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.
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!