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What’s Cookin’ – Bowtie Pasta

YD requested my 5-ingredient Bowtie Pasta dish for our family dinner last Thursday night. It is so easy and so delicious!

Bowtie Pasta

12-oz. package wheat bowtie pasta

4 cups diced cooked ham

14-oz. canned sliced mushrooms

1 cup frozen peas

1 jar white sauce (whatever you like; we used Bertolli Garlic Alfredo this time)


Boil the pasta in a large pot of salted water according to the package directions. While it’s cooking, dice the ham, open and drain the mushrooms, measure out all the ingredients. Once the pasta has cooked, put it in a colander or strainer to drain.

Put the same pot back on medium heat and toss in the mushrooms and ham. Let it heat up for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; add the frozen peas and heat some more. Then add the white sauce and stir it in. Finally, put the pasta from the colander in and stir it all together. Once it’s heated through, you’re ready to serve!

You can have this dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes (depending on how long it takes your water to boil 🙂 ). It makes a pretty good sized pot of pasta. I would say we get 8 good bowls from this recipe. It also freezes nicely.


The prior Thursday, YD’s BF offered to make and bring dinner and dessert because he wanted to give me a night off! Is that the sweetest thing you’ve ever heard? He tapped into his Southern roots and brought Jambalaya, garlic bread and a bar cookie called 8-in-1. What a nice treat. It was really delicious … and they even did the dishes!


4 Responses

  1. Thanks for this excellent recipe. I’m always on the lookout for dishes that don’t take too long and still taste good. This looks just right!

  2. So…what do you wear when you eat bow-tie pasta?

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