Whole Grain Pasta With Pumpkin And Peas In A Herbed Cream Sauce

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  • Servings : 24
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Bright orange squash and peas punctuate this fragrant herbed sauce.


  • 4 lbs. Barilla® whole grain pasta
  • 1½ cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 lbs. finely diced red onion
  • 4 oz. chopped garlic
  • 1 bunch chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 bunch chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ bunch chopped fresh thyme
  • ¼ bunch chopped fresh oregano
  • 2½ lbs. diced Roma tomatoes
  • 5 lbs. diced pumpkin or squash
  • 2½ lbs. frozen peas
  • 2 qts. heavy cream
  • 325 ml white wine
  • 1 qt. tomato juice
  • As needed salt
  • As needed freshly ground black pepper
  • As needed 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

Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add pumpkin (or squash) and sauté until soft. Add all herbs and tomatoes, stir and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes. Add heavy cream, white wine and tomato juice and let simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

For each serving, to order: Reheat 1 1/2 cups pasta in boiling salted water for 40 to 60 seconds. Drain and warm in a pan with sauce. Garnish with Parmesan, if desired.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (460g)
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 760
Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g
Saturated Fat 20g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 110mg
Sodium 180mg
Total Carbohydrate 78g
Dietary Fiber 11g
Sugars 11g
Protein 15g

Vitamin A 270%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 10%
Iron 20%
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.