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.

Offering Italian-inspired cuisine passed down from our founders’ family recipes, Carrabba’s uses only the best ingredients to prepare fresh and handmade dishes cooked to order in a lively exhibition kitchen. Featuring a wood-burning grill inspired by the many tastes of Italy, customers can enjoy signature dishes, including Chicken Bryan, Spiedino di Mare and a fresh twist on an Italian Classic, Wood-grilled Chicken Marsala. Carrabba’s was voted #1 Italian in the 2014 Consumer Picks Survey by Nation’s Restaurant News.



Sausage and Peppers

Carrabba's Italian Grill Sausage and Peppers
Copycat Recipe

Makes 4

4 Italian fennel sausage links
1/2 cup marinara sauce
1 cup Fresh Pepper Sauce

Fresh Pepper Sauce
1 each red, yellow and green bell pepper
1 red onion
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/2 (#10) can crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon pepper
2 tablespoons salt

Make Sauce:  Combine peppers, red onion and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes until al dente. Add pepper, salt and crushed tomatoes. Cook until sauce reduces to stew texture.Spoon 1 cup Fresh Pepper Sauce with marinara sauce in pan; reduce to stew texture.

Cook the Sausage:  Grill links until thoroughly cooked. Spoon the sauce on a plate and top with sausage links.

Slice the sausages and serve with sauce over cooked pasta or keep them whole and serve inside a hotdog bun.

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