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Farfalle Festival

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"This is my attempt to duplicate my wife's favorite dish at our favorite Italian restaurant. She thinks I came pretty close."
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40 m servings 928
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the bow tie pasta and return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until nearly crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon and wipe out the skillet with a paper towel.
  3. Melt the butter in the same skillet over medium heat. Return the bacon to the skillet, and stir in the red onion, garlic, Roma tomatoes, chicken, black pepper, garlic salt, and salt. Cook and stir until the bacon is crisp and onions are translucent. Stir in the cream and Asiago cheese, and cook until the liquid is reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the Alfredo sauce and the cooked pasta. Remove from heat, and allow to cool slightly before serving.


  • Cook's Note
  • I use prepared Alfredo sauce, or make my own quickly and easily by bringing to a boil one pint heavy cream, 1 teaspoon black pepper, and 2 tablespoons milk. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup Parmesan cheese. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 928 calories; 37.6 107.2 43.1 115 1150 Full nutrition

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Excellent made as written!! Restaraunt quality I agree. This went together quickly since I had done all my slicing and dicing before I started and was just dropping things in to the pan. I d...

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Tried this recipe last night with hubby, and I felt like it fell short of its potential. I used a whole wheat pasta, which changes the flavor, but this is normal for us so I didn't expect it to...

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Excellent made as written!! Restaraunt quality I agree. This went together quickly since I had done all my slicing and dicing before I started and was just dropping things in to the pan. I d...

Delicious! I cooked the chicken in the bacon grease. The rest was exactly the same. This is soooo good. Much better than what I get at the "chain restaurant" where I get a dish very similar to t...

Very good! I did find the recommended porportions of pasta and alfredo sauce to be quite off but it was an easy fix. Serving just the two of us, I halved the pasta and doubled the alfredo. I als...

This was really good! I did tweak it a bit for our taste, but overall great! I did as others and cooked the chicken in some of the bacon fat, skipped the butter. Used FF 1/2 and 1/2, added some ...

This recipe is fairly involved, at least when I did it. My kids love eating penne pasta, because they can stick their forks in the hole... so I used penne instead. And when I went to the store...

Used leftover chicken instead of adding raw - did not have asiago so I used parmesean instead (proabably closer to a half cup, same with the heavy cream)- cooked bacon in a seperate pan to save ...

Really good. Not very saucy though, which is what I prefer. I think next time I will add a little extra cream, tomato, and alfrdo sauce. I will definitely be making this one again.

Wow, this was good. In fact, DH said this is the best thing I've ever cooked! I didn't have any alfredo so I just used about 1/2 c heavy cream and added 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese until the...

this was very good. used parmesan in place of asiago, which worked fine. it was a very nice meal, will make again.