The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant is famous for their delicious one of a kind cheesecakes. They are selling online on their website for anywhere from $25 to $50. Why not make your favorite at home for a lot less. Read on to find out how to make these restaurant copycat recipes in your kitchen. The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant has some very creative items on the menu some of their most popular are their signature pasta dishes. Read on to find out how to make your favorite entrees at home.
Sun Dried Tomato Fettuccine
SUN DRIED TOMATO FETTUCCINE
Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipe
3/4 pound dried fettuccine
1 cup reserved pasta water
4 tablespoons olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup sun dried tomato halves, sliced
1 (14.5 oz.) can of petite diced tomatoes, drained
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup light sour cream
1 1/2 cups baby spinach
salt & pepper, to taste
crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
In a large stockpot, bring water to a boil, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil then add your fettuccine. Cook according to direction on the box then drain (reserving 1 cup of the pasta water) and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the plain Greek yogurt and light sour cream, mix together with a spoon and set aside. While the pasta is cooking, in a large skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is heated up, add garlic and sun dried tomato halves. Saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Turn the heat down to medium low and gently add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and granulated sugar. Stir until well-incorporated. Swiftly whisk in the Greek yogurt and sour cream mixture. You'll want to slowly add it in but whisk fast to get it all incorporated well. After all of it has been added and combined, bring the heat up to medium high and let it simmer and thicken for about 5- 7 minutes. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, to taste, then add in the baby spinach. Once the spinach has wilted, you may add in the cooked pasta and turn off the heat.
Toss to coat the pasta. If the mixture seems too thick, this is where you can slowly add the reserved pasta water (DO NOT add the full cup all at once, pour slowly and stir and see if you need more). You may top with crushed red pepper flakes, if desired. Serve hot.