Romano’s Macaroni Grill is an Italian restaurant brand founded in 1988 by Phil Romano, one of the industry’s leading innovators. Inspired by the Italian country cuisine served in Romano’s grandmother’s kitchen, Macaroni Grill blends Italian traditions with progressive culinary inspiration from all regions of Italy and the U.S. An extensive wine list and the chain’s unique honor wine system finish out the experience in this polished casual atmosphere.

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Butternut Alfredo Ravioli



BUTTERNUT ALFREDO RAVIOLI
Romano's Macaroni Grill Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

Sauce:
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
pepper, to taste
3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Main Dish:
9 ounce package refrigerated ravioli
4 ounces bacon
1 cup butternut squash, peeled & cubed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
fresh basil leaves, finely sliced, for garnish
grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Peel butternut squash and cut into uniform cubes about 1/4 inch in size. Put pasta water on to boil.
Cut bacon into strips and cook in a skillet until browned and crisp. Remove bacon from skillet and place on a paper towel to drain.

Heat vegetable oil in skillet and pan fry butternut squash on medium high heat until lightly browned and crisp outside (about 10 minutes). When water has reached a boil, cook ravioli according to package directions. While squash is cooking, start cream sauce.

Melt butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add cream, nutmeg, and pepper to butter and cook until the sauce thickens a bit, about 3 minutes. Add grated parmesan to sauce and stir until melted. Serve by spooning some cream sauce onto a plate and top with raviolis followed by butternut squash, bacon, parmesan, and basil.

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