Cellentani With Leeks, Pancetta, And Peas

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  • Servings : 24
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Twisty cellentani pairs well with this classic cream sauce. Dice the pancetta or render it and break it up into shards.


  • 4 lb. Barilla Cellentani
  • 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 diced leeks
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 6 cups heavy cream
  • 6 cups green peas
  • as needed salt and black pepper
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb. diced, rendered pancetta


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.

Step 2

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 3

In a large pan, saute the leeks in the oil until they are soft. Deglaze with the wine and reduce it completely. Add the stock and reduce it by half, then add the cream and bring it to a simmer. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Remove it from the heat and keep warm.

Step 4

For each serving, to order: Reheat 1 1/2 cups pasta in simmering water. Drain and add it to a pan with about 1/3 cup sauce and 1/4 cup peas. Warm them through and plate. Garnish with 1 1/3 Tbsp. cheese and some pancetta.

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Chef Recommended Cuts
  • Cellentani / Cavatappi
  • Elbows
  • Rotini
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 484
Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fat 17g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 91mg
Sodium 756mg
Total Carbohydrate 36g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Protein 12g

Vitamin A 29%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 11%
Iron 11%
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.