Barilla® Gemelli Alfredo With Butternut Squash And Oyster Mushroom Chips

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  • Servings : 24
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Here’s a colorful and satisfying vegetarian dish, with crunch from the oven-crisped mushrooms.


  • 4 lb. Barilla gemelli
  • 3.5 lb. diced butternut squash
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • as needed salt
  • as needed white pepper
  • 2 lb. trimmed fresh oyster mushrooms
  • 2 qt. heavy cream
  • 1 lb. grated Parmesan cheese


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

Season the squash with half of the oil, and salt and pepper. Spread it on sheet pans. Season the mushrooms with the remaining oil, and salt and pepper. Spread them on a sheet pan. Roast the vegetables in a 400-degree oven until the squash is tender and the mushrooms are crispy. Let cool.

Step 3

For each serving, to order: In a large skillet, bring 1/3 cup cream to a simmer. Slowly whisk in 2 2/3 Tbsp. cheese and season with salt and pepper. Reheat 1 2/3 cups pasta in simmering water. Drain and add to the sauce with about 1/4 cup roasted squash. Heat through and plate. Top with some mushroom chips.

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Chef Recommended Cuts
  • Campanelle
  • Gemelli
  • Mostacciolla

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 760
Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g
Saturated Fat 23g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 126mg
Sodium 415mg
Total Carbohydrate 70g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Protein 21g

Vitamin A 130%
Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 31%
Iron 21%
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.