Cheesy and Creamy Bow Tie Pasta Recipe

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April 22, 2024
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Wondering what goes perfectly with some red wine and a movie night? I recommend some cheesy and creamy bow-tie pasta for a relaxing dinner that is ready in only 20 minutes. Use simple and affordable ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen and follow easy instructions.

Preparing dinner for two was never easier; this comfort food is the most delicious way to serve bow-tie pasta. The white sauce is filled with flavor, and the creaminess of the dish is the ultimate satisfaction.

creamy bow tie pasta recipe

Other Bow Ties Pasta Recipe Ideas

Even though I love this recipe’s simplicity and ease of preparation, I know that some of you may want some fancier recipes. So, I did a little research of my own and I came up with three extra bow-tie pasta recipes.

I will give you some basic hints about how to prepare the three variations, but for step-by-step recipes, please do some extra research yourself. You know how I always say you should be well-informed before starting to prepare anything?

bow tie pasta and ingredients

Bow Tie Pasta with Tomato Sauce

What I love about this bow-tie pasta recipe is that it is exactly what it says: just pasta and a creamy tomato sauce. So, the bow ties are cooked and then tossed with a creamy tomato sauce, parmesan cheese (if you want to go a little extra), and fresh basil.

This is also just a 20-minute recipe, and the ingredients are more than affordable. You have them already in your kitchen.

Cold Bow Tie Pasta Salad

A Greek pasta salad is great for summer days when you’re in a hurry and want to prepare something quick, fresh, and delicious. Not to mention that it is a nice dish to take to work or prepare for your kids’ school days.

Basically, all you need to do is cook the pasta, drain it, and place it in a large bowl. Then, combine it with cucumber, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, parsley (for some extra flavor), black olives, garlic, red onion, feta cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, and tzatziki.

creamy bow tie pasta

Bow Tie Pasta with Chicken

This recipe is easy and so hearty that it may become your best friend for the next family dinner.

You just have to cook some chicken breasts and pasta in separate dishes and set them aside to cool. Next, combine some tomato sauce, basil, olive oil, salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Finally, just mix the cooked pasta and diced chicken breast with the sauce. Serve with fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese.

How to Make Creamy Bow Tie Pasta in 20 Minutes

Comfort food was never easier to prepare for a Netflix and chill evening with the one you love. The creamy bow-tie pasta is such a joy for the belly and also pairs perfectly with a glass of red wine. So, let’s find out what ingredients we need and the easy steps we should follow.

creamy and cheesy bow tie pasta

What You Need to Make Creamy Bow Tie Pasta

Here are the ingredients I used for two servings of this incredibly buttery bow-tie pasta with cream and parmesan. I only prepared two portions because my kids were away for the weekend, and hubby and I wanted to spoil ourselves with some creamy pasta and some red wine.

ingredients
  • 1 cup bow tie pasta;
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter;
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder or 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour;
  • 3 tablespoon milk;
  • 3 tablespoon chicken broth;
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (shredded);
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream;
  • water (if you want a less thick sauce).

Step-by-Step Recipe with Images

Now that you know exactly what you need for this creamy bow-tie pasta recipe, it is time to start the cooking process. You don’t have to worry about the difficulty level, as it is actually one of the easiest pasta recipes I have ever prepared. I love it as it’s ready in less than 20 minutes and the instructions are so easy to follow.

So, let’s rock the cream out of this pasta!

  1. First of all, cook the bow-tie pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set it aside.
  2. Next, in a small saucepan, melt the butter.
  3. Then, stir in the flour and seasonings until blended.
flour, seasoning, and butter
  1. Gradually add the milk, broth, and water (if you want to go for a lighter sauce).
adding milk and chicken broth
  1. Bring everything to a boil. Then, just cook and stir until slightly thickened (about 2 minutes).
creamy white sauce
  1. Next, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in cheese and sour cream.
  1. Toss the bow-tie pasta with the sauce. Serve hot with extra chili flaxes and parmesan.
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Cheesy and Creamy Bow Tie Pasta Recipe

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Learn how to cook the best bow tie pasta recipe in only 20 minutes. This buttery pasta recipe is quick and easy! Creamy bow tie pasta step-by-step recipe.

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup bow tie pasta, dry
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder or 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes or to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • water if you want your sauce to be less thick.

Instructions

  1. First of all, cook the bow tie pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set it aside.
  2. Next, in a small saucepan, melt the butter.
  3. Then, stir in the flour and seasonings until blended.
  4. Gradually add the milk, broth, and water (if you want to go for a lighter sauce).
  5. Bring everything to a boil. Then, just cook and stir until slightly thickened (about 2 minutes).
  6. Next, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in cheese and sour cream.
  7. Toss the bow tie pasta with the sauce. Serve hot with extra chili flaxes and parmesan.
  • Author: Rosie
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Pasta
  • Cuisine: American

How to make your Creamy Bow Tie Pasta even better

Although this recipe is super easy and great on its own, there are always ways to change it for different flavors. Some of my favorite ways to change or enhance this creamy bow tie recipe are as follows:

  • Add a 1/4 cup of shredded gruyere cheese to after mixing the pasta with the sauce. This will add some extra cheesiness!
  • Add 2 teaspoons of tomato paste to the sauce with the milk. This will make the sauce a little richer and have a hint of tomato flavor.
  • Add some chopped bacon and frozen peas to make it a little like a carbonara pasta. You can cook the bacon first and use the bacon fat instead of the butter. Simply cook the chopped bacon in the pan and then remove it, reserving the fat in the pan. Then add the flour and continue with the recipe. You can add the frozen peas when you mix the sauce and pasta together. For a 1x recipe I would recommend 1-2 strips of bacon and 1/4 cup of peas.
  • Make it a spring time pasta by adding some diced asparagus to the sauce during the last minute of cooking. For a 1x recipe you would only need 2-3 stalks of asparagus.

Basic recipes like this one are always fun to play around with and make something new.

Enjoy Your Pasta!

Finally, loves, it’s your time to give me a little insight from your kitchen. I’m a bit curious how you serve these creamy bow tie pasta in your family, as my hubby always says they should be paired with something. So, help me a little and tell me in the comment section below if you ever pair creamy pasta with something else, and if so, with what.

creamy bow tie pasta

In addition, I really wanted to let you know that I’m here for all your further questions about the creamy bow pasta recipe, the kitchen in general, and everything else I can help with. Just let me know what your curiosities and dilemmas in the comment section below are. I always make time to take a look at that section and answer all my loves’ questions.

Last but not least, if you are a pasta lover like me, take a look at my next recipes as well:

Rosie

Rosie is the proud owner of two rescue cats and her current obsessions are fitness, photography, and ethnic cuisine. Her mission is to share easy and scrumptious recipes that anyone, even the busiest of readers, can recreate.

2 comments

Carrie
1 month ago

what seasonings are we supposed to be adding with the flour??

Anthony
1 month ago

Hi Carrie, you want to add Italian herb seasoning, red chili flakes, and garlic powder.

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