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    The 30 BEST Olive Garden Recipes

    Craving some restaurant food, but don’t feel like leaving home. No worries! This collection of copycat Olive Garden Recipes will have you cooking up your favorites in no time!

    From their famous soups, salads and breadsticks, to the best of their amazing entrées and pastas, you’ll find an amazing variety of dishes here.

    Cook your way through all of these great Olive Garden recipes. You’re family will be so impressed, they won’t even ask to go out to dinner!

    The BEST Olive Garden Recipes.

    Copycat Olive Garden Recipes:

    1. Zuppa Toscana

    We’re starting our list of Olive Garden recipes with their most popular soup… Zuppa Toscana!! This recipe is a super quick and simply delicious, with a creamy flavor which you can’t resist! This recipe shows 3 different methods to make this super awesome soup!

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    2. Olive Garden Tortellini al Forno

    This Tortellini al Forno recipe is inspired by the popular Olive Garden dish. Plump, tender tortellini smothered in an amazing creamy sauce that’s enhanced by bacon and a variety of cheeses. It’s loved by kids and adults alike.

    Get the Recipe

    3. Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

    Olive Garden Chicken Scampi is a super delicious dish with chicken tenders, peppers and onions in a savory white wine sauce. This Chicken Scampi is a popular menu item, and now you can make it at home!

    Get the Recipe @ threeolivesbranch

    4. Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

    This Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup is super cozy. The combination of the vegetables, creamy broth and gnocchi go perfectly in the creamy broth. Put this recipe on your list of must try soups!

    Get the Recipe @ lecremedelacrumb

    5. Pasta e Fagioli Soup

    This Italian style soup is loaded with hearty ground beef, fresh vegetables, creamy beans, tender pasta and delicious herbs all in a rich and savory broth. This Pasta e Fagioli is a MUST one pot meal for cozy comfort nights.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    6. Breadsticks Recipe (Olive Garden Copycat)

    These Olive Garden copycat bread sticks are even better in homemade form! They go great alongside your favorite soup or Italian dinner. They’re soft, fluffy and chewy, and and have a great garlic butter topping!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    7. Stuffed Chicken Marsala (Olive Garden Copycat)

    This Stuffed Chicken Marsala dish is one of the most popular Olive Garden dishes. Chicken breast is stuffed with mozzarella, parmesan, and sun dried tomatoes, then smothered in a decadent marsala sauce. YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ lecremedelacrumb

    8. Olive Garden Salad Recipe

    Make your favorite copycat Olive Garden Salad at home. It’s the perfect side to all you pasta dishes, or you can eat it with unlimited soup and breadsticks!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    9. Olive Garden Spinach Artichoke Dip

    Creamy and cheesy, this copycat Olive Garden spinach artichoke dip will be a big hit at your next get together. It only takes a few minutes of prep time, then your oven takes care of the rest!

    Get the Recipe @ copykat

    10. Copycat Olive Garden Tiramisu

    This Olive Garden Tiramisu is the ultimate Italian dessert! Expresso, chocolate and mascarpone cheese makes an absolutely scrumptious treat. It’s a wonderful and super easy copycat recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ dwellbymichelle

    11. Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce

    Alfredo is surely one of the most popular pasta sauces, and for good reason!

    The simple combination of butter, cream and cheese is as delectable as it is simple. It’s one of the most popular sauces at Olive Garden.

    Get the Recipe @ thecozycook

    12. Olive Garden Chicken Formaggio Pizza

    Olive Garden Chicken Formaggio Pizza is an extremely delicious pizza. It’s a sauceless piaaze topped with fresh veggies, chicken and a variety of Italian cheeses, making it absolutely tasty. This is a very unique pizza recipe that they have on their menu!

    Get the Recipe @ copykat

    13. Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

    Olive Garden Minestrone Sop is a hearty Italian vegetable soup made with tomatoey broth and pasta or rice along with any veggies and beans you can lay your hands on. This is healthy, easy to make, and tastes incredible. All win, win.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    14. Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo

    Make this copycat Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo at home, you’re sure to get some compliments! It’s rich, creamy and so delicious. It takes only 40 minutes, and you will love it!

    Get the Recipe @ lecremedelacrumb

    15. Olive Garden Chicken Piccata

    Chicken Piccata is one of the best Italian dishes. This Olive Garden version one of the best! The lemon garlic butter sauce is outstanding, and everyone will want seconds!

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    16. Olive Garden Toasted Ravioli

    Toasted Ravioli… What a brilliant idea! Simple meat ravioli is coated in seasoned bread crumbs and then crispy fried. No wonder it’s one of the most popular appetizers at Olive Garden!

    Get the Recipe @ copykat

    17. Copycat Olive Garden Shrimp Scampi

    Another Olive Garden favorite, Shrimp Scampi. Plump, tender shrimp in a garlicky, buttery sauce tossed with pasta. It’s great for special occasions, but as this is one of the easiest meals you will ever cook, you can have it any night of the week!

    Get the Recipe @ threeolivesbranch

    18. Olive Garden Five Cheese Ziti al Forno

    Five Cheese Ziti al Forno is the ultimate cheesy baked pasta! Perfectly cooked ziti are combined with a blend of 5 different cheeses and a delicious sauce. One of our favorite Olive Garden recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    19. Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara

    This Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara tastes just like your Olive Garden favorite. It’s savory and creamy, full of tender chicken bites and plump shrimp. It’s great for serving guests, or any special occasion!

    Get the Recipe @ 100krecipes

    20. Copycat Olive Garden Meat Sauce

    If you love Olive Garden, you surely love their meat sauce. This Copycat Olive Garden Meat Sauce recipe hits the nail on the head, and tastes just like the restaurant!

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodhussy

    21. Olive Garden Shrimp Caprese

    This Olive Garden Shrimp Caprese is a wonderful pasta recipe with tomatoes, shrimp, basil, and mozzarella. You can put it together in 20 minutes at home, and your family will love it.

    Get the Recipe @ copykat

    22. Copycat Chicken Margherita

    This Copycat Chicken Margherita recipe is so good. Chicken breast is topped with pesto sauce, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes.

    Your family will definitely be impressed!

    Get the Recipe @ thespruceeats

    23. Olive Garden Giant Stuffed Shells

    These Giant Stuffed Shells are a hearty meatless meal. The shells are loaded with a cheese mixture, marinara, and creamy alfredo. All is topped with breadcrumbs, then baked to perfection.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodhussy

    24. Smoked Mozzarella Fonduta

    Olive Garden’s Smoked Mozzarella Fonduta is a baked blend of cheese, tomatoes and seasoning, perfect for dipping crackers, crostini or veggies. It’s the perfect dish for your next party or gathering.

    Get the Recipe @ tastesoflizzyt

    25. Olive Garden Italian Salad Dressing

    Olive Garden’s Italian Salad Dressing is delicious, simple, fresh and easy to make.

    It’s the perfect dressing for your salad whenever you crave a pasta night.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    26. Stuffed Mushrooms – Olive Garden Copycat

    Everyone loves Stuffed Mushrooms, but this copycat Olive Garden recipe is the absolute best! And they’re so easy to make.

    Stuffed with clams, seasoned bread crumbs and two cheeses, they’re the perfect appetizer for a date night or for your next party.

    Get the Recipe @ fedbysab

    27. Olive Garden Lasagna Dip

    Lasagna dip? That sounds like the best idea ever! This Olive Garden Lasagna Dip is super cheesy and saucy, plus it’s loaded with meat. This one is going to draw a crowd!

    Get the Recipe @ foodfanatic

    28. Asiago Tortellini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken

    Asiago Tortellini Alfredo with Grilled Chicken is a delicious Italian meal. It’s a creamy, cheesy comfort food that’s surprisingly easy to put together!

    Get the Recipe @ 100krecipes

    29. Caprese Flatbread

    If you’re looking for a meatless meal, a delicious appetizer, or a flatbread everyone will love, look no further! This Italian caprese flatbread uses fresh tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and more to make a great flatbread.

    Get the Recipe @ carriesexperimentalkitchen

    30. Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta

    Olive Garden Copycat Lasagna Fritta is breaded, deep fried, and so cheesy. This version is made in an Air Fryer, which saves a lot of oil and cleanup!

    Get the Recipe @ simplyhappenings

    So there you go, thirty great copycat Olive Garden recipes for you to make in your own kitchen. Now you can have your restaurant favorites any time!

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    30 BEST Olive Garden Copycats

    This great collection of copycat Olive Garden Recipes will have you cooking your restaurant favorites in your own kitchen! Our favorite is this Zuppa Toscana:


    • 1 lb Italian sausage links
    • 8 oz bacon
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 4-5 medium potatoes
    • 4 cups chopped kale
    • 7 cups chicken broth
    • 1/2 cup white wine
    • 1.5 cup heavy cream
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme
    • Red chili flakes, salt and pepper to taste
    • Shaved Parmesan cheese for garnish


    1. In heavy bottom pot, fry bacon until crispy over medium-high heat. Remove bacon, set aside, and remove all but 2-3 Tbsp bacon drippings. Remove sausage from casings and fry in bacon drippings, crumbling with wooden spoon, until browned and crumbly. Remove and set aside.
    2. Add chopped onions to same pan, sauté until translucent. Add garlic, cook until fragrant. Add wine and reduce for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, chili flakes, thyme and oregano.
    3. Add chicken broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and cook until potatoes are just for tender, about 10-15 minutes.
    4. Add about 3/4 of the meat mixture, saving some aside for garnishing.
    5. Stir in kale and cook 2-3 minutes, until wilted.
    6. Reduce heat to low, add heavy cream, stir nicely and allow flavors to mix together for a few minutes.
    7. Taste. Add additional salt, pepper, red chili flakes, thyme and oregano as desired.
    8. Serve in your favorite bowl and garnish with more bacon and sausage, shaved Parmesan and fresh thyme sprigs. Serve with plenty of nice crusty bread!


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