This Olive Garden Creamy Mushroom Sauce for pasta is rich and savory. It tastes nearly identical to being at the restaurant. I've even been told it's better!
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Alfredo, Mushroom Pasta Sauce, Olive Garden, Olive Garden Creamy Mushroom Sauce, Pasta Sauce
16ouncessliced fresh White Button Mushrooms
2tbsp.Extra Virgin olive oil
Three cloves of garlic
1 18ouncecan Progresso Cream of Mushroom Soupnot concentrated
½tsp.Freshly ground nutmeg
1lbschicken breast tenderloins1 package
2tbsp.Parsley and then more for plating
¼cupsun dried tomatoesoptional
Slice mushrooms and mince your garlic (or use a garlic press), set both aside.
Remove chicken from the package and salt and pepper both sides liberally.
Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a saute pan over medium/high heat. Add mushrooms and saute.
When mushrooms are about half of the way cooked, add garlic and saute until soft.
When mushrooms are browned, add 1 tbsp. butter and let it melt. When butter is melted, remove from heat and set aside.
In a saucepan on medium heat add your can of cream of mushroom soup, let it come to a simmer and then add parmesan cheese, cooking until cheese is melted and incorporated into the soup.
Stir in parsley and nutmeg. Then let simmer for 5 minutes and then add mushrooms.
If you prefer a thicker sauce, slowly add 2 tbsp. Of flour and stir.
Add tomatoes and truffle salt (if using). If not using, taste sauce and add salt to taste.
Move to the back burner and leave on low heat, stirring periodically to make sure the bottom doesn’t burn.
In the same pan you sautéed your mushrooms, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil on high and cook chicken tenderloins on one side for three minutes, flip and cook for another three minutes. Remove from the pan and place on a cutting board to rest.
While your chicken is cooking, boil and cook your pasta. (Don’t forget to salt your water!)
When chicken is cool enough to handle, cut into pieces and add to sauce, stirring to incorporate.
Toss pasta and sauce together, sprinkle with parsley and more Parmesan and serve. You can also plate your pasta and add sauce on top. Just in case some people want a saucier experience than others. Enjoy!