3 Steps to Enjoy Fall Flavours with Barilla® Pronto™ Pasta! #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/11

| October 10, 2016 | 102 Comments

Fall has arrived. With this change in season comes new fruits and veggies to enjoy in warm and cozy dishes. Apples and pumpkins are among some of the produce for people to create fantastic fall favourites such as pies crumbles and soups. Barilla® wants Canadian families to enjoy delicious dishes that will bring a fresh taste to classic flavours of the season with Barilla® Pronto™.

 

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Barilla® Pronto™ wants Canadians to rethink how they cook pasta. It takes three easy simple steps to prepare this pasta and is ready to eat in minutes! This is all you have to do to cook this pasta:

  • Add a box of Barilla® Pronto™ pasta to a pan (approximately 12 inches in diameters) with 3 cups of cold water, ensuring the water covers the pasta.

 

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  • Set the temperature high and stir regularly until most of the water is absorbed for about 10 minutes.
  • If desired, add 1 jar of Barilla® sauce to the pan and heat for 1 minute before serving. You are also able to add your favourite ingredients to create a dish your family will love!

 

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Not a fan of waiting for a pot of water to boil? Barilla® Pronto™ is cooked in a pan so there is no need for this step, nor is there a need for draining water. This makes meal time quicker and easier! Barilla® Pronto™ is available in four different varieties:

  • Half-Cut Spaghetti
  • Cut Macaroni
  • Rotini
  • Penne

 

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Barilla® asked me to try out a Barilla® Pronto™ pasta to create a dish using fresh fall produce that my family has not tried before.

 

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They sent me a recipe for Linguine with Caramelized Apples to try for dinner to see what we thought. I substituted the called for linguine noodles with Barilla® Pronto™ Half-Cut Spaghetti noodles since my family love spaghetti.

 

Linguine with Caramelized Apple
Yields 8
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box Barilla Linguine
  2. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  3. 3 apples, peeled, diced 1/2 inch
  4. 3 cups pumpkin, peeled, diced 1/2 inch
  5. 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  6. 6 slices thick cut bacon, chopped 1/2 inch strips
  7. Salt and pepper to taste
  8. 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, toasted
  9. 2 ounces goat cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Combine olive oil, apples, pumpkin, thyme and bacon in a mixing bowl.
  3. Place on a non-stick baking sheet and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes until apples are caramelized and pumpkin is soft.
  4. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  5. Place pasta wan pasta water back into saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Add apple mixture, scrapping all ingredients from baking sheet into pasta.
  7. Toss and heat through, season to taste.
  8. Place into eight bowls and top with toasted pumpkin seeds and cheese.
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We were a bit hesitant when trying this meal because we usually do not eat pumpkin and apples with pasta before. This dish was a bit outside of our comfort zone, but we love food and do not shy down from trying something new. We were surprised with the mix of flavours!

 

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The pumpkin, apple, and bacon were a great taste combination to eat! It had a sweet and salty profile that was interesting to eat. The goat cheese was not a hit with my little ones, but it added a zip to the dish that we enjoyed.  One of the easiest parts of preparing this meal had to be cooking the Barilla® Pronto™ Half-Cut Spaghetti noodles.  It was great to be able to cook and then mix together to blend all of the ingredients together before plating. We will be serving this dish again this fall!

Want to see what else you can try with your family using Barilla® pasta? Click here to find a recipe to cook and enjoy!

For more information on Barilla®, you can connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages!

Disclaimer: I was generously compensated by Barilla to write this post.

 

A Barilla® Pronto™ Giveaway!

 

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Enter to win 4 Barilla® Pronto™ Pasta:

  • Half-Cut Spaghetti
  • Cut Macaroni
  • Rotini
  • Penne

The ARV of this prize package is $10!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on November 11th, 2016.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

 

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. Pam says:

    I would love to try the half cut spaghetti (since I break mine in half anyway)

  2. Florence C says:

    I would love to try the Cut Marconi Pasta first. Love my Mac and cheese.

  3. Cheryl says:

    I would like to try the Penne in a pasta salad for our family! 🙂

  4. Tara Betterley says:

    I would love to try the Farfalle. This would be great in the crock pot mixed with hamburger and tomatoes!

  5. sarah alexis says:

    I would love to make a penne casserole!

  6. andrea amy says:

    Rotini is our favourite pasta shape, but I love all pastas!

  7. Tina L. says:

    I would like to try the Rotini

  8. Wayne Lecoy says:

    It would be great to win
    4 Boxes of Barilla Pronto Pasta.
    In response to your question of
    Which type of Barilla Pronto pasta
    would you like to try with your family?
    I would like to try the Rotini.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  9. I would like to try the Penne.

  10. Wanda Tracey says:

    I tweeted:https://twitter.com/wandaTracey/status/785670591323906053
    I would love to try the Cut Marconi Pasta first.Macaroni is a family favorite.

  11. jan says:

    the half cut spaghetti is the one i’d use first

  12. missbobloblaw says:

    I would like to try the Barilla pronto penne!

  13. melissa fowers says:

    I would love to try the Rotini.

  14. Judy Cowan says:

    Would love to try the spaghetti, we love a good meal of spaghetti!

  15. anastasia says:

    i would like to try the penne, i like when sauce gets in the noodle

  16. Kim K says:

    I like the Barilla Pronto penne pasta!

  17. Christine Murray says:

    I would try the half cut spaghetti

  18. Susanne McCarthy says:

    The penne pasta!

  19. Kim says:

    I would like to try the Half-Cut Spaghetti.

  20. Doris Calvert says:

    I would like to try the Penne

  21. Anne Derkat says:

    I would like to try the half cut macaroni as I use that in my chicken soup.

  22. Erin Lewis says:

    I love Penne pasta, so I would love to try that.

  23. Donnas says:

    I’d like to try the Rotini pasta; we use that quite frequently.

  24. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would try the half cut spaghetti,we make spaghetti weekly,and I always break them in half.

  25. Edith Rennes says:

    The penne would be my choice

  26. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I would love to try the Penne! its one of my favorite types of pasta.

  27. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to try the half cut spaghetti. I just saw some recipes today where you put your pasta and veggies in one pot and cook them together and the smaller pieces would even fit better in the pan.

  28. Francine says:

    I’d like to try the half cut spaghetti

  29. Mary Warner says:

    The half cut spaghetti. Use it in soup.

  30. Bailey Dexter says:

    I love the rotini. Not only do I use Rotini in hot pasta dishes but also in salads and soup

  31. Amy C says:

    I would like to try the Rotini.

  32. Leah says:

    I’d love to try the rotini. That’s my daughters favourite shape 🙂

  33. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    the rotini looks good

  34. maria says:

    I would like to try the penne

  35. lauralee preston says:

    I’m craving the rotini!

  36. Jonnie says:

    I would love to try the penne.

  37. Lynda Cook says:

    I would like to try the Cut Macaroni, but I would love to try them all since there is no boiling involved!!

  38. Edmond says:

    Holy Batman , luv to try rotini. To die for. Wow, prize pasta is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the pasta to eat. A life changing exp.

  39. Nicole says:

    I’d love to try the rotini.

  40. Chanel says:

    I would like to try the penne with my family!

  41. Barb W says:

    I would want to try the penne!

  42. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would love to try the Half-Cut Spaghetti.

  43. kristen visser says:

    I would love and appreciate ANY of these types of noodles but absolutely love Rotini 🙂

  44. I prefer Penne but my family loves any and all shapes of pasta. We eat it several times a week!

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  45. angela m says:

    I would love to try the macaroni

  46. 409cope says:

    We would love to try the penne.

  47. Glogirl says:

    I would like to try the Penne pasta.

  48. AD says:

    I would love to try the Penne with my Arrabbiata Sauce. Thanks!

  49. loretta says:

    rotini.

  50. lori butler says:

    for us the half cut spaghetti

  51. Carole B says:

    I like Penne!

  52. Darwin says:

    I would like to try the Rotini with my family

  53. Caryn Coates says:

    I would love to try the Rotini

  54. I would like to try the Rotini

  55. Linda says:

    I would like to try the Barilla Pronto rotini with my family.

  56. Melissa Marie says:

    I would like to try the penned because my daughter loves penne

  57. Wendy Jensen says:

    I would like to try Half-cut Spagetti with my family. Great idea, now I won’t have spagetti all over the kitchen when I try to split them in half!

  58. Michelle james says:

    Would like to give the Penne a try.

  59. Pat Battles says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve used macaroni…….I’d like to give it another try.

  60. nicolthepickle- Nicole Graham says:

    I’d like to try the rotini.

  61. Tracy D says:

    We’d go for the half cut spaghetti!

  62. Piroska says:

    I’d love to try the Rotini.

  63. KellyPC says:

    The Rotini sounds yummy!

  64. Melinda says:

    My family would love to try the Barilla Pronto Rotini.

  65. Valerie Gibson says:

    I would like to try the penne with a nice meat sauce.

  66. Tava says:

    We eat a lot of pasta and penne is the most hit and miss texture wise – I’d love to have all of the Pronto products because wow it’s like rice but pasta & no more water boiling over because we get distracted but the penne would be the first in the pot here.

  67. Donna T says:

    Penne

  68. Kelly Engelhardt says:

    My family would like to try the Penne

  69. Lisa H says:

    I’d love my family to try the rotini.

  70. Juliee Fitze says:

    Half-cut Spaghetti would be best for my family.

  71. Wanda Tracey says:

    My family would like to try the half cut spaghetti.

  72. Jenn says:

    My family would love the rotini pasta.

  73. Karine says:

    I would like to try the Rotini

  74. Nate Fuller says:

    My kids will only eat penne, but maybe I could get them to try something new!

  75. CL Chin says:

    I’ve already tried the penne so maybe the half cut spaghetti!

  76. Amber Y says:

    I’d like to try the Rotini because it’s one that I find harder to find at our local grocery store.

  77. Linda Svarovsky says:

    Would love to try the penne

  78. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I’d love to give the rotini a try.

  79. Erin W says:

    I’d love to try the half cut spaghetti! I always break my spaghetti in half!

  80. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I like all types of pasta but probably rotini the most, 🙂

  81. Silvia D says:

    I would like to try the Penne

  82. Heidi c. says:

    I would go with penne first as it is my hubby’s favourite.

  83. Erika Letson says:

    I would like to try the Rotini with my family, it’s their favourite!

  84. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d like to try the half cut spaghetti

  85. Tooth Fairy says:

    I would like to try Rotini for cold pasta salad or other main course warm meals too.

  86. Erica Seaman says:

    We love the Penne pasta with tomato sauce and sausage.

  87. Really, this is a good website

  88. Doris H says:

    I’d love to try the Penne.

  89. Janet C says:

    I would like to try rotini !

  90. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I would like to try the Rotini

  91. M says:

    I would like to try the Rotini!

  92. Yuen C says:

    I want to try the Rotini.

  93. I would like to try the Rotini.

  94. patrick jones says:

    SPAGHETTI

  95. Ophelia says:

    I’d love to try the Rotini!!!!!

  96. Carey Hurst says:

    The cut macaroni, my toddler only eats those kind . Though
    I love penne

  97. Laurie W. says:

    I would be most interested in trying the Cut Macaroni as we are big macaroni fans.

  98. Jacky Y says:

    We would love to try the Rotini!

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