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Fall Inspired Pasta with Barilla Ready Pasta 

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This simple fall inspired pasta recipe is made in minutes with a blend of rotisserie chicken, butternut squash and brussel sprouts, with penne pasta. Comforting, delicious and perfect for any day of the week. 

overhead view of single pasta serving in white bowl next to fork

The fall season is in full swing and that means bring on all the comfort food recipes with the flavors of the season. More soups, casseroles, and of course pasta. For me that especially means pasta and I have the perfect quick and easy recipe to share with you today. 

This fall inspired pasta recipe combines butternut squash, brussel sprouts, rotisserie chicken, nutmeg and sage with penne pasta for a pasta that is full of flavor, hearty, cozy and filling. The best part is the vegetables are cut into small pieces and all of the ingredients are cooked over high heat to be ready in less than 10 minutes from start to finish. 

You may be wondering how is that cook time even possible with pasta involved. That usually requires a separate pot, water, and more time. However today we’re not dealing with any of those things because we are using Barilla Ready Pasta. 

What is Barilla Ready Pasta?

close up front view barilla ready pasta packaging

Barilla Ready Pasta is a delicious, fully cooked pasta that is ready in the microwave in about 60 seconds. This pasta is so versatile and can be used to make your own pasta recipe by adding in your favorite protein, vegetable, cheese, and sauce combination. Barilla Ready Pasta is available in penne, rotini, gemelli, and elbow pasta.

bowl of pasta, target bag, and barilla pasta package.

You can find the full line of Barilla Ready Pastas at your local Target along with most of the other ingredients required to make this recipe.

What ingredients are needed for this easy pasta recipe? 

overhead view ingredients to make fall inspired pasta recipe.

  1. Barilla Ready Pasta Penne
  2. Olive oil 
  3. Onion 
  4. Garlic
  5. Ground sage 
  6. Ground nutmeg 
  7. Butternut squash 
  8. Brussel sprouts
  9. Chicken broth  
  10. Parmesan cheese (optional)

How to make this fall inspired pasta recipe: 

Begin the recipe by heating a large skillet on high heat. Once the pan is warm add in the olive oil. After the olive oil has heated, add the onion and garlic, stirring often. When the onion has softened and become translucent and the garlic is fragrant, add in the ground sage, ground nutmeg, butternut squash and brussel sprouts. Continue cooking on high heat, stirring occasionally until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

close up side view cast iron skillet with pasta ingredients in it.

Slowly pour in the chicken broth and stir to combine. Next, add the rotisserie chicken and Barilla Ready Pasta Penne. Stir to thoroughly combine.

pasta ingredients combined in cast iron skillet

Serve warm topped with some Parmesan cheese. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

fall inspired pasta in cast iron skillet topped with parmesan cheese next to pasta packaging.

Tips to make the best pasta recipe:

  1. Cut the fresh butternut squash into 1/2-inch pieces if you prefer to use precut butternut squash, feel free to use that as well to make the process go faster. 
  2. Cut the brussel sprouts into quarter pieces so they evenly cook with the butternut squash. 
  3. Barilla Ready Pasta has direction on the back of the packaging to cook in the microwave, but for this recipe, you will simply add it straight from the package into the skillet. The pasta will still be fully cooked and ready in 1 minute. 
  4. Use rotisserie chicken or omit for a meatless pasta option. 
  5. Top the finished pasta with grated Parmesan cheese or plain goat cheese for an added layer of flavor.
close up pasta dish in white bowl

Fall Inspired Pasta with Barilla Ready Pasta

This simple pasta recipe is made in minutes with a blend of rotisserie chicken, butternut squash and brussel sprouts, with penne pasta. Comforting, delicious and perfect for any day of the week. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall pasta recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 377kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups brussel sprouts, each cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 16 ounces shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 packages Barilla Ready Pasta Penne (uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)

Instructions

  • Begin the recipe by heating a large skillet on high heat. Once the pan is warm add in the 2 tablespoons olive oil. After the olive oil has heated, add the 1 large chopped onion and 2 cloves minced garlic, stirring often.
  • When the onion has softened and become translucent and the garlic is fragrant, add 2 teaspoons ground sage, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 2 cups butternut squash and 2 cups brussel sprouts.
  • Continue cooking on high heat, stirring occasionally until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Slowly pour in the 1/2 cup chicken broth and stir to combine. Next, add the 16 ounces shredded rotisserie chicken and 2 packages Barilla Ready Pasta Penne. Stir to thoroughly combine.
  • Serve warm topped with some 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Notes

Tips to make the best pasta recipe:

  1. Cut the fresh butternut squash into 1/2-inch pieces if you prefer to use precut butternut squash, feel free to use that as well to make the process go faster. 
  2. Cut the brussel sprouts into quarter pieces so they evenly cook with the butternut squash. 
  3. Barilla Ready Pasta has direction on the back of the packaging to cook in the microwave, but for this recipe, you will simply add it straight from the package into the skillet. The pasta will still be fully cooked and ready in 1 minute. 
  4. Use rotisserie chicken or omit for a meatless pasta option. 
  5. Top the finished pasta with grated Parmesan cheese or plain goat cheese for an added layer of flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 520mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7881IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 2mg
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close up side view pasta in white bowl topped with parsley.

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