PART OF Copycat Recipes

24 Copycat Olive Garden Recipes

From soups and breadsticks to chicken and pasta, we've got the ultimate lineup of Olive Garden favorites. Why go out when you can whip up your own Italian favorites at home?

Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

"As a former Olive Garden employee who has the taste of Zuppa Toscana burned into my taste buds, I can truly say that my soup tonight came out as a perfect match. It's delicious."

-Dans La Lune

Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo

"This meal was a hit with the whole family! Leftovers were great, too. Just add a splash of milk or water to get the right consistency."

-Oliver & Fischer's Mommy

Olive Garden Almost Famous Breadsticks

"These were so good! Now whenever I need breadsticks to go with my meal, I pop a few in the oven for 10 minutes, and then brush them with a mix of melted butter, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Delish!"


Olive Garden Stuffed Chicken Marsala

"This was unbelievably good and tasted exactly like Olive Garden's! I made it without the breadcrumbs and flour to make it low carb, and it was even better than I expected."


Olive Garden Chicken & Gnocchi Soup

"This soup is spot-on! If I closed my eyes, I'd swear I was at the restaurant. This soup is rich and creamy and luscious."


Olive Garden Salad Copycat

"This is a simple but great combination, and it's just like Olive Garden's famous house salad. I made my own oil and red wine vinegar dressing with a pinch of sugar and oregano."


Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia

"So fresh tasting and really beautiful on the plate. I used the suggested vegetables, and think I'd love to add some mushrooms too next time."


Olive Garden Black Tie Mousse Cake

"The best dessert recipe I've ever tasted! Time-consuming, but easy. The second time I made it, I doubled the cream cheese and chocolate chips for the second layer and it made it more like a cheesecake layer. Yum!"


Steak Gorgonzola a la Olive Garden

"This is great, especially with homemade Alfredo sauce! Works well over tortellini, too. And when in a pinch and out of balsamic glaze, balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing works really well!"


Olive Garden Parmesan Crusted Chicken

"OMG! I have a new favorite dish, not only to make, but to eat. I wouldn't change a thing!"


Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

"A perfect soup to take advantage of fresh garden herbs and produce. It is so delicious — and very healthy. This turned out so well that I am making another batch to freeze.�


Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms

"I made these for a special family dinner and everyone loved them. I used crab instead of clams, and they turned out amazing. Great recipe!"


Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

"I picked up some chicken scampi from Olive Garden to do a side-by-side comparison. There was no difference in taste! This is a major hit with my family."


Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup

"I would never have thought that this would turn out so well in the slow cooker, but it is AMAZING! Two hearty thumbs up."


Olive Garden Low-Fat Seafood Portofino

This lightened-up version of the Olive Garden original is so delicious and creamy, you'd never know it's low-fat!

Olive Garden Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara

"Simply outstanding. I made this for my wife and she says it's the best thing I have ever cooked."


Olive Garden Spinach & Artichoke Dip

"The red pepper flakes give this dip a nice little kick! Instead of using French bread, I brushed tortillas with olive oil and crisped them on the griddle. Yum!"


Olive Garden Gnocchi With Spicy Tomato & Wine Sauce

"Delicious! We added cream to the sauce, and it was smooth, spicy, rich and flavorful."

-Shawnee TX

Olive Garden Fettuccine With Zucchini & Shrimp

This restaurant favorite is the complete package. Put pasta, protein and veggies on the table, all in one delicious dish!

Olive Garden Mussels di Napoli

"The sauce was so delicious, I could have drank it out of the pan. Next time, I think I will set some of the sauce to the side and thicken it to make a nice cream sauce for pasta."

-Chef #1344541

Olive Garden Lemon Cream Cake

"Loved the tang from the lemon juice drizzle on the cake layers. The cake slices up very pretty — especially if you keep it chilled."

-Muffin Goddess

Olive Garden Bruschetta Al Pomodoro

"I've never had these at Olive Garden so don't know how they compare. But I love bruschetta and these were really good. Thanks for sharing."


Olive Garden Toasted Ravioli

"These things are pretty good!! I used cheese raviolis. I really did enjoy them with some marinara!"



"I have made this before and this recipe is absolutely incredible. I would recommend using the marscapone cheese if you can find it for the taste and texture."

-Meghan Williams