Barilla® Campanelle Crawfish “Mac And Cheese”

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  • Servings : 80
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A creamy triple-cheese sauce coats this grown-up mac and cheese combination. Presented at the 2012 Flavor Summit.


  • 1/2 cup minced fresh chives
  • 5 lbs. Barilla Campanelle
  • 10 Tbsp. butter
  • 5 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 10 Tbsp. flour
  • 10 cups 2% milk
  • 7 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups soft goat cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups, plus extra for garnish grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
  • as needed salt
  • as needed white pepper
  • 2 lbs. cooked, peeled, diced crawfish tails
  • as needed lemon juice


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

In a rondeau, melt the butter and saute the garlic and chile flakes until the garlic is light yellow. Add the flour and stir until the roux obtains a pale blond color. Add the milk and slowly bring to a simmer.

Step 3

Whisk in the cheeses and stir until melted. Add the parsley and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Remove from the heat and add the crawfish; stir gently to combine. Toss the sauce with the pasta. Season with lemon juice.

Step 5

Portion the pasta into buttered 2-oz. ramekins. Top each with some Parmesan and cover. Refrigerate until needed.

Step 6

To reheat, bake each serving until it is warm through and the cheese is browned. Garnish with chives.

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Chef Recommended Cuts
  • Campanelle
  • Cellentani / Cavatappi
  • Farfalle

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 80

Amount Per Serving
Calories 633
Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 106mg
Sodium 548mg
Total Carbohydrate 80g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 9g
Protein 35g

Vitamin A 19%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 44%
Iron 20%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.