Fat in Food: This Cheesecake Factory Dish has a Three-Day Load of Saturated Fat

“Bow-Tie Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Tomato, Pancetta, Peas and Caramelized Onions in a Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cream Sauce” doesn’t sound excessive. Sure, the Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted Garlic has a cream sauce, but how much harm could chicken, pasta, and some veggies do? We’re talking The Cheesecake Factory, so you know this isn’t going to end well.

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Turns out the pasta’s 2,410 calories and 63 grams of saturated fat (a three-day load) are what you’d get in five single-serve packages of Stouffer’s frozen Classics Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo, each topped with a pat of butter. (The Farfalle has “only” 1,370 milligrams of sodium, a little less than a day’s worth.)

No problem. You were planning on taking a five-hour jog tonight, right?

Cheesecake Factory Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted Garlic

3 Replies to “Fat in Food: This Cheesecake Factory Dish has a Three-Day Load of Saturated Fat”

    1. From the Nutrition Action Healthletter: That’s the point. Who would eat 5 packages of Stouffer’s Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo? No one. But that’s the equivalent of what’s in The Cheesecake Factory’s Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted Garlic entree, which some people do eat!

    2. Frank, I think the point here is just to make a comparison. No one would eat five Stouffer’s meals of course but if you go go the Cheesecake Factory and order this dish, you would be eating the equivalence of them. The authors were just trying to put this into perspective.
      I would think if someone just had to have this CF meal, they should take it to go, divide it up in portions of five, freeze the portions and eat them over a period, let’s say, a month or so.
      Just kidding but that would seem the only way to eat this dish “safely.”

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