

Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken – The Recipe Critic

If you want lighter take-out-style dishes, this kung pao chicken is the answer. Make it in your slow cooker, or check out the stovetop instructions if that’s more your style. Either way, this is a dinner you’ll want to try.

photo of a bowl of orange chicken with rice

Lightened-Up Orange Chicken

A homemade take-out-style favorite made with less oil and sugar. This orange chicken takes less than 45 minutes and will satisfy those take-out cravings – it’s made with boneless, skinless chicken thighs, fresh orange juice, and a touch of sugar for sweetness. Serve it with rice to make it complete.

Easy Peanut Noodles

While totally inauthentic, these sesame noodles are what I make when I get a sudden-onset take-out craving. It calls for mostly pantry ingredients, and it takes all of 15 minutes to make.

sweet and sour shrimp

Easy Sweet and Sour Shrimp – Dinner at the Zoo

No breading and frying required – Sarah shows you a smart short-cut so you get crispy shrimp coated in a tangy sweet and sour sauce.

crab rangoons

Crab Rangoon – Rasa Malaysia

Crispy wonton packets filled with cream cheese and crab. These crab rangoons look so addicting you might want to make a double batch 🙂

I hope you found some new recipes to try!

Happy cooking,


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