Buca, Inc. is an industry leader in terms of growth in the number of restaurants it oversees. The company owns and operates 51 full service, dinner-only restaurants under the name Buca di Beppo. Its restaurants are located in 18 states as well as the District of Columbia. Buca di Beppo (meaning 'Joe's basement') restaurants differentiate from other Italian restaurant chains by providing distinctive oversized Southern Italian family style portions in a casual, festive, humorous, socially interactive atmosphere. Appealing to nostalgic trends, the décor at each of Buca's restaurants irreverently exaggerates the clichés of traditional postwar neighborhood Italian/American restaurants. In terms of scale, Buca thinks big: large food portions, large tables, and large restaurant size with an average seating capacity of 300.




Chicken Cannelloni

Buca di Beppo Restaurant Recipe

1 cooked chicken, cut into small pieces.
2 boxes cannelloni
1 large carton thick cream
1 diced onion
2 sticks diced celery
2 cups diced mushrooms
2 diced carrots
garlic to taste
basil to taste
mixed herbs to taste
1 jar pasta sauce of your choice
1 cup red wine (optional)
1 cup water
2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Diced and chop all the ingredients into small pieces. In a large mixing bowl mix together the chicken, cream, onion, celery, mushrooms, carrot, garlic, herbs and basil.

In a separate bowl mix the pasta sauce and wine together. Stuff the cannelloni shells with the chicken mix.

In a large baking dish, place 1 layer of stuffed cannelloni shells.  Pour over water and half of the pasta sauce mix.  Add another layer of cannelloni shells pour over remaining sauce mix. Spread cheese over the top and cover the dish with foil. Cook for 40 minutes or until the cannelloni is soft.

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