Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine

A DELICIOUS copycat recipe of Cheesecake Factory's Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine. It is AMAZING!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } Lots of yummy ingredients combined with fettuccine noodles and sun-dried tomatoes.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, this family LOVES pasta. And today’s recipe is one of the GREATS! The Cheesecake Factory is one of our favorite places to eat. So when we saw this lightened recipe, we knew we had to try it. Of course, we “un-lightened” it up a bit because that’s just how we roll (I know, we’re a bad influence). 😉

I’ve got to say that this is my very favorite, simple, pasta recipe to make. Its so creamy and doesn’t even need a side! The ingredients are simple to always have on hand, so this is the perfect go-to recipe when you’re out of ideas. It took my 3 year old 10 minutes to take her first bite, but that’s all she needed to quickly realize that she loved it. I couldn’t get her to slow down. All of my kids can be picky eaters, but they love this pasta, making it ANOTHER keeper recipe. 😉

Here’s the recipe:

Copycat Cheesecake Factory Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine
 
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 1 lb dried fettuccine
  • 2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed (optional)
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • 4 TB olive oil
  • 5 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup sundried tomato halves, sliced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can of petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 TB tomato paste
  • ½ TB granulated sugar
  • 1 cup plain whipping cream
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1½ cups baby spinach
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add 1 TB of olive oil then add your fettuccine. Cook according to package direction, drain (reserving 1 cup of the pasta water) and set aside.
  2. Combine cream and sour cream in a small bowl, mix and set aside.
  3. As your pasta is cooking, add the remaining 3 TB of olive oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Sauté garlic in hot oil until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Turn heat to medium low and gently add your diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and sugar. Stir until combined.
  4. Slowly add in the cream and sour cream mixture, while whisking quickly, to get it all incorporated. After combined, bring heat up to medium high and let it simmer and thicken for about 5-7 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add in the baby spinach. Once spinach has wilted, add in the cooked pasta and turn off the heat.
  6. Toss with cooked chicken. Slowly add a little of the reserved water if mixture seems too thick.
  7. Top with crushed red pepper flakes. Serve hot.

Recipe adapted from Table for Two.
A DELICIOUS copycat recipe of Cheesecake Factory's Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine. It is AMAZING!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } Lots of yummy ingredients combined with fettuccine noodles and sun-dried tomatoes.
A DELICIOUS copycat recipe of Cheesecake Factory's Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine. It is AMAZING!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } Lots of yummy ingredients combined with fettuccine noodles and sun-dried tomatoes.
A DELICIOUS copycat recipe of Cheesecake Factory's Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine. It is AMAZING!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } Lots of yummy ingredients combined with fettuccine noodles and sun-dried tomatoes.
If you’re a pasta lover like us, you need to try this recipe. It must just change your life. 😀
DIFFICULTY: SIMPLE
HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 8-10
ANY CHANGES MADE: We used 1lb of Fettuccine, replaced the greek yogurt with heavy whipping cream and doubled the cream and sour cream. We’re naughty! We also added some cooked chicken.
ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: None. Honestly, its perfect how it is. If you’d like to try the lightened version, go here.
Have a great week!

Kellyn

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I admit I love EVERYTHING from Cheesecake Factory. It’s probably my favorite restaurant ever, and if you’ve been too you know why. Can’t wait to try this delicious recipe!

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Kellyn Carpenter
Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.
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  1. 1

    I was just wondering how you cooked the chicken for the sundried tomato fettuccine?

    • 2

      I just cooked them in some butter or olive oil in a frying pan (cubed pieces), until golden or cooked through. You could always cook them in a crock pot and then cube them. Hope that helps!! Thanks so much for stopping by!