Barilla® Pesto Sauce with Penne

Butternut Squash & Bacon

Barilla Classic Basil Pesto jar

Made with

Traditional Basil Pesto

  • Prep
  • Cook
  • Skill

  • 420
  • 17g
    Total Fat
  • 52g
    Total Carbohydrate
  • 17g


Ingredients for 6 people

  • 1 jar Barilla® Basil Pesto sauce
  • 1 box Barilla® Pronto® Penne
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 3 cups Butternut Squash, diced
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup crispy bacon, chopped


  • 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 water covers the pasta. 
  • Turn on the burner to high and set timer for 10 minutes.  Add squash.  Optional:   add about 1/2 teaspoon of salt to taste. 

  • Cook on high, stirring occasionally, until 3/4 of the liquid has evaporated.  Add pesto and continue to cook for approximately 2 minutes.

  • Remove skillet from heat and stir in cheese and bacon.  Serve immediately. 

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