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Four cheese pasta on white plate with slice of bread.

Cheesecake Factory Four Cheese Pasta (Copycat)


This four cheese pasta recipe is delicious! The best thing is that it's so easy to make with just a few easy steps. The pasta is cooked and drained and that, along with the warmed marinara sauce is added to the ricotta mixture.  A quick topping of mozzarella balls and freshly grated Parmesan cheese and into the oven it goes.  

Enjoy this Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe from your own kitchen! 


225 g/ 8 ounces Penne pasta

1 jar 650mL/ 21 to 24 ounces Marinara Sauce

1 cup Ricotta

2 and 1/4 cups Mozarella, grated

2 Eggs

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground

4 Fresh mozzarella balls, cut into quarters

3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


2 Tablespoons ricotta cheese

2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Fresh basil, chopped

Salt (optional to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Lightly grease an 11x8-inch (3.5 Quart)baking dish. 
  2. In a large pot of boiling, lightly salted water, cook Penne pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain. 
  3. Meanwhile, while pasta is cooking, heat marinara sauce in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, shredded mozzarella, eggs, fresh basil, garlic powder and pepper.  Stir until well combined. 
  5. Add hot pasta and the heated marina sauce to the ricotta mixture. Stir until pasta is thoroughly coated with the creamy sauce. 
  6. Transfer pasta mixture to greased 11x8-inch (3.5 Quart) baking dish. Place quartered mozzarella balls evenly over top of pasta.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.  
  7. Cover with aluminum foil and bake, covered in 350°F oven for 25 minutes. 
  8. Remove foil and place under broiler for 3 to 5 minutes until cheese is bubbly. 
  9. Garnish: In a small bowl, combine 3 Tablespoons ricotta cheese and 2 Tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Divide evenly among four individual servings and top with freshly chopped basil. 


Storage: Store in airtight container for up to four days. Reheat in microwave until warm throughout. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dinner Recipes
  • Method: Oven Baked, Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian, American


  • Serving Size: 1 generous helping
  • Calories: 743
  • Sugar: 8.1 g
  • Sodium: 2361.2 mg
  • Fat: 17.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 63.6 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 82.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 173 mg

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