Copycat Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo Recipe

This Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo is a copycat recipe of the popular restaurant dish. It is made with tender steak, creamy tangy cheese sauce with gorgonzola cheese over fettuccini and fresh spinach. This dish was always my favorite meal when my family visited Olive Garden, however, the restaurant has removed it from their menu. Now you can make this creamy dish at home with my copycat recipe.

Copycat Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo dish on a white serving plate.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

Olive Garden is a chain Italian restaurant known for its all you can eat salad and soup. However, when you want to treat yourself, Olive Garden’s great Alfredo sauce recipe is lip smacking delicious, which is why they paired it with marinated steak and pasta. This is a long time top secret recipe, but I took a shot at it by modifying my Keto Alfredo Sauce recipe. You are going to love the results!

  • Creamy and Flavorful – This steak Gorgonzola-Alfredo is creamy and flavorful, just like the dish from Olive Garden.
  • Tender Steak – The steak is tender and cooks quickly in the skillet.
  • Gorgonzola Cheese – The Gorgonzola cheese gives this dish a slightly pungent flavor that pairs perfectly with the Alfredo sauce.
  • Save on Eating at Home – You can save on eating out by preparing this Steak Gorgonzola-Alfredo at home.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

  • freezer bag
  • small saucepan
  • medium saucepan
  • heavy large sauté skillet
  • large platter for serving family-style
Ingredients to make steak gorgonzola alfredo dish.

INGREDIENTS

Don’t let the list of the ingredients overwhelm you. Most items are kitchen stocked and others can easily be found at your grocery store.

For the steak

  • cut of steak, sirloin beef steak medallions – sirloin, rib eye New York steaks can also be used for an economical option.
  • Italian dressing – homemade or store purchased like Newman’s Own lighten up Italian dressing.
  • fresh rosemary
  • balsamic vinegar
  • salt and black pepper
  • olive oil
  • butter

For the gorgonzola alfredo sauce

  • unsalted butter
  • heavy whipping cream
  • garlic powder
  • nutmeg
  • Salt and black pepper
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • pound of pasta, fettuccine fresh or dry pasta, cooked and drained
  • fresh spinach – I like to use baby spinach for this recipe.

For the balsamic glaze

  • balsamic vinegar
  • brown sugar – you can use a brown sugar alternative like brown monk fruit.

For garnishing

  • sliced sun-dried tomatoes
  • crumbled gorgonzola cheese
Copycat Olive Garden steak gorgonzola over pasta alfredo on a large white serving platter ready to enjoy.

HOW TO MAKE OLIVE GARDEN STEAK GORGONZOLA

STEP 1: MARINATE THE STEAK

In a ziplock freezer bag, shake together the prepared salad dressing, rosemary, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper. Place the steak in the bag and seal. Allow it to rest on the counter at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Steak in an Italian dressing marinade.

STEP 2: MIX THE GLAZE

Meanwhile, prepare the balsamic glaze by pouring 1 cup balsamic vinegar and the brown sugar into a small saucepan.

STEP 3: COOK THE GLAZE

Bring the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and allow to simmer, stirring often, until the liquid has reduced by half.

STEP 4: COOL THE GLAZE

The glaze will continue to thicken as it cools. Set aside.

Homemade balsamic glaze in a pot.

STEP 5: COOK THE PASTA

Place pasta in a large pot of boiling water seasoned with salt. Cook according to manufacture’s instructions stirring a couple of times before draining.

STEP 6: MELT THE BUTTER FOR SAUCE

For the alfredo sauce, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.

STEP 7: ADD THE ALFREDO SAUCE INGREDIENTS

Add the heavy whipping cream, garlic powder, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine and well incorporated.

STEP 8: COOK THE ALFREDO SAUCE

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and then reduce the heat to medium.

STEP 9: THICKEN THE SAUCE

Stir in the grated parmesan cheese and gorgonzola cheese until melted and slightly thickened. Toss the sauce with the prepared pasta and fresh spinach.

Alfredo sauce with fettuccini and spinach.

STEP 10: HEAT A SKILLET

While the sauce is cooking, 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. Then, place the steak into the skillet, cooking for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until desired doneness. See recommended temperature chart in this Pan Seared Steak post.

STEP 12: ASSEMBLE THE PLATE

Serve family style on a platter or individual plates. Place the steak over the prepared fettuccine. Garnish with sun-dried tomatoes, additional gorgonzola cheese, and a drizzle of the balsamic glaze. I like to serve the remaining glaze on the side so everyone can add extra glaze if they want.

Top view of a white platter with fettuccini Alfredo topped with steak.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH OLIVE GARDEN STEAK GORGONZOLA ALFREDO

If you are looking for some dishes to serve with this creamy copycat pasta recipe. Here is a list of my favorite dishes to serve with this pasta.

SUBSTITUTIONS & ADDITIONS

  • Not a fan of beef? Use chicken instead of steak. Just add an additional few minutes to your cook time to make sure the chicken is well done at 165°F degrees, which is the USDA recommended temperature for chicken.
  • Add grilled onions or mushrooms to the sauce for additional flavor.
  • Try using different types of cheese such as mozzarella, Asiago, or fontina. No matter the cheese you choose this dish is going to be delicious.
  • Serve low carb by using a low carb pasta or zucchini noodles.
  • Prefer a meat sauce? You’ll love this recipe for other pasta dishes too.
Sliced steak topped with balsamic and gorgonzola cheese over pasta.

HOW TO STORE AND REHEAT

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

To reheat, add to a saucepan and cook over medium heat until heated through. Or you can microwave single servings for one to two minutes or until warm.

FAQS

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

This dish can be made ahead of time by preparing the sauce and steak in advance, but it’s best served fresh.

Is the sauce gluten-free?

The sauce is gluten-free, but you will need to make sure that you use gluten-free pasta.

Can I use a different type of pasta?

Yes, you can use a different type of pasta if you would like. I would recommend using something like linguine.

I don’t have balsamic vinegar on hand, what else can I use?

If you don’t have any balsamic vinegar on hand feel free to substitute it for red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.

Is the marinating time adjustable?

Yes. Steak can be marinated for up to 8 hours. You will need to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes for good results.

OTHER PASTA RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE

Copycat Olive Garden Recipe with steak and pasta on a serving dish.

One you take that first bite of this copycat Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola dinner time will feel like a first class dining experience! Let me know what you think will you?

Copycat Olive Garden steak gorgonzola alfredo recipe.

Copycat Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo Recipe

Copycat Olive Garden steak gorgonzola topped on a creamy alfredo sauce folded in fettuccini noodles and fresh baby spinach.
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Course: Main – Beef
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat Olive Garden steak gorgonzola, Olive Garden steak gorgonzola Alfredo recipe, Steak Gorgonzola
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 1859kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer

Ingredients

STEAK

  • 2 pounds sirloin steak medallions
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter

GORGONZOLA ALFREDO SAUCE

  • ½ cup 1 stick butter, unsalted
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ground
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 4 ounces gorgonzola cheese crumbled
  • 1 pound fettuccine pasta cooked and drained
  • 2 cups baby spinach

BALSALMIC GLAZE

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

GARNISH (OPTIONAL)

  • ¼ cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 ounces gorgonzola cheese crumbled

Instructions

Steak Marinade

  • In a jar with a lid shake together the salad dressing, rosemary, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper. Place the steak in a ziplock the bag and add the steak marinade. Seal bag and rest at room temperature on the counter for 30 minutes.

Balsamic Glaze

  • Prepare the balsamic glaze by pouring 1 cup balsamic vinegar and the brown sugar into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and allow to simmer, stirring often, until the liquid has reduced by half. The glaze will continue to thicken as it cools. Set aside.

Prepare Pasta

  • Place pasta in a large pot of boiling water seasoned with salt. Cook according to manufacture's instructions stirring a couple of times to break apart the pasta before draining.

Alfredo Sauce

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the heavy whipping cream, garlic powder, nutmeg, salt and black pepper. Whisk ingredients to combine. Bring the ingredients to a boil, stirring constantly, and reduce heat to medium. Stir in the grated parmesan cheese and gorgonzola crumbled cheese until melted and slightly thickened.

Cook The Steak

  • While the sauce is cooking, heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and butter. Place the steak into the skillet, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until desired doneness.
  • Assemble
  • Toss the gorgonzola Alfredo sauce with the prepared pasta and spinach. Mix until all the pasta is coated with sauce and the spinach has wilted.
  • For family style, add the gorgonzola Alfredo pasta to a serving plate. Add the prepared steaks. Drizzle balsamic sauce over the steaks and top with additional gorgonzola crumbles and sun-dried tomatoes (optional).
  • To serve individual plates follow above directions dividing the ingredients on 4 large dinner plates. Serve remaining balsamic sauce on the side.

Notes

Lower Carb Options

For a low carb balsamic sauce replace brown sugar with your favorite golden brown sugar replacement like monk fruit.
Use a low carb pasta or zucchini noodles in place of traditional fettuccini pasta.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 1859kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 90g | Fat: 127g | Saturated Fat: 61g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 54g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 419mg | Sodium: 2081mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g

Disclaimer

Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

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