Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce

Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti SauceIf you love Olive Garden, you might want to check out this Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce Recipe! This is really pretty simple to whip up, with minimal ingredients! You can create a delicious dish from the comfort of your home!

So if you are getting hungry like me, here is the recipe along with ingredients you will need! Enjoy this tasty meal!

Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce

Note this recipe makes about 3-4 jars of sauce and it freezes great so whip up a batch

and save some it for a night you have no time to cook.


 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


 4 cloves of garlic

 4 Tablespoons of dried basil

 1 ½ tsp of Black pepper

 1 -2 TBSP of Sugar (optional) – this takes out the bitterness and makes it a little sweet

 2 TSBP olive oil

 ⅓ cup of grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese

 Minced Green Peppers (optional)

Copycat Olive Garden Spaghetti SauceDirections:

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. Enjoy!!

Hope if you make this recipe, that you and your family enjoy it!

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Copycat Wendy’s Chili Recipe – Nice and Hearty Chili!

Copycat Wendy's Chili Recipe Awhile back we had a few days where it was in the 50’s and rainy and dreary out, and it made me get in the mood for some chili. I mean even though it is the middle of summer it sure didn’t feel like it here! So I decided to make a Copycat Wendy’s Chili recipe. I love their chili, it is SO good, and really nice and hearty, and has just a bit of heat in it.

Now they use old hamburgers and chop them up, for the meat in the chili. The reason I know that is I worked at Wendy’s for a short while when I was a teen. So I knew when making this chili, I wouldn’t grind up my meat as small as what I normally do. This recipe has it’s own chili seasoning you whip up, this would also be good in other chili recipes as well!

Copycat Wendy's Chili Recipe

2 lb Ground Beef
2-  28 oz Diced Tomatoes in Juice
1- 16 oz Kidney Beans drained
1 -15 oz Pinto Beans drained
1 small onion finely diced up
1/2 cup celery diced up
1/2 cup green bell pepper diced up

Shredded Sharp Cheese for topping (optional)

Oyster or Regular Crackers (optional)

Chili Seasoning: 

3 tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp white sugar
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregeno

Copycat Wendy's Chili Recipe

How to Make: 

1. Brown your ground beef and drain off grease. 
2. Then in a big pot, add your meat, veggies, and chili seasoning, toss in all your beans and tomatoes. 
3. Bring the chili to a boil, allow to boil for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to simmer, and cook for 4 hours or longer. Make sure to stir the chili around 30 minutes per hour. 
4.  If you want you can add cheese on top and serve with crackers, these two are optional. 

As you can see this recipe is really pretty easy to whip up. The only thing that takes a little time is chopping up the veggies!  This recipe taste very similar to Wendy’s Chili! Hope if you make this you will enjoy it!


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