Barilla® Rainbow Pasta

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In partnership with HRC (Human Rights Campaign) for Pride, Barilla created a rainbow inspired spaghetti pasta dish using fresh tomatoes, butternut squash, zucchini, blueberries and red cabbage. Barilla is honored to have received a perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index in 2021 for the 7th year in a row. Happy Pride! Buon Appetito!


Ingredients 8 Servings



  • 1 box Barilla® Spaghetti
  • 8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled, diced ½ inch
  • 4 large tomatoes on the vine, blanched, peeled, diced
  • 2 zucchini, diced ½ inch
  • 2 pints blueberries
  • ½ small red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

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  • Pre-heat oven to 425° F.
  • Season butternut squash with salt and pepper and 2-tabelspoons extra olive oil and roast until slightly brown and thoroughly cooked for about 20 minutes. Set aside; keep warm.

  • In one small sauce pan, cook blueberries with a pinch of salt for five minutes, set aside; keep warm. 
  • In a separate small sauce pan, cook cabbage with 1-tabelspoon olive oil, broth, salt and pepper until thoroughly cooked and broth is totally reduced for about 20 minute, set aside; keep warm.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil, cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile in two separate skillets sauté both zucchini and tomatoes with 1-tabelsoon olive oil and 1 garlic clove each for three minutes over high heat, season with salt and pepper, set aside; keep warm.

  • Drain cooked pasta reserving 1/3 cup of pasta cooking water. Place pasta in a bowl and toss with cheese and slowly add 1/3 cup of pasta cooking water and remaining olive oil.

  • Plate one ingredient at a time in the order of the flag. Mix before consuming.
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