This is our family's take on a dish my husband saw on TV (I believe the original used pancetta and some hard-to-find ingredients). It's super tasty and quick. Always a big hit at my house and we rarely have leftovers.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.

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  • Fry diced bacon in a large skillet until browned, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon into a bowl with a slotted spoon, leaving drippings in skillet. Cook and stir leek and cremini mushrooms in the hot bacon drippings until mushrooms are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Return bacon to skillet and stir in bow-tie pasta. Gently mix in sour cream and season with black pepper and parsley. Top with Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

449.2 calories; protein 22.4g 45% DV; carbohydrates 59.1g 19% DV; fat 13.9g 21% DV; cholesterol 31.2mg 10% DV; sodium 619mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2014
This is a very forgiving recipe. I did not have mushrooms so substituted some frozen peas. I only had microwave bacon so sauteed the leeks in olive oil instead. And I only had low fat sour cream. Still it was awesome! Family loved it. I might try throwing in some diced chicken next time cooking it with the leeks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2015
This pasta was too dry even after I added 1/2 cup of water the pasta was boiled in. I used pre-cooked drained bacon so perhaps if there had been more bacon grease this would have been better. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2014
This is a very forgiving recipe. I did not have mushrooms so substituted some frozen peas. I only had microwave bacon so sauteed the leeks in olive oil instead. And I only had low fat sour cream. Still it was awesome! Family loved it. I might try throwing in some diced chicken next time cooking it with the leeks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2012
Great recipe! I was able to use only one pot. We used Rotelle because my 7 year old son picked the pasta and thought it looked cooler Apple smoked bacon more leek than the recipe suggests because the one I had was huge baby bellas and light sour cream. The cook time is not 20 minutes if you read the directions and it could take longer depending on your bacon. The parsley was good but I might try basil or a mix of fresh herbs next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2015
Definitely better than it looks made some adjustments by adding extra: 1 tbsp sour cream 1 tbsp parmesan cheese and basil I personally eye balled it to my taste preferences and parsley. I couldn't tell there was sour cream in it & my mom ate it and she's picky. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2013
We made this recipe tonight and loved it. We didn't have any mushrooms at home but it was wonderful without them. This recipe is flexible so that you can add more leeks (as we did) and other ingredients to suit your tastes just remember to balance any added dry with moist ingredients. It was definitely a hit at our house and we'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2014
we really enjoyed this and per usual i used what i had on hand.. doubled the leeks and had to halve the bacon (but definitely want to try it with the entire amount!) used portabella mushrooms and added a lot more parm parsley and yogurt (in place of sour cream).. and salted to taste.. this was a nice simple lunch for us.. ty for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2013
We really enjoyed this recipe. Added some asiago for flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2015
Delicious and surprising. I was very suspicious about the sour cream but it gives an unique taste to this dish. Perfect for a quick and tasteful dinner. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2020
I added a little broccoli to the "fry leeks" step and garlic and fresh basil and it was incredible. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2020
Use1/2 box of pasta. 8 oz container of mushrooms. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2015
This pasta was too dry even after I added 1/2 cup of water the pasta was boiled in. I used pre-cooked drained bacon so perhaps if there had been more bacon grease this would have been better. Read More