Chef's Corner


Welcome to Chef’s Corner, where you’ll find everything from the ins and outs of ingredients to new takes on your favorite pasta dishes. We hope you enjoy these family-pleasing, satisfying and flavorful recipes – buon appetito!

spooky halloween pasta recipes

There’s no better treat to fill your jack-o-lanterns with than ziti! Carve out a few pumpkins and use the insides for a cheesy, aromatic sauce to toss with pasta. Fun to make, and even more fun to eat.


School’s back in session, so cue the busy schedules. These quick and easy recipes, keep hungry students fueled throughout the day.


If you can’t beat the heat, you might as well turn it up. Add some fire to your summer meals with these spicy pasta recipes.


We’re delighted to share the mouth-watering dishes they created in partnership with Barilla for the Billy Harris Dinner Series...


From classic comfort to gluten free, these recipes are guaranteed to be the star of every outdoor gathering.

Little Chefs' Mother's Day Specials

Celebrate Mom all day long with recipes that are delicious for her special day and simple enough for the little ones to make.

An Egg Lover's Guide To Leftovers

Time to get creative with these egg-centric recipes you'll want to use all year around.

A Winning Lineup Of Mac & Cheese

Sometimes a simple Mac and Cheese recipe is best, but if you're looking for a game-changer...

Date Night at Home
Recipes for Date Night

We've got a date night at home solution that you and your sweetie will fall in love with.

Game Day Favorites

Whether you're cheering on your #1 team or just tuning in for the commercials, we've pulled together some of our top-rated favorites to enjoy during the Big Game.

Holiday Cocktail Party

The holiday season is officially here, and nothing gets us in a festive mood quite like a cocktail party.

Pasta Lovers Thanksgiving

November is the time for family, friends, and of course Thanksgiving. But this year, we think the turkey could use a few new friends.

Spectacular Spaghetti

We think there’s a reason to celebrate pasta every month, but especially during October a.k.a. National Pasta Month. We love pasta so much, some days it’s all we think about.

Four Standout Lunch Ideas

September is the month to hit refresh – lunch included! Think outside the lunchbox with our selection of recipes just right for your midday meal, because lunch should be exciting.

Easy Weeknight Dinners

No matter what time of year, a quick and easy weeknight dinner is always on the menu. Here are a few of our favorite go-to recipes for a wholesome meal.

Fall for Pesto
pesto recipes for fall

Try these savory, seasonal recipes featuring our authentic, Italian pesto and celebrate harvest season with great taste.

Pasta Salad Sampler

July is National Picnic Month, and to celebrate we’ve gathered our top pasta salad recipes..

Summer Pesto Party
Fresh vegetables with pesto hummus and pita

Whether you’re entertaining a crowd or hosting an intimate dinner party, these pesto recipes are a bold addition to any party menu.

5 Brunch Recipes Featuring Pasta and Sauce
Eggs in Purgatory with Barilla Spicy Marinara brunch recipe

We’ve rounded up our favorite recipes that offer a twist on classic brunch staples. From eggs to toast, these pasta and sauce recipes will be your new brunch favorites.

4 Recipes to Freshen Up Your Pasta
Pesto Mediterranean Pasta Salad Recipe

With the turn of a new season, we love switching up our dinner menus with meals that highlight the best spring produce. Check out these pasta meals with a refreshing boost of our favorite in-season veggies.

Celebrate National Sauce Month
Grilled chicken marinated in basil pesto with zucchini and squash recipe

It’s National Sauce Month and there’s no better time to spotlight one of the most versatile and crowd-pleasing sauces: Pesto.

The Perfect Date Night Recipes
Spicy Shrimp Pasta in Garlic Cream Sauce recipe

From shrimp to short ribs, these delectable dishes are bound make your date’s heart flutter.

New Year, New Menu
Blue Box and Sauce January New year recipes

We’ve rounded up our favorite lightened-up pasta dishes, so you can stick to your new year goals while enjoying a wholesome meal your family will love.

Go Pesto!
Pesto Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe

Add our basil pesto to your favorite dishes for a flavorful twist your family will love!

Perfect Pasta Potluck
Perfect Pasta Potluck Recipes

‘Tis the season for celebrations, family gatherings and friendly get-togethers! Get inspired by our best big-batch pasta and sauce dishes, easily made, always tasty, and sure to keep everyone happy.

Simply Splendid Soups
Blue Box and Sauce Splendid Soup Recipes

There’s nothing better than a simmering bowl of soup to warm you up on chilly fall nights. Try one of these hot and delightfully tasty soup recipes this season, perfect for a weeknight dinner or weekly meal prep. The delicious flavors wafting through your kitchen will have the whole family hungry in no time!

Fall Vegetables We Love
Fall vegetables we love

We’re falling in love with all the seasonal vegetables that come with autumn! We’ve rounded up our go-to veggie pasta recipes featuring fresh ingredients and flavorful sauces – guaranteed family favorites!

Our Favorite Recipes for Fall
Recipes for Fall Flavors

The change in seasons calls for a change in flavors, and we’ve created a list of our favorite, must-try recipes for the fall. Full of flavor and wholesome ingredients, we know they’ll be a hit with family and friends.

Celebrate National Linguine Day!
National Linguine Day

What's not to love about linguine? We’ve rounded up our go-to recipes, perfect for any occasion. Celebrate National Linguine Day on September 15 by trying these flavorful, hearty dishes and discover your favorite!

20 Delicious Ways to Have Pesto in Your Life
Pesto Chicken Pizza recipe

Embrace the versatility of pesto with these 20 fresh and easy ideas. Any of these ideas can work with your choice of Barilla® Traditional Basil Pesto or Barilla® Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto.

How Many Ways Can You Pesto?
Barilla traditional basil pesto

Pesto is not just for pasta! Try this flavorful sauce by stirring it into soups or dips, spreading it on sandwiches and pizza, or seasoning baked fish, chicken or veggies. Get some ideas right here!

Turn Up the Heat with Spicy Marinara Sauce
Barilla Spicy Marinara Sauce Pasta Recipes

Things are getting hot, hot, hot this summer! Load up your summer menu with these tasty recipes featuring our spicy marinara sauce – they’ll be sure to knock your socks off.

Summer Celebration Meal Ideas
Barilla pasta summer recipes

Summer nights call for celebrations filled with friends, family, and food! Beef up your summertime menu with these simple and satisfying dishes guaranteed to put a smile on your guests’ faces!

9 Kid-Friendly Lasagne Rolls
Kid Friendly Lasagne Guide GIF

These lasagne rolls are stuffed with an assortment of kid-friendly fillings for a meal that’s colorful, delicious, and easy to serve and eat.

Summer Barbecue with Basil Pesto
Corn on the cob with Basil Pesto Recipe

Who else is having backyard barbecues all summer long? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes that are easy to make with our flavorful basil pesto sauce! Discover your favorites and get ready for pesto-filled summer celebrations.

Summer Entertaining Made Easy
Summer Entertaining Made Easy with Barilla Blue Box pasta

Graduation parties, birthdays, BBQs and potlucks galore… Sounds like a busy summer for entertaining! Gather your loved ones for fun celebrations without spending hours in the kitchen – these quick and delicious recipes can help.

Kid-Friendly Recipe Ideas
Blue Box and Sauce Pizza Pasta recipe

Barbecues, picnics and backyard get-togethers – the warmer months are brimming with fun gatherings for the whole family to enjoy. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite kid-friendly pasta meals that you can easily customize and bring along to your next party!

Not Your Average Pasta Toppings
Blue Box and Sauce Rotini with Curried Red Lentil Ginger

Cheese, herbs, breadcrumbs… These are just some of our favorite ways to add the perfect finishing touch to pasta! While we do love those classic toppings, we do love to experiment with adventurous recipes. Here are some of our favorite not-so-average pasta toppings and recipes!

A Fresh Twist on Pesto & Pasta Meals
Pesto and Pasta Recipes

Our Traditional Basil Pesto is a tasty addition to any pasta meal. With fresh-from-the-garden taste, you will devour any of these delicious pasta recipes.

Cozy Up to Pasta Meals
Cozy Up to Pasta Meals

Try these chill-busting soups and savory pasta bakes made with Barilla Pasta and Sauce — and the wait 'til spring might not seem so long after all.

Let's Get Together

Festive favorites to warm up the season. Make the most of the holiday season by making time for family and friends.

8 Ways with Stuffed Shells
Stuffed shells in tomato sauce

Change up a family favorite with these flavorful combinations for stuffed shells. From meat and sausage to lentils and veggies, your family will love this classic dinner, any way you make it.

Master Class: Mac and Cheese
Mac and Cheese with jalapeno and broccoli

Learn to cook perfectly creamy stovetop mac and cheese—then try 9 delicious ways to change it up for future meals. From veggie-packed to rich and spicy, these easy dinners will be your family’s new favorites.

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner: 10 Ways to Serve Chicken and Pasta
Roast chicken on a plate surrounded by dry pasta shapes

Tired of making the same old chicken recipes? Change it up with 10 delicious chicken-and-pasta meals.

Nutritional Sauce-Ups
Blender with Barilla jar sauces

If getting your family to eat enough vegetables with their dinner is no small task, try sneaking them into one of these ready-made pasta sauces.

New Uses for Pasta Leftovers
Barilla pasta with soup

Make the most of every meal. When you have extra pasta on hand, a quick and easy dinner is always within reach. Transform ordinary leftovers into a new meal the whole family will love.

Quick 5-Ingredient Dinners. You’re Welcome
Barilla pasta quick 5 ingredient dinners

Learn how these easy ideas can transform simple ingredients into quick and delicious dinners. We give you a wide range of options—from vegetarian to produce-packed to family-friendly—to make sure everyone is well-fed and happy.

barilla pasta bar recipes

Rev up your mealtime routine with a Pasta Bar theme featuring Barilla Pastas and Sauces. A Pasta Bar can turn mealtime into an event and please even the pickiest of eaters.

7 Healthy Pasta Recipes: Extra-Sneaky Ways to Pack Vegetables into Pasta
Barilla pasta recipes

Quick, packed with veggies, and kid-approved, these weeknight meals give you back time you can spend with your family—without any fuss about what’s for dinner.–vegetables-into-pasta

New Ways with Pasta Salad
Barilla pasta shapes

Whether for a potluck, a picnic, or just an easy weeknight meal, pasta salad is a summer staple. Try these new twists on the classic idea for family meals that will keep you inspired and nourished all season long.

Powered-Up Pasta Bowls
Barilla pasta bowls

Whether fuel for a tough workout, a long day at the office, or a day on the town, pasta bowls are super-wholesome ways to assemble easy dinners for your family. Light and balanced, these mix-and-match ideas provide a range of flavors for endless possibilities. Follow our three easy steps to combine textures, proteins and carbohydrates like a pro.

Chiles: Bring on the Heat
variety of chile peppers

Go beyond the expected crushed red pepper by trying a diverse mix of chile peppers to add smokiness, caramel flavors and heat to your favorite dishes. Whether you aim to re-create favorite restaurant dishes at home or you just want to add a little spice to a Thursday night dinner, these chiles have you covered. Here’s how to make the best use of the peppers available at your supermarket.

Chef Lorenzo’s Top 10 Weeknight Pasta Dishes
farfalle with cherry tomatoes pasta recipe

With these deliciously simple ideas from Chef Lorenzo, you’ll get dinner on the table before the kids even have a chance to ask what’s on the menu. You can make each family-friendly meal in 40 minutes or less. All feature fresh, delicious ingredients that beat takeout any night of the week.

Give the Green Light: Ideas for Spring Greens, Spinach, Broccoli and Basil
barilla pasta recipes

Go beyond salad and steamed broccoli by putting some of the most nutrient-packed greens to better use. Learn to transform green vegetables into fresh pesto, or add to Alfredo sauce, pasta salad, noodle soups and zesty sauces. These ingredients are more versatile than you probably realize, and your family will be surprised at how delicious it can be to eat their veggies.

pasta shapes for promo card


Did you know Barilla has over 35 pasta shapes to choose from? Find your favorite!

Bunch of spaghetti in a pot of boiling water

Measuring Pasta Guide

Find out how to cook the right amount of pasta.
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Tips & Tricks for Cooking Pasta

Cooking pasta is simple. Let us show you how!

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