Olive Garden Mostaccoli – The dish you serve after denting the car
If you want to make a dish that will impress your friends or future in-laws,
or a dish guaranteed to wow your husband and make him forget you dented the car
or even a dish likely to convince your boyfriend to take that next step and purpose..
This. is. that. dish…
Do you think I exaggerate?
Well, just give it a try and let me know..
My daughter got this recipe from a friend of hers who had
a relative that used to work at Olive Garden and stole the secret recipe
from the dwarf cousin of the bus boy’s friends accountant…
So you know it’s gotta be the real deal..
And you seriously can’t go wrong with the above ingredients..
Unless, of course, you have clotted artery problems.
Or are a heart surgeon.
If either of those things apply to you, put down the mouse and walk away. now… please..
Baked Mostaccoli Ingredients
1 box mostaccoli
¾ cup butter
1 cup whipping cream
¼ tsp white pepper
1 ¼ cup Parmesan cheese (fresh)
2 tsp. chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 garlic cloves minced
1 jar spaghetti sauce (Ragu Robusto)
Shredded mozzarella cheese
2 to 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and sliced
Cook 1 box Mostaccoli according to package directions.
Can you believe I actually captured the steam in the picture!
Cook and chop 3 to 4 boneless skinless chicken tenderloins or breasts.
Yes, for you detail people out there, this is less chicken then it calls for-
the chicken should be directly proportional to the size of the dent in the car –
after factoring in age and condition of said car . For instance, in this case it was
and old car and a small dent.
Or if you are going for the proposal, Chicken amount is increased
according to your age and the number of months you have been dating…
Now to make the Alfredo sauce –
Please excuse my unsightly pan..
The sauce starts, as all good things do, with butter… or, as we like to say in the North – Buttah
As you are making the Alfredo, have the spaghetti sauce heating up on the stove.
After the buttah is melted, pour in the whipping cream.. because there certainly isn’t
enough fat in the buttah..
Add some white pepper to this and let it cook over low heat
for 5 minutes until it thickens slightly.
Now add 1 1/4 cup of fresh grated Parmesan to the mixture,
and cook over low heat till the cheese has melted, stirring constantly.
Now you are going to mix the Alfredo with the warm spaghetti sauce to desired taste.
You may have to taste quite a bit of it to be sure…
Now stir the mixed sauce into the cooked pasta – making sure all is coated.
Now add the chicken, garlic, and chopped parsley.
I know it looks like it will overflow, but I managed to get it all in there!
Now load the top of this bad boy with fresh grated mozzarella and more parmesean.
Seriously, the key to this dish is fresh ingredients –
don’t go cheap or easy on it, and it won’t let you down.
Bake in 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until
your neighbors have smelled it and casually dropped by hoping for a dinner invitation..
My entire house smells like the Olive Garden..without the waiters,
or cooks. or dishwashers… or even those yummy chocolate mints..
I so wish you could smell this and see it in person – the pictures don’t do it justice.
Just close your eyes and imagine the smell of cheese and garlic and butter… ahhhhhh
There you have it – the dish to end all dishes.
Certain to be a hit at every pot luck and party.
And good enough to make him forget that auto repair bill..
at least for the evening.
I’m sure that you understand that I cannot personally guarantee a proposal,
but I would have a breath mint ready just in case…