Passion for Pasta
Life is nothing without passion. Barilla's passion is pasta. It’s not just Barilla's favorite food; it’s their favorite thing.

By now you’ve heard about the gajillion benefits you get from following the Mediterranean diet—we mean, a longer lifespan, weight loss, protection against heart disease, and a lower risk of depression, cancer, and diabetes barely begins to cover it. But what we love most about it is that it’s not really a diet at all. It’s a lifestyle, and that makes it way easier to stick to long term. The fact that it encourages drinking red wine and eating pasta doesn’t hurt either.

Since May is Mediterranean Diet Month (yep, it’s a thing), we’ve partnered with Passion for Pasta to bring you simple recipes and meal-prep formulas that make cooking like an Italian—and reaping the health benefits of eating like one—crazy easy.

Passion for Pasta

7 Mediterranean Diet Formulas for a Week's Worth of Easy Dinners

Brb, off to eat all the pasta.
Mediterranean Diet Recipes

13 Mediterranean-Inspired Dinners to Spice Up Your Weeknight Routine

Health benefits aside, you should definitely try these flavorful recipes.
Bowties in Garlic Cream Sauce

Living Like a European Might Lower Your Risk of Depression

The Mediterranean lifestyle has some serious benefits.
One-Pot Pasta Primavera

One-Pot Pasta Primavera

One of the easiest ways to get more veggies in your diet.
Greatist Recipe Lunch Dinner

30-Minute Sesame Salmon With a Kick

The marinade on this fish dish is out-of-this-world good.
A Visual Guide That Identifies Every Pasta Shape Because That Sh*t Gets Confusing