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Taste this Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da vinci and you’ll honestly believe you’re at the restaurant. This chicken-based pasta dish isn’t difficult to make. It’s a simple Instant Pot pasta dinner which tastes amazing. So try making Cheesecake Factory pasta at home and you will love how it tastes. If you haven’t tried chicken da vinci before, now is the time! You won’t be disappointed.

Penne pasta with chicken in black bowls.
Pasta Da Vinci – Cheesecake Factory Copycat. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This rigatoni pasta recipe is truly delicious. The madeira wine helps to make the sauce really tasty and if you love creamy pasta dishes, you’ll find this one heavenly!

If you’re looking for perfect pasta recipes, you might also like to try this BLT pasta salad, dill pickle pasta salad or perhaps a lasagna al forno.

Rigatoni pasta is the most authentic when making homemade pasta da vinci but you can use another shape if you want. Chicken stock and madeira wine also go into the mix.

The chicken is seasoned with Italian seasoning and pepper and then you have garlic, onions, shallot, and mushrooms in there too – to add some nutrients!

The rich sauce for Instant Pot pasta da vinci combines cream with Madeira wine, garlic, broth, Italian seasoning, and a few other things.

How to Make Chicken da Vinci

So now you are probably wondering how to rustle up your own version of Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da vinci. The first step in making chicken da vinci is to sauté the chicken in your Instant Pot. Now you can add the veggies and cook them until done.

Set the chicken and veggie mixture aside and move on to the next Instant Pot pasta dinner step, which is deglazing the pan with chicken broth. Add the Madeira wine and pasta and cook.

The last step in this Cheesecake Factory pasta at home dish is to sauté the garlic with butter and flour then combine everything together and serve hot and garnished with parsley.

I love most pasta dishes (being Italian, that’s no surprise!) but this one is extra good. The creamy, rich Madeira wine sauce pairs beautifully with the juicy chicken and perfect al dente pasta to bring you a dish you’ll love.

The addition of Madeira wine makes the chicken da vinci extra special. It would be amazing for a special occasion and you might want to go all out and include a simple green salad and perhaps some crunchy garlic bread on the side too. Else you will find homemade pasta da vinci perfectly satisfying served by itself.

How to Store Instant Pot Pasta da Vinci 

Leftovers will be fine for several days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can warm Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da vinci back up in the microwave.

A handy tip when reheating a meal is to arrange the food in a donut shape so it cooks more evenly in the microwave and doesn’t come out with a cold center. You can then give it a stir before serving.

What Kind of Madeira Wine is Best for Chicken da Vinci?

I would recommend using the deep red version. Madeira wine varies in colour and flavour but the red type is the most intense and works best for Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da vinci. I find the clear or pinkish types nice to sip but lacking in flavour for Instant Pot pasta da vinci.

You need something more robust to balance out the other strong flavours in the recipe. Dry sherry offers a similar flavour so feel free to sub that if you prefer. Else just use any medium-dry fortified wine in the dish.

Can You Make this Instant Pot Pasta Dinner without Alcohol?

Some alcohol will burn off during the cooking process but not all. If you prefer not to use alcohol in this homemade pasta da vinci, that is fine. You can use chicken stock instead with a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Another idea is use half chicken stock and half apple juice. Expect the Cheesecake Factory pasta at home to taste a little different but it should still be very tasty so experiment with these ingredients if you want. And let me know how it comes out!

You will Love this Cheesecake Factory Copycat

The fact you can make Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da vinci at home in less time than it would take to drive to The Cheesecake Factory, order it and bring it home makes it very attractive!

I love making pasta dishes and was excited to try Cheesecake Factory pasta at home. And I’m happy with how it came out.

If you want to finish the meal with another dish reminiscent of the Cheesecake Factory, you can’t go wrong with blueberry cheesecake ice cream which can also be made from scratch in under an hour.

Instant Pot Pasta Da Vinci Recipe

5 from 5 votes

Instant Pot Pasta Da Vinci – Cheesecake Factory Copycat

By: Bella Bucchiotti
You will love this Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da vinci. It's a simple Instant Pot pasta dinner which tastes amazing. Try making Cheesecake Factory pasta at home. If you haven't tried chicken da vinci before, now is the time!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9

Equipment

Ingredients 

Pasta 

  • 1 Pound rigatoni pasta
  • 2 Cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 Cup Madeira wine
  • 1 Pinch salt
  • 1 Pinch pepper

Chicken 

  • 1 Pound chicken , cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper 
  • 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper flakes 

Veggies 

  • 4 Tablespoons butter , unsalted
  • 4 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 1 red onion, diced 
  • 1 Cup mushrooms, baby Bella, sliced 

Sauce 

  • 4 Tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • 2 Tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Madeira wine
  • 1/3 Cup heavy cream 
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1/2 Cup chicken broth
  • 1 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 Cup parmesan , grated
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian seasoning 

Instructions 

  • Set Instant Pot to sauté mode. 
  • Add cubed chicken, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a bowl and toss to coat. Add to the instant pot and sauté for 6 minutes.
  • Next, add veggies ingredients to the instant pot and sauté for 4 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
  • Turn off the instant pot and remove the contents and set aside in a large mixing bowl.  
  • Pour chicken broth into the instant pot and deglaze the bottom of the pan. Then, pour in the Madeira wine and noodles. Seal and set to manual high pressure. Cook for 3 minutes, then wait 5 minutes and quick release remaining steam. Add noodles to the bowl with the chicken.
  • Add olive oil to the instant pot and set to sauté. Next, add the minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add 4 Tablespoons butter and melt, then whisk in the flour.  
  • Pour in the remaining sauce ingredients and whisk. Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Turn off the instant pot.  
  • Add the noodles, chicken, and veggies back to the instant pot and stir until coated.  
  • Garnish with curly parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg
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This Instant Pot pasta da vinci is yet another great reason to invest in your very own Instant Pot. These fantastic gadgets just make meal prep so quick and easy!

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. other than the instant pot is there another way to cook this I don’t have an instant pot.

    1. Yes. You can use a regular pot on the stove to sauté the chicken and vegetables. Remove the contents of the pan to a bowl. Put the chicken broth in the pot with the madeira wine and noodles, then cook until the noodles are tender and add that mixture to the bowl. After that, you can whisk the remaining ingredients together in the pot until thick, then add the chicken and noodle mixture back in, and cook until coated. I wouldn’t change any of the liquid quantities because there’s no evaporation from the Instant Pot. However, you’ll find the dish takes a little longer to cook as you aren’t pressure cooking. Hope it comes out delicious!