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

Nancy R

By
@Robeyone

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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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

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

1
Cut up asparagus, zucchini, salami, and garlic. Bring water up to a boil for the pasta.
2
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.
3
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.
4
Cook pasta until al dente. Drain and cover to keep warm.
5
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.
6
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