Mezze Penne With Brussels Sprouts, Mixed Mushrooms, And Parmesan

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  • Servings : 24
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Tender, seared Brussels sprouts and fresh mushrooms combine to make a rich, savory vegetarian sauce. For a vegan dish, omit the cheese.


  • 4 lbs. Barilla Mezze Penne
  • 4 lbs. trimmed Brussels sprouts
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 minced garlic cloves
  • 4 stripped, minced rosemary sprigs
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 2 lbs. sliced mixed mushrooms
  • as needed salt
  • as needed pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
  • 2 cups 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

Cook the sprouts in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and shock in an ice bath to stop the cooking. When cool, slice each sprout crosswise into 6 pieces. Refrigerate until needed.

Step 3

For each serving, to order: In a skillet, heat 2 tsp. oil and saute a pinch of garlic and a pinch of rosemary for 1 minute. Add 2 to 3 oz. sprouts and saute until slightly browned. Deglaze with 1 oz. wine and cook for 1 minute. Add 1 oz. mushrooms and saute for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Reheat 1 1/3 cups pasta in simmering water. Drain and add to the pan sauce, along with some pasta water to loosen, if necessary. Toss and plate. Garnish with 1/2 tsp. parsley and 1 Tbsp. cheese.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
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Total Carbohydrate g
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*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.