"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating."--Luciano Pavarotti

Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Macaroni Grill Penne Rustica, by , is from Anita's Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sue Perroots
Added: Saturday, August 30, 2008


Gratinata Sauce:
2 tsp butter
2 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chopped rosemary
1 c marsala wine
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
8 c heavy cream

Penne Rustica:
1 oz pancetta or bacon
18 shrimp, peeled and deveined
12 oz grilled chicken breast
4.5 c of gratinata sauce
48 oz penne pasta, cooked
3 tsp pimentos
6 oz butter
1 tsp chopped shallots
1 pinch of salt and pepper
1 c parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp paprika
6 sprigs fresh rosemary

Saute pancetta until begins to brown. Add butter, shallots and shrimp. Cook until shrimp are evenly pink but still translucent. Add chicken, salt, pepper, and mix thoroughly. Add gratinata sauce and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and simmer until sauce thickens. In a large bowl, combine shrimp and chicken mixture and precooked pasta. Top with remaining cheese, pimentos and paprika. Bake for 475 F for 10-15 minutes. Garnish with fresh rosemary.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!