The Olive Garden Official Siena Sauce

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Starfire aka Wendy

This is directly from The Olive Gardens Website: This is not any Knock off! You are making the REAL DEAL.

Top Review by Karen Elizabeth

This is very good! I was adventurous, using olives and capers, coming out of my comfort zone! And glad that I did, this is a rich and complex sauce, not at all your every day tomato sauce! And yet so easy to prepare, combine everything, let it cook! I prepared this on a Saturday afternoon and loved the rich aroma in my kitchen, and after cooling (and tasting) I've popped it in the fridge to enjoy later this week! Thanks for sharing an excellent recipe, Wendy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. HEAT olive oil in a small sauce pot; add garlic and sauté for one minute (do not brown). Add bell peppers and sauté until al dente. Add olives and capers and stir. Add red wine and bring to a boil. Add remaining ingredients except basil.
  2. BRING to a boil, reduce to low heat and simmer for approximately 30 minutes. Add basil to sauce and stir well; remove Siena sauce from heat.
  3. SERVE over your favorite pasta.
  4. GARNISH with chopped basil, if desired.

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