Thursday, February 10, 2011

maggiano's rigatoni d...... OH YA!

have you ever tasted this pasta?
if not, you're in for quite a treat. i'm not kidding.

maggiano's rigatoni d

2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
12 oz. button mushrooms (cut in have if large)
3 tbs. balsamic vinegar
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 tsp. pureed garlic (i use trader joe's frozen garlic)
salt and pepper
1 lb. chicken breast, cut into 1 to 1-1/2 in. pieces
1/2 quart chicken stock
2-4 oz. marsala wine
2 oz. white wine
1/2 quart heavy cream
1 lb. rigatoni pasta
1 tbs. fresh basil, chopped
2 tbs. garlic butter (i use whole foods kerigold garlic and herb butter)
parmesan cheese, shavings (garnish)
chopped fresh parsley (garnish)


1. heat oil in a large pan
2. caramelize onions set aside in a bowl
3. add mushrooms to pan and saute with balsamic vinegar (until soft and slightly browned)
4. add onions to mushrooms
5. season with salt and pepper
6. add garlic
7. add chicken
8. add chicken stock, 2 oz. of the marsala and white wine, cook until reduced by half
9. add cream and bring to a boil, cook until it thickens (to your personal preference)
10. turn down heat and simmer to skim away impurities
11. cook rigatoni at dente
12. add drained rigatoni to chicken mixture in pan and finish with basil, parsley, parmesan cheese, garlic butter and salt and pepper
13. add additional marsala for flavor as needed
14. place in a bowl and garnish with parmesan shavings and chopped parsley

enjoy friends.... it's super-duper yummy!!
xoxo - erin


  1. That sounds divine! Thanks Erin!

  2. I just was thinking I could not eat another bite, but this image may have just changed my mind.

  3. this looks delish! gonna try it sometime! thanks for sharing...pasta is my FAVE!

  4. Yum...looks good. Will have to try it out for sure. Love your version of the etsy art...isn't etsy the best?

  5. my first time on your blog and my stomach growls...looks so good.

  6. My first time on your blog too!
    That pasta dish looks like the perfect comfort meal this time of the year! I might need to try it...I love mushrooms.
    I love your anniversary gift to your husband...all white and simple...beautiful!

  7. Hello yum! Is this from the restaurant Maggianos? We are going there tomorrow with my whole family to celebrate my birthday (early) I may have to try this one.

  8. i had rigatoni D from maggianoes little italy restaurant. OMG it was soo delicious..I decided to try it after going into the restaurant for the first time AND ONE OF THE WORKERS RECOMMENDED IT TO ME. i was soo happy that i thats all i order when I go there. This is sooo good!!!