5 Cheese Marinara {Olive Garden Copy Cat}

I have a new favorite pasta sauce! It tastes amazing and is super simple to make. I am more than happy to just have some good old cooked pasta if it’s topped with this sauce.

This is suppose to be a copy cat version of Olive Garden’s 5 cheese marinara sauce. I haven’t ever had that sauce at Olive Garden so I am not sure how it compares, but I love it either way.

It does make a lot of sauce so you have plenty to enjoy. If you have a smaller family you could easily get 2 meals out of this recipe.

Technically, this sauce has more than 5 cheeses in it with the way I make it but, I’m still calling it a 5 cheese sauce. I use a bag of Italian cheese blend which has a great combination. However, you could buy 4 different cheeses and do your own Italian blend if you prefer. It’s just easier and more cost effective for me to just grab a bag of shredded Italian cheese blend to make this.

5 Cheese Marinara Sauce | realmomkitchen.com

5 Cheese Marinara
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 (24 oz) jars marinara sauce
  • 1 (16 oz) jar alfredo sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • hot cooked pata
  1. In a large pot, sauté onion in olive oil until tender. Add in garlic and cook just until fragrant.
  2. Then mix in the marinara sauce and alfredo sauce and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add in the Italian cheese, ricotta and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine and simmer for 10 minutes to let the cheese melt and the flavor marry together.
  4. Serve the sauce over hot cooked pasta. Serves 6-8.

Recipe adapted from Clarks Condensed.

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