Barilla® Gemelli

with Roasted Fennel and Black Garlic



Ingredients for 4 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Gemelli
  • 2 heads fennel sliced thin and roasted
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves black garlic sliced
  • 1 Jar Barilla® Tomato and Basil Sauce
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese grated


  1. 1
    Pre-heat Oven to 400°F.
  2. 2
    Toss fennel with 2 tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. 3
    Roast on a sheet tray until slightly brown and soft.
  4. 4
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. In a large skillet, sauté sliced black garlic in olive oil for 1 minute.
  5. 5
    Add roasted fennel and sauté for 1 minute. Add tomato sauce and bring to a simmer.
  6. 6
    Cook pasta according to package directions.
  7. 7
    Drain, reserving ½ cup cooking liquid and then adding the liquid to the sauce.
  8. 8
    Add pasta to sauce and stir to combine.
  9. 9
    Remove from heat and add cheese. Toss well.

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