Whole Grain Penne With Spicy Duck Ragout

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  • Servings : 24
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Add variety to the menu and celebrate the renewed consumer interest in duck. The tomato-based sauce is a zesty complement for whole grain pasta.


  • 3.3 lb. Barilla Whole Grain Penne
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 chopped garlic cloves
  • 4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 24 chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 4 lb. ground duck meat
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 3.5 lb. canned chopped tomatoes
  • as needed salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 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 contain refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

Saute the garlic in the oil until it is slightly yellow. Add the sage, pepper flakes, and duck. When the meat is browned, deglaze with the wine and let it reduce. Add the tomatoes and 1 quart water. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes and season with salt. Set aside or keep warm.

Step 3

For each serving, to order: Reheat 1 1/3 cups pasta in simmering water. Drain and toss it with some of the sauce. Stir in 2 tsp parsley, 2 tsp butter, and 1 1/2 Tbsp cheese. Plate.

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  • Whole Grain Medium Shells
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 483
Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 69mg
Sodium 520mg
Total Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 4g
Protein 25g

Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 12%
Iron 23%
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.