Olive Garden Soup Recipes (Copycat)

Olive Garden soups are incredibly delicious, but there’s no need to run to the restaurant whenever a craving strikes. It’s easy to recreate them at home, whether you’re looking for a hearty, meat-filled option, a healthy veggie soup, or other mouthwatering choices.

By making them from scratch at home, you’ll save valuable time while still enjoying the flavors that Olive Garden so carefully developed. Even better, the ingredients are typically affordable and easy to find!

Collage of the four main Olive Garden soups.

Copycat Olive Garden soup recipes

You can recreate the Olive Garden Soup Recipes at home. No matter if you like a vegetarian soup, a meat-filled soup, or a hearty sausage and potato soup you can enjoy these famous soups when you make them from scratch.

There is nothing better than filling up bowls full of delicious homemade soup. When you make an Olive Garden soup at home, you get to enjoy the taste and the flavor that only the Olive Garden has when you make your own pot of soup. The ingredients are always easy to find, and everyone is going to love your homemade soups.

The Four Main Olive Garden Soups

Generally, you’ll find a quartet of soups on the menu at Olive Garden on every visit. 

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
From the pillowy-soft gnocchi to the tender chicken and fresh carrots, this delicious soup is a flavor and texture delight for those who need a warm, creamy, filling option for the whole family.
Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
Copycat Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup in two bowls.
Olive Garden Minestrone Soup
Minestrone is an Italian classic, packed with veggie flavor and tasty noodles. It’s so good you’ll hardly notice it’s vegetarian and even vegan-friendly!
Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Recipe
Overhead view of copycat Olive Garden minestrone soup in two bowls.
Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli
There are few more authentic Italian soups than pasta e fagioli, which makes the most out of humble ingredients like beans and ground beef to create a mouthwatering and filling option.
Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup Recipe
Copycat Olive Garden pasta e fagioli, bread slices, salt, and pepper.
Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana
Savory Italian sausage and bacon combine with starchy potato, fresh kale, and flavorful garlic and onion to create a true symphony of Mediterranean flavors. It’s an irresistible soup that’s so much more than just a side or appetizer.
Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Recipe
a bowl of potato and sausage soup with kale
Overhead view of copycat Olive Garden chicken gnocchi soup in two bowls.

Frequently Asked Questions

What soups are at Olive Garden?

The four soups listed above (Chicken Gnocchi, Minestrone, Pasta e Fagioli, and Zuppa Toscana) are the everyday options you’ll find at all Olive Garden locations. On occasion, you might also find seasonal or limited-time choices that expand the menu.

Is Olive Garden soup made fresh?

Yes, diners can enjoy Olive Garden soup confident that it was made in-house that day.

What is the most popular soup at Olive Garden?

While everyone has their favorite, the most-ordered soup is Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana soup.

a bowl of homemade olive garden zuppa toscana soup

Which soup is the best soup at the Olive Garden?

We’ve all got our own personal tastes and preferences, but there are some general guidelines that can help you pick the right soup for your current craving. 

For those who love a soup with a beef base, the pasta e fagioli is a top choice. The hearty soup is brimming with ground beef, beans, and much more in every spoonful.

For a creamy option, home cooks will need to choose between the chicken-and-pasta-based Chicken Gnocchi and the pork-heavy Zuppa Toscana.

In contrast, Minestrone offers the lightest option of all, free of meat and packed with veggies.

Two bowls of vegetarian minestrone soup.

What else should you serve with Olive Garden soup?

Olive Garden soups can become a centerpiece of any delicious meal by pairing them with top sides. Complete the copycat restaurant experience with our Olive Garden Breadsticks or Olive Garden Salad. Olive Garden sells its dressing at many supermarkets, but you can make the Olive Garden Vinaigrette Dressing from scratch if desired. In addition, they pair well with your favorite pasta dishes or grilled/roasted meat.

overhead view of a bowl of homemade Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli soup

Best Olive Garden copycat recipes

Be sure to check out more of my copycat soup recipes and popular copycat restaurant recipes.

Collage of copycat Olive Garden soups in bowls.

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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Reader Interactions


  1. Justly

    Wow, these soup recipes look mouthwatering!

    As someone who loves dining at Olive Garden, being able to recreate their delicious soups at home is such a treat.

  2. Dawn

    Love your recipe for the chicken gnocchi soup , better than the Olive Garden’s. Thank you for posting the recipe.

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