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Caprese Flatbread {Olive Garden Copycat}

 

Make this Olive Garden favorite appetizer, Caprese Flatbread made with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese at home. Perfect for pizza night or game day snacking too!

Make this Olive Garden favorite appetizer, Caprese Flatbread made with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese at home. Perfect for pizza night too.

One of my family’s favorite  places to dine out is Olive Garden. Mainly because there aren’t many other mid-size, sit down restaurant choices around where we live, especially when it’s usually a last minute decision. We love to try out new appetizers and this one for Caprese Flatbread is not only one of our favorites, but it has been on their menu for quite some time so it must be a popular choice.

Olive Garden Caprese Flatbread

I recently set out to find this recipe online so I could experiment with it at home and low and behold…I found it!

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The quantity of ingredients listed in their version would make a little too much so  I decided to cut back a little. I mean 1 1/2 cups of mayo and 4 cups of cheese were just a little too much in my opinion. Gab couldn’t wait for me to try this recipe and had fun helping me make this version.  It was really easy and tasted just like Olive Garden’s Caprese Flatbread.

We’ve since made this recipe about six times and every time it’s a big hit! ~Enjoy!

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Caprese Flatbread {Olive Garden Copycat} | Carrie's Experimental Kitchen Make one of your favorite Olive Garden restaurant appetizer recipes at home.
Caprese Flatbread {Olive Garden Copycat}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Make this Olive Garden favorite appetizer, Caprese Flatbread made with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese at home. Perfect for pizza night too.

Course: Appetizer, Main Entree
Servings: 15 Pieces
Calories: 207 kcal
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 11- ounce Container Refrigerated Pizza Crust Dough
  • 8 Plum Tomatoes, small dice
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 c . Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 3/4 c . Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp . Garlic Powder
  • 2 c . Part Skim Mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 c . Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Drizzle some olive oil on a baking sheet (mine was 11"x17") and flatten the pizza dough, making sure it reaches the edges. Drizzle a little more oil on top and brush it over the dough and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the dough from the oven and allow to cool. Then preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  3. While the dough is in the oven, add the chopped tomatoes, garlic and 1/4 cup of the basil to a bowl; mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise and garlic powder, then spread it evenly over the cooled dough, leaving a 1/2" border around the crust; then spread the mozzarella cheese evenly on top.
  5. Drain tomato mixture and spread evenly over the bread, then sprinkle the Pecorino Romano cheese and the remaining 1/4 cup of basil on top.
  6. Place the bread back in the oven and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes until golden and bubbly. Cut into thirds lengthwise, then into fifths giving you fifteen squares.

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Make this Olive Garden favorite appetizer, Caprese Flatbread made with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese at home. Perfect for pizza night too.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Anita at Hungry Couple
    July 22, 2013 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    I’ve actually never been to Olive Garden but this does look seriously delicious!!

  2. Kirsten Madaus
    July 22, 2013 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    I could probably eat the whole thing myself–it looks delicious, Carrie!

  3. Carrie Farias
    July 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    My kids love it! Thanks for stopping by Anita and Kirsten.

  4. Charles-Linda Bradshaw
    November 6, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    We definitely have to make this! It is exactly what I was searching for. Thank you for sharing. My son is going to love this.

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