About Olive Garden

Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.6 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth year in a row. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden restaurants have donated nearly 30 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country.

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Capellini Caprese

This video from the Kraft Foods Cooking school will show you how to make Capellini Caprese similar to what is served at the Olive Garden restaurant.



Make the Caprese

Caprese ins the style of Capri means made with tomato, basil, olive oil and mozzarella cheese. The recipes to the right call for using Italian salad dressing.

Basic ingredients

  • onion
  • garlic
  • cherry tomatoes
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil

Cook Pasta

If you cannot find campellini just substitute spaghetti and cook according to package directions.


what you need

300 g (1/3 of 900-g pkg.) capellini or spaghetti, uncooked

1/4 cup Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 cups halved grape or cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup Kraft Mozzarella Shredded Cheese

1/3 cup fresh basil, finely sliced

make it


COOK pasta as directed on package.


MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 2 min. Add tomatoes; cook 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.


DRAIN pasta. Add to tomato mixture; mix lightly. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.


kraft kitchens tipsSUBSTITUTESubstitute 3 tomatoes, chopped, for the grape or cherry tomatoes.SPECIAL EXTRAAdd 1 lb./450 g cooked chicken strips with the tomatoes.



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