Whole grain pasta delivers twice the fibre

(NC) —  Are you looking for an easy, Italian pasta recipe that your family is sure to enjoy? For healthy yet simple dishes, Barilla has a range of whole grain pasta recipes that are sure to become family favourites. Made with 51 per cent whole wheat, Barilla whole grain is all natural and has two times more fibre than regular pasta, making it a very high source of fibre. Whether you're cooking for four, or even 16, you can visit www.trybarillawholegrain.ca for great whole grain pasta recipe options that also allow you to customize your serving size. Barilla Whole Grain Penne with Prosciutto and Asparagus is an example of an easy to make yet health meal option for the entire family.

Barilla Whole Grain Penne with Prosciutto and Asparagus

Serves 4-6

2 cups Barilla whole grain penne

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic

2 cups asparagus, sliced thin on a bias

2 cups cherry tomato

Salt (to taste)

Black pepper, freshly ground (to taste)

1 cup prosciutto

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Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Heat a medium sized skillet over medium heat and add the oil. Crush garlic gently with the side of a knife and sauté.

Add asparagus and tomatoes to skillet with the garlic; season with salt and pepper and sauté for 4-5 minutes over medium heat.

Sauté prosciutto in a separate skillet until crispy. Drain excess fat from prosciutto.

Meanwhile, cook whole grain penne according to the package cooking time and drain.

Remove garlic from skillet. Add pasta and prosciutto; toss with the sauce.


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