This was nothing like Olive Gardens recipe. I don't believe they put Black Pepper in it, and it seemed to be missing something in it. The texture was not the same either. It just wasn't suitable for us . Made for Spring 2010 Pick a Chef.
Your right dirty paws, Olive Garden doesn't use Black Pepper, they use White Pepper (but it's so hard to find).
Well, it didn't taste like Olive Garden, but it was still really really good and came in second in my books. I grilled some chicken breast and used linguini pasta and made a chicken alfredo. Thanks so much for sharing. Prepared for PAC Fall/2008.
I worked in the kitchen at Olive Garden, and I can assure you this is NOTHING like their recipe. Who knows, though, it may taste similar, but I'd keep looking if you want a good duplicate.
This was really good, but was not Olive Garden's. Our Olive Garden does not put black pepper in their sauce and they use garlic and it has more of a gritty texture to it. To make it even better, I used about 3/4 cup each of the cheeses, maybe a little more. It gave it a cheesier taste and more of a texture (sort of gritty) like our Olive Garden's. I also used 2-3 cloves of garlic and it turned out ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, TO DIE FOR, GOOD! The first time I made this I followed the recipe all, but used white pepper. The second time I used the above changes and found that with the garlic it did not need pepper of any kind. This recipe made enough to coat an entire box of angel hair. I may experiment with freezing super small, more health-concious portions, to use more as a condiment. I will also probably add another 2 cloves of garlic. If you like that gritty texture of Olive Garden's sauce, a real quality, dry cheese is essential. Thank you so much for posting this. It lead me to a fabulous alfredo, which due to health reasons, my family won't be seeing as often as they wish.
This recipe took a little longer than i'm used to cooking but it was definately worth it