Barilla® Veggie Rotini

with Cherry Tomatoes, Caramelized Red Onions & Pancetta

  • Prep
  • Cook
  • Skill


Ingredients for 6 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Veggie Rotini
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion cut julienne
  • 1 pint red cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 pint yellow cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 ounces Pancetta* (May Substitute Bacon) diced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup Pecorino Romano cheese shredded


  1. 1
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil
  2. 2
    In a large skillet cook pancetta until it’s rendered and crispy
  3. 3
    Remove from skillet and drain on a paper towel
  4. 4
    Add olive oil to the same skillet and caramelize the onions, about 5-6 minutes over medium heat
  5. 5
    Add tomatoes and sauté for 2 minutes
  6. 6
    Season with salt and pepper
  7. 7
    Cook pasta 1 minute less than the package directions
  8. 8
    Drain pasta reserving 1 cup cooking water
  9. 9
    Add pasta to sauce and toss
  10. 10
    Add pasta to sauce and toss

  11. 11
    Remove from heat and toss with half the pancetta and half the cheese
  12. 12
    Top with the remaining pancetta and cheese then serve
  13. 13
    Prosciutto, bacon, salted pork or smoked sausage can be substitutes for pancetta

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