You Can Finally Make Your Favorite Olive Garden Recipes At Home

There's something for everyone at Olive Garden, from the chicken Alfredo, to the lasagna classico, to the giant cheese stuffed shells and cheese ravioli. The list of all the delicious dishes we can devour at Olive Garden is truly endless. We can't forget to give a shoutout to their warm breadsticks and wildly popular house salad that's filled to the brim with veggies and croutons. (Their salad dressing is so fantastic, that it's now sold bottled at grocery stores.) And every true Olive Garden fan knows that the fried mozzarella and stuffed ziti fritta are a delicious way to kick off a meal alongside the sticks and salad.

The food at Olive Garden is so good, that sometimes you're a wee bit stuffed by the time your main course arrives. However, there's no doubt you'll find room in your stomach to inhale your incredible lunch or dinner. But in case you don't have the time during your lunch break to pop by Olive Garden or the wait is too long for a table, you can whip up a copycat dish right in your own kitchen. We rounded up some copycat recipes that'll become instant favorites.

Copycat Olive Garden breadsticks

If you're like most people, you cannot wait until that basket of warm Olive Garden breadsticks gets placed on your table. As soon as that cloth napkin is peeled back from the basket, the hands dive in to snatch a garlicky breadstick before they're all gone. 

Well, now there's no more fighting over a breadstick with this copycat Olive Garden breadsticks recipe. For this recipe, you'll only need active dry yeast, milk, water, sugar, oil, flour, butter, garlic salt, and garlic powder. Because you're working with active yeast and fresh dough, it takes two hours of prep time and 15 minutes of cook time, but trust us — these breadsticks are well-worth the wait.

Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

For a lighter lunch fare, many Olive Garden fans fawn over the soup, salad, and breadstick deal they offer. One of the most popular soups on the menu happens to be Zuppa Toscana, a creamy soup complete with sweet Italian sausage, russet potatoes, kale, and rich garlic flavors. Our version boasts bacon, onion, red pepper flakes, heavy cream, and a secret ingredient of apple cider vinegar. Perfect for a breezy summer night or a chilly winter day, this copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana takes just 20 minutes to prep and 40 minutes to cook. You'll love it.

Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo sauce

With all its creamy richness, Olive Garden's Alfredo sauce makes most of its white sauce dishes incredibly popular with customers. Not to take anything away from its flavorful red sauce, but the white Alfredo sauce from Olive Garden can take any drab plate of pasta to the next level.

Now you don't have to wait until Friday night to go to the Olive Garden and get your Alfredo fix. With this amazing copycat recipe, you can dine on any version of Alfredo you want at home. Throw on some chicken, shrimp, or broccoli, and enjoy every bite! All you need is flour, milk, heavy cream, butter, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and Romano cheese. In just 12 minutes, this white sauce will be ready to smother your plate of pasta. Yum.

Copycat Olive Garden salad dressing

If you love salad, then you probably can't get enough of Olive Garden's famous house salad. With its flavorful croutons, crisp lettuce, juicy tomato slices, pungent black olives, potent red onions, crunchy carrots, and pepperoncinis, this salad is undeniably amazing. But what really sets it apart from other restaurants' house salads is the signature Italian dressing drizzled across the top. It's the perfect blend of tart and tangy, sweet and sour. Thankfully, it can be bought already bottled up in stores. But if you prefer to eat more homemade and wholesome foods, you now can make Olive Garden's salad dressing right in your very own kitchen. With 12 ingredients and 15 minutes of cook time, you will make this every week for your salads.

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana

Perfect for both lunch and dinner, a bowl of Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana really hits the spot. Now, it can be whipped up in no time at all in your Instant Pot. With the delicious blends of bacon, sausage, potatoes, kale, cream, and Parmesan cheese — not to mention the ease of using the Instant Pot — you will fall in love with this recipe. With healthy kale and potatoes, the rich addition of hot Italian sausage and a creamy, cheesy broth, it won't take long before you see the bottom of the bowl after slurping it up. The bits of fresh bacon in this Instant Pot zuppa toscana give it a smoky taste. With just 10 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes in the Instant Pot, you'll have your favorite Olive Garden soup on the table in no time at all.