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Creamy Bow Tie Pasta Recipe

Creamy Bow Tie Pasta Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Creamy Bow Tie Pasta

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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2015

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

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."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

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

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

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

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."

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."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

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

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

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

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"Dear Jessica, how did you make big for your family we have 5 of us? Did u double it your triple it? We like chicken in ares to! I found another website that is called spagetti sause and I am using there resipe!!


Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"Very easy to make! I have a family of six & adjusted quantities. I also added chicken..yum! It's a bit spicy for the kiddos..but I will definitely make again."

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"Mmmm.... This recipe is soooo good. A favorite in our house."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"I LOVE this pasta! One of my TOH favorites. Tastes like it came from an Italian restaurant. My husband likes it but has me lighten up on the red pepper flakes which he says makes it too spicy (I disagree...but...). I've also used the sauce over fettuccini and other pastas, but if you're going to try to impress, bowtie noodles make the dish look so pretty, lol....Thanks for sharing this recipe!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"This is/was delicious I would definitely show this to all my friends and family! The kids loved it! And it was quick! Thanks Tasteofhome!"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"I absolutely love this recipe. It's extremely easy and goes well with any meal! There have been a few times that I didn't have sour cream so I used cream cheese instead and it still tasted wonderful! I will definitely continue to make this!!"

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2012

"Made this just to have a side dish and something quick. I was shocked, this is simply amazing! I did use habanero cheese rather than the parmesan. Will definitely make again. Maybe add a little chicken!"

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"Wow, this pasta can really dress up any meal! I multiplied the recipe by 3 to serve my family of 6. I also browned the butter which gave it a more distinct flavor, I think roasting the garlic would be great too. In place of red pepper flakes, I added in some cayenne pepper which worked well. I discovered that I did not have sour cream on hand, so I stirred in about half an ounce of cream cheese, and it tasted wonderful. This was really simple but had great flavor and everyone loved it (and I did too!) I will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"This recipe is so delicious! My fiance and I are hooked! We've had it twice already since we first tried it about 3 days ago. I made some minor modifications to the ingredients just to make it a bit healthier. I used multigrain bow tie pasta, unsalted butter, fat free milk, fat free/low sodium chicken broth, and fat free sour cream. I use a little more milk and broth than what the recipe calls for just to loosen it so it's not too thick. I told my sister about it and she made it tonight and loved it also!"

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"This was amazing!! The whole family, even my kids loved it!!"

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"We loved it... I do like to use a whole box of pasta and I triple the sauce part. It is delicious though ;-)"

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"Loved this very easy to make. Turned our great. I did thin the sauce with pasta water. I used greek yougrt instead of sour cream very good. Can't wait to make again."

Reviewed May. 7, 2010

"I made this dish exactly per recipe but added shrimp scampe to it. It was delicious will make it again."

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"I doubled the entire recipe and it turned out great. I also used mini bow tie pasta, which was really cute! Served this as a side to TOH's "Crispy Chicken Cutlets" and glazed carrots and fresh blackberries."

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2009

"This was a really easy, economical, and delicious recipe to make. I made it exactly as the recipe stated and then needed to add a little more liquid. I added another tablespoon of chicken broth and another tablespoon of sour cream. Really a yummy recipe. I forgot to rank it, but should have given it as many stars as possible."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"I made this the other night and did exactly what jodil did above...I added chicken and doubled the recipe. I also added some of the hot pasta water because it seemed kind of "tight" in the bowl & that really helped to loosen it up a bit. Next time, I might also add peas & I would probably triple or quadruple the recipe so that we could have some leftovers! Hubby gobbled it up!"

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2009

"Loved this!! I doubled it and added chicken. I had to go easy on the red pepper because of my kids, but I know I would love it with the amount called for in the recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"Great recipe, after making it accoring to the recipe as a side dish, the very next day I doubled the recipe and tossed in some penne pasta and grilled chicken. This ones a keeper!"

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2009

"OMG - we started out cooking this as a side dish for 2 - just like the recipe says. Change my mind while cooking, and wound up tripling the recipe, and served it as a main dish for 2, with bread & a salad on the side. VERY, VERY, yummy. It's a keeper."

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"This was a great recipe - my family really enjoyed it. I tripled it so we'd have enough for our family of four plus leftovers. I added a little more garlic than was called for but it still worked out OK. Thanks!"

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