The Chef’s Table

Created by the Chefs of Maggiano’s Little Italy

October 24, 2013

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

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