May 27, 2015

The Intruiging No Boil Pasta

Have you ever felt so busy or tired that you feel like cooking is a burden? I am a stay-at-home mom but I usually feel that, especially now that I am expecting and is almost at the end of it. I love cooking easy to prepare meals (though not necessarily frozen foods) and I think I found one answer to that problem. The usual pasta brand I use, Barilla, has introduced a new line of easy-to-prepare pasta that is ready in minutes, the Barilla Pronto. So, what's in it for me or us?
One pan preparation | No waiting for water to boil | No draining required

Seems impossible, right? But I have tried it (I just was not able to take a photo of the food because we were too hungry that time) and I have one more thing to add - I love that it doesn't stick to my pan! LOL! Or maybe it was because I use a coated pan? 

There are also several recipes posted on their websites, there's at least one for each type.  I made the regular Sweet Meatball Spaghetti and the other Pesto Penne which my husband prepared. But there are more tasty ones:

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Just follow these simple steps:
  1. Pour the whole box of pasta into a large skillet (approximately 12 inches in diameter). Pour 3 cups (750mL) of cold water into the pan ensuring the water covers the pasta.
  2. Turn the burner to high and start your timer. (Optional: Add a bit of salt to taste.)
  3. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the water is absorbed (about 9 minutes but may vary by stove). Add your favorite sauce.
  4. Continue to stir and cook in the sauce until desired sauce consistency and pasta texture are reached.
Here are the other types of their Pronto pasta lineup:
  1. Penne
  2. Spaghetti
  3. Elbows Macaroni and Cheese
  4. Linguine
  5. Puttanesca
By the way, now until June 30, 2015 you can save 10% off at Target using their Cartwheel app.

Happy easy cooking!

To facilitate my review, I was provided a sample of each product shown above. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.


  1. I like no boil pastas, especially lasagna. It cuts my cooking time to at least an hour or hour and a half.

  2. this is awesome, something would be convenient esp if you are in hurry to cook meal.

  3. This looks very intriguing indeed Sis. I will try this pasta. My family loves pasta too.

  4. this is so true, helpful for cutting down cooking time. especially when hungry and in a hurry

  5. This would help a lot especially those who are in a hurry or just having last minute preparations.. And I love pasta so much! It's one of my comfort food actually.. ;)


Thanks for sharing your thoughts!