Barilla® Collezione Spaghetti

with Leeks, Cherry Tomatoes, Asparagus and Cannellini Beans



Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Collezione Spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 leek
  • 1 pint multicolor tomatoes
  • 8 oz asparagus
  • 1 cup canellini beans
  • ½ cup romano cheese, grated
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • Salt to taste


  1. 1
    Bring a large pot of water to boil
  2. 2
    Cook pasta according to package directions
  3. 3
    Meanwhile in a skillet sauté leek with 2 tablespoons olive oil for three minutes
  4. 4
    Add tomatoes and asparagus and blister over high heat for two minutes, season with salt and pepper, stir in beans and saffron and bring to simmer
  5. 5
    Drain pasta, toss with veggies and ⅓ cup of reserved cooking liquid
  6. 6
    Stir in torn basil, cheese and remaining olive oil

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