Thursday, November 18, 2010

So, Yea it’s BAAAACK! What’s for Dinner Thursday with Olive Garden!

What’s for Dinner Thursday? is back!  Some of you may remember it and others may have no idea what I’m talking about.  In case your never heard of it before, I’ll bring you up to speed.  Every Thursday I do a post called What’s for Dinner Thursday? and within this post is a recipe.  Now to be honest with y’all, it’s not always a dinner recipe.  Sometimes it’s a snack thing or even dessert, but it’s a recipe that we’re sharing with y’all!
This week is an amazing start to What’s for Dinner Thursday?.  It’s from one of my favorite restaurants, Olive Garden.  And it’s one of my favorite dishes there as well, Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo.  This is honestly SO easy to make and so good and so much cheaper than eating at the restaurant because you get way more when you fix it at home.  This would be a perfect dinner for entertaining with or you could just make it for a special occasion and eat the left overs for days.
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What do you need?  ~Marinated steak 2.5 pounds
~Pasta uncooked 1 pound
~Spinach gorgonzola sauce 16 fl oz
~Gorgonzola cheese 2 tablespoons
~Chopped sun dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons
~Balsamic glaze 2 tablespoons
What do you do?
Steak 1 boneless top sirloin 2.5 pounds
1.5 cups Italian dressing
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1. Cut beef into 1 inch cubes and set aside
2. mix the dressing, rosemary and lemon juice together
3. Add the marinade to the beef toss and let marinate for at least 1 hour.

Spinach Gorgonzola Sauce 16 fl oz Alfredo sauce
4 cups chopped spinach
½ cup chopped green onion
3 tablespoons gorgonzola cheese crumbled
1. Heat Alfredo sauce in a large sauté pan
2. add onion, spinach and gorgonzola cheese

To put the dish together: Grill steak to preferred doneness
Cook 1 pound pasta according to the directions
Place drained pasta in sauté pan with heated sauce
Toss pasta with sauce and place on a large platter
Place grilled beef on pasta and sauce
Drizzle with balsamic glaze
Sprinkle remaining gorgonzola cheese and sun dried tomatoes
Recipe came from Olive Garden’s web site a couple of years ago, when it was still listed.  So it’s authentically Olive Garden! :-)


Kelli said...

I loved these posts...yeah for you (and me) for you bringing it back. This looks amazing. I do love Olive Garden.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Yum! And how cool that it came from the Olive Garden website!