Whole Grain Spaghetti With Caramelized Shiitake Mushrooms And Pumpkin Seeds

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  • Servings : 24
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Chef Dewey McMurrey, CEC, ACE, of Texas Tech University, developed this recipe using nutrient-packed pumpkin seeds. Make sure to garnish with plenty of basil for a color contrast and flavor.


  • 4 lb. Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti
  • 4 oz. olive oil
  • 24 quartered shiitake mushrooms
  • 8 oz. diced sweet onion
  • 4 tsp. minced garlic
  • as needed salt
  • as needed black pepper
  • 4 oz. toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 16 basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 8 oz. shaved 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

For each serving, to order: Heat 2 tsp. oil in a skillet until hot. Add 4 shiitake quarters and sear them until they are caramelized. Add 2 tsp. onion and a pinch of garlic and saute until they are translucent. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Meanwhile, reheat 1 1/4 cups pasta in simmering water. Drain and add it to the vegetables. Toss and add 1 tsp. pumpkin seeds. Plate and garnish with basil and 2 tsp. Parmesan.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 385
Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg
Sodium 209mg
Total Carbohydrate 58g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 3g
Protein 15g

Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 11%
Iron 14%
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.