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A large bowl full of Johnny Carinos Bowtie Festival.

Johnny Carinos Bowtie Festival

This bowtie pasta is SO GOOD! It's easy to make and loved by everyone!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 445kcal


  • 2 oz butter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, if you have a red onion you can use that instead
  • 1/4 cup diced cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup diced roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken I used 1 large chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 jar Ragu Alfredo Sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Asiago Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 16 oz bowtie noodles


  • Cook the bowtie pasta. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Once boiling add the bowtie pasta and cook until al dente. Drain the water and set the noodles aside. 
  • While the noodles are cooking start making the sauce. Iin a heated pan, over medium heat melt the butter. Add the onions. Cook for 2 minutes. Then add the garlic, bacon, tomatoes, chicken, and spice mixture. Cook until onions become translucent. 
  • Add the heavy cream and asiago cheese to the pan. Stir and cook for 2 minutes, or until you notice the cream mixture has reduced a tiny bit. Add the Alfredo sauce and bowtie pasta. Stir until evenly combined. Remove from heat. Serve immediately. 



Don't be too strict with the bacon. I don't always measure exactly 1/4 cup. We like a little extra bacon in ours so feel free to add to your liking.


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 803mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 0.9mg