Carrabba's Tagliarini Picchi Pacchiu

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins

Mrs. Jack gave me this recipe from Carrabba's since I had been looking for it and I appreciate her help. I am posting for safekeeping.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, simmer sliced garlic in olive oil over very low heat for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir over medium heat another 2 minutes.
  4. Toss with cooked angel hair pasta and serve as a side dish for chicken or shrimp.
Most Helpful

This is one of my FAVORITE dishes. I worked as a manager for Carrabba's for nearly 10 years. You have the recipe fairly accurate but you forgot one of the main ingredients. Rough chop about 8 basil leaves and add them at the very last minute to flavor the sauce. It makes a huge difference. I will also suggest using white pepper instead of black and use canned, whole Italian plum tomatoes and crush them in the sauce yourself. Enjoy this light and fabulous meal.

klginsc May 16, 2011

I have made this twice and both times I've doubled it. I also use a 28oz can of San Marzano plum tomatoes with most of the juices drained. I haven't had enough fresh basil on hand so I used freeze dried. My daughter's favorite dish at Carrabba's and she said it's perfect! One of the easiest meals I've ever made that didn't come out of a box or a bag!

NVirginian October 17, 2012

What an easy and DELICIOUS recipe-tastes better than the restaurant!!! I made w/ canned tomatoes and added some grilled shrimp. Thank you, Kathie, for posting a great recipe! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.

Mrs.Jack October 23, 2008