I love couponing and a lot of times my weekly menu for our dinners is directly related to items I was able to find on sale. Barilla pasta is already my favorite brand and so when I saw that I could get a box of their new ‘Pronto’ penne for basically nothing, I jumped at the deal.
This ‘new’ pasta is supposed to cook without the traditional boil and drain. I’m not sure how that totally works, but I have to be honest and say I’ve done this with regular pasta, too.
Since it’s meant to be used for one-pot meals, I decided to make a Vegetable Penne and used some Trader Joe’s Vodka Sauce over all of it.
I’m actually a regular user of CouponMom.com, but I could not find the deal I used as part of this recipe on her site. Here is a good replacement blog post on the Barilla Pronto Pasta. And Barilla’s website actually has quite a few recipes for the penne, too. You can check those out here (this is NOT a sponsored post, I seriously just love Barilla pasta).
Do you think this new pronto pasta is worth it or would you just stick to the regular stuff?