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Old 03-01-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Bow Tie Pasta

After cleaning out my pantry yesterday I discovered quite an appalling quantity of bow-tie pasta and was hoping someone might have some ideas for how to use it.

I also have some asparagus that needs to be used up and plenty of frozen chicken breasts. I own pretty much every spice and condiment ever invented (well the common ones anyway) so I have a lot of seasoning options. I'm sure I could find something on Allrecipes.com but I thought it would be fun to get some ideas from the masses.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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When I think of bow-tie pasta I think of Kasha Varnishka.

A combination of bow-ties, asparagus and chicken breast tossed in some garlic and oil or butter would not be bad.

You could also check out the Alfredo thread and make a renegade version with these ingredients.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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My mom always used bowtie pasta when she made her version of ragu. She basically used leftover beef, cut it up in cubes, fried it with onions and then added some beef stock. She then, let that reduce and threw some cooked bowtie pasta in let that simmer for another minute or two. It was comfort food at its best.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:14 PM   #4
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Definitely comfort food. I'd probably make something like a cold salad with bow tie pasta, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, bite size pieces of grilled chicken breast, chiffonade basil, green onions, and a couple of cloves of finely minced garlic. Then I'd toss the whole thing with a red wine vinaigrette.
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Hi Giddyup.........love your name!

I recently made this bow tie pasta dish recently, and it's really one of the best casseroles I've ever made. Lowrd knows I've made a gazillion casseroles.


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Old 03-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #6
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When I think of bow-tie pasta I think of Kasha Varnishka.

A combination of bow-ties, asparagus and chicken breast tossed in some garlic and oil or butter would not be bad.

You could also check out the Alfredo thread and make a renegade version with these ingredients.
Could not have said better myself. My thoughts exactly.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:49 PM   #7
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One of my favorite shapes to use in pasta salad!
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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In the end, it is just pasta and can be used pretty much as many other pastas. Don't tell Italians I said that.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:45 PM   #9
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ditto Charlie.
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In the end, it is just pasta and can be used pretty much as many other pastas. Don't tell Italians I said that.

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