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Gluten Free Penne  With  Mushrooms Al Ajillo And Roasted Poblano Sauce

Love pasta but can’t do gluten? Then this recipe from Barilla is for you.  It’s rich with flavour, gluten-free and easy to make.


Serves 4

Poblano Sauce

  • 1 piece poblano pepper, roasted with skin off
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup Spanish onion, sliced
  • 2 cups 35% cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Mushrooms al Ajillo

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic clove, sliced
  •  1 piece of guajillo pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup oyster mushroom
  • 1 cup bottom mushroom
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime


1 box Barilla Gluten Free Penne




  1. Place the poblano over the flame of a gas stove or grill. Continue to rotate until the skin is blackened. After it blackens let it cool down and peel.
  2. In a pan over medium-high heat, sweat minced garlic, onion using the butter.
  3. Add roasted poblano pepper and cream and let flavours combine.
  4. Place everything in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  5. Add the sauce to the pot and continue reducing while seasoning with salt and black pepper to taste.
  1. Add oil to a pan over medium heat and add sliced garlic until it gets golden.
  2. Add guajillo pepper until it gets darker in colour and remove guajillo pepper and garlic from pan.
  3. Add the mushrooms to the same pan and season with salt to taste, let the mushrooms get golden.
  4. Add guajillo pepper and garlic back to the pan.
  5. Finish with lime juice.


  1. Bring 4 liters of water to boil with salt, add penne and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the pasta in the poblano sauce and season to taste.
  3. Garnish the penne and sauce with mushrooms and chopped cilantro.


Buono Appetito!


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