Whole Grain Rotini with Smoked Tomatoes, Blue Cheese and Sorrel Oil

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Barilla featured this flavor-rich dish at the Flavor Experience conference in 2015. The sorrel puree adds a touch of acid to the otherwise rich sauce.


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 1/2 cup oil and saute the onions until translucent. Add the tomatoes and simmer until thickened. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Step 3

In a blender, puree 1 cup oil with the sorrel to make a loose sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

For each serving, to order: Reheat 1 1/4 cups pasta in simmering water. Drain and add to a pan with some of the tomato sauce. Heat through and stir in 2 1/2 Tbsp cheese. Plate and garnish with sorrel oil.


  • 4 lb Barilla Whole Grain Rotini
  • 1 1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 small yellow onions, diced
  • 5 lb fire-roasted tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 cups fresh sorrel
  • 4 cups crumbled gorgonzola cheese
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Chef Recommended Cuts
  • Whole Grain Elbows
  • Whole Grain Penne
  • Whole Grain Rotini
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container serving

Amount Per Serving
Calories 515
Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 27mg
Sodium 813mg
Total Carbohydrate 63g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 6g
Protein 17g

Vitamin A 36%
Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 16%
Iron 17%
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.