The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up with our Recipe for Pasta Da Vinci

Before adopting a paleo diet Matt was a huge fan of that Texas-size meal serving, expansive cheesecake selection offering, decadent restaurant The Cheesecake Factory. After all, Matt’s favorite dessert was and still is cheesecake, and he loved their Pasta Da Vinci dish.

Cheesecake Factory's Pasta Da Vinici on Paleo Parents

They’ve recently added a gluten-free menu (including a flour less Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake) and we got to enjoy the excitement of dining there again for Matt’s birthday! The gluten-free menu options were great, including the kids menu.While our experience was great, and we do greatly appreciate all the restaurants adopting gluten-free options, we like to limit how often we are dining out so that we can 100% control the ingredients we are putting into our bodies. If you’re trying to limit your exposure to gluten-free grains, seed oils, and processed sugar but miss your favorite dishes from this epic and famous restaurant – you’re in luck!

Our renewed love for The Cheesecake Factory got us thinking about the many ways one could paleo-ize their extensive menu, and we couldn’t help but pull together another round-up (our first was for P.F. Chang’s) with our foodie friends, featuring healthier twists on these famous dishes. Below you’ll find a variety of some of your favorite menu options made paleo by your favorite bloggers, so you can recreate your own meal at home! Our recreation of Matt’s old favorite, Pasta Da Vinci, is at the bottom of this post – don’t miss it!

The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up by the Paleo Parents

♥♥♥

Avocado Egg Rolls by Predominantly Paleo

Avocado Egg Rolls by Predominanntly Paleo, as seen on The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up by the Paleo Parents

Crispy Crab Bites with Spicy Mustard Aioli by Primal Bites

Crispy Crab Bites by Primal Bites, as seen on The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up by the Paleo Parents

Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip by Paleo Gone Sassy

Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip by Paleo Gone Sassy, as seen on The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up by the Paleo Parents

Portabella Mushroom, Avocado and Zucchini Fries by Thriving on Paleo

Portabella Mushroom, Avocado and Zucchini Fries by Thriving on Paleo, as seen on The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up by the Paleo Parents

Orange Chicken by Eat Your Beets

Orange Chicken by Eat Your Beets, as seen on The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up by the Paleo Parents

Crispy Chicken Cotoletta by Paleo Foodie Kitchen

Crispy Chicken Costoletta by Paleo Foodie Kitchen, as seen on The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up by the Paleo Parents

 Crab Hash by Grok Grub

Crab Hash by Grok Grub, as seen on The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up by the Paleo Parents

Chicken Madeira by Fed & Fit

Chicken Madeira by Fed + Fit, as seen on The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up by the Paleo Parents

Veggie Saute with Zoodle Ribbons by The Nourishing Home

Veggie Saute with Zoodle Ribbons by The Nourishing Home, as seen on The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up by the Paleo Parents

Chicken Piccata by Gutsy by Nature

Chicken Piccata by Gutsy By Nature, as seen on The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up by the Paleo Parents

Raw Paleo Banana Cream Cheesecake by Merit + Fork

Raw Paleo Banana Cream Cheesecake by Merit + Fork, as seen on The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up by the Paleo Parents

Mango Key Lime Cheesecake by Plaid and Paleo

Mango Key Lime Cheesecake by Plaid and Paleo, as seen on The Cheesecake Factory Recipe Recreation Round-Up by the Paleo Parents

And our contribution: Pasta Da Vinci!

Cheesecake Factory's Pasta Da Vinci by Paleo Parents

There’s something irresistible about the combination of chicken, mushrooms, cream and wine and this is a dish that highlights those flavors beautifully!

"Pasta" Da Vinci

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large saute pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until slightly browned, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add mushrooms and chicken and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until chicken is browned and mushrooms have softened.
  3. Remove onions, mushrooms and chicken from the pan and set aside. Add wine and deglaze the pan.
  4. Bring to a soft boil to reduce by half.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and add coconut milk, yogurt, garlic and salt and pepper. Whisk to incorporate.
  6. Add butter and whisk until melted in.
  7. Return onions, mushrooms and chicken to the pan and simmer for 10 minutes or until sauce coats the back of a spoon.
  8. Pour sauce over your noodles and garnish with parsley.
  9. Return
http://paleoparents.com/2015/the-cheesecake-factory-recipe-recreation-round-up-pasta-divinci/

♥♥♥

We hope you enjoyed this completely paleo-friendly round-up of dishes inspired by The Cheesecake Factory! If you make them, please let the authors know what you think. Perhaps we can convince our friends to take on more restaurant favorites, so tell us – what restaurant can we paleo-ize for you next?

And if you have been craving Chinese food lately be sure to check out our P.F. Chang’s Recipe Recreation Round-Up!

About Monica Kenney

Monica Kenney has written 244 post in this blog.

Monica was the first Paleo Parents Team member, joining as our assistant in 2012 through a desperate call for help from us. Up to the task of helping to manage and organize the chaos of communication during the launch of Beyond Bacon, she now has stepped into the roll of assisting with The Paleo View, Strong Woman Radio, also launching Real Life Paleo and she is now a work at home mom as our Operations Manager, which means she helps keep us straight and does nearly all the communication and planning for the blog.

  • Trisha Hughes

    Thanks so much for including me in this fun round up & your pasta image is gorgeous!!!! <3

  • http://thrivingonpaleo.com Michele @ Thriving On Paleo

    Thanks for including me as well! I’ve used your PF Chang’s Roundup numerous times so I am honored to be a part of this one!

  • http://paleofoodiekitchen.com/ Jenny @ Paleofoodiekitchen

    Wow, everyone’s dishes looks sooo good I want to make them all! Thank you for including me in this round up :)

  • Jaime

    These look fantastic! Thanks for including me!!

  • http://www.TheNourishingHome.com/ Kelly@TheNourishingHome

    Love this round-up and can’t wait to make Matt’s “Pasta” Da Vinci dish and so many others listed here. And thanks for sharing my Veggie Sauté with Zoodle Ribbons. I appreciate the kind shout out! Blessings, Kelly

  • http://gigieatscelebrities.com/ GiGi Eats Celebrities

    YES!!!! THIS IS AWESOME! Totally book-marking this!