Penne Franco

This quite possibly may be my favorite pasta I've ever had.  It's a copycat recipe of the one from Carrabba's Italian Grill.
It's not on the menu, just a special they've had before.  I've had it many times, and finally decided it was time to try and make it.  Believe me when I say this is

1 box penne pasta
2 tbsp chopped sundried tomatoes
12 artichoke hearts (in water)
4 tbsp olive oil
1/2 pack of mushrooms (sliced)
kalamata olives (as many or as little as you want)
2-3 garlic cloves (minced)
2 chicken breasts grilled, and sliced (I broiled mine)
Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

 Cook you pasta according to package directions.
Pour olive oil into large pan, and saute garlic for 1-2 minutes over med-high heat.  Add in mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, artichokes, and olives.  Saute for several minutes, stirring frequently.  
Add in the sliced, cooked chicken, and the cooked pasta.  Stir until heated through, sprinkle with salt and pepper.  You can add more olive oil if it seems dry.  Top with shredded Parmesan.


linky parties


  1. It sounds delicious! I love artichoke hearts! Thanks for sharing your recipe. We have our new kitchen 95% done so I've been cooking and baking up a storm testing it all out and having a ball. I'll be trying this recipe soon.


Leave a comment