Barilla Whole Grain Taste & Share Challenge // Giveaway

We are pastaholics in this house. Tortellini, spaghetti, rotini, fettucine…we eat it all. So since we eat so much pasta, I do my best to make sure they eat whole grains and whole wheat pasta whenever we can. What’s even better is finding ingredients that really jive with our palette!

Barilla has come out with a new line of whole grain pastas and high-end sauces and oils. I received a Barilla Whole Grain Taste & Share Challenge Kit to try them out!

Along with the set of whole grain pastas, I received some delish pasta pairings like pesto, olive oil, and cherry tomatoes. I instantly knew what I’d be making: Penne with pesto and chicken. If I was making it for just me, I’d have thrown in some mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and Parmesan too! But my kids are picky little stinkers, so I toned it down.

Since they’re choosy, I was a little nervous about the whole grain pasta, but they wolfed it down! It was a huge hit!

Definitely a make-again meal! It was super easy. I just cooked the chicken in a skillet with a bit of the olive oil, boiled the pasta, and combined the chicken and pesto into the noodles. Here’s where you can find more recipes that use the Barilla Dinner Kit. Do you want to take the Whole Grain Taste and Share Challenge? There’s coupons available to help you get started on their Facebook page!

Want to win a Barilla Dinner Kit? Three lucky readers will take one home! Just enter via the Rafflecopter form below. 

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Barilla and received a Taste & Share Challenge Kit to facilitate my review, kits to giveaway, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.


  1. Crystal S. says:

    I like the whole grain rotini!

  2. My favorite is the Rontini

  3. I love rotini! All the little nooks and crannies are awesome for holding onto sauce :)

  4. Hmm..favorite pasta shape..I like Oricchiette best

  5. Definitely penne. No contest.

  6. Jeana O'donnell-Murphy says:

    Favorite pasta shape is Whole Grain Penne

  7. I love the little bow tie pasta, and the sprirals :)

  8. Tina Bartunek says:

    I like the bow tie pasta shape.

  9. rotini for me.

  10. Rachel Anderson says:

    I like the Piccolini bowties…

  11. My favorite is linguine.

  12. Jessica T. says:

    I like penne pasta!

  13. Thin spaghetti is my favorite.

  14. This looks delicious! We like the rotini the best at our house!

  15. sarah shult says:

    I like the Thin Spaghetti

  16. Whole grain penne!

  17. I like Linguine the best

  18. Michelle Hayden says:

    I love whole grain penne pasta.

  19. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love the shells! :)

  20. stephanie miller says:

    my fave is penne, but my daughters is bowtie! i like the way the penne holds the sauce!

  21. I like linguini and the seashells. Rita

  22. mary fallon says:

    whole grain rotini!

  23. My favorite shape is spaghetti … sometimes the traditional are the best! :-)

  24. Carmen S. says:

    I am always drawn to the rotini noodles. I like their texture.

  25. I love the Whole Grain Medium Shells shape!

  26. Leann Lindeman says:

    I like macaroni best… whole wheat.

  27. Rotini!

  28. I like all of them but I’ll have to choose rotini because I love it in pasta salads.

  29. Lauren Garrett says:

    We like angel hair!

  30. melissa williams says:


  31. Lisa Janson says:

    i like the bow tie pasta

  32. Lori Davis says:

    LOVE the rotini!

  33. Shell Holland says:

    My favorite pasta shape is shells

  34. Debbie jackson says:


  35. Mary Jacobowitz says:

    medium shells

  36. i like shells

  37. Angela Kelley says:

    Whole Grain Medium Shells! :)

  38. My favorite shape is Rotini. :-)

  39. I like the penne, lots of room for sauce inside the pasta!

  40. Cathy Wallace says:

    My fave is Linguine.

  41. Gladys Holder says:

    I will email the winner as well. What’s even better is finding ingredients that really jive with our palette!

  42. Doris Jennings says:

    We like the rotini the best at our house! I love the Whole Grain Medium Shells shape! My favorite shape is spaghetti … sometimes the traditional are the best! I love rotini!