Barilla® Simple Spaghetti

with Creamy Marinara Sauce

Pronto Half Cut Spaghetti package

Made with

Barilla Pronto® Half-Cut Spaghetti

  • Prep
  • Cook
  • Skill
  • Diet


Ingredients for 6 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Pronto® Half-Cut Spaghetti
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 jar, Barilla® Marinara
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 leaves basil, fresh, sliced thin
  • ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 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.
  • Turn on the burner to high, then set your timer for 10 minutes (optional: add about ½ teaspoon of salt to taste).
  • Cook on high, stirring regularly, until most of the water is absorbed, about 10 minutes but may vary by stove.
  • Stir in sauce and cream, and continue to cook until desired consistency is reached, approximately 2 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from heat, top with cheese. Serve immediately.
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