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10 Olive Garden Recipes You Can Make At Home

10 Olive Garden Recipes You Can Make At Home

I don’t know if you know this, but we’re all in a sticky situation right now. We can’t go to a lot of places, so while you’re inside, why not learn a few recipes? 

More specifically, why not learn some Olive Garden recipes? Olive Garden is a pretty tasty, pretty great restaurant, and I bet you’ve been dying to head over to your local Olive Garden, but can’t. Well, I have a solution for you! Why not just cheat the system and make some of these dishes yourself? Seems pretty simple. 

Among all the Olive Garden recipes, we have their classic breadsticks, giant stuffed pasta shells, chicken Margherita, and so many other tasty Olive Garden recipes for you to try out at home. I’ll list the ingredients, but the recipe will be linked in the title and photo. 

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1. Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

Shrimp Alfredo Pasta is a classic among Olive Garden recipes. It’s good, and it’s relatively simple. Here’s the ingredients!

  • 3/4 lb fettuccine or penne pasta
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup white wine (I used Ste Chapelle Chardonay ~$6)*
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • S&P to taste
  • Sprinkle of paprika
  • Parsley or basil for garnish if desired

10 Olive Garden Recipes You Can Make At Home

2. Chicken Gnocchi Soup  

If you want to experiment with a soup with gnocchi in it, then this Olive Garden recipes with gnocchi is great! By the way, gnocchi are small morsels that can be made with pasta, potatoes, egg, cheese, and a healthy concoction of other things.

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Here’s the ingredients!

  • 3-4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 16 ounces potato gnocchi
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, roughly chopped

10 Olive Garden Recipes You Can Make At Home

3. Breadsticks! 

Listen…we don’t have to talk about their breadsticks. We all know that Olive Garden’s breadsticks are easily the best in the block. There’s other Olive Garden recipes for their breadsticks, but I think this one’s the best. 

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Here’s all the ingredients! 

Breadstick Dough: 

  • 1 1/2 c. warm water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 packet yeast (.75oz – or 1 Tbsp)
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt (and a bit extra to sprinkle on top)
  • 2 Tbsp butter (softened)
  • 4-5 c. bread flour (you can also use All-Purpose flour, but they will turn out denser)

Breadstick Topping:

  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

10 Olive Garden Recipes You Can Make At Home

4. Chicken Scampi 

Chicken Scampi is also another classic among the Olive Garden recipes list. It’s pretty great, and absolutely delicious. Here’s the ingredients to make it at home!

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  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided use
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1/2 medium sized red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced thin
  • 1 pound pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasonings

5. Zuppa Toscana 

Zuppa Toscana is a more unique dish, and there’s a few Olive Garden recipes on it. However, I think it’s best to put it here, mainly to get out of your comfort zone. I might even make it one of these days! 

Here’s what you can use to make it! 

  • lb Italian sausage
  • 2 large russet potatoes, washed and sliced
  • large vidalia onion, chopped
  • slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • teaspoon Accent seasoning (this is optional)
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or 1 tablespoon of minced garlic from jar
  • cups packed in measuring cup kale or 2 cups Swiss chard chopped
  • (8 ounce) cans of chicken broth (envelope of chicken bouillon for extra flavor)
  • quart water
  • teaspoons flour or 2 teaspoons cornstarch, mixed with enough water to make a paste
  • cup heavy whipping cream (tempered)

10 Olive Garden Recipes You Can Make At Home

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6. Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks are a pretty easy snack and easily, one of the more delicious appetizers from Olive Garden. Out of all the other Olive Garden recipes, this one for fried mozzarella sticks is one of the best. 

Here’s the ingredients! 

  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • 1 quart oil for deep frying
  • 1 (16 ounce) package mozzarella cheese sticks

10 Olive Garden Recipes You Can Make At Home

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7. Giant Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Have you ever tried the giant cheese stuffed pasta from Olive Garden? It’s pretty good, so here’s some of the ingredients for you to make it yourself in your house! 

  • 12 jumbo shells 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided 
  • 1 227-g pkg cremini mushrooms , finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1 cup extra-smooth ricotta
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped basil
  • 1/4 tsp salt , divided
  • 1 796-mL can whole tomatoes , drained well
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella

10 Olive Garden Recipes You Can Make At Home

8. Grilled Chicken Margherita 

If you want to be a bit different with your Olive Garden recipes, then going with the Grilled Chicken Margherita is the way to go. Have you tried it before? 

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Ingredients list!

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to less than 1 inch thickness
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (Another option is: 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano + 1/4 teaspoon dried basil + 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup packed basil leaves, very thinly sliced
  • cracked black pepper

10 Olive Garden Recipes You Can Make At Home

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9. Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip 

This Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip recipe is a great appetizer! It’s one of the many Olive Garden recipes that I really think you’ll enjoy. 

Here’s the ingredients!

  • 1 package (8 ounce size) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Romano cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 can (14 ounce size) artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

10 Olive Garden Recipes You Can Make At Home

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10. Tiramisu

Do you love dessert? Of course you do, or else you wouldn’t be looking up Olive Garden recipes! 

Here’s the ingredients to make Tiramisu! 

  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup strong brewed coffee, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 2 (3 ounce) packages ladyfinger cookies
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

10 Olive Garden Recipes You Can Make At Home

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Olive Garden recipes are great recipes to get creative and basically learn how to cook. I think so, at least. All of these Olive Garden recipes are really good, and it’s always just really cool to cook something for yourself, especially if you miss Olive Garden and want to eat some Chicken Alfredo again. Happy cooking! 

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