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Little Italy Favorites: Taylor Street Baked Ziti Recipe

by Maggiano's Little Italy

We love our On the House Classic Pastas! Available all day and every day when you dine in at participating locations, you can choose one Classic Pasta today and take another home for tomorrow…compliments of your chef! Enjoy our Taylor Street Baked Ziti recipe from our table to yours.

Little Italy Favorites: Taylor Street Baked Ziti Recipe

Serves 3 -4
Ingredients
16 oz ziti pasta
20 oz canned or fresh marinara sauce
2 oz olive oil
1 oz butter
1 lb ground Italian sausage
1 oz chopped basil
2 Tbsp minced garlic
8 oz shredded Mozzarella
1 cup white wine
3 Tbsp grated Parmesan
12 oz diced tomatoes
1 basil sprig

Instructions
Place ziti Pasta in boiling water and cook as stated on the back of the packaging or until your desired al dente. Place the Olive Oil into a heated sauté pan over medium-high heat and cook the Italian sausage.
Once the sausage is almost cooked, add the garlic and continue cooking for approximately 30 seconds. Add the white wine and bring to a simmer, reducing the wine until almost completely dry.
Lower the heat to medium, and add the diced tomatoes, marinara sauce, butter and chopped basil. Remove from the heat, and add the pasta and half of the Mozzarella. Then toss to blend.
Transfer to the baking dish and top with the remaining Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
Place underneath a broiler or in a convection oven for approximately 2-3 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Garnish with basil sprig and serve immediately

Other Classic Pastas you’ll enjoy:
Spaghetti
Spaghetti & Meatball
Mom’s Lasagna
Four-Cheese Ravioli
Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Fettuccine Alfredo
Mushroom Ravioli al Forno
and of course, Taylor Street Baked Ziti

You are always welcome to join us at Maggiano’s Little Italy for your next meal out or special event. We also invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Pinterest, and watch us on YouTubefor more recipes and tips.

An Italian-American Thanksgiving

by Maggiano's Little Italy

What do you consider an Italian-American Thanksgiving tradition? Families of Italian heritage have centuries of culinary traditions that range from pumpkin ravioli to sausage and mozzarella stuffing. Whether you plan to watch football, parades or feast on family favorites, the best tradition is bringing family, friends and the community together. Share the love and add an Italian-American twist to your spread this Thanksgiving with these awesome recipes.

An Italian-American Thanksgiving

Starter & Side Recipes
Cranberry Citrus Dressing
Parsnip & Potato Mash
Sausage Sage Bites
Shrimp & Butternut Squash Bruschetta – depicted above
Tuscan Style Mussels

Dessert Recipes
Giada’s Chocolate Ricotta Pie
Godiva Chocolate Crème Brûlée
Warm Apple Crostada

Cocktail Recipes
Cranberry Lime Bellini
Pumpkin Divine Martini
Salted Karamel Martini

You’re invited to celebrate Thanksgiving at our place or yours. Please join us at Maggiano’s Little Italy for menu details.
We also invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, and watch us on YouTube for more recipes and ideas.

Maggiano’s Teammate Celebrates Stuffed Pastas

by Maggiano's Little Italy

Are you smitten by our Stuffed Pastas features? Daniel O., from our Perimeter, GA restaurant, took things to another level, so we’ll let him tell you why you have to try these dishes.

Dishes you’ll enjoy on our “Stuffed Pastas” menu now through December 4th:
Our new Stuffed Pastas come with an On The House Classic Pasta to take home.* Learn more about the dishes and receive an exclusive offer you won’t want to miss!

Fresh Burrata
Heirloom Tomatoes, Arugula, Olive Oil, Black Pepper

Burrata Ravioli
“The Earth’s Best Cheese”
Jumbo Half Moon Ravioli stuffed with Fresh Mozzarella Curd, Grana Padano Parmesan Broth, Heirloom Tomatoes, Balsamic and Fresh Basil

Spinach Tortellacci
“A Roman Celebratory Dish”
Tomato Pesto Broth, Grana Padano Parmesan, Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Paccheri Amatriciana
(Pa-Ker-Ee Ah-Ma-Tree-She-Ana)
“The Garlic Smuggler”
Cannelloni filled with Cheese, Smoked Italian Ham, Tomato Ragu, Italian Sausage and Swiss Chard

Chicken & Mushroom Stuffed Shells
“Rigatoni ‘D’ in a Shell”
Jumbo Shells baked with Grana Padano Parmesan, Spinach, Sage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Marsala Cream Sauce

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Gingersnap Crust, Cinnamon Whipped Cream, Pecan Praline Crust

We invite you to the warm atmosphere at Maggiano’s Little Italy for your next meal out or special occasion. We also invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, and watch us on YouTube for more recipes and ideas.

 

†dish contains nuts    *available at participating restaurants
subject to availability

 

The Story Behind the Dish: Chicken & Mushroom Stuffed Shells

by Maggiano's Little Italy

You love it and we love it too – Our Famous Rigatoni “D.” Our Chefs were inspired to take the flavors we love in Rigatoni “D” and stuff it in a jumbo pasta shell. Nothing could ever replace Rigatoni “D,” but these jumbo stuffed shells are a real treat for “Rig D” lovers. Stuffed shells are traditionally found in southern Italy. Their shape, size and consistency are the perfect vessel for bold, rich fillings and flavorful sauces.

The Story Behind the Dish: Chicken & Mushroom Stuffed Shells

Baked pastas, or “pastas al forno” as they are called in Italy, date back to the Renaissance when baked pastas were served at the banquets of nobles.  These dishes were an invitation for the chef to display their creativity. And so, a take on our most iconic dish – our Rigatoni “D” – is the perfect opportunity for our chefs to showcase their creativity and serve our distinguished guests.

Dishes you’ll enjoy on our “Stuffed Pastas” menu now through December 4th:
Our new Stuffed Pastas come with an On The House Classic Pasta to take home.* Learn more about the dishes and receive an exclusive offer you won’t want to miss!

Fresh Burrata
Heirloom Tomatoes, Arugula, Olive Oil, Black Pepper

Burrata Ravioli
“The Earth’s Best Cheese”
Jumbo Half Moon Ravioli stuffed with Fresh Mozzarella Curd, Grana Padano Parmesan Broth, Heirloom Tomatoes, Balsamic and Fresh Basil

Spinach Tortellacci
“A Roman Celebratory Dish”
Tomato Pesto Broth, Grana Padano Parmesan, Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Paccheri Amatriciana
(Pa-Ker-Ee Ah-Ma-Tree-She-Ana)
“The Garlic Smuggler”
Cannelloni filled with Cheese, Smoked Italian Ham, Tomato Ragu, Italian Sausage and Swiss Chard

Chicken & Mushroom Stuffed Shells
“Rigatoni ‘D’ in a Shell”
Jumbo Shells baked with Grana Padano Parmesan, Spinach, Sage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Marsala Cream Sauce

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Gingersnap Crust, Cinnamon Whipped Cream, Pecan Praline Crust

We invite you to the warm atmosphere at Maggiano’s Little Italy for your next meal out or special occasion. We also invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, and watch us on YouTube for more recipes and ideas.

 

†dish contains nuts    *available at participating restaurants
subject to availability