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

1
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

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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.

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

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!

Printable Recipe Card

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

Course/Dish: Pasta
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



Show 31 Comments & Reviews

19 Shrimp Recipes to Try

19 Shrimp Recipes to Try


How can a food so yummy be so good for you? An excellent source of vitamins and minerals, shrimp is also linked to promoting heart and brain health. Looks like it’s time to up your shrimp intake, and we have the 19 recipes to help you do it. Full of flavor, healthy, and easy to […]

21 Mexican-Inspired Meals

21 Mexican-Inspired Meals


Celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Want to re-create your favorite restaurant meal at home? Well, check out these 21 Mexican-inspired meals. From tacos to enchiladas, street corn to fajitas, these recipes will spice up dinnertime and turn your meal into a fiesta.

14 Easy Mother’s Day Recipes

14 Easy Mother’s Day Recipes


Making Mom breakfast in bed has never been easier! These easy breakfast recipes are beginner-cook friendly, so anyone can make them. As long as you can mix ingredients and turn the oven on, you can make these recipes. Make Mother’s Day the day she deserves by treating her to a delicious breakfast.