One of my favorite things about dining out is the leftovers, and I’m not the only one who loves the idea of extending my dinner into the next day. Olive Garden is now making it easier to take not just your leftovers but an entire extra entree home from the restaurant: They’re turning their limited-time deal on a $5 take-home dinner into something you can do for the rest of the year.
Here’s how it works: When you order any entree while dining in at the restaurant, you can buy up to five items from their $5 take-home menu. So you can take home Olive Garden for the next five nights for just $25! Breadsticks and salad aficionados will have to figure out how to get their fix, because they’re not included with the $5 take-home entree, but the true fans will always find a way.
And if you’ve taken the family to the Olive Garden for dinner, you’re in luck, because this deal includes kids‘ entrees. That means a family of four could head home with a meal for everyone for just $20. Tomorrow night’s dinner is already set!
The $5 take-home menu includes fettuccine alfredo, five-cheese ziti al forno and spaghetti with meat sauce. The entrees are freshly prepared, then chilled, so they are ready to take home when you’re done dining in. Just throw them in the fridge when you get home and reheat them when it’s time to have an Olive Garden pasta dinner all over again, but without leaving your home.
Salad doesn’t do well as a leftover, but if you’ve just got to have an OG salad with your pasta, you could make one in your own kitchen. Just prep a copycat Olive Garden salad dressing recipe ahead of time so you can keep your salad-making speedy on a weeknight.
Which pasta dish will you be taking home after your next trip to Olive Garden?
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