Whole Grain Penne With Morels, Leeks, Crispy Pancetta, And Truffle Oil

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  • Servings : 24
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Just a touch of fragrant truffle oil brings together this elegant dish.


  • 3.3 lbs. Barilla Whole Grain Penne
  • 6 oz. dried morel mushrooms
  • 8 oz. julienned pancetta
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. diced leeks
  • 1 qt. chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 qt. heavy cream
  • as needed truffle oil
  • 4 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
  • as needed salt
  • as needed pepper


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

Reconstitute the morels in warm water for 30 minutes. Drain and chop.
Cook the pancetta until crispy. Drain the fat and set aside.

Step 3

For each serving, to order: Reheat 1 1/3 cups pasta in simmering water. Heat 2 tsp oil and sweat 1 oz leeks until tender. Add about 1/2 oz. morels and saute for 2 minutes. Add 3 Tbsp broth, reduce by half, and stir in 3 Tbsp. cream. Season with salt and pepper. Very lightly season with truffle oil. Drain the pasta and toss it with the sauce. Plate and garnish with 1/2 tsp. parsley and 1/3 oz. pancetta.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (196g)
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 525
Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 59mg
Sodium 631mg
Total Carbohydrate 57g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 4g
Protein 12g

Vitamin A 21%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 5%
Iron 12%
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.