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Bow-Tie Pasta with Fresh Basil & Tomatoes

This Bow-Tie Pasta with Fresh Basil & Tomatoes recipe is so easy to make it’s not even funny. A delicious bow-tie pasta dish.

pasta in a decorative bowl

I think if it wasn’t for the carbs, I would eat pasta more often. Especially this Bow-Tie Pasta with Fresh Basil & Tomatoes. Not only is it a pretty dish, but it’s also delicious.

bow tie pasta in a bowl with blue napkin

I prefer to use Cherry Tomatoes when making this recipe but you can use Grape Tomatoes or regular tomatoes seeded and juiced and chopped into bite-size pieces.

bow tie pasta with fresh basil and tomatoes

The Fresh Basil used in this recipe brings a nice sweet flavor with a subtle hint of mint. If you don’t have access to Fresh Basil you can substitute for dried basil but you will have the adjust the amount accordingly.

I would suggest slowly adding the dried basil, one tablespoon at a time, and taste testing after each addition.

fresh basil leaves
Fresh Basil Leaves

I prefer to remove as much of the juice and seeds from the tomatoes when I make this dish but you can certainly skip this step if you prefer.

Additionally, the use of crushed red pepper flakes is totally up to you. I almost always add them to my pasta dishes which is why I included them in this recipe.

closeup view of pasta dish

What does better with a great pasta dish than some Cheesy Garlic Bread. This is the best garlic bread you will ever have!

bow tie pasta with fresh basil and tomatoes

You will need the following ingredients to make this Bow-Tie Pasta with Fresh Basil & Tomatoes recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Cloves, Salt, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Ground Black Pepper, Bow-Tie Pasta and Parmesan Cheese.

  1. Cut tomatoes in half and lightly squeeze the juice into a bowl. Chop the tomatoes.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Cover the bowl and let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the bow-tie pasta al dente according to the package directions. Drain well.
  4. Toss the hot pasta with the tomato mixture and Parmesan. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
Bow-Tie Pasta with Fresh Basil & Tomatoes

Bow-Tie Pasta with Fresh Basil & Tomatoes

This Bow-Tie Pasta with Fresh Basil & Tomatoes recipe is so easy to make it's not even funny. A delicious bow-tie pasta dish.
4.79 from 14 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 456 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

  • 2 lb Cherry Tomatoes
  • ½ Cup Fresh Basil, chopped
  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • ½ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 lb Bow Tie Pasta
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cut tomatoes in half and lightly squeeze the juice into a bowl. Chop the tomatoes.
  • In a bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Cover the bowl and let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook the bow-tie pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain well.
  • Toss the hot pasta with the tomato mixture and Parmesan. Adjust the seasoning to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 456kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 17gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 679mgPotassium: 525mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1024IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 236mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. sharon says:

    although I heated the tomatoes ,garlic and seasonings before adding pasta and parmesan it is a great recipe!

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