If you’re going to Olive Garden, you’re not there to abide by any kind of diet. In fact, it’s even harder than ever with their new Big Italian Classics menu in stores now until May 27. The offerings seem to get bigger and better every season, and this spring is no different with five new dishes. One of those dishes, however, is epic: the Giant Meatball & Four Cheese Manicotti.
When Olive Garden says giant, they mean it. This homemade, jumbo Italian meatball weighs 12 ounces and is plated atop two giant manicotti that are filled with four cheeses. The whole dish is then topped with homemade marinara sauce and Alfredo sauce (yes, both). Do you think you could handle this dish all by yourself? Cheese stuffed manicotti is so filling, but when you add that giant meatball, this is a meal for the whole family on a plate.
For the first time ever, Olive Garden is also offering Stuffed Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken. The noodles are similar to stuffed shells, filled with Italian cheeses: mozzarella cheese, ricotta, pecorino, and Parmesan cheese.
Covered in the classic Alfredo sauce, you can also order it with shrimp if grilled chicken isn’t your style. The dish is also offered without protein.
If the manicotti caught your eye instead of the giant stuffed pastas, you can also order just two oversized manicotti filled with four cheeses, like ricotta cheese, and topped with a homemade meat sauce, and you know that Italian sausage is divine. It comes topped with an Alfredo drizzle because you can have the best of both worlds. When it comes to the biggest pastas around, Olive Garden is trying to take the cake.
These dishes start at $12.95, and come with endless soup or garden-fresh salads and breadsticks. The Big Italian Classics menu is available at all Olive Garden locations in the United States so, what will you order?