Keto at Olive Garden

Keto at Olive Garden


Olive Garden™ is an American favorite Italian restaurant. Now, being Italian based, they have a ton of pasta. They even have a gluten free pasta now, though it is NOT keto or low carb.


They are the King Kong of Italian, with almost 900 restaurants around the world.


This is not a story of a small place that made it big. It was started by General Mills and became a big hit right out of the starting gate.


They and Red Lobster are owned by General Mills Inc. Both chains are quite popular. Olive Garden has had slightly slower sales recently, possibly because of growing awareness of the low carb diet benefits in weight loss and general health.


Keto at Olive Garden? Not a problem, even though you are surrounded by the enemy…pasta.


Just be sure to ask the waiter to season your meal with individual seasonings. Salt, pepper and garlic for example. Their seasoning blends and sauces are not Low Carb approved.


Top Keto Compatible Dish at Olive Garden


Italian sausage zoodles with tomato. Season it with crushed red pepper , salt,

and olive oil topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese.


Meats at Olive Garden for Low Carb Dieters


Steak all cuts (no sauce)

Italian sausage

Grilled chicken

Herb grilled salmon (no sauce)



Keto Friendly Cheese at Olive Garden


Parmesan cheese

Cheddar cheese


Ketosis Friendly Vegetables at Olive Garden




Garden veggies (no seasoning)




Grilled zucchini



Sauce to Stay Keto at Olive Garden


Olive oil


Lemon slices

Lime slices


Spices for Low Carb


Crushed red pepper

Garlic powder


Low Carb Drinks



Unsweetened Tea


Olive Garden's original slogan was “Good Times, Great Salad, Olive Garden”. This was back when their main draw was the unlimited salad. Later,  unlimited soup and breadsticks were added to the menu.  They then changed their slogan to “When you're here, you're family”. The newest slogan was came into play in early 2013. It  is now,  “We're all family here”.


Keto at Olive Garden is not as hard as you thought. Again, just knowing what not to order is the biggest part of staying low carb and skinny.


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