Date Night In: Skip The Restaurant For These Gourmet Recipes

Restaurant Row — By on November 17, 2017 at 2:00 am

Take your Netflix and chill to the next level with these copycat gourmet recipes! Featuring succulent lobster tails, fresh pastas, and mouthwatering desserts, each dish can transform a night in into a fancy date night. Surprise your significant other with these amazing meals!

You don’t have to go to a restaurant to order fancy food like Pappardelle, you can make it right at home. It’s easy to make and even easier to eat with the cheesy reggiano and colorful spinach and sage.

Time needed

25 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings 


  • 12 oz. pappardelle pasta
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. butter, diced
  • 1 C. fresh ricotta cheese
  • ¼ C. Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 Tbs. chopped sage
  • 10 oz. baby spinach
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste



Boil the pasta until it’s al dente. In a saucepan, heat the oil and saute the scallions and sage for 2-3 minutes. Add in the spinach and stir until it’s wilted. Add in the pasta and butter and toss it with the spinach and scallions. Add the Reggiano cheese and a ladle of the pasta water. Stir and add more water as needed until the sauce is creamy. Add in the ricotta and continue to stir on medium heat until everything is well mixed and creamy. Serve with extra Reggiano.

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