Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic Recipe

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By Dr. Leah Alexander | Published on July 5, 2023 | Last Updated on February 24, 2024

Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic is a savory and flavorful dish that combines the classic combination of garlic, cream, and butter with farfalle pasta. 

This dish has a creamy sauce. It’s delicious enough to be a main course at any dinner and versatile enough to be served with various side dishes.

In this article, I’ll explain the cheesecake factory farfalle pasta recipe, how to make it, and all the required details regarding this dish.

Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic Recipe

What is Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic?

Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic is a savory pasta dish from the famous American restaurant the cheesecake factory

It combines farfalle (bow-tie) pasta with garlic, cream, butter, chicken, bacon, mushrooms, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese. 

It has an incredibly creamy sauce with a heavenly flavor thanks to the combination of garlic and Parmesan cheese.

What does it taste like?

The combination of ingredients in the Farfalle cheesecake factory creates a creamy and savory flavor. The garlic and Parmesan cheese add depth of flavor, while the cream brings out the sweetness of the dish. 

The bacon adds a smoky flavor, and the mushrooms, onion, and sun-dried tomatoes add a savory note. The peas add a pop of color and sweetness to the dish.

How did I first get introduced to the Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic?

I remember the first time I tried Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic like it was yesterday. I had been wanting to try the cheesecake factory’s famous pasta dishes for some time, but my schedule was so busy that I never got around to it.

Then one day, while visiting a friend in California, they suggested we go to the cheesecake factory for dinner. I immediately got excited and decided to order the Farfalle Garlic dish.

When the dish arrived, it looked amazing- creamy sauce with chunks of chicken, bacon, mushrooms, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, and peas. As soon as I took my first bite, I could tell this would be one of my favorite dishes. 

The flavors were so bold yet balanced, and the sauce was so creamy and delicious. From then on, it became a regular addition to my dinners out with friends or even when cooking at home.

So I did some research and found the recipe. After trying it at home, I knew I had found a winner. Now, every time I cook Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic, I am taken back to that first amazing experience. It’s one of my all-time favorite pasta dishes and I’m sure it will be yours too! So, if you haven’t tried Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic yet, then you’re missing out!

How to make Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic?

Making Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic is surprisingly simple, and with the right ingredients, you can replicate this dish at home. Here’s what you’ll need:

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Ingredients of cheesecake factory farfalle with chicken and roasted garlic

  • Bow-tie pasta aka farfalle: This type of short, curved pasta has the perfect texture and flavor for this dish.
  • Olive oil: This adds richness to the dish and helps to bring out the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Chicken breasts: Choose skinless, boneless chicken breasts and slice them into bite-sized pieces to make sure they cook evenly.
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper: These spices bring out the flavor of the other ingredients in this dish.
  • Bacon: Bacon adds a smoky flavor and crunchy texture to this dish.
  • Cremini mushrooms: These are small, flavorful mushrooms that have an earthy taste and add a deep savory flavor.
  • Yellow onion: This is a sweet addition to the dish and helps bring out the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Sun-dried tomatoes: These are intensely flavorful and add a sweet, tangy taste to this dish.
  • Vinegar or white wine: This adds acidity to the dish for balance, as well as flavor.
  • Heavy cream or half and half: This adds richness and creaminess to the dish.
  • Peas: Peas add a pop of color and sweetness to this dish.
  • Roasted garlic: Roasting garlic brings out its sweet, nutty flavor.
  • Parmesan cheese: This helps elevate the flavors of this dish with its salty, umami taste.
  • Fresh basil leaves: These are a great garnish and add a fresh flavor to the dish.
Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic Recipe

Step-by-step instructions of Farfalle pasta cheesecake factory

Step 1

Cook the pasta & strain it following the package direction.

Step 2

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Once it is hot, add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.

Step 3

Remove the chicken from the pan, then add in the bacon strips and cook until almost crisp, about 3 minutes. Next, add the mushrooms and onions. Cook until the vegetables are soft and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Next, add the sundried tomatoes to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the vinegar or white wine and cook until it has reduced by half. Then add in the cream or half and half and reduce heat to low.

Step 5

Add the cooked pasta, chicken, peas, and roasted garlic cloves to the pan. Stir to combine, then add half of the Parmesan cheese and stir again. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until everything is hot, then taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.

Step 6

Remove from heat and stir in the remaining Parmesan cheese. Divide among four plates and top with fresh basil leaves for garnish. Serve immediately.

Tips

– If you want to add more heat to the dish, feel free to add some crushed red pepper flakes.

– For a vegetarian version of this dish, omit the chicken and bacon.

– Reserve some Parmesan cheese for topping the finished dish for an extra cheesy flavor.

– Make sure not to overcook the farfalle; it should be al dente when finished.

– Make sure to use fresh roasted garlic for the best flavor.

Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic Recipe

Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic Recipe

Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic is a savory and flavorful dish that combines the classic combination of garlic, cream, and butter with farfalle pasta. This dish has a creamy sauce. It's delicious enough to be a main course at any dinner and versatile enough to be served with a variety of side dishes. In this article, I'll explain what Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic is, how to make it, and all the required details regarding this dish.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 7 people
Calories: 1500kcal

Equipment

  • A skillet
  • A wooden spoon
  • bowl

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces quartered cremini mushrooms
  • 2 lb chicken breasts boneless & skinless
  • 2 cups heavy cream or half and half
  • 2 Ib bow-tie pasta farfalle
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 24 ounces cut into strips bacon
  • 2 cups Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 head of cloves removed garlic roasted

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta & strain it following the package direction.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Once it is hot, add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan, then add in the bacon strips and cook until almost crisp, about 3 minutes. Next, add the mushrooms and onions. Cook until the vegetables are soft and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the sundried tomatoes to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the vinegar or white wine and cook until it has reduced by half. Then add in the cream or half and half and reduce heat to low.
  • Add the cooked pasta, chicken, peas, and roasted garlic cloves to the pan. Stir to combine, then add half of the Parmesan cheese and stir again. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until everything is hot, then taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the remaining Parmesan cheese. Divide among four plates and top with fresh basil leaves for garnish. Serve immediately.

Notes

– If you want to add more heat to the dish, feel free to add some crushed red pepper flakes.
– For a vegetarian version of this dish, omit the chicken and bacon.
– Reserve some Parmesan cheese for topping the finished dish for an extra cheesy flavor.
– Make sure not to overcook the farfalle; it should be al dente when finished.
– Make sure to use fresh roasted garlic for the best flavor.
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Nutrition Information of cheesecake factory farfalle recipe

Servings 1

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 1500 kcal
  • Calories from Fat 1107
  • Total Fat 123g
  • Saturated Fat 50g
  • Trans Fat 2.3g
  • Cholesterol 295mg
  • Sodium 3830mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 153g
  • Dietary Fiber 13g
  • Sugars 17g
  • Protein 88g

What to serve with Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic?

Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic pairs wonderfully with a simple green salad, some crusty bread, and a glass of white wine. For an extra special touch, finish the dish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and some fresh herbs. 

If you’re looking for something a bit heartier, this dish also pairs nicely with mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables. No matter how you serve it, this will surely be a hit with your family and friends!

How to store leftover Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic?

Any leftover Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

The sauce will become thicker as it cools, so you may need to add a bit of broth or milk when reheating to thin it out. Reheat gently over low heat on the stovetop or in the microwave, stirring occasionally.

Can pregnant women eat this cheesecake farfalle pasta?

Yes, pregnant women can eat this dish as it is made using ingredients that are safe for consumption during pregnancy. However, it is important to make sure the chicken and bacon are cooked thoroughly before eating to avoid any food-borne illnesses. 

Additionally, pregnant women should consume no more than 2 servings of this dish per week due to its high fat and sodium content.

FAQs of Farfalle pasta cheesecake factory recipe

Is Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic gluten-free?

Yes, this dish is gluten-free as it uses bow-tie pasta which is naturally gluten-free.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the entire dish a day or two in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Then, simply reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave when ready to serve.

Is this dish dairy-free?

No, this dish contains heavy cream and Parmesan cheese, so it is not dairy-free. You may be able to substitute dairy-free alternatives such as coconut cream or vegan Parmesan cheese.

What is the difference between farfalle and other types of pasta?

Farfalle, which literally means butterflies in Italian, are short, curved noodles that have a slightly firmer texture than other types of pasta, such as spaghetti or penne. This makes them ideal for dishes such as this one, where the noodles need to stand up to a creamy sauce.

Wrapping Up

Cheesecake Factory Farfalle Garlic is a delicious and creamy pasta dish that makes a great main course for dinner. The combination of flavors from the chicken, bacon, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, and garlic make this dish a winner.

Plus, it’s easy to make ahead of time, so you can enjoy it with minimum effort! Be sure to follow the steps and tips above for the best results.

Thank you for reading. I hope this helps. Please share this article with your friends and family.

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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.

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