Carrabba's Italian Grill was founded by Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola in Houston, Texas in 1986. The restaurant features hand-prepared family recipes made from the finest ingredients and prepared to order in an exhibition kitchen. The success of Carrabba's led to the popular PBS cooking show Cucina!, starring Carrabba and Mandola, as well as a series of companion cookbooks. There are currently 240 Carrabba's Italian Grill locations around the country.
Carrabba's Italian Grill Rigatoni Martino
7 ounces tomato cream sauce
1/3 cup mushrooms, sauteed
10 to 12 pieces sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
1 (8 oz) grilled chicken breast, cut into 6 equal strips
2 1/2 cups cooked rigatoni pasta
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (shredded to order)
sliced green onions, to taste
Place tomato cream sauce, mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes in a 10-inch skillet and heat over a medium flame. Heat rigatoni in clean, boiling, salted water until hot - about 30 seconds. Drain pasta and add to skillet along with chicken and toss to coat pasta with sauce. Sprinkle Romano cheese over pasta and toss again over a medium flame until sauce is a creamy consistency.