Creamy Bow Tie Pasta Recipe
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Creamy Bow Tie Pasta Recipe

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Add a little zip to your meal with this saucy pasta dish. It's a great accompaniment to almost any meat or seafood. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 196 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. 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 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese and sour cream. Drain pasta; toss with sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Bow Tie Pasta in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p37

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whunt_29708 User ID: 6853080 258189
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2016

"I've been searching for a good pasta side dish to have in my recipe box. I made this recipe last week and it was surprisingly delicious. As I started getting the ingredients together I realized it wasn't going to make much so I doubled the recipe. I followed the recipe exactly. I may have added a little ground pepper which I believe someone mentioned in their review. It was simple to make and when it was done I thought the parmesan cheese was going to be to powerful and make it taste bad. I was surprised to find it actually tasted really great. Sometimes internet recipes are hit or miss but this was a hit. I really liked the kick the red pepper flakes gave. I will definitely make this again and recommend it to others."

mlynnfoley User ID: 8888484 250093
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2016

"I quadrupled the recipe, and added quite a bit more chicken broth then the recipe called for to thin the sauce. I also served the pasta over a bed of wilted arugula. This gave the dish the kick it needed without adding garlic powder or pepper."

ardy bare User ID: 4495741 236789
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2015

"my family really liked this. will definat ly make again"

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 234043
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"Needs a bit more flavor. I will make some additions like garlic powder and maybe some coarse ground pepper. I enjoy the kick the red pepper flakes give it though."

RLiberty User ID: 7169427 173305
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"Great side for many meals - nice 'n creamy, great flavors."

MOTCook User ID: 7688063 114681
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"I have made this several times. It's a great side dish and makes just enough for 2."

jleague22 User ID: 7762348 107324
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"I made this according to the recipe I just doubled it to make enough for my family and it was bland. It did not have enough of a flavor. I added some garlic salt and pepper it was better."

meganshakes User ID: 4295286 210033
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"I made this according to the recipe minus the red pepper flakes, then added chicken to make it a main dish. It was very easy and really good, and not super rich like a lot of Alfredo recipes are. I made it for a large group so I used the whole 12 oz box of pasta and ended up multiplying the sauce ingredients by six and it was the perfect amount of sauce, not too soupy but not dry. I will definitely make this again."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 158123
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"Very good, had to double it to feed two of us. I'll make this again."

stick011 User ID: 7528672 105447
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"Just helping with typo's  ours  spaghetti sauce recipe"

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