Barilla® Medium Shells in a Slow Cooker

with Spicy Marinara Sauce, Butternut Squash & White Beans

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Barilla Medium Shells

  • Prep
  • Cook
  • Skill


Ingredients for 8 people      

  • 1 box Barilla® Medium Shells
  • 1 jar spicy marinara sauce
  • 1 medium butternut squash small diced
  • 4 cups (1 L) water
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 18-oz can (510 g) white beans
  • 10 basil leaves sliced thin
  • ½ cup (170 g) Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese grated


  •  In a large slow cooker, combine spicy marinara sauce, squash and water
  • Cook on low heat for 8 hours
  • Once cooked increase the heat to high and add the pasta
  • Cook the pasta in the slow cooker for 45 minutes or until al dente
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the white beans, basil and cheese
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