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    Outback Steakhouse Toowoomba Pasta Copycat Recipe

    Outback Steakhouse Toowoomba Pasta Copycat Recipe. Photo by Emily Elizabeth

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    Emily Elizabeth's Note:

    The title speaks for itself! It is just a bit spicier than Outback's version if you use 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper.

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    1. 1
      Cook fettuccine as directed.
    2. 2
      Melt butter in a large skillet. Whisk in cream, ketchup and spices. Bring to a boil. Continue to simmer and reduce while you continue with the rest of the recipe, stirring occasionally with a wire whisk. (most of the cream will boil away, leaving you with a dark orange sauce).
    3. 3
      Sauté mushrooms in a separate small skillet over medium to low heat, in olive oil until soft. Add mushrooms to simmering sauce.
    4. 4
      Cook shrimp (and crawfish if available) in the small skillet in olive oil just until pink and add to sauce.
    5. 5
      Simmer for about 5 minutes adding green onions for the last 2 minutes or so.
    6. 6
      In a large bowl, toss shrimp mixture with cooked and drained fettuccine and serve immediately, topping with finely shredded fresh parmesan (or romano) cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 20, 2012


      This used to be one of my favorite dishes at Outback when I wasn't in the mood for steak, but sadly it's been taken off the menu. Fortunately, I found this recipe before that happened and was able to verify that it matches the Outback version very closely.

      In other words: It's delicious. The ketchup seems like a weird addition (and I hate ketchup), but it gives the sauce the right color and a little hint of tomato product without changing the fact that it's a cream sauce. For best taste, make sure you use a good quality mushroom like the suggested baby portobellos (cremini) mushrooms.

      Many thanks for posting up this recipe! I just had our annual crawfish boil this weekend, and I've already got the leftover crawfish tails slated for a batch of Toowoomba pasta. ;)

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    • on October 19, 2014


      Had outback just last week and had the toowoomba sauce and it was so addicting so I'm Def going to try this copy cat . The only thing that has me a bit nervous is when I read the recipe it says that most of the cream will boil down to a dark orange colour in which the one at outback was white and small tinge of yellow/orange. How can I keep it to that colour rather then the dark orange??? Thanks ever so much for this recipe and looking forward to any suggestions and or advice that would come from someone on the inside of outback steakhouse to help. From missy

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    • on June 28, 2014


      I am from Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Thanks to the creator of this recipe, I just found out about this dish, and I have to say, I am really amazed. Why the heck is it named after Toowoomba? Our town has absolutely no connection to pasta. Actually, most people who settled around here were of German decent, so if anything, I would expect a German dish named after us. We aren't really associated with prawns (shrimp) either, as we aren't really close to the coast and good quality prawns are usually expensive. Also, Toowoomba is not even in the "outback"... it's a city in south east Queensland, only a small drive away from Brisbane. Many of us that live here have never even been to the outback... It's as much of a mystery to us as it is to you guys. Our food isn't really any more exotic than what American food is either. It's kind of ironic, because we used to have a Texan steakhouse in our town, and over there, you guys are eating "Outback" steak. I must thank the creator of this dish for making me aware of Outback Steakhouse. It gave me a great laugh.

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    Nutritional Facts for Outback Steakhouse Toowoomba Pasta Copycat Recipe

    Serving Size: 1 (415 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 954.9
    Calories from Fat 542
    Total Fat 60.2 g
    Saturated Fat 35.7 g
    Cholesterol 412.4 mg
    Sodium 1250.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 72.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 2.4 g
    Protein 32.3 g

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