Pasta Milano Soup

Pasta Milano Soup Recipe

Any Romano’s Macaroni Grill restaurant fans out there?  One of my favorites on their menu is the Pasta Milano.  Bow-tie pasta topped with a creamy sauce of grilled chicken, roasted garlic, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes.  As I was thinking about what to cook today (food is something that’s almost always on my mind), I saw my jar of sun-dried tomatoes in the fridge and my thoughts took off from there…pasta…pasta with sun-dried tomatoes…roasted garlic…creamy…Pasta Milano…how about a Pasta Milano soup?  The thought was intriguing and so I set about trying to recreate the Pasta Milano taste and prepare it in the form of a rich, creamy and satisfying soup.  The end result was a hit!  And you’re going to love it!

Macaroni Grill fans, what do you think?


Pasta Milano Soup
 
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A soup version of Pasta Milano, the popular pasta dish at Romano's Macaroni Grill.
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Recipe type: Pasta, Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, drizzled with olive oil and roasted, skin on, for 30 minutes, or until tender, in the oven preheated to 400 F. Mince the roasted garlic.
  • 8 oz. button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 2 cups grilled chicken breast, diced
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 cubes chicken or vegetable bouillon (or 3 teaspoons granules)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups cooked bow-tie pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Heat butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Saute the onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the roasted garlic and stir to combine. Add the mushrooms and cook until tender, another 4 minutes.
  2. Add flour and stir to combine. Add the wine and simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Add the chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and stir to combine. Add the broth, milk, and bouillon cubes. Stir to combine. Bring the soup to a simmer, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the parsley, Parmesan cheese, heavy cream and simmer, covered for another 5 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with fresh chopped parsley.

 

Alternatively, instead of soup you can add more flour to thicken it into a sauce and serve it over pasta.

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12 Responses

  1. MJ

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    I tried the Pasta Milano Soup this evening — EXCELLENT! Next time I will try your alternative suggestion of thickening the soup into a sauce with more flour and serving it over noodles. Would I then leave the bow-tie pasta out of the sauce? I look forward to trying your other recipes!

    • The Daring Gourmet

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      Wonderful, I’m so happy you liked it! Yes, you’d leave the pasta out and serve the sauce over the noodles instead (making extra, of course, than the 2 cups specified for the soup version). Thanks for your feedback, MJ. I hope you enjoy the other dishes every bit as much!

  2. Rachael hall

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    I made this tonight for my family and boyfriend! :) it was a huge hit!
    Instead of grilling the chicken, my dad (with out me knowing) smoked the chicken. It was amazing! The sauce was amazing, everything was great and the boyfriend gave the approval ;) haha
    Thanks for the recipe!

    • The Daring Gourmet

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      Thanks, Rachael! I’m so glad your family enjoyed it. Be careful though, you keep up this kind of cooking up and your boyfriend may start asking for a more long-term commitment ;) The smoked chicken sounds like a lovely addition – your dad has good taste.

  3. wrote on

    What a great way to make a restaurant favourite your own! This is the perfect time of year to experiment with new soups…thanks for sharing!

    -Shannon

  4. Ayako A

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    My husband made this dish tonight. We (he, our toddler and myself) REALLY enjoyed it! Bow-tie pasta and creamy cheesy soup attracted our child. The side dish was green salad with my mother’s original dressing (rice vinegar, soy sauce, black pepper and olive oil). The soup could be a good recipe for leftover roast chicken. A few suggestions from him are 1. put the ingredients in the order of cooking and 2. break down the instructions a bit more. But those have nothing to do with how tasty this soup was!

    • The Daring Gourmet

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      I’m so happy to hear your whole family – including your toddler – enjoyed it! Thanks for your feedback and suggestions. I’ll reorder the ingredients and see what I can do about breaking the instructions down a little more. Happy cooking!

      • The Daring Gourmet

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        Done!

  5. Ayako A

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    You’re so quick! Thanks a lot for your prompt follow-up, and FYI – my husband will try your pizza recipe next week. Wish him luck!

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Awesome! You guys are on a ROLL!

  6. wrote on

    I made your pasta Milano soup it was awesome my friends and family loved it!

    • The Daring Gourmet

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      I’m SO happy to hear that, Diana!! Thanks for making it and for your feedback!

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