Protein+™ Penne With Academia Cherry Tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella, And Marjoram Oil

  • Yield : 24
  • Servings : 24
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Try a variation on the classic caprese ingredients by using a different herb. Marjoram steeped in olive oil makes a flavorful and unexpected garnish here.



    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

    Heat 2 Tbsp. of the oil and saute the garlic until it is slightly yellow. Add the tomatoes and 2 cups water and bring them to a simmer.

    Step 3

    In a blender, combine the remaining 1 cup oil and the herbs. Blend well and pour it into a squeeze bottle.

    Step 4

    For each serving, to order: Reheat 1 1/3 cups pasta in simmering water. Drain and add it to a pan with about 1/2 cup sauce. Warm through and plate. Garnish with 2/3 oz. mozzarella and about 2 tsp. of the oil.

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    Chef Recommended Cuts
    • PLUS® Elbows
    • PLUS® Farfalle
    • PLUS® Penne
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    Nutritional Info

    This information is per serving.

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1
    Servings Per Container 24

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 402
    Calories from Fat 135
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 15g
    Saturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 17mg
    Sodium 673mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52g
    Dietary Fiber 6g
    Sugars 6g
    Protein 16g

    Vitamin A 6%
    Vitamin C 24%
    Calcium 7%
    Iron 27%
    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.