Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo

This recipe for Olive Garden’s Steak Gorgonzola has been highly requested, so here it is: The ultimate steak dinner. It features juicy steak, rich alfredo sauce, tangy gorgonzola cheese, and fresh spinach, all served with delicious pasta.

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Copycat Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola recipe

When I first tried this dish in the Olive Garden, I was blown away by its complexity. It is a step above regular Alfredo pasta because it has hearty steak medallions and gorgonzola cheese, which adds flavor and richness.

This version tastes just like the restaurant’s, except we are adding just a couple of extra ingredients to make this dish taste extra amazing. You can also adjust it how you like.

What makes the Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola the perfect steak-night dinner

The Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola recipe is such a well-rounded meal. It has it all: savory meat, comforting pasta, fresh veggies, and a creamy sauce. What more could you want for dinner? It is packed with protein and will satisfy your hunger.

So, If you love steak and alfredo sauce, this may be the perfect meal for you. This method includes a perfectly seared steak served with the famous Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce. This recipe also includes a touch of fresh spinach and just a hint of rich gorgonzola cheese that you will love.

Why you’ll love this recipe

This Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo recipe has to be one of the easiest ways to prepare a nice dinner for your loved ones. I firmly believe that cooking shouldn’t be intimidating or overwhelming, so this recipe is easy to follow even if you don’t have a ton of cooking experience.

It is also customizable and create your own variations. You can cook the steak as you desire, and best of all, you can use the cut of steak you like the most.

One of the things I like most about recreating a recipe at home is I get to make choices when I cook. For the steak, I used a ribeye cut when I prepared this delightful dish. I cooked my steak as a whole, then cut it into large pieces and placed it on the pasta. You can use beef medallions instead of a steak.

The homemade alfredo sauce is so much better than any store-bought one in a jar.

You can also add other veggies besides just spinach or use another blue cheese. Gorgonzola is a type of blue cheese that can be found in most grocery stores. It is stronger than your everyday blue cheese. So you can use blue cheese with this recipe if you desire.

I used fresh spinach in this dish, so you don’t need to worry about thawing or draining frozen spinach. I simply rinsed and tossed it into the pasta raw. The residual heat of the pasta and Alfredo sauce does the cooking.

Between the simple ingredients and the way you can personalize this meal, there’s no doubt you’ll have a great time cooking it and be happy with the final result. 

Ingredients

Here’s what you need for Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo recipe:

  • Steak – NY Strip, Rib Eye, or Filet Mignon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Pasta
  • Fresh baby spinach
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Gorgonzola cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar

Fettuccine pasta is the most popular but you can use your favorite instead.

Copycat Olive Garden steak gorgonzola alfredo ingredients on a tray.

How to make Olive Garden Gorgonzola Steak

These are the simple steps and some photos for making steak alfredo:

  1. Make the balsamic glaze by cooking balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is reduced and coats the back of a metal spoon. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Season the steak with salt and pepper.
  3. Place vegetable oil into a hot large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the steak to the desired level of doneness. Allow steak to rest.
Making balsamic reduction sauce and cooking a steak.
  1. Make the alfredo sauce: warm the butter and heavy cream in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat until they just begin to bubble. Add the Parmesan cheese and garlic powder and stir until the cheese melts. Reduce the temperature to low and allow the sauce to reduce.
  2. Prepare the pasta in a pot of salted water according to the package instructions for al dente and drain. Reserve some of the pasta water to use if needed.
  3. Place the prepared pasta into a mixing bowl and toss it with the spinach. Add the alfredo sauce and mix well. If the mixed pasta and sauce thickens you can thin it out with a little pasta water.
  4. Transfer the bowl’s contents to a serving platter for family style or separate plates. Place portions of the steak over the pasta and top with sundried tomatoes and gorgonzola.
Making alfredo sauce and finishing the steak gorgonzola pasta dish.
  1. Place the steak and pasta under the broiler until the cheese begins to brown.
  2. Drizzle balsamic glaze on top and serve. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley or fresh rosemary sprigs if desired.

The Olive Garden cuts their steak first and then cooks it. I like my steak rarer, so by cooking the steak as a whole, I feel I can get more of a rare portion of the steak.

Copycat Olive Garden steak gorgonzola pasta on a platter.

What to serve with this dish

The best way to enjoy this dish is with other Olive Garden classics like copycat Olive Garden breadsticks or Olive Garden spinach artichoke dip. It also tastes amazing with a nice side salad with Italian dressing or vegetable side dishes like steamed broccoli or green beans. Finish it off with a classic dessert like authentic Olive Garden Tiramisu.

How to store leftovers

Once the leftover steak and pasta cools, transfer it to an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator.

When reheating it, I suggest gently heating the pasta and sauce on the stovetop. You can reheat the steak at a low temperature in the oven and then sear it on the stovetop to finish it, which retains its juices and nice texture. Avoid microwaving the steak if possible.

How long will it last?

Your leftovers will last approximately 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Copycat Olive Garden steak gorgonzola fettuccine alfredo on a platter.

More steak recipes

Be sure to check out more of my Olive Garden copycat recipes and easy pasta recipes.

Copycat Olive Garden steak gorgonzola alfredo on a platter.

Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo

Recreate Olive Garden Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo at home.
4.91 from 31 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Olive Garden Recipes, Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 2133kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces balsamic vinegar
  • 12 ounces steak sirloin, ribeye, New York strip
  • salt and pepper divided use
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces pasta prepared according to package directions
  • 2 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1 ounce sundried tomatoes in oil chopped
  • 2 ounces gorgonzola cheese crumbled

Instructions

Balsamic vinegar reduction

  • Prepare the balsamic vinegar reduction by placing the vinegar in a small saucepan. Bring to a rapid simmer over medium heat, then reduce to medium-low and cook at a low bubble, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes. It’s ready when it coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and let cool.

Sauce and Pasta Preparation

  • To make the alfredo sauce, warm the butter and heavy cream in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat until the butter and cream just begin to bubble. Add the Parmesan cheese and garlic powder, and stir continuously until the cheese melts. Reduce the temperature to low and allow the sauce to reduce.
  • Place the prepared pasta into a mixing bowl and toss it with the spinach. Add the alfredo sauce and mix well.

Steak Preparation

  • Season the steak with salt and pepper.
  • Place the vegetable oil into a hot skillet, and cook the steak to the desired level of doneness. Allow steak to rest.

Dish Assembly

  • Transfer the contents of the bowl to a serving plate. Place portions of the steak over the pasta and top with sundried tomatoes and Gorgonzola.
  • Place the steak and pasta under the broiler until the cheese just begins to brown.

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Nutrition

Calories: 2133kcal | Carbohydrates: 136g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 160g | Saturated Fat: 99g | Cholesterol: 494mg | Sodium: 4360mg | Potassium: 1467mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 8765IU | Vitamin C: 35.4mg | Calcium: 853mg | Iron: 5.3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. DD

    5 stars
    Clearly the chef had a discerning palate (or the inside scoop) because this is as close to the real thing as it gets… and I, myself, prefer the bliss of having made it at home, thank you very much 😊

    It was also quite straightforward, easy that is, the recipe to follow. Again, I thank you for your efforts here. Well done.

  2. Linda

    5 stars
    Absolutely delish! Was so upset when they took this away! It was all I ever ordered. Tastes just like the original. I make this for my family and the kids just have the pasta since they don’t like steak and I don’t have to make any other adjustments at all! Thanks so much for this!

  3. Tabitha

    5 stars
    THANK YOU!!! This is by far this easiest recipe I’ve ever found and attempted.
    I cheated and used fajita strips already made (frozen). I added them to the sauce to along with my spinach, cheese (Italian style blue cheese, room me forever to figure that one out) and sun dried tomatoes while it was simmering. I live an hour away from the closest OG. Know that o know how to make this, I don’t have to pout every time I see the commercial.

  4. PJ

    5 stars
    This turned out great! And to John, most grocery stores in the pasta/international aisle have “glaze”. It’s balsamic reduction all ready to go – no need to spend hours reducing it yourself or having your kitchen stink for a week.

    • Jenni D

      If you think it stinks, why would you make it? I love how my house smells after making an aromatic meal, even a day or two later … It smells like love to me… 🙂

  5. Marcus Ramirez

    5 stars
    If I ever serve this recipe when there’s adults and kids around at the same time if I make a (mistake) and accidentally contaminate this recipe and the kids don’t make a big deal of it and the adults do I will scream at the adults like Sigourney Weaver on Aliens and Galaxy Quest.

  6. Dawn McAlexander

    That looks great! I love it when you can make a recipe and have it taste just as good as what is made in the restaurant and not have to pay their price for it. Plus, the hassle of having to drive to the restaurant is sometimes really not worth it. If I can have it at home, then that’s better for me!

  7. Cynthia

    I will be honest with you, I don’t eat out often, so I am not familiar with this dish. I will say that it looks delicious and I think my family would love it. Such a great combination.

  8. Heather Lawrence

    This is my hubby’s “go to dish” when we go to the Olive Garden.
    He is never disappointed when he orders this one! Love that I will be able to make him this dish at home now. He is going to be so excited!

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