The Foglie D Autunno, or Autumn Leaves pasta, is from the heel region of Italy. One brand is Castellana and should be available at specialty food stores. The flavorings in this colorful pasta leaves are from turmeric, carrot juice, squid ink, spinach leaves, and tomatoes. This rendering of the pasta dish has a remarkable clean taste that really makes it special. It is sure to impress your family and guests.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large pot bring 6 quarts of unsalted water to boil. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain well. Place pasta back in the pot, add one Tablespoon of olive oil and mix to prevent the leaves from sticking together. Cover and keep warm while the sauce finishes simmering.

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  • Warm oven-safe dinner plates in a 150 degree F(65 degree C) oven.

  • Meanwhile, in a 12 inch saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat. Add the minced garlic and saute until the aromatic oils are released - about 1 minute. Add the chopped onion and bell pepper and saute 3 minutes. Add the cubed chicken breast, dried thyme, dried basil, rubbed sage, salt, and black pepper. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink. Add the Chardonnay and Burgundy wines, and pasta sauce and heat until bubbling. Add the Portobella mushroom pieces and cook until the mixture has reduced and is thick and hot.

  • To serve, place two large serving spoonfuls of Autumn Leaves on each warmed plate and top with a large ladle of the chicken and Portobella sauce.

Nutrition Facts

416 calories; 9.9 g total fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 606 mg sodium. 61.4 g carbohydrates; 17.4 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2006
This was divine and really so easy. The only hard part was finding D'Autunno pasta. I eventually just substituted garlic and spinach pasta for it and it worked extremely well. I put the chicken in right after the garlic so it would have a better chance to brown and cook through. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/27/2016
I could eat it... I just couldn't follow the recipe! Read More
9 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2006
This was divine and really so easy. The only hard part was finding D'Autunno pasta. I eventually just substituted garlic and spinach pasta for it and it worked extremely well. I put the chicken in right after the garlic so it would have a better chance to brown and cook through. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2005
The sauce was amazing a refreshing taste to the regular spagetti sauce. The noodles i didn't do right so they were a bit 'unusual' i'll have to give them another try. They were beautiful however just a little more difficult to work with. It was delicious! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
Very elegant tasty chicken dish!! Three cheers for Chef Doogie:) MMMMMM. Great with a good crisp loaf of bread! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2005
Delicioso! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2005
Green peppers turned out to be overcooked while the chicken stayed raw. But it was easy to prepare at least. Seems like a waste of energy and not so good for the environment to heat an oven just to warm some plates so I didn't do that. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2014
Quite delicious. I found leaf pasta but not the flavored stuff so I settled on non leaf flavored pasta. Also no Burgundy so I used all Chardonnay. I really liked the richness of this.. leftovers for dinner tonight! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/27/2016
I could eat it... I just couldn't follow the recipe! Read More