If you’re a fan of Olive Garden’s chicken alfredo spaghetti pie, then you’ll love this recipe! It’s easy to make and tastes just like the restaurant version. You can serve it as an appetizer or main course. Be sure to bookmark this recipe – you’ll want to make it again and again!
You know those kiosks at the mall that try and sell you products that you don’t really need?
Yeah, I avoid those like the plague. Once one of them draws me in, it’s hard for me to pull away. They are just so convincing. I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t bought something from them in the past (usually to promptly return it the next day.)
It’s the same way at Costco. I’m a sucker for the samples and often buy a product we sampled (even though 9 times out 10, it doesn’t taste nearly as good when we make it at home!)
The other day, I got an email from Olive Garden.
It announced that this was the LAST week to get their new Spaghetti Pies…apparently, they were only on the menu for a short time.
Whoever did the advertisement should get a high-five, because it convinced me that I needed to try them STAT. The pictures looked so delicious, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
So, we went. And let me tell you, no buyers remorse here. We ordered the chicken alfredo spaghetti pie, and it was so good. Quite possibly one of the best things I’ve ever gotten at Olive Garden. And I really like most everything I’ve ever eaten there!
I had never had anything like it before, and it was absolutely delicious. It had a flaky crust, cheesy pasta, delicious chicken, and it was topped with the classic Olive Garden alfredo sauce.
Forrest and I shared it, and it filled both of us up. I mentioned to our waitress how much I enjoyed it, and how they should totally make it a permanent part of the menu. She said she heard they might be…but when I checked tonight, it’s nowhere to be found on their website.
Fortunately, I was able to make a pretty good copycat version of it. I wish I had made a little more alfredo sauce, as it was a little lacking in that. However, it really turned out pretty similar to the delicious kind I had at Olive Garden a few weeks ago.
The description from Olive Garden said it was a delicious pasta combined with seven Italian cheeses and Italian bacon (aka pancetta), topped with grilled chicken and their famous alfredo sauce, all nestled inside a pie crust!
The version I made uses a refrigerated pie crust, and I bought a package of shredded Italian Cheese (it only has five cheeses). I found pancetta in the refrigerated deli section. I made alfredo sauce, but next time I plan to use this version from the Olive Garden website.
We all really liked it, and we even had seconds the next day. This says a lot about it for me, because I never eat leftovers.
I hope you all enjoy this as much as we did!
Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Pie
Missing the Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti PIe? You're not alone! This homemade version is to DIE for you, and you are going to love it!
- 1 package (16 ounces) of spaghetti noodles
- 1/2 cup cooked pancetta
- 1-2 cups of homemade alfredo (see comments for Alfredo recipe suggestions)
- 2 cups Italian cheese shredded cheese blend
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 refrigerated pie crust (or homemade if you really want)
- 1 to 1 1/2 lb chicken breast, sliced
- Olive oil
- Garlic Powder
- Italian Seasoning
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and put noodles in. Cook until al dente.
- While cooking, put a pastry pie shell into a deep dish pie pan.
- Drain the excess water from the pasta and then add in 1 1/2 cups shredded Italian cheese and parmesan cheese. Stir quickly so the cheese doesn't get gloppy.
- Pour the pasta evenly into the pie shell. Top with remaining 1/2 cup Italian cheese.
- Bake for about 25 minutes, or until cheese on top is bubbling and brown.
- While baking, grill chicken on stove top in a small amount of cooking oil. Toss chicken before cooking in pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning.
- Make the alfredo sauce as well.
- When pasta comes out of oven, top with chicken and alfredo sauce. Reserve extra alfredo sauce for people to add.
We love this alfredo sauce:
But here is the official Olive Garden alfredo sauce recipe from their website:
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1016Total Fat: 71gSaturated Fat: 37gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 257mgSodium: 1547mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 62g
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Olive Garden Copy Cat Recipes
If you are a big fan of Olive Garden, here are all our copycat recipes from them:
- Olive Garden Five Cheese Marinara
- Copycat Olive Garden Giant Sausage Stuffed Rigatoni Recipe
- Olive Garden Loaded Pasta Chips
- Pressure Cooker Bolognese Sauce: Olive Garden Copycat
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
Pizza Poppers says
Thats was exactly i looking for .thanks for sharing.
Can I use oven ready lasagna pasta?
I have never tried that with this!
beverly maio says
WHEN USING PIE CRUST IS IT ALREADY COOKED OR DOES IT BAKE WITH EVERYTHING ELSE
It bakes with everything else 🙂
Kymberli Welch says
Is it possible to update this recipe on the site? Like others, I realized too late that I never actually added the pancetta (I had to use prosciutto, because my store didn’t have it) because it’s never mentioned in the preparation part of the recipe.
Breaking up the spaghetti, or cutting prior to adding cheese, or whatever you did, would also be helpful as a suggestion in the recipe. I used 16oz as the recipe stated and it is way too much for the single deep dish pie. Maybe it sits in better when it’s cut up first?
I did enjoy the dish itself, but the recipe is not quite what it should be.
Recipe has been updated to include the pancetta part. Sorry that you missed out on that.
Diane Meyer says
Do you have a recipe for Olive Garden’s Spaghetti Carbonara that is no longer on the menu either?? I really loved the flavor of their Carbonara!
I don’t, but I’ll try and find one!
Tyler Armstrong says
I was very happy to find this recipe and I actually made it. I did it a little differently though. I added ricotta cheese on top before baking and didn’t add pancetta, couldn’t find it at the store. Mine also made two pies which was great. It’s so delicious and indulgent, I almost ate half of one pie in a sitting! Thanks!
Thanks for commenting with your variations! Your additions sound delicious. I’m so glad you enjoyed this!
Would have been extremely helpful to have when to add the pancetta in the directions, only to find it sitting in the measuring cup on the counter after the pie was in the oven. ?
Oh no! I’m sorry!
How did you get your noodles to look like rice? Also, did you use thin spaghetti? Thanks.
I just chopped them up 🙂 And I think I just used regular spaghetti noodles.
When do you add the pancetta?
I mix it in with the pasta right before I put it into the pie crust.
Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
Oh, yummy! This looks divine! I am a big fan of Olive Garden and basically everything they make, so I’m sure I’d love this!
You’ll have to try it out, and let me know what you think!
Gina Kleinworth says
I must really be needing some carbs- because this won’t leave my mind. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need it!
It’s definitely worth the extra carbs =)