11 Denny's Copycat Recipes That Are Sure To Be a Grand Slam

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Grand Slammin' Hour

In case you haven't noticed, we're big fans of all things breakfast here at Cheapism. And when it comes to fast-food breakfasts, there's nothing like a hearty platter from Denny's to slam it out of the park (sorry, we had to). Thanks to these scrumptious copycat recipes inspired by the chain's giant menu, we can now enjoy the flavors of Denny's for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at home. 

Whether it's a classic slam, zesty skillet meal, or fluffy pancakes, these recipes promise to bring the essence of Denny's into your kitchen at any hour. 

Grand Slam Breakfast - Pancakes, Bacon and Eggs

1. Grand Slam Breakfast

Inspired by Denny's Grand Slam

Featuring eggs done your way, bacon, sausage links, and pancakes, this copycat recipe brings the diner's iconic Grand Slam platter to your table. Packed with plenty of protein, this breakfast classic will have you feeling full and energized for hours. Serve it with a side of fruit and some coffee (or OJ) and you're ready to conquer the world.

Recipe: Recipes.net

moons over my hammy

2. Moons Over My Hammy

Inspired by Denny's Moons Over My Hammy Sandwich

This no-frills sandwich is perfect for a quick meal and is sure to impress even the pickiest eaters. Loaded with ham, scrambled eggs, and Swiss and American cheeses between grilled sourdough bread, this recipe captures the essence of Denny's beloved breakfast sandwich to a T.

Recipe: All She Cooks

Lumberjack Slam

3. Denny's Breakfast Slam

Inspired by Denny's All-American Slam

Great for fueling up before a busy day, this hearty dish pays homage to traditional American breakfasts and is designed to keep you feeling full and energized throughout the day. It also calls for cheap and easy ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry: eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, cheese, and hash browns.

Recipe: Vel Dogg's Kitchen

Homemade Country Fried Steak

4. Copycat Denny's Chicken Fried Steak & Country Gravy

Inspired by Denny's Country Fried Steak

On those chilly days when comfort food is what you crave, this hearty meal is sure to hit the spot. The star of this dish is the steak, which is seasoned, breaded, and fried to golden perfection, then smothered in a rich country gravy. Serve it with your favorite sides like mashed potatoes, creamed corn, or green beans for a full meal. 

Recipe: Food.com

Related: Legendary Breakfast Sandwiches From Every State


5. Denny’s-Inspired Fluffy Pancakes

Inspired by Denny's Buttermilk Pancakes

Light, fluffy, and just slightly tangy, these buttermilk pancakes are a morning staple — and make a great pairing with both sweet and savory ingredients. The trick? Adding a pinch of baking soda and vinegar to achieve the signature taste and texture of Denny's pancakes. Serve them with your favorite toppings like maple syrup, whipped cream, or butter. 

Recipe: Recipes.net

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6. Denny's Bacon Avocado Burger

Inspired by Denny's Bacon Avocado Cheeseburger

This elevated cheeseburger, which brings yet another Denny's classic to your grill or kitchen, is perfect for lunch or dinner. Ideal for summer cookouts or as a decadent weeknight dinner, this recipe features high-quality beef, bacon, avocado, and melted cheese for a satisfying (and somewhat healthy) meal. Ditch the fries for a side salad and leave out the bacon to make it even healthier. 

Recipe: Recipes.net

Related: Forget Your Usual Burger. Here's Where To Find the Best Fast-Food Smash Burgers Around

Huevos Rancheros

7. Denny’s Easy Santa Fe Skillet

Inspired by Denny's Santa Fe Skillet

A vibrant and flavorful dish, this Southwest-inspired breakfast skillet can hold its own as the star of a meal, or complement any entree as an appetizer or side dish. Featuring a zesty mix of potatoes, sauteed veggies, mushrooms, grilled chorizo (or chicken), and a sunny-side-up egg, this dish is as pretty as it is nutritious. 

Recipe: Recipes.net

Related: Delicious Casseroles Our Grandmothers Made

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8. Denny’s Zesty Nachos

Inspired by Denny's Zesty Nachos

A party favorite, especially during game days or family gatherings, nachos are the type of snack that never disappoint. Boasting layers of tortilla chips with melted cheese, jalapeños, beans, and ground beef, the best part is how these nachos can be easily customized to cater to different tastes and dietary restrictions. Serve with sour cream, more cheese, and all your favorite salsas. 

Recipe: Tannat Wine & Cheese

French Toast

9. Denny's-Style French Toast

Inspired by Denny's French Toast Slam

Perfect for when you're craving something decadent, this recipe features thick slices of French toast accompanied by eggs, bacon, and sausage. A delightful twist on Denny's French Toast Slam, this dish offers the best of both worlds: sweet and savory in every bite. Serve with a side of fresh fruit for an added dose of nutrients. 

Recipe: Food.com

Revoltillo de Huevos, Scrambled Eggs a la Dominicana

10. Fit Fare Veggie Sizzlin’ Skillet

Inspired by Denny's Fit Fare Veggie Skillet

If you're looking for a healthier option that does not skimp on flavor, give this skillet a try. Loaded with veggies, mushrooms, egg whites, and a sprinkle of cheese, this dish offers a lighter meal that is still filling and satisfying. Serve it with your favorite salsa and a side of whole-grain toast (or a mixed green salad) for a full, balanced meal. 

Recipe: Calorie Cap

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11. Caramel Apple Crisp With Easy Caramel Sauce

Inspired by Denny's Caramel Apple Crisp

We haven't forgotten you, dessert lovers. Striking the perfect balance of decadent and comforting without being overly sweet, this Midwestern-inspired dessert features spiced apples topped with a crunchy oat and pecan mixture that is then baked to golden perfection. But the real star is the caramel sauce, which adds a silky and decadent finish. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a truly indulgent bite. 

Recipe: Iowa Girl Eats