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creamy tomato bow tie pasta in pan

Bow Tie Pasta

This fast and easy Bow Tie Pasta recipe is covered in a creamy tomato sauce and is topped with fresh basil leaves. SO SO good.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bow tie pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 710kcal


  • 1 pound bow tie pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 15 oz petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese hand grated
  • .5 oz fresh basil leaves chopped


  • Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Cook bowtie pasta until al dente and drain. Set aside.
    cooked bow tie pasta in colander
  • While pasta is cooking heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook garlic for 30 seconds to 1 minute until fragrant.
    garlic and olive oil in pan
  • Pour in can of diced tomatoes with sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer gently for 2 minutes.
    pouring diced tomatoes into hot pan
  • Pour in heavy cream and reduce heat to low.
    pouring heavy cream into pan with tomato sauce
  • Sprinkle in parmesan cheese and stir to melt. Taste and adjust seasonings. It may need more sugar and/or salt, depending how acidic your tomatoes were.
    parmesan cheese added to creamy tomato sauce
  • Add hot pasta and stir to coat in sauce. Add chopped basil and stir.
    chopped fresh basil on top of bow tie pasta with sauce
  • Serve immediately.
    bow tie pasta with sauce in pan


Calories: 710kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1202IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 3mg