"Bucatini Bonanza" A Wholesome Twist on Italian Classics

"Bucatini Bonanza" A Wholesome Twist on Italian Classics

This recipe celebrates the simplicity and freshness of Italian cooking, combining the nutty, hearty taste of whole wheat bucatini with the sweet acidity of cherry tomatoes and the aromatic freshness of basil. Perfect for a quick, healthy, and delicious meal any day of the week.


  • 250g Donna Pastaia Whole Wheat Bucatini
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving


  • Cook the Bucatini: In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the Donna Pastaia Whole Wheat Bucatini according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside, reserving a little pasta water for later.
  • Sauté Garlic and Tomatoes: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant but not browned. Add the halved cherry tomatoes to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, until the tomatoes are soft and their juices start to release.
  • Combine Pasta and Tomatoes: Add the cooked whole wheat bucatini to the skillet with the cherry tomatoes. Toss well to combine, ensuring the pasta is evenly coated with the tomato juices and olive oil. If the mixture seems dry, add a splash of the reserved pasta water to help the sauce coat the bucatini.
  • Add Basil and Season: Remove the skillet from heat. Stir in the torn basil leaves, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. The residual heat will gently wilt the basil and release its flavor.
  • Serve with Parmesan: Divide the bucatini among serving plates. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese before serving.
  • Enjoy: Serve this delightful dish immediately and enjoy the wholesome flavors of Donna Pastaia Whole Wheat Bucatini paired with the freshness of cherry tomatoes and basil.
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