Barilla® Mezze Penne

with Brussels Sprouts & Sage

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Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Mezze Penne
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 sage leaves,chopped
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated


  1. 1
    Bring a large and a small pot of water to a boil.
  2. 2
    Boil the Brussels sprouts in the small pot until they are cooked through, about 6-7 minutes then cut into quarters.
  3. 3
    In a large skillet, heat butter, cook until slightly browned. Add sage and Brussels sprouts, brown over high heat about 3-4 minutes.
  4. 4
    Add tomatoes and cook until blistered. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. 5
    Cook pasta according to package directions.
  6. 6
    Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
  7. 7
    Toss pasta with sauce and pasta water; top with cheese.

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