Indulge yourself in the tantalizing flavors of this exquisite Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo, a divine copycat recipe inspired by the renowned Olive Garden. Immerse your taste buds in the succulent tenderness of steak, paired perfectly with a creamy, tangy Gorgonzola cheese sauce, all layered over a bed of fettuccine and fresh spinach. This delightful dish, once a beloved staple at Olive Garden, has been removed from their menu. But fear not, for now you can savor this luscious meal in the comfort of your own home with our exclusive copycat recipe.
- The Allure of the Olive Garden
- Required Equipment
- Unveiling the Culinary Masterpiece – Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo
- Step 1: Marinate the Steak
- Step 2: Create the Glaze
- Step 3: Cook the Glaze
- Step 4: Let the Glaze Cool
- Step 5: Cook the Pasta
- Step 6: Melt the Butter for the Sauce
- Step 7: Add the Alfredo Sauce Ingredients
- Step 8: Cook the Alfredo Sauce
- Step 9: Thicken the Sauce
- Step 10: Heat a Skillet
- Step 11: Cook the Steak
- Step 12: Assemble the Plate
- The Perfect Accompaniments
- Substitutions & Additions
- Storage and Reheating
- Other Pasta Recipes You’ll Love
- A First-Class Dining Experience
The Allure of the Olive Garden
Olive Garden, a renowned Italian restaurant chain, is celebrated for its bountiful salad and soup offerings. However, when you desire a truly indulgent experience, their flavorful Alfredo sauce stands out. Combined with marinated steak and pasta, this recipe has long been shrouded in secrecy. Yet, I have ventured into uncharted territory by incorporating elements of my own Keto Alfredo Sauce recipe. Brace yourself for remarkable results that will leave you utterly infatuated!
- Creamy and Flavorful: The Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo is a creamy and flavorful masterpiece, reminiscent of the original dish from Olive Garden.
- Tender Steak: In this recipe, the steak is tender and cooked to perfection in a skillet.
- Gorgonzola Cheese: The addition of Gorgonzola cheese introduces a delightful pungency that beautifully complements the Alfredo sauce.
- Save on Eating Out: By preparing this Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo at home, you can enjoy the delectable flavors while saving on dining expenses.
To bring this culinary delight to life, make sure you have the following equipment:
- Freezer bag
- Small saucepan
- Medium saucepan
- Heavy large sauté skillet
- Large platter for serving family-style
Don’t be overwhelmed by the list of ingredients. Most of them are likely already in your kitchen, while others can easily be found at your local grocery store.
For the steak:
- Cut of steak (sirloin beef steak medallions, sirloin, rib eye, or New York steaks can be used as economical options)
- Italian dressing (homemade or store-bought)
- Fresh rosemary
- Balsamic vinegar
- Salt and black pepper
- Olive oil
For the Gorgonzola Alfredo sauce:
- Unsalted butter
- Heavy whipping cream
- Garlic powder
- Salt and black pepper
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
- Pound of pasta (fresh or dry fettuccine), cooked and drained
- Fresh spinach (baby spinach works best)
For the balsamic glaze:
- Balsamic vinegar
- Brown sugar (a brown sugar alternative, such as brown monk fruit, can be used)
- Sliced sun-dried tomatoes
- Crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
Unveiling the Culinary Masterpiece – Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo
Step 1: Marinate the Steak
In a ziplock freezer bag, mix together the prepared salad dressing, rosemary, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper. Place the steak in the bag, seal it, and allow it to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Step 2: Create the Glaze
While the steak marinates, combine 1 cup of balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a small saucepan to prepare the balsamic glaze.
Step 3: Cook the Glaze
Bring the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and let it simmer, stirring frequently, until the liquid has reduced by half.
Step 4: Let the Glaze Cool
The glaze will continue to thicken as it cools, so set it aside.
Step 5: Cook the Pasta
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Stir the pasta a couple of times before draining.
Step 6: Melt the Butter for the Sauce
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter for the Alfredo sauce.
Step 7: Add the Alfredo Sauce Ingredients
Add the heavy whipping cream, garlic powder, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper to the melted butter. Stir until the ingredients are well combined.
Step 8: Cook the Alfredo Sauce
Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium.
Step 9: Thicken the Sauce
Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese until melted and slightly thickened. Toss the sauce with the prepared pasta and fresh spinach.
Step 10: Heat a Skillet
While the sauce simmers, heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat to cook the steak.
Step 11: Cook the Steak
Add the olive oil and butter to the skillet. Place the marinated steak into the skillet and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until it reaches your desired level of doneness.
Step 12: Assemble the Plate
Serve the Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo family-style on a platter or individual plates. Arrange the steak over the plated fettuccine. Finally, garnish with sun-dried tomatoes, additional crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, and a drizzle of the balsamic glaze. You can also serve the remaining glaze on the side, allowing each person to add extra glaze as desired.
The Perfect Accompaniments
Wondering what to serve with this sumptuous copycat pasta recipe? Here are some recommendations to enhance your dining experience:
- Garden Salad (without the chicken)
- Minestrone Soup
- Fresh Baked Bread
- Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread
- Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs
Substitutions & Additions
Feel free to customize this dish according to your preferences:
- Not a fan of beef? Replace the steak with chicken, adjusting the cooking time accordingly.
- Enhance the flavor by adding grilled onions or mushrooms to the sauce.
- Experiment with different types of cheese, such as mozzarella, Asiago, or fontina, to discover your ideal combination.
- Opt for a low-carb version by using low-carb pasta or zucchini noodles.
- Prefer a meat sauce? This recipe can also be adapted for other pasta dishes.
Storage and Reheating
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. When ready to enjoy again, reheat by either adding the dish to a saucepan and cooking over medium heat until heated through or microwaving individual servings for one to two minutes, until warm.
While savoring this delectable Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo, you may have some questions. Here are a few frequently asked questions for your reference.
Other Pasta Recipes You’ll Love
If you’re passionate about pasta, here are a few other recipes that are sure to please your palate:
- Bucatini Pasta with Sausage and Kale
- Fettuccine Alfredo with Ham and Peas
- Linguine Carbonara Pasta
A First-Class Dining Experience
Prepare to embark on a culinary journey as you take that initial bite of this copycat Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo. Each mouthful will transport you to a world of unparalleled flavors. We would love to hear your thoughts on this extraordinary creation. Share your experience with us!