Veggie Bow Tie Alfredo


IMG_1681This is a creamy pasta packed with cheesy veggie goodness!  There are only a few ingredients!!  The reason I love this pasta is because the pasta/veggie ratio is literally half and half!  AND IT’S QUICK AND EASY!!!

My mother used to make this all the time when I was growing up, but she used fettuccine instead of bow tie pasta.  She also would put diced breakfast ham in the pasta.  Over time I stop putting ham in it because I always forgot to buy it but still absolutely loved the dish without it!

Try it out! 🙂

Veggie and Ham Bow Tie Alfredo

  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 box of bow tie pasta (I use Barilla Plus)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup of Smoked Ham, diced
  • 1 cup of Carrots, julienne (I go heavy on the carrots because I love the natural sweetness they add)
  • 1 medium Zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup Mushrooms, sliced  (3 medium mushrooms)
  • Heavy Cream
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

  • Cook the pasta as directed.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet then add in the veggies.  Cook the veggies on medium heat for about 15 minutes until they are limp but not mushy.
  • Add in 3/4 cup of heavy cream to the hot veggies and stir.
  • While stirring, add in 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.  Stir until the sauce thickens.  You can add more heavy cream and Parmesan to adjust the thickness.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Using a slotted spoon, spoon in the bow tie pasta to mix with the veggies and sauce.  Don’t worry if a little pasta water gets in.  This starch water will help thicken the sauce.
  • Plate it and top with a sprinkle of Parmesan!  Enjoy!  🙂

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