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Denny's Recipes

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Denny's recipes - the easy way to prepare the best dishes from the Denny's menu. These are copycat recipes, not necessarily made the same way as they are prepared at Denny's, but closely modeled on the flavors and textures of Denny's popular food, so you can bring these exotic tastes to your own table for a fraction of the cost.

Denny's is a family restaurant and coffee shop chain with over 1,500 locations around the world. Denny's is known for being "always open" 24 hours and for serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert around the clock. Often located near freeway exits and service stations, Denny's restaurants serve hungry travelers everything from pancakes to Tilapia Ranchero, as well as seasonal items.

From Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits to Buffalo Wild Wings hot sauce, chain and franchise restaurants are popular destinations around the world. Eating out too frequently can be costly, not to mention that it's hard to control portion size, ingredients, or the style of cooking to suit your preferences.

What are some Denny's recipes? Take a look at this list and you'll learn how to make Denny's favorite dishes.

Making Denny's recipes on your own allows you to save money while enjoying your favorite menu items from the casual dining spot. This list collections the best copycat Denny's recipes from around the Web.

  • 1

    Chicken Fajita Breakfast Skillet

    2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Halves
    2 cups Home Fries or Hash browns
    1 teaspoon Fajita Seasoning
    1 Small Bell Pepper
    1 Small Onion
    4 Eggs
    1/4 cup Half and Half
    1/2 cup Shredded Cheese
    1/2 cup Sour Cream (optional)
    1/2 cup Guacamole (optional)
    Salt and Pepper
    Salsa (optional)

    - Rub chicken breast with fajita seasoning; let marinade for 1/2 hour.
    - Slice marinated chicken into strips; use cooking spray and braise chicken in a hot skillet until done.
    - Add onion and bell pepper to skillet fry; stir on high heat to cook quickly.
    - Remove all from heat; set aside.
    - Brown leftover cooked potatoes or frozen hash browns, cook until desired crispness; season with salt and pepper to your taste.
    - Divide in half; place on serving platters.
    - Mix egg with half and half, salt and pepper to taste; cook egg mixture into two separate omelets.
    - Place mixture on top of browned potatoes; place one half of cooked fajita meat and cooked onions and peppers on top of omelet.
    - Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on each platter of fajita platter; serve with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa if you like.
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  • 2

    Cranberry Orange Pancakes

    Cranberry Orange Pancakes
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    1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries , coarsely chopped
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    2 -3 teaspoons orange zest , finely minced
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 egg , slightly beaten
    1 cup buttermilk
    1/2 cup orange juice
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted

    - In a small bowl, mix cranberries, sugar and zest; set aside.
    - In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
    - In another small bowl, mix egg, buttermilk, OJ and butter; add to flour mixture, stir until combined.
    - Fold cranberry mixture into other mixed ingredients.
    - Heat a lightly greastd griddle or heavy skillet over medium heat.
    - Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle for each pancake.
    - Cook pancakes until golden brown, then turn to cook other sides; serve hot. Makes 5 servings.
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  • 3

    Bacon Caesar Burger

    1 Hamburger bun
    1 Hamburger patty
    1 slice Romaine lettuce
    2 Hamburger slices of dill pickles
    1 slice of red onion
    2 slices of tomato
    2 slices Monterey Jack cheese
    2 slices of bacon cooked
    1/4 cup Caesar dressing - served on the side

    - Cook hamburger patty; season with salt and pepper.
    - Toast bun separately in a skillet.
    - Assemble burger as follows: Bottom bun, slice of romaine lettuce, 2 slices of tomatoes, 2 slices of pickle, onion, hamburger pattie, 2 slices of Monterey Jack cheese, 2 slices of Bacon placed crossways, Top Bun
    - Dip your burger in Caesar dressing or serve on side.
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  • 4

    Denny's Cheese Soup

    4 tablespoons butter or margarine
    10 ounces cream of chicken soup
    10 ounces cream of celery soup
    1/2 soup can Kraft's mayonnaise
    1 jar Cheese Whiz - (8 oz)
    1 can chicken broth - (14 oz)
    Salt -- to taste
    Freshly-ground black pepper -- to taste

    - Put butter, soups, mayonnaise and Cheez Whiz in 1 1/2-quart saucepan; stir constantly over medium heat until smooth.
    - Stir in broth and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    - Stir occasionally until piping hot - but don't let it boil.
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