Barilla® ProteinPLUS® Rotini

with Roasted Pork & Blackberry



Ingredients for 7 people

  • 1 box Barilla® ProteinPLUS® Rotini
  • 1 each (approximately 1 pound) pork tenderloin
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 16 ounces blackberries, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • Fresh thyme leaves for garnish


  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 450° F. Season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper.
  2. 2
    Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet over high heat. Add pork and brown on all sides.
  3. 3
    Finish pork in oven until desired temperature reaching at least 145 degrees. Remove and let rest.
  4. 4
    Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving ½ cup of pasta water.
  5. 5
    Heat butter and remaining olive oil in saucepan over medium-high heat.
  6. 6
    Add onions and sauté until well caramelized 5-7 minutes.
  7. 7
    Add blackberries and sauté for 1 minute.
  8. 8
    Add brown sugar, white balsamic vinegar and thyme and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. 9
    Add pasta and pasta water to blackberry mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. 10
    Divide into eight bowls and top with sliced pork. Garnish with fresh thyme.

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