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Copycat Olive Garden Soups, Salad and Breadsticks

Olive Garden's unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks is the ultimate comfort food combo. Now you can enjoy these dishes in your own home with these delicious copycat recipes.

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Inspired by: Chicken & Gnocchi Soup

I tasted a similar soup at Olive Garden and wanted to see if I could re-create it myself at home. Here's the delicious result! It's wonderful on a cool evening. —Jaclynn Robinson, Shingletown, California

By the way, here’s how to make a copycat Panera bread bowl.

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Inspired by: House Salad

For an Italian twist on salad, I mix greens with red onion, mushrooms, olives, pepperoncini, lemon juice and Italian seasoning. Add tomatoes and carrots if you like. —Deborah Loop, Clinton Township, Michigan
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Inspired by: Minestrone

This soup was created to accommodate a few of my dinner guests who were vegetarians. It was so good, we all enjoyed it. This can also be cooked on the stove for two hours at a low simmer. —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
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Inspired by: Alfredo Dipping Sauce

When I found out I had celiac disease and couldn't have fettuccine Alfredo, I was determined to figure out a way to re-create it. I mix this homemade alfredo sauce with gluten-free multigrain pasta, but you can use any style of pasta. —Jackie Charlesworth Stiff, Frederick, Colorado
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Inspired by: Zuppa Tuscana

I let my young son pick out seed packets and he chose kale, which grew like crazy. This hearty soup helped make good use of it and rivals a restaurant version that we love. —Michelle Babbie, Malone, New York
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Inspired by: Marinara Dipping Sauce

When my tomatoes ripen, the first things I make are BLTs and this homemade spaghetti sauce. —Sondra Bergy, Lowell, Michigan
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Inspired by: Pasta e Fagioli

This chunky soup is good to the last spoonful. It's my go-to recipe because it's so hearty and we all always want more. —Penny Novy, Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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Inspired by: Breadsticks

A cheesy, saucy pasta dish is comfort food at its finest, but the breadsticks are the star of the show. This easy recipe is your secret to freshly baked breadsticks that are every bit as buttery, garlicky and melt-in-your-mouth tender as Olive Garden’s. Enjoy them before the meal with a fresh salad or save them until the end to soak up leftover sauce from your entree.

Psst: We’ll show you how to make Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits.

Grace Mannon
Grace is a full-time mom with a Master's degree in Food Science. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and writes about her hits (and misses) on her blog, A Southern Grace.

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