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Bow Tie Pasta with Red, Yellow and Orange Peppers

This is Farfalle Pasta ( known as bow-ties pasta)  with red, yellow and orange peppers.  What a wonderful combo!  So easy and delicious that your guests and family members will be asking for seconds. Our mother,  Maria  has a talent for cooking up recipes that are just so fabulous!


As kids growing up, she insisted that we ate lots of veggies.  A pasta dish every night with a vegetable was normal as our first course.  She figured since all the kids in the house loved pasta,  it was the only way to get us to eat our vegetables, and it worked! And, now I am following in her shoes. 

Bow Tie Pasta with Red, Yellow and Orange Peppers

  •  5 Bell Peppers – 2 reds, 2 yellows, 1 orange – chopped
  •  1/2 pound of Farfalle Pasta – ( Barilla, DeCecco, or Garofalo )
  •  5 garlic cloves – sliced
  •  1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  •  1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  •  1/2 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese  
  •  1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  •  salt & pepper to taste

Clean, seeded, and chop all the peppers to about 1 inch in size.  In a large non-stick skillet,  and on medium heat,  drizzle some olive oil.
Add garlic slices and chopped peppers together.  Add crushed red pepper, garlic powder, and salt. Lower the heat, and cook the peppers for a few minutes, turning often, until they are soften.  Taste for salt. Adjust if needed.

In a large sauce pot, bring water to boil.  Add the Farfalle pasta and cook it to directions on the package or until its al dente. Gently add the pasta to the skillet and sauté with the peppers for about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer into your pasta bowls. Add some grated cheese.  Optional:  drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on top and serve.

Serves 4 to 6


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  • Reply
    March 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    What a crazy colorful pasta dish! Looks delicious and healthy.

  • Reply
    March 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Thanks Joanne!

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