Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Creamy Bow Tie Pasta

Not too long ago, I won my first ever giveaway!!! Heidi, from "Tried-and-True Cooking with Heidi" sent me the most recent Taste of Home magazine and it was filled with quite a few recipes that I've been wanting to try! One of those recipes was this pasta dish--I decided to make it tonight, because I thought it would go great with my leftover chicken piccata that we need to finish up and also because I'm working tomorrow and figured it would be great to take for my lunch! The recipe is intended to yield 2 servings, as written, so I went ahead and tripled it :) Thank you so much, Heidi!!! I can't wait to try additional recipes from the magazine!

Creamy Bow Tie Pasta

1 cup uncooked bow tie pasta
1 1/2 teaspoons butter
2 1/4 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons flour
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
Dash salt
Dash dried basil
Dash crushed red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons chicken broth
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon sour cream


Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the oil, flour, garlic and seasonings until blended. Gradually add the milk, broth and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minute or until slightly thickened.

Remove from the heat; stir in cheese and sour cream. Drain pasta; toss with sauce.

Source: Taste of Home Magazine (April/May 2009)


  1. That looks yummy! I love bowties...they're so fun!

  2. Hey SITSTA! My son LOVES bowties, but he loves that multi-colored pasta even more... he can eat an entire package... ya know, the one with 8 servings in it.

    14 and growing SO fast...

  3. I'm so glad you are making use of the magazine. I will have to dig my issue out so I can find this recipe. It looks great!

  4. It looks creamy and delicious - you can't beat that.

  5. I have a lot of bow tie pasta in my food storage pantry... time to put it to good use!

  6. This looks great! I think both boys would really like it also! ;)

  7. I love pasta! This looks delicious! Popped in from SITS!

  8. thanks for following me. love a good foodie blog.

  9. I love that this is such a small serving size...great for a single girl. I'm going to have to try this one out!

  10. Looks great!!! Thanks for sharing! :o)

  11. Wow, AWESOME recipe! I just finished making it for my 8 yr old daughter who loves the white sauce pasta and it was amazing! Instead of the parmesan (she doesn't like the smell) and sour cream, i added instead another dash of salt and 1 tbsp Herb & Garlic cream cheese....Yum!

  12. This was good, but you need more pasta, and a little less garlic. Otherwise, great recipe! Thanks!