A simple and delicious pasta recipe, the Spinach Bow Tie Pasta recipe is packed with flavor. Make it on a the stove top and enjoy the blend of flavors from the tomatoes and spinach.
This Spinach Bow Tie Pasta recipe doesn't have that many ingredients in it which makes it a "must make" in my opinion. It is simple with simple ingredients, great for a side dish recipe OR a main meal.
If you want to keep it vegetarian, you can. You could also add some meat options such as chicken or shrimp to this dish. (Need to know how to cook shrimp? These instructions would help.)
What is Farfalle pasta?
Farfalle pasta is bow tie pasta with a fancier name. Some companies label this type of pasta by it's Italian name, Farfalle. Personally, I have always called it bow tie because, well, it looks like a bow tie.
The company Barilla calls it Farfalle. The Kroger brand calls it bow tie. Same thing and both work for this recipe.
- bow tie pasta
- vegetable broth
- minced onions
- salt and pepper
This recipe is a 30 minutes recipe so that means a half and hour from start to finish. It is great for a quick lunch or unexpected company.
First, you want to set the pasta to boil in water, according to the package directions. While that is cooking in a medium saucepan, you want to get the vegetables cooking.
In a frying pan, start sautéing the mushrooms and tomatoes together. I used canned for both the mushrooms and tomatoes. I recommend canned tomatoes, however, if you have fresh mushrooms at home I would use that. The canned mushrooms worked fine, but the woodsy taste of a fresh mushroom would be the best.
After the tomatoes and mushrooms have cooked together for 7-10 minutes, add the spinach. You are going to think there is WAY too much spinach but trust me, fresh spinach cooks down a lot. 2 cups of spinach will seem like very little after a while. Be sure to add the full 2 cups of spinach.
Adding the pasta
After the pasta has cooked to al dente, neither hard nor soft but with a bite to it, drain the water and add the pasta to the pan of vegetables. Also, add the salt, pepper and add the minced dried onion. Add in ½ cup of vegetable broth though you can use water.
Stir and cook on medium-low heat for another 5 minutes then serve.
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Spinach Bow Tie Pasta
- 10 oz bow tie pasta
- 4 oz mushrooms can be canned or fresh
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 14.5 oz petite diced tomatoes
- ½ cup vegetable broth
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp minced dried onion
- Cook pasta according to package directions until pasta is al dente. (About 5-7 minutes)
- Meanwhile, sauté the mushrooms and tomatoes together in a frying pan for 7-10 minutes
- Add spinach and cook for 3 minutes
- Drain pasta and add pasta to the vegetable mixture
- Add vegetable broth to pasta and vegetables and cook for another 5-7 minutes and add salt, pepper and onion
- Serve and enjoy
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