Marinara Mac & Cheese with Zucchini, Corn & Green Onions

Better Together Series: A twist on a nostalgic family favorite, made with harvest veggies, creamy cheese and Barilla Marinara.

  • Prep
  • Cook
  • Skill


Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Elbows
  • 1 jar Barilla® Marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced half moon
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup mozzarella, shredded
  • ¼ cup Gruyere, shredded
  • ¼ cup Cheddar, shredded
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • Salt and white pepper to taste


  1. 1
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. 2
    Meanwhile in a 12-inch skillet heat olive oil then sauté zucchini and corn for 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. 3
    Add cream and marinara sauce; season with salt and pepper. Bring the sauce to a simmer.
  4. 4
    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta then combine with the sauce.
  5. 5
    Remove skillet from the heat and gently fold in the cheese.
  6. 6
    Garnish with green onions then serve.

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