Carino's Italian is a United States-based chain of Italian food casual dining restaurants. It has more than 170 restaurants with branches in about 30 states. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the concept is owned by Fired Up, Inc., which was founded in 1997 by partners and former Brinker International executives Norman Abdallah and Creed Ford. Prior to 2006, restaurants were called Johnny Carino's Country Italian, Johnny Carino's Italian then changed to Carino's Italian Grill.





Carino's Spicy Spaghetti Skilletini
Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

8 ounces dry spaghetti uncooked
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cloves garlic minced
2 cups bell peppers chopped
2 cups onions chopped
3 to 4 cups marinara sauce as desired
1 teaspoons crushed red pepper

Add dry spaghetti to a pot of boiling salted water. Once spaghetti has been cooked according to package directions, drain and set aside (rinse under cool water to prevent pasta from sticking together. Meanwhile -use large cast iron skillet- heat olive oil. Add onions till caramelized and 1/2 way through cooking onions add bell peppers. Once bell peppers are softened and onions translucent, add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add marinara sauce, crushed red pepper and cooked pasta. Simmer over low medium heat 10 minutes. Serve hot.

You can add grilled chicken or Italian sausages sliced to this recipe and other vegetables that you like.

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