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Penne with Fresh Mediterranean Vegetables and Aromatic Herbs

Create lovely pasta meals with Barilla and the fresh flavours of spring. This beautiful Barilla pasta recipe combines the classic flavours of courgette, aubergines and tomatoes with pecorino cheese, for a simple and healthy dish. The ridged and tube-like shape of the penne is excellent for holding small diced vegetables. Your whole family will love our delicious Barilla Gluten Free Penne! Made with an exclusive mix of ingredients, it has great taste and texture, ensuring an authentic Italian pasta experience.

Credited to: Barilla


Serves 4
20 mins cooking time


  • 350g (12oz) Barilla gluten free penne rigate
  • 200g (7oz) whole aubergine
  • 200g (7oz) whole courgette
  • 200g (7oz)
  • 4 tbsp (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • A bunch of rosemary
  • Basil and mint leaves
  • Salt & pepper
  • Pecorino cheese


  1. Begin by bringing a pan of salted water to the boil for the pasta

  2. Cut all the vegetables into small cubes

  3. Heat a large non-stick pan, pour two tbsp extra virgin olive oil and sauté the chopped onion, before adding the rest of the vegetables along with the bunch of rosemary

  4. Season with salt and white pepper and cook for a further five minutes, adding a few drops of water from the pasta

  5. Remove the rosemary and add chopped mint and basil

  6. Drain the pasta al dente and toss with the vegetables and the rest of the olive oil

  7. Add grated pecorino and serve.

Notes: *Please check your Food and Drink Directory for suitable products.

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