Barilla Plus Bake with Mushrooms & Leeks: Lazy White Lasagna. Plus a Pasta Giveaway

Everyone knows that we are supposed to eat healthier, right? Well, sometimes it's easier said than done. I have a hard time ordering a salad when I'm eating out instead of getting a juicy burger or cheese filled mashed potatoes.

Some choices, however, are not that hard to make. What if you just substitute your regular white pasta with whole wheat pasta?

Recently, I got a chance to develop a recipe for Barilla with one of their Barilla Plus products, rich with protein and Omega-3.

I decide to create a version of a savory kugel: instead of egg noodles, I used Farfalle (bow tied pasta); instead of cottage cheese, I used ricotta. I also added leeks, mushrooms, thyme, cheese and red pepper flakes. Since I could not decide what to name this dish, the title is pretty long: Barilla Plus Bake with Mushrooms & Leeks: Lazy White Lasagna.

Make sure to read more to learn how you can win a $25 Visa gift card and 2 boxes of pasta to from Barilla! {I will announce one winner Monday, September 24}

And the winner is Dishing Delights!!!

Disclosure: Barilla US asked me to develop a recipe for them and provided me with a stipend. All opinions are my own.