Recipe: What is your Pasta Personality?

Find out your Pasta Personality and how it compares to some of Carrabba’s signature pasta dishes. Are you outgoing and have a spicy personality like a Marinara sauce, or warm and caring like a smooth Alfredo? No matter what your personality, Carrabba’s Italian Grill has a signature pasta dish that’s perfect for you! Take the Carrabba’s Pasta Personality Quiz and find out which one of their Signature Pasta meals best represents your personality!

I found it quite funny that mine came out to be Spaghetti and Meatballs. While I could eat Meatballs ALL DAY, I am not a big fan of Spaghetti. I am seriously a Fettuccine/Penne’ and Alfredo girl!

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.

Now Introducing:
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.

Being Italian I am open to all sorts of pasta dishes. One of my favorite dishes to make for my family is Manicotti. Ironically this was my Wordless Wednesday post today! My friend and I were making it at 10 pm the other night. This is a super simple recipe to make! It literally took us less than 15 minutes to throw together. Mind you I already had home made sauce made but you can use your favorite jar sauce of course!

  • 1 box of Manicotti Shells
  • 1 16 oz container of Ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Bag of Shredded Cheese (Any white cheese of blend of will work) (Set aside 1 cup to sprinkle on top)
  • 1/4 Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Cover the bottom of a 9×13 pan with some sauce. Mix all of your ingredients in a bowl.  Place cheese in a freezer bag or piping bag and snip off the end. Squeeze cheese into your RAW manicotti shells. Cover them with sauce and remaining shredded cheese. Bake for 55 minutes on 360.

Many people think that cooking a meal like this has to be difficult and it really doesn’t! My mom is not much of a cook so I am so happy that before my Nana passed, she taught me a lot of the family recipes. I am finding out now how few people in the family even know how to cook what she used to.  Being a single mom, it is nice to have some fast yet healthy recipes to cook for my boys. I want to spend time with them, not all day in the kitchen. Good doesn’t have to mean time consuming.

Disclosure: “I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Carrabba’s blogging program, for a gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

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