Barilla America, the leading Italian food brand in the United States, is introducing its latest innovation in the pasta category, Barilla Ready Pasta, a microwaveable, fully-cooked pasta. Made with just three simple ingredients—fully cooked al dente pasta, a dash of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of sea salt—Barilla Ready Pasta allows people to enjoy the al dente texture they’ve come to expect from Barilla in just 60 seconds, without sacrificing taste.
“By listening to our consumers, we identified a need for a pasta solution that makes mealtime more convenient without compromising the quality people have come to expect from Barilla,” said Melissa Tendick, Vice President of Marketing for Barilla Americas. “With Barilla Ready Pasta, it only takes 60 seconds to prepare perfect pasta, so it’s great for people who are short on time or looking for a delicious meal option that doesn’t require extra clean up – whether it be lunch at work, an after-school snack or an easy, delicious dinner at home.”
Barilla Ready Pasta is an ultra-convenient option offered in four pasta shapes including Elbows, Gemelli, Penne and Rotini. It can be made in three easy steps:
Gently knead Ready Pasta pouch, tear the pouch open about 1 inch;
Microwave for 60 seconds;
Toss with your favorite ingredients, such as fresh produce, cooked protein or cheese, for a quick meal, snack or side dish and enjoy!
Barilla Ready Pasta is also non-GMO certified, has no preservatives and is all natural. The pasta is packaged in an 8.5-ounce pouch, making two servings and can be found in the dry pasta aisle. Barilla Ready Pasta is now available at a variety of grocery, club and convenience stores and sold on Amazon.