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.

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Chicken & Sausage Ziti


CHICKEN and SAUSAGE ZITI
Buca di Beppo Restarant Recipe

Ziti:
1 package of mild Italian sausage (5 links) 
1 pound chicken breast tenders cut in chunks 
1 tablespoon olive oil 
1/2 teaspoon oregano 
1/2 teaspoon basil 
1 (15 oz.) can Italian diced tomatoes 
1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese 
1 package of penne noodles 
1 package of fresh Spinach

Sauce:
2 cups heavy whipping cream 
4 ounces cream cheese 
1 tablespoon butter 
1 pinch of crushed red pepper 
2 tablespoons crushed garlic 
salt and pepper, to taste 

Cook the sausages as recommended on package cut into chunks and set aside. Boil penne noodles drain and put into large bowl. Boil spinach and drain and add to big bowl of cooked penne.

Cook chicken in a frying pan: Heat olive oil add chicken, oregano, basil, and can of tomatoes. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked about 10 to 15 min. (When done add to big bowl of cooked penne

Sauce: In a sauce pan add the butter and garlic stir until light brown. Add the heavy whipping cream, red pepper and cream cheese. Salt and pepper taste. Let simmer for 20 min on low heat to thicken. (When done add to big bowl of cooked penne) Add parmesan cheese to pasta bowl & mix everything together.

1 comment:

  1. OMG!! This is my favorite dish at Buca. This recipe tastes just like theirs!! LOVE it.

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