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.
Stuffed Mushrooms Parmigiana
Carrabba's Italian Grill Stuffed Mushrooms Parmigiana
12 to 15 large mushrooms
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped finely
2 ounces diced pepperoni
1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup finely crushed Ritz crackers, about 12 crackers
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/3 cup chicken broth
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Wash mushrooms and remove stems. Finely chop stems and reserve.In a large skillet, melt butter and cook onion, pepperoni, green pepper, garlic and chopped mushroom stems until tender but not brown. Add crackers, parmesan, parsley, salt, oregano and a dash of pepper, and mix well. Spoon mixture into mushroom caps, heaping tops. In a shallow baking pan with 1/4-inch water covering bottom of pan, place stuffed mushrooms. Bake uncovered about 25 minutes until heated thoroughly.