Chicken Mezzaluna, Carrabba's Style

Total Time
2hrs
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr

Delicious ravioli-stlye pasta filled with Chicken, Cheeses and if you wish, spinach. Then Drenched in a wonderful cream tomato sauce. I tried this at Carrabba's, and made my own version.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dough:.
  2. Beat eggs and water together. Add 2 C of flour and 1 ½ teaspoons salt; beat well. Gradually stir in about 1 ¾ C flour to make moderately stiff dough. Turn out on lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Divide into 2 parts. Cover and let rest 10 minute Roll each part of dough out into 16x12 in rectangle. Cut into 2 inch squares.
  3. Sauce:
  4. Make the alfredo sauce, in a large skillet, melt butter. Sauté chopped garlic over medium heat. Stir in 1 ½ C half and half. Cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add remaining half and half, Parmesan cheese, and pepper. Once made, add the spaghetti sauce and stir well. Then add the half and half and cheese. Stir until its a smooth sauce; should look pink-orange.
  5. Filling:
  6. Combine chicken, spinach and melted butter. Stir in cheeses and spices. Place 1 tbs. of filling on one 2 inches square of dough. Moisten edges of dough with water and top with second square; seal well with tines of fork. Repeat with remaining filling and dough. Set aside to dry. Cook ravioli in large pot of boiling water until they float on the surface. Rinse and drain.
Most Helpful

My children are picky eaters, but love the Chicken Mezzaluna at Carrraba's. They both gave this recipe a "two thumbs up!" I reduced the proportions of half&half b/c the fat content is very high, and will continue to work at reducing that on future attempts. All in all, this is VERY close to the restaurant version. Thank you!!

kimberly.kk November 21, 2009

My fiance had the Chicken Mezzaluna at Carabba's and fell in love with it, so I had to look for a copycat recipe. I wasn't brave enough to try to make my own raviolis, so I stuffed the filling into manicotti shells and poured the sauce over the top. I followed the directions given in another recipe for using uncooked shells (400 degrees for 40 minutes), but the shells were not done. Oh, well, I will just have to try it again. My fiance still raved about it, he said it tasted awesome, and I agreed!

SashasMommy September 09, 2009