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.

Collage of homemade copycat Olive Garden Copycat Recipe photos

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

Olive Garden Angry Alfredo with Chicken
You can make the delicious Olive Garden Angry Alfredo with Chicken appetizer at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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overhead view of homemade Olive Garden angry alfredo with chicken in a bowl 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 make Olive Garden Grilled Chicken Flatbread at home with this easy copycat recipe.
Check out this recipe
overhead view of homemade Olive Garden 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
Make the much-loved Olive Garden salad at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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homemade Olive Garden salad in a wood bowl
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.
Check out this recipe
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 spinach artichoke dip, crostini, and tortilla chips

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
Zuppa Toscana Recipe
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.
Check out this recipe
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. 
Check out this recipe
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. 
Check out this recipe
Plate of Olive Garden Stuffed Chicken Marsala.
Olive Garden Chicken Margherita
Chicken breasts, pesto, and tomatoes make for a great weeknight dinner.
Check out this recipe
Homamde Olive Garden Chicken Margarita on a plate.
Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo
Recreate Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo at home.
Check out this recipe
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 and Shrimp
Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara is a dinner everyone will love.
Check out this recipe
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.
Check out this recipe
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. 
Check out this recipe
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. 
Check out this recipe
a bowl of homemade Olive Garden spaghetti carbonara
Olive Garden Five Cheese Lasagna
Make the classic Olive Garden 5 Cheese Lasagna at home.
Check out this recipe
a serving of homemade Olive Garden 5 cheese lasagna on a plate
Olive Garden Shrimp Christopher
You can make Olive Garden Shrimp Christopher tonight for dinner.
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homemade Olive Garden Shrimp Christopher in a bowl
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.
Check out this recipe
Olive Garden spinach lasanga
Olive Garden Chicken Formaggio Pizza
You can make the Olive Garden Chicken Formaggio Pizza at home with this easy copycat recipe.
Check out this recipe
homemade Olive Garden chicken formaggio pizza
Olive Garden Capellini Pomodoro
Olive Garden Capellini Pomodoro is a light dinner that is perfect for summer.
Check out this recipe
copycat Olive Garden Capellini Pomodoro in a bowl
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.
Check out this recipe
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.
Check out this recipe
homemade Olive Garden Sicilian Scampi on a plate
Olive Garden Venetian Apricot Chicken
Olive Garden Venetian Apricot Chicken is delicious grilled chicken with asparagus, broccoli, tomatoes, basil, and apricot sauce. It's no longer on the menu and you can make it with this copycat recipe.
Check out this recipe
homemade Olive Garden Venetian Apricot Chicken on a plate
Olive Garden Shrimp Caprese
You can recreate the Olive Garden Shrimp Caprese at home with this copycat recipe. 
Check out this recipe
olive garden shrimp caprese pasta dinner
Olive Garden’s Capellini Primavera
You can make Olive Garden Capellini Primavera at home with this copycat recipe. 
Check out this recipe
overhead view of homemade Olive Garden capellini primavera next to bread slices and butter
Olive Garden Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Olive Garden Chicken Fritta is a wonderful pasta dish with creamy cheese sauce. 
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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. 
Check out this recipe
A plate of homemade Olive Garden Chicken Marsala.

Dessert Recipes

Olive Garden Cookie Dough Cheesecake
Make the Olive Garden Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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cookie dough cheesecake slice on a plate and the cheesecake on a stand
Olive Garden Brownie Banana Funtastico
You can make the Olive Garden Brownie Banana Funtastico at home. 
Check out this recipe
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Olive Garden’s Raspberry Mousse Cheesecake
Make the Olive Garden Raspberry Mouse Cheesecake at home. 
Check out this recipe
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Olive Garden Apple Carmelina
Olive Garden has delicious desserts, and you can make their apple carmelina at home!
Check out this recipe
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Olive Garden Apple Carmelina
Olive Garden has delicious desserts, and you can make their apple carmelina at home!
Check out this recipe
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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.
Check out this recipe
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. 
Check out this recipe
a slice of homemade Olive Garden Pumpkin Cheesecake
Olive Garden Peaches and Cream Cheesecake
Make the Olive Garden Peaches and Cream Cheesecake at home.
Check out this recipe
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. 
Check out this recipe
Two glasses of watermelon sangria with fruit
Olive Garden Green Apple Moscato Sangria
Make the Olive Garden Green Apple Moscato Sangria at home. 
Check out this recipe
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.
Check out this recipe
a glass of homemade Olive Garden berry sangria
Olive Garden Peach Iced Tea
You can make the famous Olive Garden Peach Tea at home with this copycat recipe.
Check out this recipe
a glass of homemade Olive Garden peach iced tea

About Stephanie Manley

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. Sandy

    Stephanie,
    I am looking for the perfect Marinara sauce. All your recipes sound so delicious and I will try the 5 Cheese Lasagna soon but I would really love to have the perfect sauce to go with it. I’ve tried several from the internet but they were disappointing – too sweet or not the flavor I’m looking for. I want guest to rave over the sauce. Do you have something for me? Sure would appreciate your sharing.
    Thank you!
    Sandy

    • Shirley V.

      Maybe you’ve already found a recipe for Lemonchello Dolcini, but this is the closest I found.

      https://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/5749157/limoncello-mousse/?locale=en_US

      I believe it’s Limonchello…..and dolcini is just “A selection of 25 mini desserts”. So I’m not sure just what you were looking for. I hope this helps.

  2. phyl

    Olive Garden had an alcoholic sweet drink made with vanilla ice creme. Khalua, vanilla liquor. And unfortunately I don’t remember the rest of the recipe. Can you help?

    • Shirley V.

      Olive Garden’s Frozen Tiramisu

      Ingredients:
      ESPRESSO SYRUP
      1/4 c hot espresso
      1/4 c granulated sugar
      3/4 oz tuaca liqueur
      3/4 oz Kahlua liqueur
      1 c vanilla ice cream
      1 c ice
      GARNISH
      whipped topping
      cocoa powder
      Espresso Syrup:
      Mix espresso with sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Cool syrup.
      To make the drink:
      Combine 1/2-ounce of espresso syrup in a blender with the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
      Serve in a tall glass with whipped topping on top. Using a small strainer sprinkle cocoa on top.

  3. Craig

    I used to work at the Olive Garden back in the early 90s…the Pasta Fagioli Soup wasn’t made with marinara sauce (although I’m sure it’s delicious that way)…they always used V-8 when I worked there.
    Cheers!

  4. Laura

    Steak Gorgonzola, I believe that was the title. No Alfredo, just the steak and stuff–It is delicious. Do you have that recipe? I didn’t see it, but would love to have it. Thanks so much. This site is delicious.

    • Chris

      This is a recipe that I would like as well. The steak gorgonzola. I’ve only eaten at Olive Garden a couple of times, and this is one of the dishes I had. I was great.

  5. Doris Bettinger

    I was out in CO, 2015 for Xmas at my son’s house. My daughter-in-law made 2 of your soup receipes & I felt like I was at the restaurant, they were so delicious. I got hooked on this but I am a widow & some of the receipes I will have to cut in half. Do you have any suggestions on freezing any of the cooked receipes. I am so thanful for getting me hooked on your site. I hope that everyone that gets on your site appreciates all of your effort in what you do. Thank You

    • Stephanie

      I hope you enjoyed your time out in Colorado. I grew up in Pueblo. I don’t typically freeze recipes. My freezer, unfortunately, turns into a frozen wasteland. I do try to plan out my meals, and I invite someone over to share. People have noted that all of the soup recipes freeze well.

  6. Toni Horton

    You mentioned the cheesecake with chocolate topping that is no longer available . It was delicious! Do you have that recipe?

  7. Peggy Benoit Rohan

    My previous post isn’t showing, I like thier chicken marsala and their pizza is very good also. I agree with thanking you for your shares.

  8. Peggy Benoit Rohan

    What I would really love is Baker’s Square Lemon Supreme Pie. My husband would put me on the highest pedistal he could find. 🙂

  9. CarLee

    Saw your recipes for Olive Garden. Thank you for sharing them. Black tie mousse cake is my ultimate fave. Would Luv to have that recipe. Have you worked that one up yet?

  10. Bigteees

    STEPHANIE, BY CHANCE DO YOU REMEMBER THE DISH AT OLIVE GARDEN THAT HAD PEAS, PROCCUTTO, SUN DRIED TOMATOES, AND BOW TIE PASTA IN A CREAM SAUCE. I LOVD THAT DISH. MAYBE YOU KNOW THE RECIPE.

  11. Recipe Fiend

    I can’t say enough good things about Stephanie’s recipe’s – they are my go-to’s! Thank you for being so generous with your valuable time and knowledge!

  12. Happiness is family

    Help! I am a new subscriber who loves you recipes. I have several I would love to try but not all at once! I know this is probably a dumb question but how do I “save” a recipe at this site? Thanks!

    • stephaniemanley

      You can go to the recipe, and click on ‘Make Recipe’ and it will save it to a recipe box for you. You could also pin a recipe to one of your pin board at pinterest to save a recipe. I hope this helps!

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