Barilla® Mezze Penne

with Brussels Sprouts & Sage

Blue Box Mezze Penne

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Barilla Mezze Penne

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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


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