Bow Tie Pasta With Italian Sausage

Bow Tie Pasta with Sauce

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  • Total: 47 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 32 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
740 Calories
35g Fat
69g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 740
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 1056mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 36g
Calcium 249mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Browned Italian sausage and tomatoes make a delicious homemade sauce for this bow tie pasta (farfalle). 

Serve this pasta meal with crusty French bread or garlic bread and a tossed green salad.


  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 large clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 (15 ounces) can tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano (crumbled)
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil (crumbled)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces bow-tie shaped pasta, or farfalle
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Remove Italian sausage from casings; brown in a large heavy skillet, breaking Italian sausage up with spatula. Remove browned Italian sausage to paper towels to drain.

  3. Drain off all but about a tablespoon of the sausage drippings from the pan; add the onions and sauté, stirring until softened. Add minced garlic and sauté for another minute.

  4. Drain tomatoes, reserving liquid. Set the liquid aside.

  5. Add the drained tomatoes to the skillet with the onion and garlic and cook for about four minutes.

  6. Add the reserved tomato liquid to the skillet and then return Italian sausage to the skillet with oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  7. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in boiling salted water following package instructions; drain and place on serving platter.

  8. Spoon sauce over pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  9. Toss lightly and serve.

  10. Enjoy!

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