7.19.2007

Macaroni Grill's Penne Rustica



Ingredients:
12 oz. grilled chicken breast (marinate in olive oil and garlic salt overnight, then grill on barbecue for best flavor)
½ pack thick bacon
48 oz. (3 boxes) penne pasta
2 large red bell peppers- diced
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
½ tsp paprika

Gratinata Sauce:
2 tsp butter
2 tsp chopped garlic
1 cup marsala wine OR 1/3 cup apple juice + 2 tbsp red wine vinegar +enough chicken broth to equal 1 cup
1 tsp dijon or dry mustard
1 tsp salt1 tsp chopped rosemary
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
8 cups heavy cream

Directions:
Sauté garlic in butter in large pan. Add marsala wine, mustard, salt, rosemary, cayenne pepper, and heavy cream.Cook pasta according to directions. Cook bacon. Slice chicken into medium-bite size pieces.Combine sauce, cooked pasta, diced chicken, cooked bacon, bell peppers, parmesan cheese, and paprika and mix thoroughly. Spread in pans. Top with chopped rosemary and mozzarella cheese.

Bake @ 475 for 10 minutes. If frozen, thaw in refrigerator the day of. Cover with foil and bake @ 375 for 1 hour. Remove foil during the last 15 minutes.
Number Of Servings: Yields one 8x8 and two 9x13 casserole dishes.
Preparation Time: More than an hour



This recipe is delicious. I usually make when I am taking a friend or neighbor dinner, or hosting family dinner at my house since it makes SO much! Enjoy!

6 comments:

Chappell Family said...

This is my husband's fav. meal!!! Thanks for posting, I'm excited to try!

Sarah said...

ok, so I am not a member of your group...but I DO read the recipes on here and use quite a lot of them. I am Amy Chappell's sister in law and just wanted to say thanks for this recipe. I made it tonight and it is delicious. Definite A+!

Kara, Garrick and Rylee said...

I too am not a member of your group but love this blog, so many great recipes! Anyway, i made this pasta the other night and it was SO delish, but i was just wondering if you are supposed to simmer the sauce after adding the cream or if it's supposed to be a thin sauce. Thanks!

Nicole said...

This looks so good! :) I love your title "Pimp my Food". lol

Jenn W said...

I just made this for our dinner and a friend. It is sooo good. I used a whole package of bacon though. Can't wait for dinner tonight.

emstretar said...

The spices seem minimal for 3 lbs of pasta... I'm curious how this will turn out flavor-wise but the reviews look
Good so I'll try!

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