How to Make Simple Bowtie Pasta Parmesan Toss

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Bowtie pasta is spruced up with roma tomatoes and fresh Parmesan cheese in this simple recipe that's a cinch to put together at the last minute. This is great on its own, or serve as a side dish for meat loaf, grilled chicken or burgers.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 (16 oz.) package bowtie pasta
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 to 4 tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan
  • 3-4 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh minced basil or 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • Fill a large cooking pot with water about 3/4 of the way from the top, and add olive oil. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and turn heat to medium. Boil uncovered about 10 minutes, or until done. Drain pasta in colander and return to pan. Set aside.

  • While pasta is boiling, wash and dice tomatoes. Chop basil if using fresh. Set butter or margarine out to soften.

  • Add diced tomatoes to cooked pasta and stir with a wooden spoon.

  • Next, add butter or margarine, basil, Parmesan and spices. Mix until blended with a wooden spoon.

  • Turn pasta into serving dish. Serve with more Parmesan on the side, if desired.

Tips & Warnings

  • Have tomatoes, butter and cheese at room temperature before mixing, so that flavors can blend without cooling off the cooked pasta.
  • This is best made with soft, ripe tomatoes.

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