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Barilla® Whole Grain Penne

with Chick Peas & Leeks served on a Creamy Artichoke Sauce

  • 310
  • 43.0 g
  • 11.0 g
  • 12.0 g
  • Prep
  • Cook
  • Skill


Ingredients for 8 people       

  • 1 box Barilla® Whole Grain Penne
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 leeks cut in thin rounds
  • 1 19-ounce can chick peas
  • 3 fresh artichokes whole - cleaned and diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • To taste salt and black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Parsley thinly sliced


  1. 1
    BRING a large pot of water to boil

  2. 2
    TOSS Barilla® White Fiber Penne with chick pea sauce and ½ cup of reserved cooking water, making sure to remove the bay leaf

  3. 3
    To serve, place a few spoonfuls of the artichoke sauce on the dish

  4. 4
    Top with pasta and garnish with fresh Italian parsley before serving
  5. 5
    Meanwhile cook garlic over LOW HEAT with 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  6. 6
    ADD artichokes, season with salt and pepper and SAUTE for two minutes

  7. 7
    ADD 1 ½ cups of hot water, bring to a boil

  8. 8
    Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes
  9. 9
    PROCESS in the blender until smooth and set aside
  10. 10
    In the same skillet, gently heat remaining olive oil with leeks and bay leaf and season with salt and pepper

  11. 11
    ADD drained chick peas and cook for three minutes

  12. 12
    COOK pasta two minutes under the required cooking time on the package directions, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water

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