Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I received an email this morning with a few Olive Garden Copycat recipes in it. Here is one of them that I don't see posted on Zaar yet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook one minute. Add remaining spice and tomato ingredients, stir well and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Saute vegetables about 3 minutes until crisp - tender. Add to the sauce and simmer 5 minutes more.
  3. Cook pasta according to directions. When pasta is almost done, stir shrimp into sauce to heat through. Do not boil. Spoon Primavera over hot linguine. Pass Parmesan cheese.


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I have been making a version of this for over a decade. I add sweet white wine when the vegetables are almost done and simmer it, "light boil" until it has reduced at least half of the wine. I also use fresh basil and San Marsano canned tomatoes whenever possible, they are grown by the ocean in Italy in a volcanic ash soil. They get a salty flavor from the sea breeze and the soil adds to the flavor. Awesome sauce!!!! Pun intended.

John C. April 20, 2016

Update: Copycat comparison did not measure up but as a good recipe they all liked it and since I made a double recipe with 3 pounds of shrimp there was plenty for the second night.

just_a_nutter_cook December 31, 2011

I couldn't find Newburg sauce so I left it out. It was still fabulous and tasted very much like the Olive Garden version! My son (who tends to be a bit of a picky eater) even loved it. Thanks for the recipe!

BeansnRice December 15, 2011

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