Whole Grain Shells and Cheese Recipe and $100 Amazon Giveaway


When I was a child, my number-one requested dinner was shells and cheese. I loved the day-glo yellow cheeselike product that smothered the tuna and peas my mother mixed in, her attempt to add some nutritional value. I found the little shell pasta perfectly shaped to hold pools of sauce, and could eat three servings in one sitting. Unfortunately, as an adult, no matter how fondly I remember this popular kids’ meal, the reality just doesn’t measure up. I don’t know if the formula has changed or if my tastes have grown more sophisticated, but the same processed meal no longer satisfies and actually makes me feel a little sick. So of course I’ve been on a quest to create a healthy homemade version of this childhood favorite. I’ve learned that a simple butter roux makes a great base for a homemade cheese sauce. But I’ve spent quite some time searching for the perfect whole grain pasta shells. Imagine my excitement when I was offered an opportunity to review Barilla® Whole Grain pasta and opened my package to find a box of whole grain shells shining out at me like a beacon from the depths of packing paper and cardboard.

I was a little nervous that this pasta would disappoint like so many others we’ve tried in the past. Several years ago, my mom bought several brands of whole grain or whole wheat pasta and gave them to me because my father and brother wouldn’t eat them. I tried each one once and experienced a variety of disappointments from slimy to gummy to just plain unpleasant. But Barilla has a taste guarantee for their whole grain pasta. If you don’t love it, they’ll give you a free box of your favorite Barilla pasta. I decided that if they were that confident in their product, I was willing to give it a try. I dished up the pasta and sat down at the table with nervous anticipation, wondering whether I’d finally found a healthier pasta that actually tastes good.

Everyone dug into their bowls and made muffled sounds of satisfaction through mouthfuls of cheesy pasta. I explained to our exchange students that macaroni and cheese was a very popular children’s meal in America and that shells and cheese was always my favorite version. One student dropped his fork into his empty bowl and announced “I think it is very delicious!” Once everyone was done, I turned to my husband and asked, “Honey, what did you think of the pasta?” Surprised, he answered “It was good of course! What’s not to like about macaroni and cheese?” “No I mean the actual pasta itself, the shells.” “They were great. Why?” I smiled and pulled out the box to show him.

Barilla Whole Grain is 51% whole wheat, and all natural. While I still hope to one day switch to entirely whole wheat for everything we eat, we’re just not there yet. But Barilla Whole Grain is a huge step in the right direction. It has three times the fiber of regular pasta — and if you’re like me and trying to figure out a way to start incorporating whole grains into your family’s diet, there’s no easier way. I think we all look for ways to feed healthier foods to our families, and if you’d like to try moving toward whole grains, check out the various whole grain pasta types Barilla has to offer. You can also visit TryBarillaWholeGrain.com to get more recipe ideas using their whole grain pastas.

A couple quick notes on the recipe. It made ten servings for us but we also tend to have smaller portion sizes than the average American. I did all the nutrition calculation based on seven servings. It can all be lower if you make it ten servings like we do. If 1/10th of the recipe isn’t enough for you, add a simple green salad. You can also lower the fat content by using low-fat cheeses. We LOVE cheese and cut out fat in other areas so we can indulge in the good stuff.


Whole Grain Shells and Cheese Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings
Calories per serving: 383 (for 7 servings)
Fat per serving: 19g
Total Fat 19.36g Cholesterol 58.27mg Sodium 507.48mg Total Carbohydrate 30.53g Dietary Fiber 4g Sugars 4.96g Protein 19.43g
WW Points Plus: 10points
WW old points: 8 points


  • 8 oz medium whole wheat pasta shells
  • 3 TBS salted butter
  • 3 TBS flour (any kind)
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I like sharp cheddar and gruyere)
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 (5 oz) can tuna, drained
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas, cooked
  • to taste salt (I use about 1/2 tsp kosher salt)

Cooking Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Melt butter in a pot on medium high. Stir flour into the butter until it makes a kind of paste (this is called roux), then stir in milk.
  3. Add cheese to the milk and stir until melted. The sauce should be thickening by now so add the pepper.
  4. Drain your pasta and stir it into the sauce along with the tuna and cooked peas. Serve sprinkled with additional sauce to taste.
Approximate cost/serving: This cost us about $4 to make. We stretched it to 10 servings but I’ll stick with the seven servings I used to calculate the nutritional information. It’s still just 57 cents a serving. CHEAP!

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209 Responses to “Whole Grain Shells and Cheese Recipe and $100 Amazon Giveaway”

  1. sara
    February 27, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    I haven’t tried Barilla whole grain but it’s definitely now on my list to check out at the store! Love that it has 3x the amount of fiber – that’s great!

  2. Mami2jcn
    February 27, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    I love the great taste of Barilla Whole Grain, plus the fact that my kids like it!

  3. Mami2jcn
    February 27, 2012 at 10:32 am #


  4. Elena
    February 27, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    i love that it’s tasty and healthy

  5. Cindy
    February 27, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    I have always loved Mac & cheese. We’ve been making it with regular macaroni noodles & 2%-milk Velveeta. Shells and cheese are even better, since the shells hold more sauce! My kids love it mixed with tuna too, although for the 5 of us it takes 2 cans of tuna these days. Would love to try some of the Barilla shells – I’m always looking for healthier ways to make favorite foods.

  6. susan
    February 27, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Yum, a healthy “mac ‘n cheese”! This looks so great, Diana. This so reminds me of my childhood!

  7. Amie
    February 27, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    I love that it is so much simpler then making my own whole grain pasta…there are some nights where we just don’t have time and I love having a healthy alternative to homemade :-)

  8. Amanda Sakovitz
    February 27, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    i love that it tastes great but its good for you

  9. Amanda Sakovitz
    February 27, 2012 at 11:47 am #


  10. Geneva
    February 27, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    I love that the pasta is healthy and actually taste good, unlike other whole grain pastas that taste like grains of sand are mixed in with the flour.

  11. Amy
    February 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    I actually cooked with Barilla Whole Grain last night as an experiment! My kids (OK, husband too) are very picky and and I was wondering if they would notice a difference in the taste. I am so happy to report that nobody noticed the difference in taste, and my family devoured it! Not only that, but I was full all evening, and it curbed my desire to snack after dinner. I will definitely be buying this product again!

  12. Laura M.
    February 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I’m looking forward to trying the Barilla whole grain pasta. I like the slightly nutty flavor of whole wheat pasta. Looking forward to also trying your recipe out.

  13. courtney b
    February 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    i like all the different dishes you can make with the pasta

  14. courtney b
    February 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm #



  15. amy pugmire
    February 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    I lopve that its all natural and a great source of fiber

  16. amy pugmire
    February 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm #


  17. Jessie C.
    February 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    I like it’s whole grain and also taste great. Kids love it as well.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  18. Samantha
    February 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    I never knew that Barilla had whole grain! Barilla is my favorite brand of pasta. I’m so excited that they have a pasta now that is whole grain but still tastes good. I’m adding Barilla whole grain to my weekly dinners!

  19. marci h
    February 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    i love the taste and it makes a healthy meal for my family :)

  20. Tian H.
    February 27, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    What I love is Barilla Whole Grain is made with 51% whole wheat, which is excellent source of fiber.

  21. Tian H.
    February 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

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  22. Kristen
    February 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    I love that it tasted good and is good for you!

  23. Kelly
    February 27, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Thanks Diana for the review on this pasta! Good to know that your hubby and boys liked it as my family has a harder time when I throw in whole grains.

  24. Carolsue
    February 28, 2012 at 1:18 am #

    I like it because Barilla whole grain pasta is satisfying so you eat less food!
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  25. Carolsue
    February 28, 2012 at 1:18 am #

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  26. win
    February 28, 2012 at 3:11 am #

    Taste good and very versatile in pasta dishes and healthier.

  27. Abigail (aka Mamatouille)
    February 28, 2012 at 8:03 am #

    My kids love the Barilla whole-grain rotini (they call it “twirly-whirly pasta”) and I serve it with a vegan “cheese” sauce made out of potatoes, red pepper, carrots, onions, cashews, and yummy spices (I got it from a vegan website). We’re not vegan just trying to cut out dairy to cut back on congestion and it really helps. I also throw in some small-diced ham.

  28. Melanie
    February 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    I love all the awesome fiber!

  29. Marilyn Wons
    February 29, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    It is not only healthy, but my family loves the flavor and texture!

  30. Adrienne gordon
    February 29, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    I like that it is a healthy alternative to pasta

  31. Margaret Smith
    February 29, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    I really like the taste. I was surprised the first time I tried it and never expected to like it so much. Even my family enjoys it.
    Thanks so much.

  32. Margaret Smith
    February 29, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/peg42/status/174928829196939264
    Thanks again

  33. Kathy
    February 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    It is healthy and easy to fix~

  34. Kathy
    February 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm #


  35. Joy F
    February 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    I like the taste and that its healthy.

  36. Denise S
    February 29, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Its a good idea for kids.

  37. Joanne Schultz
    February 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    I love the taste of Barilla whole grain pasta! And that fact that it works well in any pasta recipe!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Joanne Schultz
    February 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/js22222222/status/175016251809206273

  39. Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    February 29, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Like the way it taste and know it is healthy
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  40. RussR
    February 29, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Barilla whole grain tastes great!

  41. Ann F
    February 29, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    I have been thinking about trying whole grain pasta. After reading this post, I think I’ll try it out on my family.

  42. Cynthia C
    March 1, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    I love that Barilla Whole Grain pasta tastes great and is better for you nutritionally.

  43. Cynthia C
    March 1, 2012 at 8:08 am #


  44. Kyl Neusch
    March 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    tastes good and easy to make

  45. Mary Calabrese
    March 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    I love that it’s better for my blood sugar.

  46. Rebecca Graham
    March 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    I like the whole grain because it is a healthier way to eat pasta.

  47. Tari Lawson
    March 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    I love that it is a whole grain pasta my family will actually eat.

  48. Patrice
    March 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    I like that it tastes good, and is healthier for me. I eat a lot of pasta, and I’m glad that there is a good alternative to regular pasta.

  49. Mildred Floyd
    March 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    I love Barilla pasta. I like my pasta firm, not mushy, and barilla fills the bill.
    I have made tuna mac for years, and tried many variations. the cheese sauce sounds like a great addition.

  50. Mildred Floyd
    March 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm #


  51. Stephanie V.
    March 1, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    51% whole wheat. 3x the fiber of regular pasta. Find out why Barilla Whole Grain is a delicious smart food choice and the kids will eat it!

  52. Timbo
    March 2, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    The best thing I love about Barilla is the taste and quantity you get :D

  53. Timbo
    March 2, 2012 at 1:33 am #

    I just tweeted this giveaway here :D


  54. kjasus
    March 2, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    i love that it is more nutritious than plain white pasta

  55. Carol
    March 2, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    I love the flavor, and knowing I’m serving my family good healthy pasts

  56. Carol
    March 2, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/cdziuba/status/175615570161582080

  57. AuraR
    March 2, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Barilla whole grain is healthy and the healthier the better

  58. Louis
    March 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    I like that it’s healthy and tastes great.

  59. Meryl
    March 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    I love the taste and texture.

  60. Brad
    March 3, 2012 at 5:14 am #

    I like that the whole grain is healthy for the family.

  61. Kathleen
    March 3, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    I love that its healthy, tastes good and my daughter will eat it

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  62. cw
    March 3, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I love that it has more fiber and that you can’t taste the difference

  63. Jennifer
    March 3, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    I love that we can have the pasta we love and still eat healthier

  64. Stacy
    March 3, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    I love the taste- really doesn’t taste much different from regular pasta but the extra fiber is beneficial in your diet.

  65. Stacy
    March 3, 2012 at 10:54 am #


  66. Alexandra
    March 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    We all love barilla pasta even the kids.

  67. Val Fonseth
    March 4, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    High fiber is my way of life! This is all absolutely delicious.

  68. Heather S
    March 5, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    I like that it tastes great and is better for you because of the whole grain

  69. Heather S
    March 5, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    tweet https://twitter.com/#!/buzz8/status/176698868199727104

  70. anna pry
    March 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    i love that its healthier

  71. Christine
    March 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    the taste

  72. MelissaO
    March 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    I love the fact that it is whole grain…though my husband doesn’t like whole grain pasta, so I usually use it for lunches I make just for me.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  73. Katharine D
    March 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    I love the flavor – it is subtle but strong enough that you can eat it with very little sauce. It is so much more healthy for my family – the kids love it

  74. Name
    March 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    I love that it is healthier and less carbs
    Fab giveaway! thanks again! Janna Johnson
    janna @ feedyourpig on gfc

  75. Cujo
    March 7, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    I like that they are small in size (great for kids and reluctant guys) and full of fiber.

  76. Amy Tong
    March 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Great review on the product! I love Barilla Whole Grain pasta for their extra nutty flavor and nutrition compared to regular pasta.

  77. Susan Smith
    March 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    I love that it’s high in fiber and healthier for me.

  78. sandra
    March 8, 2012 at 6:18 am #

    i like that it still tastes good

  79. Wendy T
    March 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    I love that Barilla® Whole Grain pasta is available at the stores I shop at and is reasonably priced.

    Thank you.

    won2xx at gmail dot com

  80. Lori Hart
    March 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    I love the extra fiber

  81. Sunshyn V
    March 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    I love that its healthy. The texture being the same as regular pasta and good taste mean we should be able to replace our more processed pasta with it.

  82. Sunshyn V
    March 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    I tweeted about this

  83. beth shepherd
    March 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    I love how versatile it is and healthy
    thank you

  84. MelissaO
    March 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Love all the fiber and also love that it can be used to make such economical dishes!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  85. Dahbou
    March 9, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    I love the fact that it delivers three times the fiber of regular pasta and still tastes delicious!

  86. Holly
    March 9, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    I love that I can eat my precious carbs and still get some whole grain nutrition too!

  87. cindy b
    March 9, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    This looks so yummy! love that barlla has lots of fiber! Good carbs!!

  88. Devona Fryer
    March 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    I love how healthy it is. It’s a great way to add whole grains to our diet. I love your recipe also.

  89. Debra F
    March 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    I have to admit that I prefer white pasta, but we’ve made the switch and I love that Barilla is a really great source of fiber for our family’s diet….especially for my sons who eat a lot of the wrong foods when left to their own devices.

  90. Michele Baron
    March 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    It’s healthier….and tastes better than the other whole wheat pasta
    brands that I’ve tried

  91. Michele Baron
    March 10, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/angel320/status/178626551137579009

  92. Erin
    March 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    I love that it’s so much healthier than the white stuff!

  93. whole grain pasta is something my kids eat without battling.

  94. clynsg
    March 11, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    The best things about it is the reasonable price for a really good source of quality dietary fiber.

  95. Michelle
    March 12, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    I love that it is easy find in most stores and it is tasty.

  96. meredith
    March 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    i love the health benefits of the whole grains- and it tastes good too!

  97. meredith
    March 12, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/mermont84/status/179377948795736064

  98. Tina M
    March 13, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    I love the taste

  99. nik
    March 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    I love that it has 3x the fiber of regular pasta and comes in shells, rotini, and penne…my favorite shapes. Thanks!

  100. AprilG
    March 14, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    It’s an easy way to slip in whole grains into my family’s diet.

  101. Amy Jackson
    March 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    I love the taste and that it is so much better for you.

  102. McKim
    March 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    I am a diabetic, and the whole grains are much healthier for me.

  103. Anna
    March 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    I love that I can healthy pasta into my kids without them knowing.

  104. Anna
    March 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    I tweeted

  105. alisa
    March 16, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    i love that it’s healthy!

  106. MK
    March 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    I love that Barilla is OU certified.

  107. MK
    March 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/mkvegas/status/180734655857831937

  108. Jason Lee
    March 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    What I like about Barilla Whole Grain pasta is that you become full for less, which is a good way to decrease your cravings.


  109. Randy
    March 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    I like Barilla whole grain because it’s better for you.

  110. Erica Best
    March 16, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    I like it’s whole grain and also taste great plus is all natural
    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

  111. Christina Tong
    March 17, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    I love Barilla’s Whole Grain Pasta because it provides more fiber, it is nutritious and delicious. I have been buying the Barilla’s regular pasta for many years and switched to this whole grain once I tried and love it’s texture.


  112. Christina Tong
    March 17, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/ctong2/status/180944346688929792


  113. Ashley Hatten
    March 17, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    I like that its healthy for my and my kids can’t tell the difference! thanks

  114. Ashley Hatten
    March 17, 2012 at 10:39 am #


  115. Debra Hall
    March 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    i like the great taste

  116. Leann Lindeman
    March 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Pasta that is good for you AND tastes good! Ya can’t go wrong!

  117. Lynda Del
    March 19, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    I love its taste and texture!

  118. Lynda Del
    March 19, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    I tweeted – https://twitter.com/#!/Lyndadawinda/status/181758808887009282

  119. patricia
    March 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    It tastes great and I make homemade Mac N Cheese with it.

  120. Jessica F
    March 19, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    I love that Barilla Whole Grain has way more fiber than regular pasta!

  121. Jessica F
    March 19, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/jfong1130/status/181959957598568448

  122. ashley
    March 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    i love thats its a delicious way to sneak healthy food into our diets

  123. Jason Vaughn
    March 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    I think I’ll try this, but instead of tune (yuck) I’ll use bacon.


  124. ky2here
    March 22, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    I love the flavor and the healthy aspect without feeling like I’m sacrificing enjoying my food.

  125. sy
    March 23, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    I love the variety and fast cook time. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  126. sy
    March 23, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/183129734018899968
    songyueyu at gmail

  127. Carol Bryant
    March 24, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    Whole wheat – what’s not to love. Very healthy.

  128. Jammie
    March 24, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    With being a pasta lover, we love the fact it is healthier for us. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  129. Jammie
    March 24, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/mommysdizzy/status/183626290790801408

  130. Susan Chester
    March 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    I love that it is a healthier option than regular pasta.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  131. April V.
    March 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    I love that you can make your regular dishes healthier without changing anything but the pasta!

  132. Kerry
    March 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    I love that it’s healthy and still tastes great!

  133. Kerry
    March 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/183735406305615873

  134. linda brooks
    March 25, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    Barilla Whole Grain is better than any other pasta Ive tasted.

  135. Gina M Maddox
    March 25, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    I love that Barilla Whole Grain is all natural and is a great source of fiber. Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  136. Gina M Maddox
    March 25, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  137. Suzanne K
    March 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    I love that they offer whole wheat pasta since I’m slowly eliminating (or trying) white flour from my diet.

  138. Julie
    March 26, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    We already use this pasta-love the flavor thanks

  139. Maria Cantu
    March 26, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    I love the taste.

  140. angie lilly
    March 27, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    I love that its a very well known name brand offering whole grains to the masses. I am a huge proponent of eating whole foods, especially whole grains and have noticed that lots of people have a negative opinion of “health foods.” With the Barilla name comes a guarantee that its going to taste great and hopefully that will get more people to try it and see that eating healthy tastes great!

  141. Erica C.
    March 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    I love that it’s an easy way to get whole grain into my diet.

  142. tamar
    March 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    we love making tuna casserole with barilla whole grain noodles!

  143. Patricia Treskovich
    March 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    have not tried it yet will soon

  144. Eileen Burke
    March 27, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    I love that it helped me keep my sugars down when I was preggo with gestational diabetes!

  145. Diane Baum
    March 28, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    It’s great that it’s both healthy and tasty.

  146. Ellie W
    March 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    I like the fact it’s one healthy alternative of regular pasta that my kids will actually eat.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  147. Ellie W
    March 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  148. Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories
    March 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    I have 2 boxes of this in my cupboard! I haven’t tried them yet, but I will tell you what I love so far about Barilla Whole Grain Pasta is the Barilla name! I can always trust Barilla to be great pasta.

  149. Carmen
    March 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    I love the taste and all the fiber in this pasta!

  150. Debbie C
    March 28, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    I love the taste of the whole grain in Barilla’s Whole Grain pastas. I also like the added health benefits.


  151. Debbie C
    March 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    @chrisdeglen Tweeted –



  152. Lorri S
    March 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    I always buy whole grain pasta because I think it tastes better than regular

  153. nancy
    March 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm #



  154. Shannon
    March 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    that it’s better for me and it tastes good

  155. alyce poalillo
    March 29, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    It is healthy, tasty, filling,versatile and inexpensive-what’s not to like!

  156. mistysunrise
    March 29, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    I love that it is healthy and it tastes good!

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  157. mistysunrise
    March 29, 2012 at 8:04 am #



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  158. Diane F
    March 29, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    I have never tried it. I like Barilla pasta so I am going to give Barilla whole grain pasta a try next time I make mac and cheese.

  159. Melanie
    March 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    I love that I don’t have to feel guilty about eating Barilla whole grain pasta because it’s the healthy pasta choice!

  160. Melanie
    March 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    I tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/#!/vonmell/status/185470328271679488

  161. Kathleen Conner
    March 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    I love that it is healthier than other pastas, but no one notices the difference.

  162. Kathleen Conner
    March 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm #


  163. ewhatley
    March 29, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    I use Barilla but haven’t tried the whole grain yet. Guess it’s time to get on that train.

  164. John Billiris
    March 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    I love Barilla whole grain, because I like knowing I’m eating in a healthy way.

  165. John Billiris
    March 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Whole Grain Shells and Cheese Recipe | Eating richly even when you’re broke http://eatingrichly.com/02/whole-wheat-shells-and-cheese/ #BarillaWG @BarillaUS

    March 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm #


    March 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    2ND ENTRY TWEET https://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/185505060380352512

  168. Norma
    March 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    I like it’s healthier but still tasty!

  169. LAMusing
    March 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    It’s great they have a taste guarantee

  170. tallcapp
    March 29, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    I can eat my pasta, but still feel that I am eating very healthily.

  171. brian e.
    March 30, 2012 at 5:34 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway…Barilla Whole Grain Shells are easy to prepare, and a good source of dietary fiber.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  172. brian e.
    March 30, 2012 at 5:42 am #

    TWEET: https://twitter.com/#!/brianpiero/status/185708223205093376

  173. Crystal F
    March 30, 2012 at 5:52 am #

    I like that you can feel good about feeding it to your family. No guilt while they are eating it. thank you!

  174. Betty C
    March 30, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    I haven’t tried it yet but the taste guarantee makes sure I’ll be buying Barilla the next time I go shopping.

  175. Julie
    March 30, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    I love the taste and it’s good for me too

  176. dddiva
    March 30, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    I love that it’s a healthier, but still tasty, option.

  177. carol lewis
    March 30, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    More taste
    and nutrition!

  178. Lisa Garner
    March 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    I love that it tastes great and is healthier for my family compared to traditional pasta noodles.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  179. Lisa Garner
    March 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    I Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/lisalmg/status/185810800538157056
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  180. Sarah L
    March 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    I like that it tastes good.
    Thanks for the contest.

  181. Mari
    March 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    I like that it contains three times more fiber than regular pasta.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  182. Mari
    March 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm #


    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  183. Beverly M.
    March 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    I haven’t tried the Barilla whole grain pasta, but I think it’s better for you, so I will try it soon. Thanks for the contest!

  184. spirit_kim
    March 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    I love finding whole grain pastas. I love pasta and the healthier it comes is better for all of us. I have not tried Barilla whole grain but, I will be.

  185. Anne K.
    March 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    I love that Barilla pasta is good, and good for you too! No more cardboard tasting whole grain noodles! Taste buds rejoice!

  186. Sand
    March 30, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    I love that Barilla® Whole Grain is healthy and filling.

  187. latisha depoortere
    March 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    I love Barilla pasta have to try this one big pasta eater!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  188. latisha depoortere
    March 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    tishajean@ charter.net

  189. Geoff K
    March 30, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    I love that Barilla Whole Grain pasta is just as tasty and filling as regular pasta but so much better for you!

  190. Geoff K
    March 30, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/guettel78/status/185934131316797440

  191. Barbara Long
    March 30, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    I love Barilla Whole Grain Pasta because it tastes great and is better for me.


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