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. 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. 

Step 1: Choose a pasta and sauce, and prepare according to package directions. Mix together. 
Step 2: Top with desired protein, vegetables and toppings—or serve up, family-style, in bowls at the table and let everyone serve themselves. 
Step 3: Eat!


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2 ounces

1/2 cup

3 ounces

1/2 cup

1 to 2 tablespoons

Barilla® Penne

Barilla® Marinara Sauce

Diced chicken

Lightly steamed snap peas

Sliced almonds

Barilla® Rotini

Barilla® Meat Sauce

Sliced Andouille sausage

Shredded carrots

Chopped peanuts

Barilla® Farfalle

Barilla® Spicy Marinara


Shredded cabbage

Chopped walnuts

Barilla® Elbows

Barilla® Traditional Basil Pesto (2 Tbsp)

Crumbled or sliced sausage
(1 1/2 ounces)

Lightly steamed baby spinach

Pumpkin seeds

Barilla® Linguine

Barilla® Garlic Alfredo Sauce

Poached egg

Lightly steamed baby kale

Crumbled feta or goat cheese

Barilla® Thin Spaghetti

Barilla® Sweet Peppers Sauce


Sweet corn

Shredded cheddar cheese

Barilla® Mini Shells

Barilla® Chunky Traditional Sauce

White beans

Halved cherry tomatoes

Shredded Parmesan cheese

Barilla® Mini Wheels

Barilla® Creamy Alfredo

(1/4 cup)


Steamed broccoli

Fresh herbs

Barilla® Angel Hair

Barilla® Three Cheese Sauce

Black beans

Diced avocado (1/4 cup)

Crushed baked tortilla chips

1. Barilla® Penne, Barilla® Spicy Marinara, black beans, diced avocado, crushed baked tortilla chips, fresh cilantro

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 445 cal., 11 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 720 mg sodium, 77 g carb., 14 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 15 g pro.

2. Barilla® Linguine, Barilla® Creamy Alfredo Sauce, shrimp, lightly steamed snap peas, sliced almonds
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 391 cal., 9 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 151 mg chol., 472 mg sodium, 50 g carb., 4 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 27 g pro.

3. Barilla® Thin Spaghetti, Barilla® Traditional Sauce, crumbled sausage, lightly steamed baby kale, crumbled goat cheese
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 452 cal., 16 g total fat (6 g sat. fat), 32 mg chol., 782 mg sodium, 57 g carb., 5 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 20 g pro.

4. Barilla® Farfalle, Barilla® Traditional Basil Pesto, diced chicken, steamed broccoli, shredded Parmesan cheese
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 487 cal., 16 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 78 mg chol., 462 mg sodium, 47 g carb., 4 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 38 g pro.

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