Saturday, March 17, 2012

Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo - Olive Garden Copy Cat Recipe

Once again here I am working to copy cat a Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo pasta recipe from the Olive Garden.  I have a always loved to re-create dishes and the chain restaurants always do a good job of putting uncommon elements together.  I find it challenging and fun with no recipe just trail and error. Then I can share it with you!   I was inspired to make this after I entered the giveaway from The Girl Who Ate Everything's blog for $100 to Olive Garden.   I entered last week and I keep thinking about how I'd love the $100 - There is only today left so click on the link and enter! 

Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo- Olive Garden Copy Cat Recipe 

Here is my Recipe and my Tutorial 

Servings:4  Prep time:45 mins. 


1 package fettuccine pasta 
1 hanger steak (about 1.5lbs) or any kind of steak
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup Gorgonzola
1/3 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes in oil  

Balsamic Glaze:
1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar  
1 Tbls sugar
1 Tbls balsamic vinegar 

Alfredo Sauce:
1 pint half and half 
1 cup Kraft processed parmesan cheese
4 Tbls butter
3 oz cream cheese 
1 Tbls garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Balsamic Glaze (can be made up to 1 week in advance) 
1. Warm saucepan to high heat add 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar and reduce to 2 tablspoons this will take about 15 mins on high heat - stir and watch.  If you're not watching the vinegar will evaporate into nothing.  
Add in 1 Tbls sugar (this is optional because the balsamic becomes sweet as it cooks) 
Transfer to a container with a pour spout ant add 1 Tbls vinegar to thin. 
 Should Stick to spoon (maple syrup consistency) 

Set aside 

2.  Alfredo Sauce- Mix half&half, butter, cream cheese and garlic powder  in a saucepan together on medium heat until mixtures blends together and bubbles.  Add in cheese and simmer for 15 mins stirring occasionally. Should be smooth and creamy. Salt and pepper to taste.  

3. Prepare Steaks (Start water to boil pasta here) 
I used my inside Cuisinart grill press but you can pan fry the steaks or gill them on a outdoor grill.  used a 1 1/2 lb hanger stake and cut into 1 in wide pieces. 
 cut with salt and pepper on them (bring to room temperature) 

Pound steaks until all are about 1/2 thick and drizzle with olive oil.  

Grill:About 10 mins for medium rare and let rest 
4.  Assemble:

Mix 1 cup chopped spinach into your Alfredo sauce and turn heat off. Drain pasta and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil.  

Plate with pasta first, then spinach Alfredo sauce,  sprinkle with sun dried tomatoes. Finish with your steak ( sliced or whole) 2 pieces per pate, add Gorgonzola and balsamic glaze and enjoy! 

*If you're Alfredo is too thick add a little olive oil and or more 1/2 and 1/2*

Enjoy!  (Let me know how it compares to the Olive Garden)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this as it's my FAVORITE dish when going to Olive Garden. I'm going to try it out and let you know. ! :)