Pasta dishes with the most calories

Posted at 8:39 AM, May 18, 2016

When you're craving comfort food, there's no better way to indulge than with a creamy, delicious bowl of pasta. From a simple bowl of mac and cheese to spaghetti bolognese, from gnocci to lasagna, the Italian staple can satisfy any pang of hunger.

Of course, usually when you decide to order a pasta dish, you know that it's not going to be a light meal. But there are some dishes that are so far on the calorific side of the spectrum that they equal almost a full day's worth of meals.

With this in mind, HealthGrove, a Graphiq site, aggregated the most caloric pasta dishes at 10 nationally known chain restaurants. The data is pulled from menus as of 5/12/16.

Pastas with cheesy sauces dominate the list — especially mac and cheeses and alfredo pastas, which consist of 28 percent of the most calorific dishes. So when you're out and looking for the comfort of a creamy pasta dish, make sure you know exactly what you're biting into.


#10. Domino's Pizza

Chicken Carbonara in Bread Bowl

Calories per serving: 1480

See menu here.

#9. Ruby Tuesday's

Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

Calories per serving: 1523

See menu here.

#8. Mimi's Cafe

Chicken Tillamook Cheddar Mac

Calories per serving: 1560

See menu here.

#7. Applebee's

4-Cheese Mac & Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders

Calories per serving: 1580

See menu here.

#6. Olive Garden

Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara

Calories per serving: 1590

See menu here.

#5. Uno Chicago Grill

Deep Dish Mac & Cheese

Calories per serving: 1690

See menu here.

#4. The Old Spaghetti Factory

Hearty Mizithra and Brown Butter

Calories per serving: 1990

See menu here.

#3. Spaghetti Warehouse

Turin Trio

Calories per serving: 2000

See menu here.

#2. Red Robin

Buzz Clucks and Mac

Calories per serving: 2123

See menu here.

#1. Macaroni Grill

Buffalo Chicken Parmesan

Calories per serving: 2170

See menu here.

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