20 Copycat Recipes for Packaged Foods

Last updated 05/9/2020 | |

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These 20 from-scratch recipes for boxed or canned foods are easy to make, delicious, and less expensive than their packaged versions. Make these copycat recipes and enjoy eating without added chemicals or preservatives.

closeup of orange chicken on wooden bowl with chopsticks

As a newlywed, all I knew how to make was boxed or packaged food. Rice-a-Roni, Hamburger Helper, and Wheat Thins were on our shopping list nearly every week.

After a surprise layoff at the company we both worked at, we had to really stretch our budget. Our grocery budget was $25 a week! That was the beginning of my journey into cooking from scratch.

I was happy and surprised to learn that homemade recipes taste better and are far less expensive than boxed foods, even when those packaged foods are on sale. Plus we didn't have to read labels for hidden ingredients like MSG or preservatives.

Here's a collection of my favorite copycat recipes for packaged foods. Give them a try--you'll love them!

plate of granola bars and glass of milk

20 Copycat Recipes for Packaged Foods

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