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5 from 7 votes

Johnny Carinos Bowtie Festival

This bowtie pasta is SO GOOD! It's easy to make and loved by everyone!!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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. 

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Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal (22%), Carbohydrates: 21g (7%), Protein: 10g (20%), Fat: 35g (54%), Saturated Fat: 19g (95%), Cholesterol: 126mg (42%), Sodium: 803mg (33%), Potassium: 101mg (3%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 1g (1%), Vitamin A: 910IU (18%), Vitamin C: 1.5mg (2%), Calcium: 73mg (7%), Iron: 0.9mg (5%)