Cheesecake Factory Pasta Da Vinci (Copycat)

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Cheesecake Factory Pasta Da Vinci with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy madeira wine sauce with Parmesan cheese. One of the most popular pastas on the menu!

Cheesecake Factory Pasta Da Vinci with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy madeira wine sauce with Parmesan cheese. A perfect copycat of one of the most popular pastas on the menu!Pasta Da Vinci is a delicious and easy take on the more classic chicken madeira with a sweet wine based sauce with heavy cream. As with everything from The Cheesecake Factory this dish is bold on flavor and does not cut back on the cheese and heavy cream.

I also have a copycat for Cheesecake Factory’s Chicken Madeira if you love cooking with madeira wine!

Don’t despair, while I am sharing the true copy I actually also lightened up the dish for us, so if you scroll down a bit I have a few easy swaps you can save calories with.

Cheesecake Factory Pasta Da Vinci is a creamy chicken madeira pasta with Parmesan Cheese you'll love!

What can I use instead of Madeira wine?

This recipe calls for Madeira wine which can be difficult to find/expensive. Some substitutes are a dry port wine, Marsala, or a dry sherry wine. As a last resort I’d use stock with additional base mixed in.

What can I use instead of Shiitake Mushrooms?

Shiitake mushrooms are also more difficult to find and more expensive. They do have a unique flavor so if you swap them out please understand the flavors will vary. If you do, I recommend crimini mushrooms and I also recommend you brown them well to get the most flavor from them as possible. If you have mushroom base, I’d add a small spoonful of that in with your chicken stock too.

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How to lighten this Pasta Da Vinci recipe:

  • Don’t cut the butter, this will keep most of the flavor.
  • Use light or fat free sour cream.
  • Use fat free half and half and use half the amount.
  • only use Parmesan as a garnish, not mixed in.
  • Cut batons of zucchini to add bulk to the pasta without more calories. If you add two full zucchinis, cut pasta by half.
  • You can roast them or add them to the pan with a small amount of butter and cook them gently through.

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The perfect Cheesecake Factory Pasta Da Vinci Copycat! with creamy mushroom madeira sauce.

Tools used in the making of this Cheesecake Factory Pasta Da Vinci:
Cast Iron Skillet: This is my most used pan in my kitchen, heavy, keeps heat well and gives the BEST sear ever.
Madeira Wine: Some substitutes are a dry port wine, Marsala, or a dry sherry wine. As a last resort I’d use stock with additional base mixed in.
Better Than Bouillon: I almost never buy boxes of broth because I keep the beef, chicken and vegetable version of this Better Than Bouillon.

Recipe

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Cheesecake Factory Pasta Da Vinci

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  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Italian
Cheesecake Factory Pasta Da Vinci copycat with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy madeira wine sauce with Parmesan cheese. One of their most popular pastas!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound  penne pasta
  • 4 tablespoons  butter divided
  • 1 pound chicken breast meat cut into 1" chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 pound shiitake mushrooms sliced (you can use crimini if you want)
  • 2 cloves  garlic
  • 1 cup  Madeira wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup  sour cream
  • 1 cup  heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Cook the pasta one minute shy of the directions on the box and drain.

  2. In a cast iron skillet add 1 tablespoon of butter.
  3. Add the chicken, salt and pepper in the pan on medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring once in the middle.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside with the pasta.
  5. Add in 1 tablespoon of butter.
  6. Add in mushrooms and cook until browned, 5-7 minutes.
  7. Add in 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan with the mushrooms and add your onions.
  8. Cook on medium-low for 5-7 minutes or until caramelized.
  9. Add in the garlic and cook one additional minute.
  10. Add the wine and 1 cup chicken broth and let reduce by 3/4 of the liquid (10-12 minutes depending on how hot the skillet and flame are).
  11. Add the sour cream, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese and final tablespoon of butter.
  12. Whisk until it is well combined.
  13. Add in the chicken and pasta and stir to combine.
  14. Serve immediately.
  15. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 Servings, Amount per serving: 640 calories, Serving Size: 1 , Calories: 640g

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The perfect Cheesecake Factory Pasta Da Vinci Copycat! with creamy mushroom madeira sauce.
Cheesecake Factory Pasta Da Vinci is a creamy chicken madeira pasta with Parmesan Cheese you'll love!

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  1. I love this dish! The Cheesecake Factory is one of my favorite resturants that has never disappointed. I had a piece of pumpkin cheesecake before work on Monday, hehe. It’s so tempting. Pinning this recipe so i will be prepared the next time a craving strikes.

    1. So sorry about that. You’ll want to add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. I updated the recipe card to show it now. Thanks for catching that!

  2. The taste is very close but the consistency is off. CF is more of a glaze while this is more of a liquid cream sauce. Very very good.

    Rating: 4
  3. Has anyone made this without the chicken broth? I found a very similar recipe on a different website with the exact same recipe minus the chicken broth. I feel like it would be less watery without it and I plan on making this tonight ! 

  4. Pasta Da Vinci is one of my favorite dishes. Just finished making this recipe you posted, and I swear it turned out even better than the original! SO good! The only difference is that they didn’t have Madeira wine at Trader Joe’s, where I was, so I got a dry port wine. It all turned out so yummy. Thanks so much for posting this, and great job! I keep trying to rate it 5 stars, but it doesn’t seem to work when I press the 5th star, nothing happens… so apologies for that, but 5 stars for sure! 🙂

    Rating: 5