Elevate your weeknight dinner from an ordinary supper to an heavenly gourmet experience with Barilla® Collezione pasta and this easy to make Italian vegetarian sauce
Happy Monday everyone!
I’m so excited today to be working with Barilla® pasta to present you one of my favorite, go-to dinner recipes. A pasta dish that’s perfect for any week-night dinner for family or friends, but also fancy enough for your next dinner party. No matter what’s the occasion, these bucatini alla siciliana will make your meal special and memorable.
Every mouthwatering forkful of this pasta has it all: the thick bucatini pasta perfectly coated in a garlicky and lightly spicy tomato sauce, mingled with scrumptious eggplant pieces, a touch of pecorino and mozzarella cheese, and a sprinkle of oregano and fresh basil.
Are your tastebuds as excited as mine now?!? If not, open wide and imagine the flavor of this 🙂
For this recipe I’m using the Barilla® Collezione bucatini pasta. Have you ever tried it?! One of my favorite. It’s like a thick spaghetti (but even thicker) with a hole in the center. That’s where the name bucatini comes from. Hole in Italian is “buco”.
This long pasta perfectly pairs with a lot of different sauces, from a mouthwatering tomato sauce (like bucatini all’amatriciana) to not-red sauce (like the typical venetian “bigoi in salsa” made with sauteed onions and salty anchovies), and why not?!? Green sauce too! (bucatini and pesto sauce go so well together).
Today I’m serving my bucatini with this flavorful tomato based sauce, mixed with fried eggplants, a sprinkle of pecorino cheese and some pieces of fresh mozzarella, tossed with the pasta at the really end so that the mozzarella will starts to melt just when you get ready to devour it.
The Barilla® Collezione (all made with non-GMO ingredients) comes in six different artisanal shapes, from bucatini to casarecce and tortellini. And more. Each shape is meant to be matched with the perfect sauce. Not all shapes taste the same, have you ever noticed?! Even if the ingredients in the pasta are similar, different shapes have different textures, and each texture holds the sauce in different ways, to make every pasta experience unique and special.
You can find it in the same pasta isle as other Barilla® pasta, it is clearly marked with the golden “collezione” name. Here it is at my local Vons store.
Make sure to check out Barilla® for more exciting recipes. Also now you can receive a $5 reward when you spend $15 on any Collezione products between 09/06/18 and 11/26/18. Click here for more information: http://cbi.as/a2cdq