Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce

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Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce

olive garden spaghetti sauce recipe Want to head out to Olive Garden but your wallet is a bit light?

Take a little time to make up this awesome Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce. You can use it on regular or gluten free pasta, make lasagna or any other Italian dish with red sauce that you love!

Also try our 20 Minute Pasta with Sausage and Peppers


This recipe will make 3-4 jars of the olive garden spaghetti sauce recipe . So you can freeze it and  save some it for a night you have no time to cook, all you have to do is prepare the pasta… SCORE!

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Check out Grandma’s Easy Basil Pestocopycat olive garden spaghetti sauce

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Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce

Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce

20 minPrep Time

3 hrCook Time

3 hr, 20 Total Time

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  • 3 cans of Crushed Tomatoes (either regular or with basil, oregano and garlic) 28 oz.
  • sized cans OR 12-15 fresh tomatoes (peeled, chopped and blended in a food
  • processor)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 Tablespoons of dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp of Black pepper
  • 1 -2 Tablespoon of Sugar (optional) – this takes out the bitterness and makes it a little sweet
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese
  • Minced Green Peppers (optional)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a 5+ qt. pot over medium heat, and add the chopped or pressed
  2. Heat for one to two minutes, making sure not to burn the garlic, then add all the tomatoes, black pepper, basil and sugar. Stirring often, bring to a low boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2-3 hours stirring often.
  4. For the first half of the simmer time, do so with the pot uncovered, then cover.
  5. Add the cheese, stir in and simmer for an additional 5 minutes or so.
  6. Serve with regular or gluten free pasta or zucchini noodles.
  7. Enjoy

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