Knock Off Buca di Beppo Penne San Remo

I worked at Buca for 9 months. I got hired the week after my birthday. I trained for a week and a half. The next week I found out I was pregnant. So I put in 9 months and bailed to be mommy at home again. Buca introduced me to Eggplant Parmesan (SO GOOD!), Chicken Glorioso and Penne San Remo.  Who’s a pasta fiend?  ME!!!

To my supreme delight I found a copy cat recipe for Buca’s Penne San Remo.  Sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, wine, pasta, chicken.  Sold!  Get your fork and get to cookin’.

Knock Off Buca di Beppo Penne San Remo | White Lights on Wednesday 

Knock Off Buca di Beppo Penne San Remo

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Memo's Kitchen


  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts cooked and sliced
  • 4 artichoke hearts quartered
  • 3 to 4 sun-dried tomatoes cut into strips
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 ounces white wine
  • 8 ounces Alfredo sauce
  • 2 ounces peas {I left these out I don’t do peas}
  • 12 ounces penne pasta {or your favorite pasta}


  1. In a large saute pan, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add chicken, artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes and cook for 1 minute. Add garlic, salt, and pepper; cook for 1 minute more to caramelize garlic.
  3. Deglaze pan with white wine and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add Alfredo sauce and peas. Simmer until sauce beings to bubble, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  5. Add drained pasta and toss with sauce.
  6. Place pasta in a bowl reserving as many ingredients as possible for the top. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and parsley.


  1. says

    I've never heard of this before, but dang there's some good stuff going on in this dish! (ok, so the wine speaks to me the most)
    Thanks for linking.

  2. says

    This sounds wonderful! I love Buca! But the closest one is 4 hours away, and I only get to go there about once a year. Thanks for sharing this. Found you at Jaqs Studio, Made by Me Wednesday. Hope you'll come visit! I'm a new follower.

  3. says

    Julie, this recipe sounds fabulous. I am going to have to try this one day. I've pinned it for future reference. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!


  4. says

    I think we have a Buca here in Sacramento but I haven't ever tried it. This dish sounds delicious. I LOVE pasta and can't wait to try this. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday each week to share your wonderful posts. Have a wonderful week ahead 🙂


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