Uno's Rattlesnake Pasta Copycat

"We really enjoy Pizzeria Uno's Rattlesnake Pasta but eating out all the time gets expensive. I found this recipe online and we loved it. Next time I'll probably cut back to about 6 oz of the colby jack cheese, but it's definitely a keeper! (Edited the recipe to decrease the flour a little and the Italian seasoning after suggestions from raters)"
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  • The ingredients are in three groups. Above the penne pasta are the ingredients for the chicken. The penne pasta is in its own group. The ingredients below the penne are for the sauce.
  • In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add minced garlic and Italian seasoning and cook for about 1 minute. Then add the chicken, cooking until done.
  • Set chicken aside.
  • Cook one pound of penne pasta according to instructions on package, removing from the water just shy of al dente.
  • In the same pan the chicken was in, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the flour, salt & pepper all at once, to make a roux. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the milk and half-and-half to the roux, stirring constantly until smooth and thickened, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the cheeses and stir until melted.
  • Stir in chicken and jalapeno peppers.
  • Toss with pasta.

Questions & Replies

  1. How much Tabasco how much Alfredo sauce


  1. I used to work at Unos, and this was one of my favorite dishes. But frankly you don't need to go through this much work to make it. Simply add green Tobasco to alfredo sauce and you are done--that's how they made it when I worked there, which was a ways back.
  2. My whole family likes this pasta dish, and it's a great way to disguise the whole wheat pasta. It is on the rich and spicy side, so it is a once-in-a-while dish, but we love it when we have it.
  3. I used to love going to Pizzeria Uno's before it closed near me. The rattlesnake pasta was a dish I would occasionally enjoy on my visits! It was was always delicious with a nice little kick from the jalapenos. This recipe is pretty much spot on with the taste! Glad I came across this recipe, will definitely make again!
  4. This was my wife's favorite dish while living in Boston. We then moved down to Nashville where there were not any Uno's. I have made this recipe several times. My wife and kids love it. The sauce is about 98% identical to the restaurant chain. I used fresh cut jalapeños last time I made it, but would suggest using canned pickled jalapeños instead. the fresh cut jalapeños did not have enough time to blend with the sauce. This led to receiving extra hot bits every now and again instead of a smooth rich spicy blend. Using pickled jalapeños also allows you to add in the canned juice if you are looking for even more of a kick.
  5. My family loved it! It came out just perfect. Even better than the original dish from Uno's, in my opinion. I used whole wheat pasta and the rick creamy sauce disguised it well. The kids didn't even notice. Awesome!!!


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