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Rigatoni Di Gregorio (Maggiano’s Little Italy Copycat)

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


When you start craving a taste of Italy at home, whip up this simple, rich Rigatoni di Gregorio recipe with chicken and mushrooms.


  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium mild onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces sliced button mushrooms
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped into 1” pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  1. Cook rigatoni in a large stock pot filled with salted water, according to package directions.
  2. Drain well in a colander and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are golden brown. Remove from heat and transfer to a medium bowl.
  4. Add chicken to pan and saute until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in chicken stock and Marsala wine. Return sauteed vegetables to the pan. Bring to a light boil over medium-high heat and continue cooking until liquid is reduced by 1/3.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and water until combined. Add to pan and stir to combine. Continue to cook until liquid is thickened.
  7. Stir in heavy cream. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Add rigatoni to pan and stir well to coat pasta with the sauce. Stir in 1 teaspoon chopped parsley, Parmesan cheese, and butter until combined and butter is melted.
  9. Scoop onto serving plates. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley as desired. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Italian, pasta, rigatoni, Maggiano's, chicken, mushrooms