Olive Garden is not my favorite Italian restaurant. I’m sorry OG, but you’re not! However, there are a few dishes I do enjoy having when I go there. And let’s face it, soup, salad, and breadsticks are a winner there. When I was pregnant, I craved their spaghetti and meat sauce. This annoyed me to no end because mine is and has always been better than theirs, but who messes with cravings, you give the pregnant lady what she wants!
One visit I wanted to venture from the few dishes I normally order and try something new. I tried their steak Gorgonzola and it became an instant favorite. On one of those nights when I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to make for dinner I called a friend and he flippantly said Steak Gorgonzola, OG style. I think he was trying to be a punk, thinking he’d get me to quit asking him what he wanted for dinner if he threw out something I’d never made before. To his surprise, I said, sure. I ran to the market and picked up all the things I didn’t have on hand, which was pretty much everything but balsamic vinegar. I was delighted how relatively simple this was to make. I had already developed my own quick Alfredo sauce years ago, balsamic reduction was quick, the friend was on grill duty, Gorgonzola came crumbled, so the longest part of this meal was getting the water on to boil and the noodles cooked. In that time frame, everything else was made.
Knock-off Olive Garden's Steak Gorgonzola
- 1 lb . Fettuccine noodles
- 1 batch Alfredo sauce
- 1 batch simple Balsamic reduction sauce
- 4 steaks; grilled
- 1 small package (5 oz.) Gorgonzola crumbles
Bring a pan of water to boil, heavily salt it and cook your noodles according to package directions.
Meanwhile make your Alfredo or warm it up.
Make your balsamic reduction.
Grill your steaks to desired doneness.
Toss your cooked pasta with the Alfredo sauce.
Swirl up and plate.
Place grilled steak in the bed of pasta.
Drizzle the balsamic reduction over both steak and pasta.
Sprinkle the Gorgonzola crumbles over both steak and pasta.
Voila- Serve and enjoy.