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Basil Cheese Butterfly Pasta


  • 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and set aside.
  • 2. In the same saucepan, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Stir in the lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper. Return pasta to the pan. Add cheese and toss to coat.

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Average Rating: 5
  • kpkaren
    Dec 31, 1969

    Very good side dish. Served it along side of chicken and it was just the right amount of seasonings. My future daughter-in-law even asked to take the leftovers home. Will be making this again.

  • crawley3
    Feb 23, 2013

    Family loved it very good, light pasta

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