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Any good bow tie pasta recipes?

Jana33 Mar 5, 2007 08:21 AM

Hello everyone.

I have some bow tie pasta here and I don't know what to do with it. I usually make it with broccoli, garlic and olive oil but I'm looking for something different.

Does anyone have a good recipe to share? Thanks.


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    startcoloring RE: Jana33 Mar 5, 2007 08:38 AM

    I usually substitute bow-ties in this recipe from Epicurious: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...


    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 cup chopped onion
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
    1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice
    1/4 cup water
    1 15-ounce can cannellini (white kidney beans), drained
    1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
    8 ounces orecchiette (little ear-shaped pasta; about 2 cups) or medium pasta shells
    1 pound broccoli crowns, separated into small florets (about 5 cups)

    3 tablespoons freshly shaved Parmesan cheese

    Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; stir 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes with juices and 1/4 cup water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; boil gently until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Stir in beans and basil. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.

    Meanwhile, cook orecchiette pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until almost tender, about 15 minutes. Add broccoli florets; cook until pasta is just tender but still firm to bite and broccoli florets are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes longer. Ladle out 1/2 cup pasta cooking water and reserve. Drain orecchiette and broccoli florets; return to pot.

    Add tomato sauce and reserved pasta cooking water to pasta and toss to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer pasta to bowl. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

    Per serving: calories, 423; total fat, 10 g; saturated fat, 2 g; cholesterol, 3 mg; fiber, 11 g

    Makes 4 servings.

    1. LindaWhit RE: Jana33 Mar 5, 2007 08:39 AM

      Peas, chopped pancetta, and a good cream sauce.

      Shrimp, lemon-garlic-oil.

      Chopped sun-dried tomato, broccoli, and chopped, sauteed sausage with grated cheese.

      1. QueenB RE: Jana33 Mar 5, 2007 08:40 AM

        My mom always made this one.

        Cabbage, Pasta and Sausage

        1 lb sausage (I like andouille, but you can use kielbasa)
        1 lb bowtie pasta
        1 small head cabbage, chopped
        4 Tbsp olive oil

        Slice sausage into rounds (about 1/2 inch), sautee in pan until just browned. Remove from pan. Add olive oil to pan on medium heat. Add cabbage and sautee until wilted and tender. While cabbage is cooking, cook bowties according to package directions. Add cooked bowties and sausage to cooked cabbage and stir to combine. Season with salt and lots of cracked black pepper.

        1. daily_unadventures RE: Jana33 Mar 5, 2007 08:41 AM

          One of the few recipes I really like from Everyday Italian is this one which uses Farfalle or Bowtie Pasta:


          I like to toss in some goat cheese as well.


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            mom2 RE: Jana33 Mar 5, 2007 08:52 AM

            I make this recipe all the time with bow ties

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              Seldomsated RE: Jana33 Mar 5, 2007 08:59 AM

              This "recipe" couldn't be more simple. Saute sliced cabbage in butter til golden brown (takes quite a while). Add cooked and drained bowties. Salt and pepper, then eat!

              1. Jana33 RE: Jana33 Mar 5, 2007 09:09 AM

                Wow, thanks for the replies. Those recipes look great!

                1. Gio RE: Jana33 Mar 5, 2007 09:14 AM

                  This is really a timely thread for me. Given all the suggestions, tonight I shall make farfalle with cabbage sauteed with sliced onion & minced garlic in olive oil, adding shrimp and goat cheese. ( Yes, I'm one who likes cheese and seafood.) Thank you.

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                    laylag RE: Jana33 Mar 5, 2007 09:34 AM

                    Kasha Varnishkes? It's a traditional Jewish food and using kasha (buckwheat) and sauteed onions along with the bowties - delicious.

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                      flipkeat RE: Jana33 Mar 5, 2007 12:25 PM

                      I make Ina Garten's recipe for Bowties with Broccoli...yummy!!
                      Here's a link http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

                      1. Jana33 RE: Jana33 Mar 5, 2007 12:47 PM

                        I can't wait to try these recipes. Tonight I just put some chicken parts in the oven to roast with some baked potatoes, and veggies. But later this week.....................bowties!

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                          Querencia RE: Jana33 Mar 5, 2007 01:34 PM

                          Teriyaki Pasta Salad: Marinate shredded cooked chicken breast in soy sauce and garlic powder. Add crushed pineapple, cashew nuts, and some hot red pepper. Add this to hot drained bow ties (or rotini also works well---you want a pasta with plenty of surface). Correct seasoning with more soy sauce and garlic powder. Let sit in refrigerator for a while.

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                            Oh Robin RE: Jana33 Mar 6, 2007 01:50 PM

                            Okay it's cliche but bow ties are really good in tuna casserole.

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                              Louise RE: Jana33 Mar 6, 2007 04:32 PM

                              They're also really good with a saffron cream sauce and some parmesan grated over the top.

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                                Nancy Berry RE: Jana33 Mar 6, 2007 05:17 PM

                                I really like Lidia Matticchio Bastianich's recipe for Bow Ties with Sausage and Leek Sauce. You can find it here:


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