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20 of the BEST Farfalle Recipes

Feeling passionate about pasta lately? If so, you’re going to want to check out these top farfalle recipes that we’ve made into a list format for you. Check them off one by one if you’re feeling up to it! Have one every day of the week if you must!

20 of the BEST Farfalle Recipes

These are some of the best ideas for floating farfalle into any dinner dish all year round. Your family will wish you made extra by the time they’ve finished their last bow-tie bite! As a thick, heartier noodle, you’ll be sure to fill up and feel satisfied with every forkful.

Don’t sleep on these easy-to-make pasta dishes that you can double or even triple in measurements!

With the perfect combination of carbs and comfort, you won’t want to miss out on these recipes any time soon. Check out our list below to find the perfect pasta dish for you!

1. Farfalle with Spinach, Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions

Both creamy and hearty, this meatless Italian dish is comfort in a nutshell. With buttery Parmesan sauce tucked perfectly inside each bow tie, you’ll be sure to get a delicious mouthful with every bite.

Smothered pasta alongside healthy veggies is sure to treat your taste buds to a treat every time.

With just a few essential ingredients and only 50 minutes of your time, this delightful dinner will be ready before you know it. Served best with crusty garlic bread!

2. Farfalle Pasta with Shrimp, Roasted Broccoli, Lemon and Parmesan

This is one of the best farfalle pasta recipes. With a creamy homemade lemon dressing, you won’t want to put away the ingredients just yet. This pasta pairs perfectly with shrimp and roasted broccoli.

Forget spending all day slaving over the oven for that ridiculously complicated meal.

Take the detour tonight and get comfortable with making your next dish fast and effortless. Delicious and nutritious, this recipe is perfect for warm summer nights.

3. Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

This version of farfalle pasta is perfect for when you’re craving that late summer tomato supper.

It cooks up super fast and can go from fridge to plate in 20 minutes or less. Get ready to mince your garlic and onions because this will be one for the books!

Make sure you’re freshly grating your Parmesan cheese if you want only the best flavors for your family! Be sure not to overcook your pasta by only cooking it till the al dente state. Sun-dried tomatoes make this summer dish something special.

4. BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

Summertime pasta and salad, together? We like to think this makes for one of the best bow tie pasta recipes on the web. If farfalle pasta is trendy in your household, you’ll want to give this dish a try.

Topped with a creamy, dreamy Ranch dressing, it makes for a wonderful option to take with you for work lunches!

Just crisp your bacon in the oven and tear apart some fresh romaine to add. Be sure to keep your dressing separate before diving in!

5. Cheesecake Factory Louisiana Chicken Pasta

Is chicken one of your favorite dishes to make? How about some farfalle pasta? In that case, we’ve got you covered with the perfect dish to delight your senses with both chicken and pasta combined!

Creatively colorful and not just delicious to your taste buds, this beautiful dish will be sure to wow your guests from the moment it’s set down on the table. With a creamy sauce and vibrant flavors the whole way through, it’s one to indulge in.

6. Farfalle with Crispy Prosciutto and Peas

When you crisp prosciutto, the flavor is sure to burst in the best way possible.

This dish is not just delicious, but the texture also makes it truly tasteful in every form. With pretty peas to add some pizazz, and farfalle pasta to bring home the comfort, you won’t miss this dish.

Impress your guests tonight with this delightful supper by showing them the fantastic ways that bow ties can be added to dinners to enhance the whole experience from start to finish.

7. Pasta Soup

Super tasty and simple to make, this recipe will surely amaze your guests through to the last bite.

Kid-friendly and paired perfectly with a hearty salad, you won’t want to sleep on this supper recipe.

Even though it’s a little on the lighter side, it packs a serious punch with a thick broth base and tons of different veggies. You’ll be sure to stay full for hours to come after sitting down with a bowl of this superior pasta soup.

8. Parmesan Spinach Mushroom Pasta Skillet

Have you ever known a recipe that’s nearly impossible to mess up? If not, you have now!

This recipe is the quickest and easiest of them all and is the ultimate winner for vegetarian dishes during busy weeknights!

Even without meat, this dish is by far the one that the whole family will love. The farfalle pasta is deliciously matched with a savory parmesan cheese and the perfect sauteed mushrooms.

9. Chicken Diavolo Pasta

Sometimes referred to as “the devil’s chicken pasta,” you may be wondering how this can make our top list! Meaning simply, “sinfully delicious,” you have to be thinking about how awesome this pasta can be.

If you like your dishes extra spicy, feel free to throw in some extra cayenne to kick things up a notch!

Make sure you limit the heat for the little ones unless they enjoy the spice as well! Add in some red pepper flakes if you prefer as well.

10. Italian Sausage Pasta with Broccoli

Dare we say dairy-free? Ready in under 30 minutes, this delicious pasta dish is perfect for the busiest weeknight of them all. Add in your favorite sausage and toss your broccoli for the ideal forkful of flavor.

If you don’t care to be dairy-free, you can always opt for pecorino cheese.

Make sure to reserve some of that oh-so-good pasta water to create the best sauce for mixing! Pro Tip: Boil your pasta and broccoli together for fewer dishes to clean!

11. Italian Sausage Bow Tie Pasta

If you love those Italian restaurants nearby, this recipe will be sure to be a runner-up to your favorite recipes on their menus. This perfectly creamy tomato sauce, with lots of chopped spinach, will no doubt make it one of the best.

Don’t skimp on the heavy cream, as this can pull this recipe together to create the masterpiece you’re looking for.

Sprinkle it with parsley at the end if you’re feeling fancy! It’ll add the perfect pizazz to your restaurant-inspired meal.

12. Tomato Spinach Sausage Pasta Recipe

Taking just a measly 30 minutes of your time, this dish is not just fast, but delicious, too! If you’re already a super fan of one-pot meals, then we’ve got the one for you. It’s sure to become your favorite new recipe if you’re willing to give it a try!

Choose either mild or spicy sausage to go with your pasta and other ingredients.

Be sure to cook the pasta to al dente, and break up your meat with a hard wooden spoon. Served best with black pepper and chili flakes!

13. Farfalle with Sausage

Ready to add another wonderful dish to your dinner rotation? You can feel the comfort and flavor as soon as you take a bite of this generational dish. With melted cheese and several spices on your tongue, you won’t want to miss out on this recipe.

If you’re up for making some extras for later, double or triple the recipe!

This dish stores well and will have the whole family coming back for more the entire week through. Add a bit of crushed red pepper for extra heat if you wish.

14. Chicken Florentine Pasta

Perfect for preparing at home and completely coated in a flavorful Florentine sauce, this buffet-favorite is nostalgic and not one to sleep on.

With just a quick 15 minutes of prep time, you’ll have dinner on the table before anyone can pop out to the nearest restaurant.

If you’re into lightening up the sauce a little, replace your heavy cream with half-and-half as a substitute. Add in some sun-dried tomatoes and chicken stock to add depth and flavor to your new favorite dish.

15. Farfalle Pasta with Mushrooms and Spinach

Truly inspired by the Tuscan ways, these blends of sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and mushrooms are among the best ones on our list. If you enjoy your noodles tossed in a creamy parmesan sauce, this is the perfect one for you.

If your weeknights are already jam-packed with lessons and practice, try this recipe on for size.

Quick and easy to make in a flash, this Italian-style recipe is sure to be the best one for your busy lifestyle.

16. Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

This recipe is an excellent choice for your busy weeknights. This recipe is perfect for using your essential everyday ingredients and will delight every family member at the table.

Since you can use either homemade or store-bought basil pesto sauce, you’ll be able to create dinner in an instant.

Opt-in for fresh tomatoes for the best results. You could even go crazy and throw in some sun-dried tomatoes as well if you’re feeling up to it. This dish pairs perfectly with short-sized pasta like farfalle!

17. Crockpot Ravioli Casserole

Meat-stuffed ravioli, anyone? If you love ravioli but don’t like having to make it from scratch, worry no more!

We’ve got you covered. This casserole is the next best thing to your love for ravioli and will be sure to fulfill your taste buds every time.

We all love ourselves an excellent crockpot meal, and this one doesn’t fall short on our list. As a true all-time favorite among adults and kids alike, you’ll be sure to want to write this one down for future reference!

18. Lemon Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

Is shrimp your favorite seafood to cook? It’s super easy to work with and cooks up pretty quickly as well, so this option is the perfect choice for this farfalle pasta dish. Just heat some oil and saute the shrimp to get them ready for topping your dinner dish!

Please give it a drizzle of lemon juice when you’re done, and perhaps a little parsley on top.

This recipe can go from fridge to table in under 20 minutes, so make sure to keep it in mind for those weeknights that go by in a flash!

19. Mango Avocado Pasta Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Check out this amazingly healthy take on your dreary old pasta salad. Curve your craving with creamy avocado, mango, and zesty lime dressing. Did we mention it’s also dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan as well?!

If you need traveling far for a family function or work event, this dish is known to stand the test of time on the road.

Share it with your friends and neighbors, and don’t forget to grab a dish for yourself before it’s gone!

20. Skillet Bowtie Lasagna

Get your ground beef out and get ready for the best bowtie pasta around! You’re going to need a near giant skillet for this dish, so don’t pull out anything but the biggest, baddest one in your lot.

Cook your pasta to al dente, and stir your ingredients thoroughly. Sprinkle some mouth-watering mozzarella over the top and melt until bubbly.

Pro Tip: Use a dutch oven if you’ve got it to make the cooking process more contained!

20 of the BEST Farfalle Recipes

20 of the BEST Farfalle Recipes


  • 1 (12 Ounce) package of your favorite farfalle pasta
  • 1 pound of chorizo sausage (crumbled)
  • ¼ cup of the freshest basil leaves (bonus if they’re fresh from your garden!), cut into thin strips
  • ½ cup of pine nuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup of the greatest grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • ½ cup of olive oil (EVOO!)
  • ¼ cup of red wine vinegar


  1. Start off by bringing a large pot of water to a boil, then add in some salt and your pasta, cook until al dente.
  2. While your pasta cooks, brown the sausage over medium heat. Next, add the nuts and brown them as well. Make sure to not overcook, as they can easily burn! Add your garlic and then remove from heat.
  3. Then, drain your pasta. In a large mixing bowl, toss the pasta, sausage mixture, basil, cheese, and tomatoes together. Whisk the olive oil and vinegar together in a separate bowl, then pour over the pasta. Toss, then serve.

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