Uncooked bowtie pasta with caption "know your noodle"

Know Your Noodle: Bow Tie

In the 1500s, the bowtie noodle was invented, but guess what wasn’t invented just yet? Bow ties! So what was this particular pasta called? The original name for this well-known noodle is “farfalle,” the Italian word for “butterflies.”

The bowtie noodle originated in the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna areas of Northern Italy — and even though it can be a versatile noodle, it is best with lighter and creamy sauces. At Cervasi, we like to use our bowtie pasta in Pesto Pasta Salad. It’s a great recipe and simple enough to make for anyone that may consider themselves a beginner in the kitchen.

Cervasi Bowtie Pasta is great for pasta salad recipes, like Pesto Pasta Salad

The bowtie noodle is pasta perfection in Cervasi’s Pesto Pasta Salad.

Our Bowtie Pinterest board has a wide range of tasty recipes to try. Want to change up your go-to chicken, broccoli, and rice meal? Switch out the rice for the bow-tie noodle in this chicken, broccoli and pasta skillet casserole. For the bacon lovers, try the grilled bacon-wrapped chicken over creamy spinach pasta dish.
The bowtie is an all-around fun pasta with its standout shape and fun name. Cervasi challenges you to try a new bowtie pasta recipe, and let us know how it turned out by leaving us a comment on our Facebook page! And if you haven’t liked our page yet, go ahead and click the “like” button while you are there!

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