Copycat Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica

Copycat Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica

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This pasta dish has everything in it: shrimp, bacon, chicken, sauce and spices!

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Serving Size / Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. bacon
  • 18 shrimp, peeled and devained
  • 12 oz. grilled chicken breast, sliced
  • 4 1/2 C. granita sauce
  • 12 oz. penne pasta
  • 3 tsp. pimentos
  • 6 oz. butter
  • 1 tsp. shallots, chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 C. Parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • fresh rosemary
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. rosemary, chopped
  • 1 C. marsala wine
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 8 C. heavy cream

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Directions


  1. For the sauce: Saute butter, garlic, and rosemary until garlic begins to brown.

  2. Add marsala wine and reduce by one-third.

  3. Add remaining ingredients and reduce by half of original volume. Set aside.

  4. For the pasta: Saute pancetta until begins to brown. Add butter, shallots, and shrimp.

  5. Add chicken, salt, pepper, and mix thoroughly.

  6. Add granita sauce and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and simmer until sauce thickens.

  7. Combine shrimp and chicken mixture with precooked pasta. Place into a large casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese and pimentos and sprinkle with paprika.

  8. Bake at 475 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Remove and garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs.

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