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!

  1. Holiday Cocktail Party

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Fall for Pesto

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

  7. Pasta Salad Sampler

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

  8. Summer Pesto Party

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

  9. 5 Brunch Recipes Featuring Pasta and Sauce

    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.

  10. 4 Recipes to Freshen Up Your Pasta

    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.

  11. Celebrate National Sauce Month

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

  12. The Perfect Date Night Recipes

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

  13. New Year, New Menu

    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.

  14. Go Pesto!

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

  15. Perfect Pasta Potluck

    ‘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.

  16. Simply Splendid Soups

    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!

  17. 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!

  18. Our Favorite Recipes for Fall

    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.

  19. Celebrate 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. 20 Delicious Ways to Have Pesto in Your Life

    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.

  21. How Many Ways Can You 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!

  22. Turn Up the Heat with Spicy Marinara Sauce

    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.

  23. Summer Celebration Meal Ideas

    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!

  24. 9 Kid-Friendly Lasagne Rolls

    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.

  25. Summer Barbecue with Basil Pesto

    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.

  26. Summer Entertaining Made Easy

    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.

  27. Kid-Friendly Recipe Ideas

    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!

  28. Not Your Average Pasta Toppings

    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!

  29. A Fresh Twist on Pesto & Pasta Meals

    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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 8 Ways with Stuffed Shells

    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.

  33. Master Class: Mac and Cheese

    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.

  34. Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner: 10 Ways to Serve Chicken and Pasta

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

  35. Nutritional Sauce-Ups

    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.

  36. New Uses for Pasta Leftovers

    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.

  37. Quick 5-Ingredient Dinners. You’re Welcome

    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.


    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.

  39. 7 Healthy Pasta Recipes: Extra-Sneaky Ways to Pack Vegetables into Pasta

    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

  40. New Ways with Pasta Salad

    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.

  41. Powered-Up 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.

  42. Chiles: Bring on the Heat

    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.

  43. Chef Lorenzo’s Top 10 Weeknight Pasta Dishes

    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.

  44. Give the Green Light: Ideas for Spring Greens, Spinach, Broccoli and Basil

    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.

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