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32 Olive Garden Copycat Recipes

Make your favorite Olive Garden soups, appetizers, desserts, and main dishes from the comfort of your own home.

By: Adam Kaplan, Editor,

"When you're here, you're family." That's Olive Garden's motto. Now you can enjoy being with your family without ever leaving the comfort of your home. We have so many copycat Olive Garden recipes to choose from that you will be able to enjoy delicious Italian food right in your own kitchen. From sweet and savory soups to delicious Italian desserts, these 32 Olive Garden Copycat Recipes will please everyone in your family.

With this list of Olive Garden recipes, we hope you were able to create your own Italian restaurant experience at home. Whether you pulled out all the stops and prepared a full four-course meal, or simply chose a single copycat appetizer or dessert to enhance your usual weeknight dinners, we hope that you enjoyed this collection of Olive Garden copycat recipes.

Plus, if you're in the mood for home delicious homemade Italian for dinner tonight, but you don't want to just stick to Olive Garden, we have included some more spectacular copycat recipes from other Italian restaurants that you love.

Watch and Learn: Olive Garden's most popular soup recipe is their flavor-filled zuppa toscana. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make yourself!

Olive Garden Copycat Recipes for Soup

Zuppa Toscana

The main special that Olive Garden offers is its unlimited soup, salad, and bread sticks. Well, now you don't need leave the house or get out of your pajamas. With these soup recipes, you can enjoy a nice, warm meal from the comfort of your own home that tastes just like the restaurant version! You might have heard that Olive Garden freezes their soups and then warms them up when you order them. When you make these soup recipes at home, you can be sure that you're getting quality, fresh ingredients, so your soup will taste even better.

  • Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi SoupThis recipe for chicken and gnocchi soup is so similar to the Olive Garden version, you just won't believe it. Give it a try for yourself and see just how warm and delicious it is.
  • Copycat Olive Garden Chicken and Potato Florentine SoupChicken and potato florentine is one of the most iconic Italian soup recipes. Make yours restaurant style with this classic copycat Olive Garden soup recipe.
  • Looking for a simple and tasty way to sneak some veggies into your dinner? This minestrone soup recipe gets the job done! Your kids won't even know that what they're eating is actually healthy.
  • Copycat Olive Garden Pasta E FagioliWhether you're feeding a crowd or just making a filling weeknight dinner, this copycat pasta e fagioli is perfect. It's the hearty soup recipe you've been waiting for!
  • Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana KnockoffAs shown, this knockoff version of zuppa toscana is packed with all the classic Italian flavors that you crave from Olive Garden. Give it a try, and you just might have a new favorite Olive Garden soup recipe.

Olive Garden Recipes for Appetizers

Olive Garden Breadsticks

Forget the soup or the salad, all you need is the breadsticks. As delicious as the food at Olive Garden is, you could easily fill up on the appetizers alone. From breadsticks to toasted ravioli, we have all of the Olive Garden appetizer recipes you need to nosh and snack on.

Perhap's Olive Garden's most popular appetizer is their olive oil bread dip! It pairs perfectly with their warm bread, and it's a great way to wet your appetite for the main course. It's super simple to make, too! You probably have all of the ingredients in your spice cabinet already, just waiting to be turned into a delicious appetizer dip.

Olive Garden Copycat Main Dishes

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Margherita Recipe

There is nothing more romantic than having a beautiful Italian dish between you and your loved one- except if that Italian dish is homemade that is! You don't need to go out to have a fancy and romantic dinner, you can make it all yourself. If you are in the mood to have something more than soup or salad or breadsticks then these Olive Garden recipes are the perfect dishes for you.

  • "Olive Garden" FettuccineThis recipe for fettunice alfredo is much easier than you would expect. Don't mess around with store bought knockoffs, and start saving money by making this calssic dish yourself.
  • Better than Olive Garden Seafood AlfredoLooking for a way to switch things up with your weeknight meals? This Olive Garden alfredo recipe has a seafood twist to keep things fresh and delicious.
  • Olive Garden Chicken Parmesan Vino Bianco CopycatWhat's the secret to taking any Italian recipe from good to great? Wine! This recipe uses a little bit of white wine to give you the most delicious, complex chicken ever.
  • Copycat Olive Garden's Chicken AlfredoYou just can't go wrong with this classic Olive Garden dish. The secret to making this recipe perfect is all in the sauce.
  • Tuscan Garlic ChickenWhat Italian copycat recipe would be complete wihtout tons of garlic? If you're looking to make something with a burst of flavor, give this Tuscan garlic chicken copycat a try.
  • Copycat Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola AlfredoGorgonzola cheese is what takes this Olive Garden copycat recipe to the next level. The complex flavors and rich sauce will make you an instant fan.
  • Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp CopycatShrimp anyone? For a recipe that will wow your friends and family, give this baked parmesan shrimp copycat a try.
  • Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Margherita RecipeThis brand new recipe from Olive Garden is the fancy Italian restaurant dish that everyone's been talking about. Give it a try, and your family will ask you to make it again and again!
  • Olive Garden-Inspired Chicken Lombardy RecipeIf you're looking for incredible new chicken recipes for dinner, look no further than this juicy, savory dish. Baked in a quick marsala sauce, this Olive Garden-Inspired Chicken Lombardy Recipe will have you feeling like you're in a nice Italian restaurant.
  • Knockoff Olive Garden Tilapia and ShrimpIf you're looking for tilapia and shrimp recipes that are just as easy are they are delicious, we've got the perfect dish for you. You can make this Knockoff Olive Garden Tilapia and Shrimp as a quick weeknight dinner that the whole family will adore.

Copycat Olive Garden Desserts

Lemon Cream Cake

Finish your meal off right with a slice of delicious cheesecake. We all know that dessert is the best meal of the day so try one of these scrumptious and decadent copycat Olive Garden dessert recipes. Make sure you have one of the best things you have ever tried in your life!

  • Copycat Simple Almond BiscottiServe this almond biscotti to your guests with their coffee, and they'll think you spent hours preparing it. It's deliciously simple to make, and it tastes just like the original version.
  • How to Make Italian Rainbow CookiesThese classic Italian cookies are as delicious as they are colorful. Give them a try, and you'll find yourself making them again and again.
  • Copycat Olive Garden Black Tie Mousse CakeThis decadent chocolate cake recipe is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Take it to your next family gathering or potluck, and it will fly off the dessert table.
  • Copycat Olive Garden Pumpkin CheesecakeWho says pumpkin is just for the fall? This recipe for pumpkin cheesecake will blow you away, and your friends will be asking you where you got the recipe.
  • Olive Garden Copycat Lemon Cream CakeThis creamy cake recipe from Olive Garden is full of bright, refreshing flavors from the lemon. Make sure you save a couple pieces of this cake for yourself. It'll disappear before you know it.
  • Homemade Olive Garden TiramisuThere's no Italian dessert more iconic than tiramisu. This version will blow you away because of how easy it is. Give it a try, and this coffee flavored dessert will quickly earn a spot in your recipe box.
  • Copycat Olive Garden Italian Cream SodaThis delicious and creamy Italian cream soda is the perfect way to cool down in the summer time. It's ice and refreshing, and it has just a hint of chocolate and caramel flavors.

Other Copycat Italian Recipes

The Godfather's Favorite Meatballs

As delicious and amazing as Olive Garden recipes are, they are not the only incredible Italian recipes that you can find. We have collected some of the best copycat recipes out there from the many different restaurant chains out there. From a satisfying Sausage and Lentil Soup from Carrabba's to a fascinating Chicken Fettuccine from Chili's, we have all the recipes you need.

  • Copycat Carrabba's Sausage and Lentil SoupThis recipe for sausage and lentil soup is so warm and cozy, which makes it perfect for those cold fall and winter evenings.
  • The Godfather's Favorite MeatballsIf you like the classic film The Godfather, then you will absolutely love this recipe for The Godfather's Favorite Meatballs. Meatballs are a classic Italian dish, and the best recipes are passed down from generation to generation.
  • Homemade Carrabba's Rigatoni MartinoDo dinner a little fancier this weekend. Whether you're making a classy dinner for a special occasion or you want a dish that will impress that special someone, this chicken saltimbocca is the recipe for you.
  • Amazing Copycat Buca di Beppo Chicken SaltimboccaYou're just 30 minutes away from this classic Carrabba's copycat dinner recipe. Make it for your next big meal, and you'll be coming back for seconds.
  • Copycat Buca di Beppo Veal SaltimboccaChoose your ingredients carefully with this dish. The wine you choose and the veal you pick will give you one of the most dilectible and classically Italian meals ever.

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would like to have Olive Garden's eggplant parmesan recipe.

I LOVE Olive Garden's bread sticks! Glad I can make them myself now )

PF Chang...Fresh Kimchi Slaw used on the Korean Stirfry Chicken...sure would love that recipe. Can anyone help

I really miss Bennigan's Monte Christo and Olive Garden's vegetable fettuccine.

I really miss Bennigan's Monte Christopher, and Olive Garden's vegetable fettuccine.

I can't wait to try some of these recipes! My dad's favorite is the gnocchi soup, so I will have to try that recipe out one of these days.

Wow! These all look fantastic. Where would I even begin?? Maybe I should have my family vote on their favorites...or just go down the list!

Costco sells their salad dressing.

I have been able to find it at Publix and Winn Dixie here in Florida in the salad dressing aisle. I agree, it is an awesome dressing!

When I lived near an Olive Garden in 2003/2004, I used to buy their salad dressing, don't know if they still sell it. I almost always went for lunch and got the soup,salad and breadsticks special.


Team Olive Garden!!


Have to go with Olive Garden. Love when you show how to make their recipes at home. So good.

Olive Garden Gnocchi is my favorite in cold weather as well as hot! yummy!

Oh, yum!! Olive Garden is awesome and I'm so excited to see all these delicious recipes all in one place. Thank you!

I'd better start cooking! All of these recipes look amazing.

I love just about ever thing I've had at Olive Garden. If I had to pick one thing it would have to be the bread sticks for sure! My husband and I go there often and we always order the soup and salad with the brad sticks, all you can eat. We always order a extra order of the bread sticks to go. Now I have the recipes and can make them all here at home. Thank you so much for sharing all of these great recipes.

Eggplant parmesan is my favorite. I'd LOVE to have that recipe.

I love Olive Garden's Chicken Carbonara! Their breadsticks are amazing too.

If I could eat Olive Garden every day, I would. Their bread sticks are delicious!

Would love the recipe for Olive Gardens Zippoli!!

why does the recipe say shrimp scampi and then when you click onto it is chicken scampi? It was from the Olive Garden's copycat recipes.

The Chicken Marsala is by far the best I've ever had! I substitute angel hair pasta as I like the thinner noodle with it.

I love the Tiramisu at Olive Garden. There's also some sort of Parmesan crusted chicken they serve there that I enjoy.

My wife and I both like the Soup, Salad and bread sticks. (After 40 years together we're cheap dates). My absolute favorite is the Chicken Alfredo.

It's hard to pick just one I like to many,sorry but salad breads ticks rock.

Cappelini pomodoro!

My favorite things from the Olive Garden is the bread sticks, salad and Minestrone soup, I could eat this all day and night.

I love the Shrimp Fettuchine Alfredo with The cuervo gold margarita. Add their breadsticks and salad and its eatin time.

It's so hard to choose just ONE recipe from Olive Garden. But I would have to say that my favorite dish would be the Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno. I want to try to make my own version at home!

I know it might be boring, but I absolutely love the cheese ravioli from Olive Garden. It's my favorite and goes so well with their delicious bread sticks. YUM.

I would like the old recipe for Olive garden chicken caprese

I love the Seafood Alfredo

Seafood Alfredo, that's my favorite Olive Garden Recipe

I would to have a copy cat recipe for olive gardens rosemary garlic chicken

looking for Pasta Pomodoro recipe

the chicken gnocchi should of had more chicken, and the frozen top

couldn't get the ingredents for salad

was looking for og's braised steaktortellini

Recipe for Olive Garden Ziti Cheese Al Forno. I had it at the restaurant and it was great.

was looking for the Salmon Bruschetta recipe, the link lead me to believe that the recipe was here that is why I clicked on this link. can you please help me find this recipe!

Was looking for the spicy chicken meatball recipe... == rchive.html

Copycat Recipe: 20 oz Extra Lean Ground Turkey or chicken 1/4 c Dry Italian Style Bread Crumbs 1 Tbs grated Parmesan Cheese 2 large egg whites 1 tsp Garlic 1 tsp minced onion 1-2 tsp red pepper flakes garlic salt, pepper, Oregano, Cayenne to taste


This is bogus, I asked for one recipe and got everything but.. wasted my time.

Which recipe were you looking for? Perhaps we can help you find it. -Editors of

I am looking for Olive Garden's Chicken Shrimp Carbonara recipe.

just wanted to see the ingredients in Olive Garden italian salad. Was never able to do that

I'm looking for Olive Garden's shrimp vesuvio recipe. Help!

would like recipe for sweet wine sauce used as dipping sauce for grilled chicken spiedini


id LOVE to see a recipe for one of Olive Gardens old desserts their Chocolate Lasagna. i was disappointed when they discontinued it.

I found a recipe for the Chocolate Lasagna at this looks pretty close to what I remember at Olive Garden...hope it works for you!! == chocolate-lasagna.html

I am wondering, I recall the minestrone had a tomato base, but no tomatoes or tomato sauce (stewed tomatoes etc) and I don't recall rice or barley in it just wondering how it tasted..

There is no rice or barley in Olive Garden ministrone


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