No oven time needed for this macaroni and cheese dish


Olive Garden is now offering $5 take-home meals all year long.

Previously available as a limited time offer, customers will now be able to order any entree in-restaurant (including kids’ entrees) and take home up to five ready-to-heat meals for $5 each.

Take-home entrees include 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 your meal is finished.

Olive Garden locations

Two locations in the Des Moines metro offer the $5 take-home special:

  • 3600 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines; (515) 224-0824
  • 770 SE Oralabor Road, Ankeny; (515) 964-0511

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Brian Taylor Carlson is the food and dining reporter at the Des Moines Register. Reach him at or 515-284-8552 and follow @briantaylorcarlson on Facebook, @BriinDSM on Twitter and @briindsm on Instagram.

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