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.




Penne Chicken Alfredo

Carino's Italian Grill Recipe

Alfredo Sauce
1 quart heavy whipping cream
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 tbsp black pepper
1/4 cup whole milk

Saute heavy cream, milk, and black pepper to a consistent boil. Remove cream mixture from heat and fold in parmesan cheese. Store completed sauce in refrigerator until use.

2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup chopped cooked bacon
1/4 cup diced Roma tomatoes
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, salt, and pepper
1/4 cup peas
1/4 cup sliced cooked chicken
1/2 cup Alfredo sauce
10 oz. penne pasta

In a warm saute pan combine butter, mushrooms, bacon, peas, tomatoes, chicken, and spice mixture. Saute until mushrooms are a golden brown and tomatoes begin to dissolve. Add Alfredo sauce and continue to saute until an internal temperature of 165 degrees is reached. Remove from flame, add pasta, toss, and serve.