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Penne Rustica Macaroni Grill Copy Cat recipe, feed a large group and is amazing #Pasta recipe, #Soul FoodPenne Rustica Casserole Recipe

My friend Laurie gave me this copy cat recipe about 12 years ago for Penne Rustica at Macaroni Grill.  I changed it up a bit, for example I do not put shrimp, pimentos, shallots or wine in mine.  But here is the way my family has been eating it the last 12 years.  Matt loves it, I should make it more often… plus it feeds a large group.  We always have left over for the next day or two.

Gratinata Sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  •  2 cups white grape juice (can use Marsala wine)
  •  1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (I use black pepper)
  • 6 cups heavy whipping cream ( or you can use whole milk, but sauce will be MUCH thinner)
In a large stock pot, bring water to boil and cook on box of Penne Pasta 14-16 oz , cook to package directions.
In a large sauce pan heat butter, garlic and rosemary for a minute on medium heat.  Then add the rest of the ingredients in, stir on medium heat till it comes to a boil.  Make sure you stir it so the cream does not scald.  Boil for 5 minutes, sauce will thicken.  Take off heat and set aside.

In a large skillet cook 2-3 strips of  bacon, cut into small bits (or you can use Pancetta).  Once it gets crispy take out of the pan, and set aside…. but leave bacon drippings in pan.

In the same pan you cooked the bacon in, add 1/3 cup minced onions, 2 large chicken breast cut into thin strips, season with 1/2 teaspoon paprika, pinch of salt and pepper.  Once the chicken has started to brown and has a nice color, add 6 Tablespoons butter. (At this point if you want to add 18 shrimp peeled and deveined, cook till pink but still translucent… cause you will cook them again in the oven)

Once Chicken in fully cooked add the Gratinata Suace (that you made earlier) and 1 cup Culinary Circle  Parmesan Cheese (found in the specialty cheese bin at Albertsons) .  Bring it all back up to a boil, and cook for 1 minute.

Add you Penne Noodles and sauce with chicken into a LARGE greased baking dish OR  bake it in TWO 9/13 pans… yes it makes a lot.

Then top with 1 cup grated parmesan, crumbled bacon and a dash of salt and pepper.

Bake at 450  for 10-15 minutes.  Take out of oven and let stand for 5-10 before serving.  Serves 6-12 people (depending on serving size)

Penne Rustica Casserole Recipe

 

Gratinata Sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 2 cups white grape juice (can use Marsala wine)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (I use black pepper)
  • 5 cups heavy whipping cream ( or you can use whole milk, but sauce will be MUCH thinner)
Other Ingredients needed:
  • 2-3 strips of bacon chopped
  • 2  large chicken breast sliced thin
  • 6 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup minced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup Culinary Circle  Parmesan Cheese (found in the specialty cheese bin at Albertsons)
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • optional 18 Shrimp Peeled and Deveined (or I use Italian sausage instead)
  • 1 box of Penne Pasta 14-16 oz (before you cook)

In a large stock pot, bring water to boil and cook on box of Penne Pasta 14-16 oz , cook to package directions.

In a large sauce pan heat butter, garlic and rosemary for a minute on medium heat. Then add the rest of the ingredients in, stir on medium heat till it comes to a boil. Make sure you stir it so the cream does not scald. Boil for 5 minutes, sauce will thicken. Take off heat and set aside.

In a large skillet cook 2-3 strips of bacon, cut into small bits (or you can use Pancetta). Once it gets crispy take out of the pan, and set aside…. but leave bacon drippings in pan.

In the same pan you cooked the bacon in, add 1/3 cup minced onions, 2 large chicken breast cut into thin strips, season with 1/2 teaspoon paprika, pinch of salt and pepper. Once the chicken has started to brown and has a nice color, add 6 Tablespoons butter. (At this point if you want to add 18 shrimp peeled and deveined, cook till pink but still translucent… cause you will cook them again in the oven)

Once Chicken in fully cooked add the Gratinata Suace (that you made earlier) and 1 cup Parmesan Cheese. Bring it all back up to a boil, and cook for 1 minute.

Add you Penne Noodles and sauce with chicken into a LARGE baking dish greased. I bake it in TWO 9/13 pans… yes it makes a lot.

Then top with 1 cup grated parmesan, crumbled bacon and a dash of salt and pepper.

Bake at 450 for 10-15 minutes. Take out of oven and let stand for 5-10 before serving. Serves 6-12 people (depending on serving size)Penne Rustica Macaroni Grill Copy Cat recipe, feed a large group and is amazing. Albertsons cheese sale makes it more busget freindly #Pasta recipe, #Soul Food, #Cheese

Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana ~ copycat recipe

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Chili's Salsa Recipe, copy cat version for Chili's salsa. Quick and easy made in less than 60 seconds in the blender #Chili's, #Salsa, #CopyCatrecipeCopy Cat Chili’s Salsa

If you need a quick and easy snack for the next tailgate party, football party or just as a late night snack.  Then you have got to try this quick and easy recipe. Get restaurant quality salsa at a fraction of the price and made in about 60 seconds.

Ingredients

  • 1 28 oz. Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1-4 Canned Jalapenos, stem ends removed
  • 1 teas. Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 teas. Salt
  • 1 1/2 teas. Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. Lime Juice
  • Sugar (optional)

Instructions

All Jalapenos are not created equal start with just one to begin with and add more to taste.
Add all ingredients except the sugar to a blender.
Blend until smooth (about 60 seconds_.
Check the heat and salt level, add additional peppers one at a time blending after each addition.
If it is a little bitter add sugar a little at a time until it’s just right.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Serve with chips or on your favorite dish.

Chili's Salsa Recipe, copy cat version for Chili's salsa. Quick and easy made in less than 60 seconds in the blender #Chili's, #Salsa, #CopyCatrecipe

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Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana ~ copycat recipe

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Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad, Healthy Copycat Recipes, Salad Recipes Using Strawberries, Salad Recipes Using Fruit, Salad Recipes Using Apples, Healthy Salad Recipes, Goodwood's Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach SaladStrawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad ~ Healthy Valentine’s Copycat Recipe

Locals and those of you in Utah, have you ever eaten at Goodwood BBQ?! The hubs and I have a handful of times. We love it! Even though my hubs is a vegetarian, he finds great salads to eat there, like this recreation of one of my very favorite salads… Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad. Full of baby spinach, honey crisp apples, strawberries, candied walnuts, topped with blue cheese and a wonderfully sweet raspberry vinaigrette.

The strawberries added to this lovely salad, put me in the mood for valentines day, (It doesn’t take much.) Is it just me or don’t strawberries scream Valentines?! This would make a beautiful, festive little Valentine’s Day salad, don’t ya think?! Next time I make this salad, I’m going to try and make a chocolate raspberry dressing – then it might just be classified as a dessert salad. 😉 Cause you know, chocolate and strawberries are related aaaand dessert can be dinner too! 😉

Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad ~ Healthy Valentine’s Copycat Recipe

Ingredients

  • baby spinach, desired amount
  • honey crisp apples, core removed, sliced, desired amount
  • strawberries, sliced, desired amount
  • candied walnuts, desired amount
  • blue cheese crumbles, desired amount
  • raspberry vinaigrette dressing (you can use Annie’s Naturals if you do not want to make your own)

—-> Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing recipe 

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, gently toss desired amount of spinach, apples, strawberries, candied walnuts and blue cheese crumbles. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad, gently toss again. Serve.

Notes: Goodwood’s recipe uses candied pecans.

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Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad ~ Healthy Valentine's Copycat Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad ~ Healthy Valentine's Copycat Recipe
  • Ingredients
  • baby spinach, desired amount
  • honey crisp apples, core removed, sliced, desired amount
  • strawberries, sliced, desired amount
  • candied walnuts, desired amount
  • blue cheese crumbles, desired amount
  • raspberry vinaigrette dressing (I used Annie's Naturals)
Instructions
  1. Directions
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss desired amount of spinach, apples, strawberries, candied walnuts and blue cheese crumbles. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad, gently toss again. Serve.

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Cosmic Brownies Copy Cat Recipe, Dessert recipe for fudgy brownies, Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Recipe, Fudgy Chocolate Recipe

Cosmic Brownies Copy Cat Recipe

Moist chocolate fudgy brownies, with bright colored m&m’s on top… does it get any better than that? It sure does, when you have a WHOLE pan of them in your kitchen. This recipe is one you will soon memorize, because you make it so often. If you like recipe and would like more like it, make sure you follow our FOOD pinterest board here.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Sticks Butter, softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¾ Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 teas. Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 8 oz. Semisweet Chocolate
  • ¼ – ½ Cup Mini M&Ms

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. In a mixing bowl cream together the Butter, Sugar and Brown sugar. Add in the Eggs, ¼ Cup Heavy cream and Vanilla, stir until combined. Add in the Cocoa powder and stir until combined. Add the flour 1/3 at a time stirring between each addition. Put the batter in an 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan lined with lightly greased parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees until a tooth pick comes out clean, 45-55 minutes. Remove and let cool.

In a microwaveable bowl combine the Chocolate and ½ Cup Heavy cream. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals stirring after each until the Chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour over the brownie in the pan and smooth to the edges. Sprinkle with M&Ms and refrigerate until set. Remove from the pan and cut into desired sizes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Cosmic Brownies Copy Cat Recipe ~ Fudgy Chocolate Brownies #Dessert #Recipes
 
Cosmic Brownies Copy Cat Recipe Moist chocolate fudgy brownies, with bright colored m&m's on top... does it get any better than that? It sure does, when you have a WHOLE pan of them in your kitchen. This recipe is one you will soon memorize, because you make it so often. If you like recipe and would like more like it, make sure you follow our FOOD pinterest board here .
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ Sticks Butter, softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¾ Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 teas. Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 8 oz. Semisweet Chocolate
  • ¼ - ½ Cup Mini M&Ms
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a mixing bowl cream together the Butter, Sugar and Brown sugar. Add in the Eggs, ¼ Cup Heavy cream and Vanilla, stir until combined. Add in the Cocoa powder and stir until combined. Add the flour ⅓ at a time stirring between each addition. Put the batter in an 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan lined with lightly greased parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees until a tooth pick comes out clean, 45-55 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  2. In a microwaveable bowl combine the Chocolate and ½ Cup Heavy cream. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals stirring after each until the Chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour over the brownie in the pan and smooth to the edges. Sprinkle with M&Ms and refrigerate until set. Remove from the pan and cut into desired sizes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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