Outback Steakhouse, Inc. runs one of the largest casual steakhouse chains in the United States, Outback Steakhouse. The chain consists of more than 600 Australian-themed restaurants in 47 states and several countries. The dinner-only restaurants serve moderately priced entrees such as seasoned steaks, prime rib, chicken, seafood, and pasta. The chain's signature, however, is an appetizer, the 'Bloomin' Onion.' The company also runs the Carrabba's Italian Grill chain, which includes about 70 dinner-only restaurants offering moderately priced Italian cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Outback Steakhouse, Inc. is also involved in two emerging restaurant chains: an upscale steakhouse called Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, and another upscale chain called Roy's Restaurants, which features 'east-west' cuisine and was founded by celebrated chef Roy Yamaguchi.




Potato Recipes

Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

This just your basic baked potato topped with butter, sour cream, bacon crumbles and scallions.

Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Serves 2-4

2 medium Russet potatoes
6 cups vegetable oil

1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon onion powder
⅛ teaspoon ground thyme

Preheat oil to 375 degrees in a deep fryer. Cut potatoes into french fry slices using a vegetable slicer or mandolin. It's important to use a gadget for the slicing so that the fries will all be the same thickness, and will cook evenly. Submerge all of the sliced potatoes in a large bowl fill with cold water for 30 minutes.
Combine all of the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Remove potato slices from the water and onto a clean towel. Blot dry. Fry potato slices for 8 to 12 minutes in hot oil until light brown. Drain fries on a rack or paper towels and sprinkle with some of the seasoning.

Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1 pound potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 large garlic cloves, peeled
6 tablespoons skim milk, hot
1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper

Place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan; add cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water. Return potatoes and garlic to saucepan. Add milk, reserved cooking water, butter, salt, and pepper. Mash until smooth, but leave a few chunks.

Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

2-3 medium russet potatoes
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cheese Sauce:
2 tablespoon butter, salted
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup half and half
3/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
3 pieces thick-sliced bacon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
dash nutmeg-optional

1/2 Teaspoon minced parsley

Dice Bacon and cook until done to your preference. Drain on paper towels and set aside. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

Potatoes: Add salt and pepper to melted butter and stir to mix. Clean and peel potatoes. Slice into 1/4 inch-thick. Toss the potatoes slices in a melted butter. Spread potato slices onto a baking sheet and bake for about 20-30 minutes. The edges of the potatoes will begin to brown when done.

Cheese Sauce: In a small, heavy saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Blend flour, salt and white pepper into the melted butter. Cook and stir for about 1 minute. Slowly add the half and half, stirring constantly. When the mixture begins to thicken, add the cheese. Continue cooking the sauce over low heat, stirring until cheese is melted.

Place potato slices in a shallow casserole dish. Pour the cheese sauce over the potato slices. Place under broiler until and brown.Sprinkle the bacon over the top of the potatoes. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the minced parsley.

Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

1 large sweet potato
2 tablespoons shortening
2-3 tablespoons salt
3 tablespoons softened butter
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Rub outside of potato with shortening and sprinkle with salt.  Bake the potatoes at 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes (until soft).  Split the potato. Whip together butter and honey and put inside.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve. 

Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Serves 4-6

olive oil, to coat
6 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into steak fries
2 teaspoons salt
garlic powder

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put cut fries into large Ziploc bag with olive oil, put in salt, garlic and cinnamon and shake to coat. Place fries onto baking sheet leaving space between fries. Put in oven for 10 minutes and then flip them over. Place back in for 10 more minutes. They should be soft on the inside and browned on the outside. Let cool for 5 minutes. You may also use regular potatoes or 1/4 packet taco seasoning to alter taste to your liking.


  1. Hey great stuff nice info your passing on
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  2. Thanks for sharing your recipes :)

    Two things:
    Baked Potatoes - you have to COAT them in margarine and kosher salt - this is KEY for the fluffiness that is Outback Baked Potatoes :)

    Sweet Potatoes - key is to put a scoop of brown sugar in the potato, then butter and sprinkle with cinnamon!

  3. I think Outback has changed their recipe for sweet potato fries now. They have some sort of glaze on them, and they are delicious! Was hoping for hat recipe. I've made the one above, and it's definitely not what they are using now, but it used to be exact!

  4. Wrong...outback potato is much simpler. I know all receipes by heart from 1996-2001 menu. Aussie potato. 1 wash potato and dry.2 rub potato with margerine. 3 sprinkle liberally with Kosher salt.4 let sit for 1/2 hour.5 bake in oven @ 400 for 45 Minutes. Done

  5. Wrong...outback potato is much simpler. I know all receipes by heart from 1996-2001 menu. Aussie potato. 1 wash potato and dry.2 rub potato with margerine. 3 sprinkle liberally with Kosher salt.4 let sit for 1/2 hour.5 bake in oven @ 400 for 45 Minutes. Done

  6. Bobby - do you happen to know the recipe for the mashed potatoes as well? :)