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Lemon-Basil Bow Ties Recipe

Lemon-Basil Bow Ties Recipe

With fresh basil, shredded Parmesan and a splash of citrus, the pasta toss is a delicious accompaniment to many different entrees. Even our children enjoy this quick side dish. —Michelle Harbour, Lebanon, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, torn or thinly sliced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Stir in the lemon juice, lemon peel, salt and pepper. Drain pasta; add to skillet. Add basil; toss to coat. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until basil is wilted. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

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lakehousemama User ID: 7282338 269634
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2017

"My granddaughters live this pasta. I found it too dry the first time I made it so now I double everything except the padta."

hkpepin User ID: 3030797 263573
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2017

"So good! I would absolutely add this to the dinner rotation. Everyone ate it, including seconds, and no one complained about the green stuff in it. The flavors were amazing, especially with a little feta. Yum!"

queenzookie User ID: 5427908 231221
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2015

"It was ok. Kind of ordinary. I would make again - but only as a weeknight dinner with the family. I would add even more basil and maybe even more lemon."

vj221979 User ID: 5329286 229619
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"Light and refreshing."

momio User ID: 2526647 228991
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"Good but pretty plain. I'd probably add something more to it next time."

1618S11AbL User ID: 7141272 228423
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"A little bland,"

slye10001000 User ID: 5787172 54859
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"This is very good. I love the marriage of all the flavors. This is superb with the Blackened chicken."

J9mom3 User ID: 6766068 206223
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"very fresh, light and perfect with the shrimp I made. I may have added a little too much salt but it was very good regardless."

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