Pasta Bake comes together in a snap for a simple and fulfilling week night meal. Make Pasta Bake ahead of time and freeze or pop in the oven using Barilla products from BJ’s Wholesale.
Barilla Organic Penne Pasta is ideal for my Pasta Bake seeing that it is certified organic, is made with the highest quality ingredients, cooks in only 9 minutes and the tubal shape of penne gives the Barilla Pesto Sauce lots of nooks and crannies to hide in. Basil, spinach, garlic and extra virgin olive oil give Barilla Pesto Sauce an earthy green hue and robust fresh from the garden taste, perfect year round. That is why I love to shop at BJ’s Wholesale for my Barilla favorites. Barilla Organic Pasta comes with three penne boxes and three spaghetti boxes giving versatility for anytime during the year!
I used smoked sausage in my Pasta Bake, but if this is not up your alley, you can surely substitute for cooked chicken, shrimp or even extra veggies like onion, zucchini slices and bell pepper. Pasta Bake is also versatile in that you can use any type of pasta, including Barilla Organic Spaghetti Pasta, and is great for leftovers the next day. My husband even loves to eat it cold!
Don’t forget to PIN Pasta Bake!
If you find yourself having leftover Barilla Traditional Pesto Sauce, whip up Smoked Salmon Pesto Crackers as a no-cook snack. Using only a small amount of pesto, these one-bite snacks are perfect for healthy lifestyles and elegant parties alike! Just take 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt and mix it with 1-2 tablespoons Barilla Pesto Sauce, spread onto your favorite cracker and top with a smoked salmon flower, minced basil, Maldon sea salt and toasted pine nuts.
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