Whole Wheat Bow Tie Pasta with Zuccini, Hard Salami,Asparagus Tips, Carotts, and Capers in a Creamy Parmesean Sauce.

Nancy R


This is a great inexpensive recipe that has outstanding flavor. I was looking forward to left overs the next day considering there are only 2 of us...That did not happen. Hubby ate it all:(

I adapted it from a recipe by Jeff Smith.

We served it with "To Die for Garlic bread by Rox" from this site, and a nice green salad.

Hope you enjoy

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30 Min


35 Min


1 bunch
asparagus, use tips only reserve the rest for soup
2 medium
zucchini, sliced into matchsticks
3 clove
garlic, minced, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
3/4 lb
hard salami, sliced into matchsticks
1/2 c
shredded carrots
1 c
whipping cream, divided: 3/4 c, 1/4 c
1 1/2 Tbsp
capers chopped
1 lb
whole whear bow tie pasta
1/2 c
parmigiano-reggiano, grated
garnish with chopped chives if desired
pepper and salt to taste. note the salami is salty so don't over do it or just don't use any.
1 Tbsp
corn starch to thicken 1/4 cup of whipping cream to thicken.

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut up asparagus, zucchini, salami, and garlic. Bring water up to a boil for the pasta.
Add olive oil to skillet, heat to medium high. Add garlic and red pepper flakes if using. Cook for 1 minute. Add asparagus,zucchini, carrots, and capers. Cook five minutes. Add salami and turn down to medium and cook for 10 minutes Stirring often.
Divide the cream. Mix 1/4 cup of cream with 1 T of corn starch. Set aside. Add the remaining 3/4 cups of cream to the salami mixture. Stir well. At this time add black pepper to taste. I like a lot of it.
Cook pasta until al dente. Drain and cover to keep warm.
Turn skillet up to high and the cream, cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil to thicken. add the pasta to the skillet. Toss to coat the pasta. Check the seasoning. If needed add salt.
Just before serving fold in the cheese. Garnish with chopped chives, parsley or extra capers. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Other Tag: Quick & Easy