Copycat Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo
A copycat of the popular Olive Garden dish!
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 pound steak medallions (I used eye of round)
- 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 pound fettuccine
- 1/4 pound unsalted butter (1 stick)
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 4 ounces gorgonzola crumbles
Salt and pepper both sides of the steak medallions. Place the steak in a ziploc bag and add the balsamic. Seal and let the steak marinade for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the steak medallions. Cook until you reach your desired doneness. The time this takes will vary with how thick the steak pieces are. They will continue to cook as they are resting so stop just shy of how you want them.
Place the steak pieces on a plate and cover with aluminum foil to rest as you cook the remaining elements.
Start the water for the fettuccine pasta. Cook as per package directions until just shy of al dente (it will be added to the sauce later and will continue to cook). If the pasta is done too early, drain and set aside while reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid just in case the sauce is too thick.
As the water is starting for the pasta, combine the butter and cream in a large saucepan or a wide skillet with tall edges (like the one in my picture). Heat over medium until the butter is melted into the cream.
Turn heat down to medium low. Add the nutmeg and spinach to the cream and butter mixture. Cook until the spinach has wilted, approximately 5 minutes.
Add the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste (cheese is salty, so make sure you do not salt until after the Parmesan is added).
Add the pasta to the sauce and toss to coat. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes to combine the flavors. If the sauce is too thick, add a little pasta water at a time to loosen the sauce. If too thin, let it cook a little longer.
Take the pasta off the heat. Add the gorgonzola cheese and toss to combine. Adding it at this stage will leave the cheese in chunks instead of melting in.
Separate the pasta into bowls or plates. Top each with the steak medallions, balsamic glaze, sundried tomatoes, and gorgonzola crumbles for garnish.
Calories: 1584kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 107g | Saturated Fat: 63g | Cholesterol: 437mg | Sodium: 1155mg | Potassium: 1121mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4531IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 675mg | Iron: 5mg