Life Just Got a Little Easier with Barilla® Pronto Pasta #OnePanPronto

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barillo. The opinions and text are all mine.

 Barilla® Pronto Pasta

As my kids are growing older my schedule seems to be getting more hectic each day. Between preschool, soccer practice, soccer games, homework, meetings and everything else that gets thrown at me, I seem to be spending less time in the kitchen than before. I remember the days of slaving over a hot stove to ensure my family was getting the proper meal I felt they deserved. Well those days are very few and far between now, so I am so thankful that I stumbled upon Barilla® Pronto Pasta.

raw Barilla® Pronto pasta

This is the perfect way to make your meals more efficient and free up some more time for the many other things on your to-do list. Or maybe it just means having some extra time with the family, which is always a good thing. After grabbing some Barilla® Pronto Penne Pasta at Kroger, I decided to try out Barilla’s recipe and sorta make it my own. I was excited that Barilla® Pronto Pasta is actually available in five delicious shapes at Kroger: Elbows, Rotini, Penne, Spaghetti and Linguine. Of course it varies by store, but options are a wonderful thing! Imagine all of the customized possibilities.

This one-pot meal was exactly what I needed on a day like today. It was ready in no time which helped me out tremendously.

Barilla® Pronto™ Penne with Pepperoni & Cheese

The end result was a One-Pot Penne with Pepperoni & Cheese with a little extra spice. And much to my surprise, there were no leftovers around our table of very picky eaters. They loved how much it reminded them of pizza, which is by far their favorite food.

If you are looking for a super easy dinner idea then grab the recipe below.  It’s simple and quick and calls for less dishes because you don’t have to boil the pasta separately. The Barilla Pronto Pasta allows you to do your cooking all in one pot. SCORE!

The possibilities for Barilla® Pronto Pasta are truly endless. I have found my new favorite grocery item! I am obsessed with food that will save me time in the kitchen, but won’t sacrifice flavor.

Barilla® Pronto™ Penne with Pepperoni & Cheese

Ingredients for 6 people

– 1 box Barilla® Pronto™ Penne
– 1½ cups water cold
– 1 ½ cups chicken broth
– 1 cup pepperoni diced
– 1 cup yellow onion diced
– 5 basil leaves torn
– 1 garlic clove minced
– ½ cup Pecorino cheese grated
– Salt and black pepper to taste

Preparation 5 minutes preparation +  15 minutes cooking

1. Pour whole box of pasta into a large skillet (approximately 12 inches in diameter).

2. Pour 1 ½ cups of cold water and chicken broth into the pan, ensuring that the liquid covers the pasta.

3. Add onion, turn the burner to high, then set your timer for 10 minutes (optional: add a bit of salt to taste).

4. Cook on high, stirring occasionally, until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.

5. When pasta is almost done, add pepperoni and garlic gently cook through.

6. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and basil.

7. Serve immediately.

Head over here for a complete list of Barilla® Pronto™ recipes!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barillo. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Hello! My name is Missi and I am an all around DIY-er and I believe in sharing my life so that I can save you time, money and a few headaches! I’m always learning from my parenting screw-ups and hope to one day be the cool mom!

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