Protein+™ Rotini with Caramelized Leeks, Peas, and Tomato-Basil Sauce

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Caramelized leeks strike a sweet balance for salty prosciutto in this dish of Protein+™ pasta with Barilla’s Tomato & Basil sauce. Sweet peas add a fresh element.



    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 the oil in a rondeau and caramelize the leek rounds. Season them with salt and pepper. Set aside for service.

    Step 3

    For each serving, to order: Warm 4 oz. sauce with about 2 1/2 T. peas and some caramelized leeks.

    Step 4

    Reheat 1 1/3 cups pasta in simmering water. Drain and add it to the sauce with 2 1/2 T. pasta cooking water to loosen the sauce. Toss to combine.

    Step 5

    Plate the pasta and garnish with 1 T. Parmesan, 2 T. prosciutto, and some basil.

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

    This information is per serving.

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 serving
    Servings Per Container

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 479
    Calories from Fat 144
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 16g
    Saturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 15mg
    Sodium 1101mg
    Total Carbohydrate 63g
    Dietary Fiber 3g
    Sugars 10g
    Protein 22g

    Vitamin A 16%
    Vitamin C 28%
    Calcium 17%
    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.