• Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cooking Time: 15 mins
  • Serves: 10

Penne Rustica

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 Ingredients List

  • 2. grilled chicken breasts marinade in olive oil and garlic salt overnight, then grill on barbecue for best flavor
  • 5-6 strips of thick bacon
  • 1 lb. penne pasta 1 box
  • 1 large red bell peppers- diced
  • 1 /3 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 C mozzarella cheese
  • Gratinata Sauce:
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp dijon or dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chopped rosemary
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream


Sauté garlic in butter in large pan
Measure apple juice in a measuring cup. Add the red wine vinegar and enough chicken broth to equal 1/3 cup.

Add apple juice mixture, mustard, salt, rosemary, cayenne pepper, and heavy cream. Allow it to warm but not boil.
Cook pasta according to directions
Cook bacon
Slice chicken into medium-bite size pieces
Combine sauce, cooked pasta, diced chicken, cooked bacon, bell peppers, parmesan cheese, and paprika and mix thoroughly
Spread in pans
Top with some additional chopped rosemary and mozzarella cheese
Bake @ 475 for 10 minutes

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