Carrabbas Italian Grill has a fun new quiz on their Facebook page. I actually just took the quiz and loved my results. It is a quiz to see how your personality compares to some of Carrabba’s signature pasta dishes! Check it out: Carrabba’s Pasta Personality Quiz on Facebook. It was fun to see that my pasta personality is Spaghetti! It says:
“You’re genuine and well loved, like Carrabba’s Spaghetti and Meatballs. Your warm and comforting personality makes you everybody’s best friend. So go for our equally popular hand-prepared meatballs over perfectly cooked imported spaghetti.”
Thinking about Carrabbas Italian Grill got me in a pasta craving mood, because their pasta is so good! That is an under-statement, it’s Amazing. Seriously my family and I love it so much and go there so often that the staff knows us well 🙂 And my 3 year old son gets super excited when we say “Do you want to go to Carrabbas?”! It is all so fresh and delicious and they serve amazing italian food. There isn’t a dish there that we haven’t liked. My ultimate favorite is the Pasta Carrabba. And their bread is always so fresh and warm out of the oven…I am in pasta heaven just thinking about it.
I have a favorite family pasta recipe that I am so happy to share with you all! It is a rich and creamy sauce and tastes so good. It is comfort food for sure. My family gobbles it all up and when I have made it for guests it is always a hit. The best part is, it is simply and easy to make. It’s a win win recipe for everyone! Try it out with your family I know it will be a success:
Yummy Creamy Chicken Pasta
One 8 oz. package of Cream Cheese
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 1/2 cans of Milk (use can from soup to measure)
1 packet of Dry Italian Dressing Mix
1 stick Butter
Pasta- you can do any kind of noodle, my favorite for this dish is Penne or Bowtie (sometimes I mix both together).
Cook chicken and chop into bite size pieces. Set aside.
Cook Pasta as directed on it’s package.
While Pasta is cooking combine cream cheese, butter, cream of mushroom soup, milk and dry Italian dressing mix packet in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium to high heat stirring frequently. Cook for about 15 min. or until butter and cream cheese have melted and mixed in.
Add chopped chicken into the sauce.
Serve over the noodles and Enjoy!
Optional: add cooked bell peppers and or asparagus on top, it’s so good and gives the dish extra flavor and nutrition.
Carrabba’s Signature Pasta Meals and New Limited Time Offers
Signature Pasta Meals, featuring seven distinctive dishes served with choice of soup or fresh salad starting at $10. There’s no better place than Carrabba’s to enjoy a complete Italian meal – any day of the week.
CARRABBA’S PASTA: Carrabba’s makes every pasta dish by hand with the freshest ingredients. Pasta is cooked perfectly every time and signature sauces are made from scratch daily. Creative flavors and combinations of ingredients are part of Carrabba’s authentic family recipes as well as new creations.
LIMITED TIME OFFERS: Now through July 2011.
Featured Signature Pasta Meal:
Pasto Rambo – Named for the chef who created it, it’s made with shrimp tossed with imported Italian linguine, spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes sautéed in our basil lemon butter sauce. Lobster is available instead of shrimp for an additional cost.
Other Limited Time Offers:
Parmesan-crusted Chicken – Topped with fresh arugula and grape tomatoes tossed in a hand-prepared lemon vinaigrette, served with choice of side. Substitution of wood-grilled chicken also available. Pairs well with Estancia Pinot Grigio.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin – Three pork tenderloin medallions wrapped with prosciutto, wood-grilled and topped with an apple and fig infused port wine sauce, served with the vegetable of the day. Pairs well with Coppola Pinot Noir.
Limoncello Bread Pudding – Back by popular demand! Brioche bread pudding made with fresh Madagascar vanilla beans and a rich custard, served hot out of the oven. Topped with Blue Bell vanilla ice cream and drizzled with Carrabba’s homemade Caravella Limoncello liqueur sauce.
Peach Sangria – Carrabba’s new light and fruity Peach Sangria blends Copper Ridge White Zinfandel, Absolut Apeach vodka and Patrón Citrónge with a splash of citrus. Topped with a fresh lemon wedge and strawberry, it’s a taste of the Amalfi Coast in spring.
Locations: Visit www.carrabbas.com for the closest Carrabba’s location. There are more than 230 locations nationwide.
Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola founded the first Carrabba’s Italian Grill in 1986 in Houston, Texas. Today, there are 232 Carrabba’s Italian Grill locations around the country, run by passionate local proprietors focused on delighting guests with fresh, made-to-order Italian cuisine and the ultimate dining experience. Carrabba’s serves dinner seven nights a week in a casual environment that pairs innovative dishes and a complementary wine list with abundant hospitality. For on-the-go guests, Carrabba’s also offers convenient Carside Carry-Out. To learn more about Carrabba’s, please visit www.carrabbas.com.
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*I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Carrabba’s blogging program, for a gift card worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.