Barilla® Ready Pasta Penne

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Barilla? Ready Pasta Penne is an all natural, fully cooked pasta that's ready in the microwave in just 60 seconds. Made with 3 simple ingredients - a dash of extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of sea salt and authentic Barilla pasta - Ready Pasta has no...

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Bryan, TX
1,426 reviews
It was so easy to make. I would buy this again. I didn’t have any sauce but had Italian Dressing. So I used that. What a great quick lunch. This is my first time getting this product. I will buy again!
It was so easy to make. I would buy this again. I didn’t have any sauce but had Italian Dressing. So I used that. What a great quick lunch. This is my first time getting this product. I will buy again!
Franklin, NJ
67 reviews
Love these pastas! So simple to make, add a red sauce or pesto and you have an instant meal. Convenient, affordable, takes the guess work out of a meal.
Love these pastas! So simple to make, add a red sauce or pesto and you have an instant meal. Convenient, affordable, takes the guess work out of a meal.
Springtown, TX
2,596 reviews
Purchased at: Walmart
This product was easy to make and convenient for a meal for 2-3. I used it to make homemade Mac n cheese out of my pressure cooker. Perfect for travel.
This product was easy to make and convenient for a meal for 2-3. I used it to make homemade Mac n cheese out of my pressure cooker. Perfect for travel.
melvin
180 reviews
Barilla® Ready Pasta Penne uploaded by Amanda H.
These are great to make Chicken Alfredo! Easy quick and delicious! All you need is 1 package of Ready Pasta, Chicken, and Alfredo sauce.
These are great to make Chicken Alfredo! Easy quick and delicious! All you need is 1 package of Ready Pasta, Chicken, and Alfredo sauce.
Genoa, OH
91 reviews
Pretty good. Pasta is a bit smaller than if you buy it unmade. Seems like a pretty good value if you’re pinched for time.
Pretty good. Pasta is a bit smaller than if you buy it unmade. Seems like a pretty good value if you’re pinched for time.
Niagara Falls
27 reviews
I have only tried this once so I might try cooking it for a little longer but I found it to be a little more firm that I prefer my pasta. Someone like me who has really busy nights this is perfect for when I need some food quick. While I am cooking up some sauce and veggies on the stove top I can quickly pop this in and have a pasta dinner ready in less than 10 minutes. Not something Ill reach for all the time, but for sure something Ill keep on hand for moments when I just need to eat quick.
I have only tried this once so I might try cooking it for a little longer but I found it to be a little more firm that I prefer my pasta. Someone like me who has really busy nights this is perfect for when I need some food quick. While I am cooking up some sauce and veggies on the stove top I can quickly pop this in and have a pasta dinner ready in less than 10 minutes. Not something Ill reach for all the time, but for sure something Ill keep on hand for moments when I just need to eat quick.
836 reviews
Barilla® Ready Pasta Penne uploaded by Lorna W.
Barilla® Ready Pasta Penne uploaded by Lorna W.
Barilla® Ready Pasta Penne uploaded by Lorna W.
People seem to be really divided on this and it's true this pre-cooked pasta takes a little getting used to if you're not sure what to expect, but personally, I was okay with it. It seems to me that if you tend to like ready meals that are salty or sweet and designed for fast meals (as my partner does) you will enjoy this pasta and if processed fast meals are always a little poor quality to you (me) you will not like it as much. If you're the kind of person who eats ready-meals, you will undoubtedly enjoy this. Those who eat 'real food' will find it salty and a little strange.

It's hard to describe what it's like, but the texture is not unlike canned pasta you might find from Chef Boyardee. It's soft and a bit limp, but not the way that over-cooked pasta is too soft. Because it's stored in oil, the texture is a bit odd before you add sauce. It has a flavor that is quite pleasant, and not very strong. I like my pasta al dente and by following the cooking instructions for al dente, it's a bit softer than I'd like. It tastes a bit like a cross between regular and whole wheat pasta. It does taste quite salty, if you're not used to a lot of salt it could be off-putting.

From a nutritional standpoint, this pasta has some upsides and some downsides. The good news is that a pack of this pasta (which enough for a big serving for one person, or as a side dish for two) comes with 40% of your daily fiber, and is only 400 calories. The downside is that it also has about 20% of your daily sodium, which is a bit higher than I would like from a product like this.

Preparing the pasta is as simple as you can imagine. You tear the top, microwave it for one minute, and it's done. You can also cook it in a skillet, but I can't imagine I would choose a much slower option like that, as it would also be messier. Once it's cooked, just tear off the top and add it to your sauce. In terms of convenience, it's pretty much the best thing to have in the kitchen. The tradeoff, of course, is the cost. A pack of six will cost you around 15$, which is a lot of money for six servings of pasta. If you're the kind of person who needs fast options for supper in the house, no matter the cost, I can see why this product would really appeal to you.

 I personally am a bit more hesitant, as that seems like a lot of money to me for what you get. While I like the flavour and my partner really liked it, given the high level of salt and the overall cost, I feel three stars is fair. If it was cheaper I would recommend it much more heartily, but it's not that difficult to make regular pasta and it doesn't save that much time.
People seem to be really divided on this and it's true this pre-cooked pasta takes a little getting used to if you're not sure what to expect, but personally, I was okay with it. It seems to me that if you tend to like ready meals that are salty or sweet and designed for fast meals (as my partner does) you will enjoy this pasta and if processed fast meals are always a little poor quality to you (me) you will not like it as much. If you're the kind of person who eats ready-meals, you will undoubtedly enjoy this. Those who eat 'real food' will find it salty and a little strange.

It's hard to describe what it's like, but the texture is not unlike canned pasta you might find from Chef Boyardee. It's soft and a bit limp, but not the way that over-cooked pasta is too soft. Because it's stored in oil, the texture is a bit odd before you add sauce. It has a flavor that is quite pleasant, and not very strong. I like my pasta al dente and by following the cooking instructions for al dente, it's a bit softer than I'd like. It tastes a bit like a cross between regular and whole wheat pasta. It does taste quite salty, if you're not used to a lot of salt it could be off-putting.

From a nutritional standpoint, this pasta has some upsides and some downsides. The good news is that a pack of this pasta (which enough for a big serving for one person, or as a side dish for two) comes with 40% of your daily fiber, and is only 400 calories. The downside is that it also has about 20% of your daily sodium, which is a bit higher than I would like from a product like this.

Preparing the pasta is as simple as you can imagine. You tear the top, microwave it for one minute, and it's done. You can also cook it in a skillet, but I can't imagine I would choose a much slower option like that, as it would also be messier. Once it's cooked, just tear off the top and add it to your sauce. In terms of convenience, it's pretty much the best thing to have in the kitchen. The tradeoff, of course, is the cost. A pack of six will cost you around 15$, which is a lot of money for six servings of pasta. If you're the kind of person who needs fast options for supper in the house, no matter the cost, I can see why this product would really appeal to you.

 I personally am a bit more hesitant, as that seems like a lot of money to me for what you get. While I like the flavour and my partner really liked it, given the high level of salt and the overall cost, I feel three stars is fair. If it was cheaper I would recommend it much more heartily, but it's not that difficult to make regular pasta and it doesn't save that much time.
Doral, FL
462 reviews
love this pasta. Okay, I'm not a pasta expert, but this "Barilla Fully Cooked Ready Pasta" worked for me. It shortens meal preparation a bit and that's what I'm looking for. I tried the penne and have made so far pasta with meat sauce, shrimp scampi, and a cold vegetable pasta salad. I just cook the pasta in the microwave and thus do away with boiling water to cook the pasta and the dirty dishes involved.
love this pasta. Okay, I'm not a pasta expert, but this "Barilla Fully Cooked Ready Pasta" worked for me. It shortens meal preparation a bit and that's what I'm looking for. I tried the penne and have made so far pasta with meat sauce, shrimp scampi, and a cold vegetable pasta salad. I just cook the pasta in the microwave and thus do away with boiling water to cook the pasta and the dirty dishes involved.
Doral, FL
136 reviews
Estoy es mi pasta favorita, es la que cocino para mí familia y les encanta mucho, queda en su punto y es súper rica
Estoy es mi pasta favorita, es la que cocino para mí familia y les encanta mucho, queda en su punto y es súper rica
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