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Smoky Chicken Carbonara Bake

Carbonara is an Italian staple. “Pasta Carbonara” loosely translates to “Coal Miner’s Pasta.” The origin of the name isn’t completely known but some think the name refers to the black specks of pepper appearing to be black specks of coal. Another theory is that it is a dish invented by a former coal seller who opened a restaurant called Carbonara. Regardless of its origin, it’s a delicious dish. Fazoli’s has had a Chicken Carbonara on the menu for quite some time but now for a limited time you can get this smoky version. It is made with blackened chicken, fire-roasted red peppers, Parmesan roasted broccoli, chopped bacon, and smoky Gouda cheese sauce all baked on top of spaghetti with mozzarella and gouda cheese blend. It’s bold, smoky, a little spicy, and very delicious!