Olive Garden Bolognese
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Olive Garden Bolognese

You can recreate the Olive Garden Bolognese at home with this copycat recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Olive Garden Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 323kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 6 ounces Italian sausage removed from skin
  • 1 cup red wine (Merlot or Pinot Noir recommended)
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped (or 1/4 teaspoon dry)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage


  • Heat oil in a large pan. Add celery, carrot, onion, and garlic and cook about 5 minutes. Add meat and cook 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. De-glaze pan with wine; let it reduce. Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients and stir; simmer for about 1 hour. Serve over fresh, hot pasta. I happened to have some extra red and yellow bell peppers and I added those into the initial step of sauteeing the garlic, onions, celery, and carrots, and they turned out well. Do you like recipes that taste like the Olive Garden? There are many other recipe that taste just like the Olive Garden at CopyKat.com.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg
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