It’s time to elevate your weeknight dinners with the most versatile and underrated pasta shape out there – bowtie pasta.
This compact yet elegant noodle is more than just a staple in kids’ lunches or fancy mac and cheese. With its unique shape, bowtie pasta can easily elevate any dish to restaurant-quality status without requiring any extra effort.
Whether you are a beginner in the kitchen or an experienced cook looking for some fresh inspiration, we’ve you covered with some mouthwatering bowtie pasta recipes!
Bowtie Pasta Recipes:
1. Pasta Primavera with Shrimp
This Pasta Primavera recipe is just what you need for a light yet satisfying dinner.
Your favorite pasta gets tossed in a creamy sauce with loads of fresh veggies. And guess what? Today, we’re kicking it up a notch by adding some tasty shrimp. Yum!
Get the Recipe: Shrimp Primavera
2. Mediterranean Bowtie Pasta
This Mediterranean Bowtie Pasta is going to be your new go-to for weeknights.
It’s seriously quick, like 20 minutes quick, and packed with flavors the whole family will love.
With just a handful of simple ingredients, this easy dinner will be ready in a jiffy. Plus, it’s totally versatile.
Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Pasta
3. Cheesecake Factory Louisiana Chicken Pasta
Craving that irresistible Louisiana Chicken Pasta from the Cheesecake Factory but want a cozy night in without spending a bomb? You’re in luck!
This copycat recipe brings the fan-favorite dish right into your own kitchen. Featuring crispy, Cajun-seasoned chicken and a creamy, spicy parmesan sauce, this dish promises every single oomph of your restaurant favorite.
Get the Recipe: Louisiana Chicken Pasta
4. Pesto Chicken Pasta
If you need a quick weeknight dinner, here it is! Our Pesto Chicken Pasta comes together in about 25 minutes, and is full of great flavors.
This quick recipe features sautéed chicken, hearty pasta, and the sweetness of cherry tomatoes that provide a wonderful contrast to the herby basil. It’s the perfect combination!
Get the Recipe: Pesto Chicken Pasta
5. Creamy Bow Tie Pasta
This pasta recipe is a total winner! It’s a one-pot wonder bursting with flavor and creaminess without weighing you down.
In this super easy dish, you toss bow-tie pasta in a quick and creamy sundried tomato parmesan cream sauce.
Just throw in some fresh spinach for the perfect Meatless Monday meal. Enjoy…
6. Baked Feta Pasta
Guys, this bowtie pasta is seriously tasty!
It’s coated in a light, salty, slightly creamy, tangy feta and kale sauce, with tender roasted garlic and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
Trust us, it’s no surprise this baked feta pasta went viral on TikTok. So yummy and super easy to make!
7. Italian Sausage Bowtie Pasta
Check out this Italian Sausage Bowtie Pasta recipe!
It’s super quick and easy, combining your favorite dried pasta with a creamy sauce, flavorful Italian sausage, tangy sun-dried tomatoes, and perfectly tender broccolini.
It’s a total family favorite for a delicious one-dish dinner!
8. Farfalle with Spinach, Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions
How about a delicious plate of Creamy Farfalle Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Caramelized Onions?
This meatless Italian dinner is the ultimate comfort food!
The bow-tie-shaped pasta is perfectly complemented by a rich buttery Parmesan sauce. Seriously Yum!
9. Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta
Nothing beats a simple pasta recipe to make dinner time relaxed and oh-so-delicious.
It’s super refreshing for the summer and equally comforting in the winter, thanks to the irresistible umami flavor of sun-dried tomato pesto.
This easy-peasy pesto pasta will be your go-to dish all year round!
10. Italian Bow Tie Pasta Salad
If you happen to have a bunch of bow-tie pasta lying around, we totally recommend throwing together this delicious Italian Bow Tie Pasta Salad.
This yummy dish is an Italian-inspired pasta salad packed with cherry tomatoes, olives, bell peppers, red onions, salami, parmesan cheese, and fresh basil, all tossed in a tangy and delicious homemade Italian vinaigrette.
Super flavorful with amazing textures, bow tie pasta salad is a healthy and vibrant side dish that’s perfect for summer cookouts and dinners.
11. Asian Chicken Pasta Salad
Guys, this Asian Chicken Pasta Salad is seriously delicious.
You’ve got tender pasta, flavorful rotisserie chicken, crunchy peppers, fresh herbs, sweet mandarins, and a drool-worthy dressing all coming together to make the ultimate pasta salad.
It’s super easy to whip up, prep is a piece of cake, and everyone goes crazy for it! Whether you’re taking it to a family shindig or chowing down at home, it’s the perfect summer meal.
12. Chicken Florentine Pasta
The classic buffet favorite, Chicken Florentine, is a breeze to whip up at home.
It’s a complete meal with bowtie pasta tossed in a deliciously saucy Chicken Florentine sauce. It’s creamy, yet light with the delicious flavor of the star ingredient – spinach.
14. Basil Pasta with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce
This pasta has all the classic ingredients you’d expect in a Basil Pasta – loads of fresh basil leaves, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, butter, garlic, and fresh lemon.
It’s a super easy and quick recipe that only needs 7 ingredients and just 30 minutes of your time!
Enjoy this meatless pasta dish, which is perfect for summer, or whenever you’ve got a bunch of fresh basil.
15. Bowtie Chicken Alfredo
Bowtie Chicken Alfredo is all about tender bowties, juicy seasoned chicken, and the most amazing (but lightened up!) alfredo sauce.
A few swaps will give you all the flavors you adore, with way fewer calories. Enjoy!
16. Creamy Asparagus & Salmon Bowtie Pasta
Leftover salmon gets a tasty makeover with bowtie pasta, fresh asparagus, and dill in this super easy dish with a delicious parmesan cream sauce.
This salmon pasta is seriously a piece of cake to whip up, and tastes amazing.
17. Ham and Peas Pasta
Ham and Peas Pasta is a super easy and delicious dish that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. It only takes about 30 minutes to make!
You’ll love the combination of bow-tie pasta noodles, diced ham, and peas, all tossed in a creamy basil sauce.
18. Skillet Bow Tie Lasagna
This skillet lasagna recipe with bow tie noodles is perfect for a quick and tasty weeknight dinner.
Packed with savory ground beef, gooey mozzarella, tangy sour cream, pasta sauce, and flavorful herbs, it’s a delicious way to satisfy your lasagna cravings right on your stovetop
19. Creamy Garlic Butter Pasta with Spinach
This recipe for Garlic Butter Pasta with Spinach is all about that fresh spinach and bow tie pasta, tossed in a creamy garlic-butter sauce. So good.
It’s a quick and easy meatless main or a healthy side dish that your family will absolutely love.
20. Chicken Piccata Bowtie Pasta
This Chicken Piccata pasta will be your new favorite meal.
You’ve got juicy chicken breasts sautéed in a deliciously buttery, lemony wine sauce, with tangy capers, all served over a bed of pasta. Yummy!
21. Summery Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad
Enjoy Chicken Pasta Salad for your summer vibes, made with mini bowtie pasta, a zesty herb dressing, sharp cheddar, crunchy veggies, flavor-packed bacon, and tender rotisserie chicken.
It’s a total crowd-pleaser!
22. Chicken Bruschetta Pasta
This super easy Chicken Bruschetta Pasta is loaded with tender chicken breast and flavorful tomatoes in a sweet and tangy balsamic sauce.
It’s perfect for a cozy date night with a glass of wine, or a fun family dinner for the kiddos.
So there you go, twenty plus delicious bowtie pasta recipes for you to cook. The only question now is, which to try first?
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