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Farfalle is more than just the shining star of pasta salad, although it’s that too! This bowtie pasta makes a cozy winter soup, mind-blowing teriyaki, and a garden-fresh dish. The fun pasta shape not only tastes great, but also adds texture. You can slather it in cream sauce or add a twist of lemon. There are an endless number of ways to fix up this pasta and they all taste great.
Whether you need something light or hearty, you’ll find a new family favorite farfalle recipe everyone can agree on.
Winter or summer, farfalle is the veggie pasta you’ll want to eat all year long. It’s fresh, healthy, and veggie packed. Roasted tomatoes add a whole new layer of depth while a handful of fresh veggies make all the flavors pop. Hot or cold, it’s great either way!
This dish hits all the right notes in one bowl. Tuscan kale and garlic give you an immunity boost. But it’s the savory Italian sausage and parmesan cheese that keeps you coming back for another bite. And don’t worry about the jarred piquante peppers, they’re mild and sweet.
If you’re looking for a fresh take on pasta salad, this farfalle veggie pasta is one of the best. It’s got a Mediterranean twist with sun-dried tomatoes, fresh baby spinach, and feta cheese. Don’t forget the garlicky lemon dressing to match!
I have a feeling this will be your new favorite go-to meatless Monday meal. I know because it’s mine! Tender farfalle melds with tangy caramelized onions in a rich parmesan cream sauce. If you want an additional veggie component spinach and mushrooms are a prime choice.
Nothing screams winter warmer like a bowl of pasta soup. It’s a hearty and healthy mix of spicy Italian sausage, fresh veggies, canned tomatoes, and miniature farfalle in a clear broth. For an extra immunity boost, try it with bone broth.
Of course, you can never go wrong with a simple farfalle pasta salad. Brunch, barbecue, or picnic, it’s the perfect dish. What’s even better is there’s plenty of room for improvising. Dress up the butterfly pasta with your favorite veggies like tomatoes, peas, broccoli, and bell pepper. Want herbs? Basil is a prime choice.
There are creamy sauces, then there’s this creamy sauce. It’s a luscious white sauce that’s not only garlicky and cheesy, but tomatoey too. Coat farfalle pasta with this dreamy sauce, then toss in chicken for a satiating dinner.
Spice things up with this creamy cajun chicken pasta. The chicken has a sensational homemade seasoning that’s got just the right amount of spice. Not to mention the super creamy sauce that is to die for!
9. Tuscan Pasta
A trip to the Tuscan countryside may be out of the question. But this dish isn’t. All you need to do is saute the mushrooms with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes, make a creamy parmesan sauce, then combine it all with farfalle.
The three P’s are all you need to make a remarkably fresh springtime pasta. Well, that, and farfalle. If you do like spice, sprinkle on some red pepper chili flakes.
Goat cheese and spinach pasta is an irresistible meal. The sauce features skim milk with a splash of white wine, lemon juice, fresh spinach, and sage. The goat cheese and tomatoes are an extra special treat that keeps things bright and light.
My fellow meat and cheese lovers, this one is for you. Sinfully good, the bacon sauce gets down to business with cream cheese, ricotta, and garlic. Add as much as you like to a bowl of farfalle and dinner is served.
Here’s a killer food mashup that features farfalle. Part Italian, part Mexican, it’s got all kinds of yummy ingredients like taco seasoning, juicy chicken, lime juice, and cheese. The kids will love this one and so will you.
Just because this dish is classy doesn’t mean it’s hard to make. Saute some radicchio, add goat cheese, mix it with farfalle, and treat yourself to a plate.
A classic pesto pasta like this will be your best friend on a busy weeknight. The fresh medley of pesto, cheese, and chives keeps things simple and fast. You can have this dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.
If spicy and savory is calling your name, this pasta will be right up your alley. A bed of al dente farfalle gets topped with crispy Mexican chorizo that’s packing plenty of heat. If you prefer Spanish chorizo, that works too.
Diavolo is Italian for the devil, which is very fitting because this is one devilishly good dish. A pinch of cayenne adds a fiery twist to the creamy chicken farfalle. For a veggie component, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach are the ideal match.
When I want an enticing seafood pasta dinner, this one always comes to mind. It’s got plump shrimp, baked broccoli florets, and of course, farfalle. Creamy, bright, and savory, it always hits the spot.
Teriyaki and pasta may not sound like they go together. But I can assure you they do! To give you a little taste, this genius recipe involves mandarin oranges, water chestnuts, and bowtie pasta with a three-ingredient teriyaki sauce.
Need to use up a bunch of fresh produce? Farmers market pasta is the ideal solution. Toss farfalle with all sorts of ingredients like summer squash, arugula, and cherry tomatoes. Bonus points for adding mozzarella cheese.
Do you love lasagna, but not the work? Try bowtie pasta lasagna. This easy dinner tastes just like lasagna and you don’t have to worry about meticulously building each layer. You can add ground beef or even meatballs, to make it extra hearty or skip it for a vegetarian dinner. Either way, I think a side of garlic bread is in order.
You don’t always have to use linguine with alfredo sauce because it’s fantastic with farfalle too. It’s cheesy, savory, and downright comforting. Plus, it makes enough to serve a crowd.
Quick and easy, chicken florentine farfalle will be your new weekday staple. The tender bits of chicken, succulent bowtie pasta, spinach, and creamy sauce are heaven in a bowl. The only thing that’s missing now is a handful of sun-dried tomatoes and a pinch of parsley.
24. Salmon Pasta
Why not switch things up and swap out your usual protein with flaky salmon? Salmon is not only a tasty match for farfalle, but it’s healthy to boot! And this one comes with a white wine-infused garlic cream sauce. Yum!
Skip the pricey restaurant bill and make your own farfalle chicken dinner at home. This Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe nails it and at a fraction of the price. Plop that garlic into the oven and start cooking.
Can’t do gluten? No worries. I’ve got a recipe just for you. The homemade tomato basil simple sauce is beginner friendly and better than store-bought. Add it to some gluten free farfalle pasta and it’s ready. It makes plenty so the family can happily come back for seconds.
You’ll want to cozy up with a bowl of this meaty pasta all winter long. You get savory Italian sausage, rich cream, stewed tomatoes, and chewy farfalle in every bite. What’s even better is you can have it hot on the table in practically no time at all.
Sometimes, you just want a humble meal that screams comfort food. And that’s precisely what this is. Tiny bits of ham and peas meld with bowtie pasta in a creamy mayo dressing. But not just any mayo dressing because this one’s got some bite.
There’s something about the combination of bacon and ranch that’s utterly flawless. Even when you add it to bowtie pasta. Potlucks or holidays, this pasta salad will be a hit!
Doritos may not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when you think of pasta. But now it will be! Go with nacho cheese flavored for the best results. Spicy, limey, and savory, the family will love this.
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- ½ lbs farfalle pasta
- ½ cup pesto
- ¼ cup half and half
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- Bring a pot of water to boil. Add pasta and cook according to package.
- Place pesto sauce in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir for 30 seconds. Stir in half and half.
- Drain pasta and Stir pasta in with sauce. Top with Parmesan cheese.