Favorite Olive Garden Recipes

I have to say when asked what is my favorite recipe I have ever recreated what would it be? It would be without a doubt, the Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce.

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When I was in high school we lived in Coldspring, Texas, it was far from any major city. So for me going to the Olive Garden was amazing. My home town had one restaurant at the time, and while it was quite good, it didn’t have things like any sort of Italian style dishes. They didn’t serve up something more exotic like Alfredo sauce, or that delicious chocolate covered cheesecake they used to sell.

I always thought their Alfredo sauce was intriguing. I lived out in the country, so for me, this was exotic. I would watch public television on the weekends (we didn’t have cable) for the cooking shows. I would check out books from our library just to try to find recipes similar to ones I tried in restaurants. This is how I got started recreating recipes.

Here are all of my Olive Garden Recipes. So many of my early recipes were my favorite Olive Garden recipes. I have done quite a few over the years. I hope you enjoy my collection of Olive Garden recipes.

Favorite Olive Garden Recipes

Appetizer Recipes

Copycat Olive Garden Angry Alfredo
Try one of the newer Olive Garden Appetizers, the angry Alfredo sauce has just the right amount of spice.
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a bowl of Angry Alfredo and bread slices
Olive Garden Breadsticks
Enjoy homemade Olive Garden Breadsticks with this copycat recipe.
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Homemade Olive Garden breadsticks wrapped in a kitchen towel and a salad
Olive Garden Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
Olive Garden Parmesan Roasted Asparagus is an appetizer that is served at the restaurant. You can make this asparagus side dish at home. 
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Homemade Olive Garden Parmesan Roasted Asparagus with balsamic drizzle and cheese sauce on a platter
Olive Garden Grilled Chicken Flatbread
You can recreate this Olive Garden Grilled Chicken Flatbread at home. 
Check out this recipe
grilled chicken flatbread
Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms
Everyone enjoys a great stuffed mushroom, and these are awesome. It’s like having Olive Garden mushrooms at home! This copycat recipe for Olive Garden stuffed mushrooms is crowd-pleasing. This recipe is a winner in my family, and it will be in yours.
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Homemade Olive Garden stuffed mushrooms in a serving dish.
Olive Garden Salad Mix – use our recipe, and make this at home.
Do you know to know what is in the Olive Garden Salad? Unlock this secret.
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Homemade copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing and a salad.
Olive Garden Salad Dressing Copycat
Recreate the Olive Garden Salad dressing at home.   
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Homemade copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing and a salad.
Olive Garden Toasted Ravioli
You are going to love fried ravioli even more when you make it at home.
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homemade Olive Garden toasted ravioli and marinara sauce
Olive Garden Fried Mozzarella
Enjoy this easy to make Olive Garden Fried Mozzarella Recipe, this appetizer is even better when made at home.
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Olive Garden Fried Mozzarella slices on a plate with Alfredo Sauce
Olive Garden Spinach-Artichoke Dip
Make Olive Garden Spinach-Artichoke Dip at home with this copycat recipe.
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Homemade Olive Garden Artichoke Spinach Dip in a serving dish with crostini and tortilla chips around it.

Soup Recipes

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Copycat Recipe
You can make the Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup at home, it's just as good when you make it at home.
Check out this recipe
Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi soup in a bowl
Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup
You gotta try making Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup at home. 
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a bowl of potato and sausage soup with kale
Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli
Make this amazing Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli soup at home.
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a bowl of homemade Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli soup

Entree Recipes

Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo
Make the Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo pasta at home. 
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Two plates of homemade copycat Olive Garden shrimp alfredo pasta
Olive Garden Stuffed Chicken Marsala
Do you love Chicken Marsala?  You are going to love this upgraded version of the Olive Garden Stuffed Chicken Marsala. 
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Plate of Olive Garden Stuffed Chicken Marsala.
Olive Garden Chicken Margarita
Chicken breasts, pesto, and tomatoes make for a great weeknight dinner.
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Homamde Olive Garden Chicken Margarita on a plate.
Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo
Recreate Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo at home.
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Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo Pasta on a plate
Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp
Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp is an easy shrimp recipe you will love to prepare for dinner.
Check out this recipe
pasta with parmesan shrimp
Olive Garden Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara
Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara is a dinner everyone will love.
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Homemade Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara on a plate
Olive Garden Chicken Scampi
Love the Olive Garden Chicken Scampi?  You can make this pasta dish at home.
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Homemade Olive Garden Chicken Scampi pasta on a plate
Olive Garden Baked Pasta Romana with Beef
The Olive Garden Baked Pasta Romana with Beef was an entree that was served at the Olive Garden a few years back.  This is a good recipe for when you have leftover roast beef. 
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Baked Pasta with beef in a dish
Olive Garden Roasted Butternut Squash
Olive Garden served roasted butternut squash a few years back.  This butternut squash is flavored with sweet wine.
Check out this recipe
roasted butternut squash
Olive Garden Bolognese
You can recreate the Olive Garden Bolognese at home with this copycat recipe.
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homemade Olive Garden Beef Bolognese over pasta on a platter
Olive Garden Spaghetti Carbonara
Enjoy Olive Garden's not so traditional take on Carbonara sauce. 
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a bowl of homemade Olive Garden spaghetti carbonara
Olive Garden Five Cheese Lasagna
Make the classic Olive Garden Five Cheese Lasagna at home.
Check out this recipe
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Olive Garden Shrimp Christopher
You can make Olive Garden Shrimp Christopher tonight for dinner.
Check out this recipe
Olive Garden Shrimp Christopher
Olive Garden Ravioletti and Mushroom Walnut Sauce
Olive Garden Ravioletti and Mushroom Walnut Sauce is a menu item no longer available at the Olive Garden.
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Olive Garden Florentine Lasagna
Olive Garden Florentine Lasagna is filled with spinach.
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Olive Garden spinach lasanga
Olive Garden Chicken Formaggio Pizza
Love pizza? Try the Olive Garden Chicken Formaggio Pizza, when you make it at home.
Check out this recipe
Olive Garden pizza
Olive Garden Cappellini Pomodoro
Olive Garden Cappellini Pomodoro is a light dinner that is perfect for summer.
Check out this recipe
olivegarden cappellini pomodoro
Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce Recipe
We all need a great Alfredo Sauce recipe in our recipe box.  And since we only need one, this copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce recipe is the one you want.  It's creamy, delicious and made with milk.
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A bowl of pasta with homemade Olive Garden Alfredo sauce.
Olive Garden Neapolitan Ziti
Olive Garden Neapolitan Ziti is a dish that everyone will love.
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Olive Garden Sicilian Scampi
Enjoy this classic Olive Garden Sicilian Scampi at home.
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Olive Garden Venetian Apricot Chicken
Olive Garden served up this Venetian Apricot chicken a few years back, this item has been removed from their menu.
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Olive Garden Shrimp Caprese
You can recreate the Olive Garden Shrimp Caprese wit this copycat recipe. 
Check out this recipe
olive garden shrimp caprese pasta dinner
Olive Garden’s Capellini Primavera
You can make the Olive Garden Capellini Primavera at home with this copycat recipe. 
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Capellini Primavera Pasta and sliced bread
Olive Garden Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Olive Garden Chicken Fritta is a great way to prepare chicken tenders. 
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Parmesan crusted chicken tenders and pasta on a plate.
Olive Garden Sam Remo
The Olive Garden Sam Remo is a wonderful dish filled with chicken, peppers, and tomatoes. 
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Olive Garden Chicken Marsala
Enjoy the Olive Garden Chicken Marsala when you make it at home. 
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A plate of homemade Olive Garden Chicken Marsala.

Dessert Recipes

Olive Garden Cookie Dough Cheesecake
Make the Olive Garden Cookie Dough Cheesecake at home.
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Olive Garden Brownie Banana Funtastico
You can make the Olive Garden Brownie Banana Funtastico at home. 
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Olive Garden’s Raspberry Mousse Cheesecake
Make the Olive Garden Raspberry Mouse Cheesecake at home. 
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Olive Garden Apple Carmelina
Olive Garden has delicious desserts, and you can make their apple carmelina at home!
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Olive Garden Apple Carmelina
Olive Garden has delicious desserts, and you can make their apple carmelina at home!
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Olive Garden Tiramisu
Delight your family and friends with a luscious Italian dessert. It's quick and easy to make with this Olive Garden Tiramisu copycat recipe.
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a tiramisu with one slice cut
Olive Garden Pumpkin Cheesecake
Enjoy the Olive Garden Pumpkin cheesecake, even more, when you make it at home with this copycat recipe. 
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a slice of homemade Olive Garden Pumpkin Cheesecake
Olive Garden Peaches and Cream Cheesecake
Make the Olive Garden Peaches and Cream Cheesecake at home.
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homemade Olive Garden Peach Cheesecake slice on a plate

Drink Recipes

Watermelon Moscato Sangria (Olive Garden)
Make the much-loved and refreshing Olive Garden Watermelon Sangria today with this easy copycat recipe. 
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Two glasses of watermelon sangria with fruit
Olive Garden Green Apple Moscato Sangria
Make the Olive Garden Green Apple Moscato Sangria at home. 
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Two glasses of homemade Olive Garden Green Apple Sangria with fruit on a wood table.
Olive Garden Sangria
Make your own Olive Garden Sangria at home. 
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a pitcher of homemade Olive Garden Sangria
Olive Garden Berry Sangria
You can drink the Olive Garden Berry Sangrias at home, they are so easy to make.
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a glass of homemade Olive Garden berry sangria
Olive Garden Peach Iced Tea
Here are two different ways you can make the famous Olive Garden Iced Tea. 
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Recreate the Olive Garden Peach Iced Tea at home. You are going to love this homemade iced tea recipe for the copycat Peach Iced Tea just like the Olive Garden.

About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. SYBIL HERRING

    I thought I saw a recipe here recently that was the artichoke-spinach sauce with chicken and now I cant find it. Was I dreaming? Also the original alfredo sauce recipe just goes to a ‘can’t find’ page. What’s up with that? I don’t really want to make a gallon of it.

    • Stephanie

      I don’t think I have had a recipe for artichoke-spinach sauce from the olive garden. All of my OG recipes are on this page, and I update this page as new recipes are added.

  2. Lynn

    One of my favorite Italian restaurants happens to be Olive Garden. I tried one of their new lasagnas, Seafood. It was amazing.

    Could you possibly add this to your list, please?

  3. Leanne Westman

    Hi Neighbor, I grew up in the San Luis Valley and now live in Co Springs area.
    We had dinner at Olive Garden tonight and I had the Chicken Margherit, it’s a new dish and it was AMAZING. I am not normally a zucchini fan but I decided to try it and was amazed, I wished that I had more. I would love it if you could try this dish & recreate it.
    Thank you so much for all of your work in recreating these recipes.
    ~Souther Colorado neighbor.

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