Friday, April 30, 2010

Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica

We made this for dinner on Saturday after we attended a BBQ competition. It was quick and easy to put together and was excellent tasting! We had enough for 2 meals!

Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica

4 oz. grilled chicken breast
½ pack thick bacon
16 oz. penne pasta
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp paprika
Mozzarella cheese
1 tsp butter
2-3 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 cup marsala wine(we used grape juice)
1/2 tsp dijon mustard(we used dry mustard)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chopped rosemary
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
3 cups heavy cream

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, then use left over grease to saute the bell pepper, set aside. Slice chicken into medium-bite size pieces. Combine sauce, cooked pasta, diced chicken, cooked bacon, bell pepper, parmesan cheese, and paprika and mix thoroughly. Spread in pan. Top with chopped rosemary and mozzarella cheese. Bake @ 475 for 10 minutes.


  1. This is my favorite Macaroni Grill dish!

  2. This is my hubby's favorite thing at Macaroni Grill. I am so excited that now I can make it for him!! Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments!

  3. This looks like a beautiful and tasty dish. It's been awhile since I've been to Macaroni Grill. Nice to know I can make it at home!