Cheddar's Casual Cafe recipes, yum! If you've ever wanted to recreate your favorite dishes from the Cheddar's Restaurant menu at home, this is the guide for you! These copycat recipes are based on the methods they use and are modeled closely on the flavor and texture of Cheddar's Casual Cafe's food, making it easier than ever to recreate Cheddars recipes and bring these great tastes to your house for cheap.
From the cheesy biscuits at Red Lobster to the amazing sauces at Buffalo Wild Wings, it's always tempting to go out for a delicious treat at one of the numerous chain and franchise restaurants dotting the landscape. But eating out at restaurants all the time can be a costly proposition. Not to mention the fact that, at restaurants, you have no portion control, and can't alter the recipes, ingredients or style of cooking to suit your own taste.
Cheddar's Casual Cafe was founded in 1979 in Arlington, TX. Known simply as "Cheddar's," the chain operates more than 80 restaurant through the US, mainly in the South and Midwest. Cheddar's serves "homemade favorites" made in-house, from hand-breaded chicken tenders to smoky burgers with signature sauce. Try the new Texas Sweet Tea cocktail, made with Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, Amaretto, and lemonade.What are the best Cheddars restaurant recipes? Cheddars chicken tenders, sweet tea, salsa, and Cheddars queso dip recipe are some of the most popular. Making Cheddar's Casual Cafe recipes in your home gives you all of these options, while saving you money, and providing the same great diversity and taste that you'd find at your favorite casual dining spot. This list collections the best copycat Cheddar's Casual Cafe recipes from around the Web.
Red Velvet Dessert Mini
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 fluid ounce red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
- Grease two 12 cup muffin pans or line with 20 paper baking cups.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, red food coloring and vanilla.
- Stir in the baking soda and vinegar.
- Combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt; stir into the batter just until blended.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes.
- Cool in the pan set over a wire rack.
- When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter and frost with desired frosting.
Roasted Pear Spring Salad
3 pears, halved and cored
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
4 cups mixed greens
3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted
1/2 cup vinaigrette
- Cut each pear half into 4 lengthwise slices.
- Gently toss the pears in the butter, sugar and lemon juice and then place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet
- Roast the pears for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until they have turned golden brown.
- Allow the pears to cool to room temperature.
- Divide the mixed greens, blue cheese, walnuts, and viniaigrette - shallot dressing is a good one - between 4 salad plates.
- Arrange the pears on top of the salads and serve.