Barilla® Cellentani

with Vegetable Sauce

Blue Box Cellentani

Made with

Barilla Cellentani

  • Prep
  • Cook
  • Skill
  • Diet


Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Cellentani
  • 1 small leek
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 zucchini
  • ½ cup peas
  • 1 14oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 6 basil leaves
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Use either canned peas (in this case, thoroughly drained of their liquid), or frozen or fresh (in this case, briefly blanched in a large pot of salted water)
  • Rinse, clean and dice the leek, celery, carrot and zucchini
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Add the vegetables, including the peas, and sauté for about two minutes
  • Add hot broth and cook for 5 more minutes
  • Add crushed tomatoes to the vegetables and cook over high heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Meanwhile, boil the pasta in a large pot of salted water according to package directions
  • Drain and toss with the vegetable sauce
  • Add torn basil leaves before serving
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