Gemelli With Sauteed Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus, And Thyme

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  • Servings : 24
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Fresh crunchy vegetables enliven this pasta dish. A touch of cream in the sauce and fresh thyme make a fragrant sauce.


  • 4 lbs. Barilla® Gemelli
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 8 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 4 lbs. coarsely chopped fresh asparagus
  • 2 lbs. halved Brussels sprouts
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • As needed salt
  • As needed pepper
  • 4 cups grated Romano 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

For each serving, to order: Saute 1/2 tsp garlic and 1/3 tsp thyme in 1 tsp oil until garlic is golden yellow. Add 2 tsp onions, 1 1/3 oz brussels sprouts, and 2 2/3 oz asparagus and toss over medium-high heat.

Step 3

Add 1 1/3 Tbsp wine and cook until almost evaporated. Add 1 1/3 Tbsp broth and reduce by half. Add 2 tsp cream and reduce slightly to thicken. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Reheat 1 1/3 cups pasta in boiling salted water for 40 to 60 seconds. Drain and add to the pan with 2 2/3 Tbsp cheese. Toss well and plate.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (263g)
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 440
Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 240mg
Total Carbohydrate 65g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 4g
Protein 17g

Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 20%
Iron 25%
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.