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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. An Egg Lover's Guide To Leftovers

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

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/an-egg-lovers-guide-to-leftovers



  2. A Winning Lineup Of Mac & Cheese

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

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/a-winning-lineup-of-mac-and-cheese



  3. Date Night at Home

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

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/date-night-at-home





  4. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/game-day-favorites





  5. Holiday Cocktail Party

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

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/holiday-cocktail-party





  6. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/pasta-lovers-thanksgiving





  7. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/national-pasta-month





  8. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/four-standout-lunch-ideas




  9. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/easy-weeknight-dinners



  10. Fall for Pesto

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

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/fall-for-pesto


  11. Pasta Salad Sampler

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

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/pasta-salad-sampler

  12. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/summer-pesto-party

  13. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/5-brunch-recipes-featuring-pasta-and-sauce


  14. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/4-recipes-to-freshen-up-your-pasta


  15. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/celebrate-national-sauce-month

  16. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/perfect-date-night-recipes

  17. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/new-year-new-menu

  18. Go Pesto!
    Pesto Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe

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

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/go-pesto



  19. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/perfect-pasta-potluck


  20. 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!

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/simply-splendid-soups


  21. 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!

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/fall-vegetables-we-love



  22. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/fall-flavors


  23. 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!

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/celebrate-national-linguine-day

  24. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/20-delicious-ways-to-have-pesto-in-your-life

  25. 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!

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/how-many-ways-can-you-pesto

  26. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/turn-up-the-heat-with-spicy-marinara-sauce

  27. 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!

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/summer-celebration-meal-ideas

  28. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/9-kid-friendly-lasagne-rolls

  29. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/summer-barbecue-with-basil-pesto

  30. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/summer-entertaining-made-easy

  31. 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!

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/kid-friendly-recipe-ideas

  32. 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!

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/not-your-average-pasta-toppings

  33. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/pesto-and-pasta-meals

  34. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/cozy-up-to-pasta-meals

  35. Let's Get Together
    Stuffed shells dinner

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

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/get-together








  36. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/8-ways-with-stuffed-shells






  37. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/master-class-mac-and-cheese





  38. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/winner-winner-chicken-dinner-10-ways-to-serve-chicken-and-pasta




  39. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/nutritional-sauce-ups



  40. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/new-uses-for-pasta-leftovers


  41. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/quick-5-ingredient-dinners-youre-welcome


  42. THE PASTA BAR: A FRESH TAKE ON PASTA NIGHT
    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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/pastabar

  43. 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. 

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/7-healthy-pasta-recipes-extra-sneaky-ways-to-pack–vegetables-into-pasta

  44. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/new-ways-with-pasta-salad

  45. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/powered-up-pasta-bowls

  46. 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. 

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/chiles-bring-on-the-heat

  47. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/chef-lorenzos-top-10-weeknight-pasta-dishes

  48. 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.

    https://www.barilla.com/en-us/chefs-corner/give-the-green-light

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