With a rich, cheesy sauce, aromatics and tender pasta, this copycat Cheesecake Factory four-cheese pasta recipe is a healthier and delicious version of a restaurant favorite!
Four different kinds of cheeses come together to create this yummy, homemade version.
We're swapping in our lupini bean pasta for traditional penne pasta in this protein-packed, low-carb and healthier spin on the original recipe.
What makes this such a deliciously cheesy pasta is the fact that there are not one, not two or even three, but four different types of cheese in this dish.
Ricotta, grated mozzarella, Parmesan cheese and fresh mozzarella each add an element of YUM.
With a quick prep time and cook time, this is a great recipe to make at home on busy weeknights!
It's oven-ready in just a few minutes, then it's hands off from there.
Cheesecake Factory four cheese pasta is known for its garlicky tomato sauce loaded with cheese, coating every bit of surface area of the tender pasta noodles.
This pasta dish features all that and more, and -even better- it will fuel you up and help you hit your nutritional goals.
- irresistibly rich and cheesy
- comfort food with big flavor
- simple to make
- low-carb, keto-friendly, gluten free and grain free.
About Our Pastas
Kaizen pasta is made from lupini beans, an ancient superfood that is high in fiber and protein and low in carbohydrates.
Our lupini pastas are plant based, gluten free, grain free and low carb.
Each serving offers 20 grams of protein, 15 grams of fiber and only 6 grams net carbs.
And while our pasta checks all boxes when it comes to healthy pasta alternatives, the second best thing about it is that is tastes just like the real deal.
With our lupini bean pastas, you can enjoy your favorite foods without compromise. That's the beauty of Kaizen pasta.
It offers the best pasta for preparing healthier versions of classic dishes that taste exactly the way they're supposed to. No weird textures or bland flavors. Ever.
Cheesecake Factory Four Cheese Pasta
Our healthy, copycat Cheesecake Factory four cheese pasta recipe calls for simple ingredients and just a few minutes of preparation. It really couldn't be easier to make a restaurant-quality meal from the comfort of your own kitchen!
Yield: 4-6 servings
- 8 oz. Kaizen pasta (any variety, but our Ziti or Penne pasta is most "authentic")
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1-3/4 cups shredded mozzarella
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
- 1-1/2 cups marinara sauce
- 4-6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese or Burrata
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Rub a small amount of olive oil into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish or a large cast iron skillet to grease it.
- Cook the pasta in a large pot according to package instructions, preferably cooking for no longer than 5 minutes for al dente. Drain and set the hot pasta.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta, eggs, shredded mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, pepper, Italian seasoning, basil and minced garlic. Mix well.
- In a separate, extra large mixing bowl, add the cooked pasta and pour the marinara sauce over it. Gently mix to combine.
- Add the cheese mixture to the pasta and marinara sauce. Give it a good mix in the pasta sauce until it is well combined.
- Transfer the pasta to the prepared baking dish. Spread it out evenly in the dish and top with torn pieces of fresh mozzarella (if using Burrata, top the pasta right before serving).
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 5-10 minutes or until the pasta is hot and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and let it sit for 1-2 minutes before serving. Garnish with more parmesan, fresh basil leaves, and/or a small dollop of ricotta cheese.
- Choose whichever kind of fresh mozzarella you like best! You can set large slices on top of the pasta or even use several mozzarella pearls.
- Enjoy this on its own or serve it with meatballs, grilled chicken breast or mix in crumbled Italian sausage. Serve it with garlic bread for the full Cheesecake Factory effect!
- The best thing about this recipe is that you can swap in other types of cheeses, too. Use Romano cheese instead of Parmesan or top it with fresh burrata. The more Italian style cheese, the better!
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
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About Lupini Pasta
New to lupini pasta? Learn more about this incredible superfood!
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