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Macaroni Grill Copycat Recipes

Updated on July 19, 2008
Romano's Macaroni Grill Restaurant
Romano's Macaroni Grill Restaurant

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Romano's Macaroni Grill bills itself as a chain of casual Italian dining restaurants located around the world. The first Romano's Macaroni Grill opened in Texas in 1988. They make great Italian dishes. And have fun with the paper tablecloths and crayons.

If you can't get enough of Romano's Macaroni Grill, try these copy cat recipes at home. How about sampling the Penne Rustica or the copycat recipe of Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread?

Just Like Romano's Macaroni Grill Chicken Toscana Soup Recipe

Makes 2 servings

Macaroni Grill Chicken Toscana Soup Recipe Clone Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, preferably roasted
  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped
  • 4 ounces packaged gnocchi, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup cream or half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil

Cook the onions and garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes, or until onion becomes soft and transparent and garlic becomes golden. Be careful not to burn the garlic or it will taste bitter.

Add chicken broth. Turn up heat and let it come to a boil. After the broth starts boiling, add the precooked chicken, gnocchi, and chopped tomato. Turn down to a simmer. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

Next, add the cream. Add spinach last. Stir spinach until it wilts. Remove from heat.

After putting the Chicken Toscana soup into individual bowls, sprinkle with generous amounts of Parmesan cheese and a little basil.

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      SwonousLownal 5 years ago

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      applejuic3 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      more copycat recipes! i love it. macaroni grill can be quite delicious, can't wait to make their food at home.

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      Lillian 6 years ago

      Went to Macaroni Grill for lunch and had this delicious soup.It was called sausage aand kale.Is it possible to get recipe

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      royale333 6 years ago

      I enjoyed the truffle dip that was served with the mac n cheese bites. Is it Asiago or what kind of cheese? was it REALLY truffle dip? Also, I haven't been there in a while and thought they had brick, wood burning ovens....

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      lindsay 6 years ago

      the cheese cake is frozen. i used to work for mac shack. but i am looking for the recipe for macaroni grills honey balsalmic chicken. it was one of my facorites and they no longer serve it.

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      chas4012 7 years ago

      Anyone have the lemon cake recipe?

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      Julie 7 years ago

      Needed Macroni Grill spaghetti sauce receipe. They have now chnged the sauce in their restraunt to one I absolutely do not care for. Thank you Julie

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      Stephanie 7 years ago

      brcrocker, I was told the other night at Mac Grill that their cheesecake is frozen! Actually, that's why I didn't end up getting that dessert!! :)

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      karen 7 years ago

      does anyone know or have the recipe for chicken amalfi soup from mac grill

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      ragan kesterson 7 years ago

      i love macoroni grill could get your recipe

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      Josh 8 years ago

      Scored major brownie points and impressed the hell out of the boyfriend with the vodka rustika. Only now he never cooks. Woops!

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      Kari 8 years ago

      How about the Parmesan crusted sole and orzo pasta? I tried recreating it myself and it was good but not quite the same...

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      Debbie  8 years ago

      Does anyone have the recipe for the Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Salad? Really good!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Angela Harris, Must try the Macroni Grill Penne Rustica recipe. Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

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      Michelle 8 years ago

      I need to recipe for grilled salmon with spinach Orzo.

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      emily 8 years ago

      I love the marinated veggies. Seems simple, but I've not been able to figure it out. It's been 9 years since I had them, but they left an impression on me. Does anyone have a recipe for them?

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      Fran 8 years ago

      I think the only ingredient missing in the Toscana soup is rosemary. Add just a scant amount; I know I taste it in the soup at the restaurant. Thanks for the great website--I'm bookmarking it.

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      Judy 8 years ago

      I love the Macaroni Grill's spaghetti sauce! Anybody have the recipe????

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      Tamale Recipe 8 years ago

      Cant wate to try out your Recipes!!!

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      Crystal Queen 8 years ago

      Anyone have the recipe for the Chicken Ceasar Calzonetto from Macaroni Grill?

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      Kylee 8 years ago

      Anyone have the mushroom ravoli? I am craving it like a mad woman!

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      ashley 9 years ago

      i was looking for the roasted garlic cream sauce they have and there dessert raviole =)

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      joann 9 years ago

      I could swear that the Chicken Toscano soup had butter in it! I am going to try this recipea anyway, I am sure it will taste just great.


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      laura 9 years ago

      PLEASE if anyone can find the old Caramel Apple Torte that the Macaroni Grille used to serve I would LOVE it!! Been looking everywhere and can't find it!!! HELP!! It's awesome!! THANKS!!

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      TEHUFF 9 years ago

      I too am looking for the Pinot Grigio Chicked recipe! It was delicious!

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      Denise 9 years ago

      I am wanting to recreate the dish, Pinot Grigio... it was promotional from last spring but has since been added to the main menu. I can't find any copy cat recipes. Any help would be appreciated.


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      Julie-Ann Amos 9 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      Nice hub I've linked it to my grilling hub

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      claudia 9 years ago

      I too loved the San Marino, I can't believe they took it off the menu. I've been looking for a copy cat ever since.

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      Angela Harris 9 years ago from Around the USA

      Toney, I finally got a copycat recipe of Macaroni Grill Toscana Soup that really tastes like the real deal. I hope you like it as much as I did.

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      Marsha 9 years ago

      Recipe for a dish Macaroni Grill used to serve called San Marino, was my fav. It haded grillled chicken breast and a creamy mustard sauce w sundried tomatoes over orzo pasta and skewered shrimp on top.

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      hazel 10 years ago

      reaaly want a recipe fro shrimp and articoke dip does any one have it

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      Donna 10 years ago

      I was wondering if anyone has a recipe similar to to the Pollo Magro "Skinny Chicken" at Romano's Macaroni Grill.

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      Toney Hernandez 10 years ago

      Asking if anyone has the recipe for Romano's Macaroni Grill: Chicken Toscana Soup

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      cgull8m 10 years ago from North Carolina

      Macaroni Grill Pasta Di Pollo Al Sugo BiancoAmazing and rich copycat version of Macaroni Grill's creamy pasta dish with chicken and pancetta. Sounds Delicious will check it out.