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.




Shrimp Primavera

The Shrimp Primavera dish at Olive Garden is selling for $14.75.  This site will give you the restaurant copycat recipe so that you can make it at home for a lot less.  Shrimp Primavera contains shrimp. bell peppers, onions and mushrooms in an arrabbiata sauce over pasta.

Olive Garden Recipe for Shrimp Primavera

Ingredients for the sauce

  • 1 oz package of Knorr Romaglio Pasta Sauce Mix
  • 28 oz canned tomatoes, crushed
  • butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red chili pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried marjoram

Ingredients for the meat and vegetables

  • 1 lb medium shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb pasta cooked (penne)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 lb mushroons, halved
  • 1 cup green peppers, cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1 cup red peppers, cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1/2 cup yellow onions, cut into 1 inch squares


  1. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Add remaining sauce ingredients.
  3. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. In a large skillet, melt 2 Tbsp butter.
  5. Saute vegetables for about 3 minutes until crisp and tender.
  6. Add the sauce into the skillet and simmer 5 more minutes.
  7. Stir shrimp into the sauce to heat through.
  8. Serve over hot pasta.
  9. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.



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