Starting Saturday, Olive Garden will be offering breadstick pepperoni pizza and Italian cheese stuffed meatballs with sliced toasted breadsticks, as part of its partnership with the popular FOX kids cooking competition series, Masterchef Junior.
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The new menu items are part of a month-long competition where Olive Garden diners can choose their favorite show-inspired appetizer to stay on the permanent menu.
The appetizers were developed by the Olive Garden chef team in collaboration with Masterchef Junior season 2 winner Logan.
Olive Garden will announce the winning appetizer on the Dec. 18 episode of MasterChef Junior, and the winning appetizer will remain on the menu for up to 12 months.
- Breadstick Pepperoni Pizza: Breadstick crust topped with smoked mozzarella cheese, giant pepperoni and marinara. Baked fresh in Olive Garden’s pizza oven.
- Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatballs: Meatballs stuffed with mozzarella, provolone and parmesan cheeses in marinara sauce. Served with warm, crisp breadstick crostini.