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.




Spaghetti Delle Rocca

Olive Garden Recipe

This is about as close as you are going to get to the real thing from Olive Garden, only thing that
would be better would be if you ordered it to go. Then you wouldn’t even have to go through all
the work preparing it.

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
2 oz. washed and dried quartered button mushrooms
2 oz. diced yellow onions
2 lb. cherry tomatoes cut in half
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata black olives
1/2 cup pitted green olives
2 teaspoons capers, rinsed
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb. dry pasta, cooked according to package
grated Parmesan cheese to taste

Heat oil in a sauce pot. Add garlic, onions and mushrooms. Cook for one minute; do not brown.  Add cherry tomatoes, olives, capers, basil, parsley, salt and pepper flakes; saut√© 10 minutes,  stirring frequently. In a large bowl, combine sauce and drained pasta while both are hot. Top  with grated Parmesan cheese; garnish with fresh basil leaves.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

..missing white wine..!

..not so sure on the green olives..thinkn it was just black
..though I prefer green myself..

..and the red pepper flakes..?

I haven't had it in a awhile..
Awhile ago, I had worked at OG as saute cook..made it often..

..without a doubt, my fav dish at OG..close behind is that lasagna w/meat sauce..I don't have a third choice..ha..