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Christine’s Festive Fall Flavors One Pan Elbows



Ingredients for 6 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Pronto® Elbows
  • 2 cups butternut squash small dice
  • 1 cup Barilla® Marinara sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese shredded
  • ½ cup hazelnuts toasted (optional)


  1. 1
    Pour the whole box of pasta into a large skillet (approximately 12 inches in diameter).  Pour 3 cups of cold water into the pan ensuring that the liquid covers the pasta and add the squash. 
  2. 2

    Turn on the burner to high then set your timer to 10 minutes.  Optional:  add about 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste.

  3. 3
    Cook on high, stirring regularly, until 3/4 of the water is absorbed about 8 minutes.  Add sauce and cream to the skillet and continue to cook approximately 2 minutes.

  4. 4
    Remove skillet from heat and stir in cheese then finish with hazelnuts and pepper.  Serve immediately.

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