Light and hearty and full of flavor.

erica

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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 about halfway cooked, 5 to 6 minutes; drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir sausage in the hot oil until browned and cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Add red bell pepper and onion; cook and stir until onion is softened, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Stir tomatoes, beef broth, and Italian seasoning through the sausage mixture; bring to a simmer. Add bow-tie pasta to the sausage-broth mixture; simmer until pasta is cooked yet firm to the bite, 5 to 6 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

463 calories; protein 20.6g; carbohydrates 51.9g; fat 19.7g; cholesterol 33mg; sodium 1014.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (72)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2014
Absolutely love this dish. It really is light and hearty. Seems like I make it once a week!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2014
Bowties & Italian Sausage Haiku: "Taste was way too 'beige', no sauce to cling to pasta, would need additions." I made this as directed (except used a frozen bag of tri-color bell pepper/onion blend), and we felt that the bowties tasted just like ... bowties, they didn't really absorb flavor, or allow any of the flavors to adhere to their surface. And cutting Italian sausage links into bite-sized pieces is very time-consuming; I would recommend browning the links whole, then removing to cut, b/c I think it took me longer than the suggested prep-time to cut them, even having removed the casings as well. The 1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning and sausage just didn't provide enough flavor for us, so we used crushed red pepper, parmesan and salt at the table. My husband said "this 'feels' like a healthy meal, but I don't think it really is, so it's fooling me into eating more than I should", whereas my daughter said "it needs tomato sauce." I think I agree w/ both of them. Enjoyable to try, but not necessarily one that I'd make again. Read More
(14)
92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2014
Bowties & Italian Sausage Haiku: "Taste was way too 'beige', no sauce to cling to pasta, would need additions." I made this as directed (except used a frozen bag of tri-color bell pepper/onion blend), and we felt that the bowties tasted just like ... bowties, they didn't really absorb flavor, or allow any of the flavors to adhere to their surface. And cutting Italian sausage links into bite-sized pieces is very time-consuming; I would recommend browning the links whole, then removing to cut, b/c I think it took me longer than the suggested prep-time to cut them, even having removed the casings as well. The 1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning and sausage just didn't provide enough flavor for us, so we used crushed red pepper, parmesan and salt at the table. My husband said "this 'feels' like a healthy meal, but I don't think it really is, so it's fooling me into eating more than I should", whereas my daughter said "it needs tomato sauce." I think I agree w/ both of them. Enjoyable to try, but not necessarily one that I'd make again. Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2016
Definitely a good beginning for a nice meal. But....seems like nothing adhered to the pasta. I made it a second time and added 2 Tbsp of tomato paste, some parmesan cheese, 3 chopped garlic cloves and some capers to add a little zing. Turned out better than the first go round. I think the oil and the fat from the sausage keeps the remaining ingredients from mixing well. Also, I used diced tomatoes with italian seasoning. Play around with this recipe. It's a "saving beginning." Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2014
Absolutely love this dish. It really is light and hearty. Seems like I make it once a week!!! Read More
(8)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2016
I've made this with the following adjustments: omitted olive oil: you don't need it b/c the sausage creates its own oil as it cooks. The extra oil just adds more grease. add pepper. Personally I prefer to use individual seasonings instead of the Italian seasoning mix...but that's just me. add fresh garlic or garlic powder. add oregano. add parsley. add a bit of fresh grated Parmesan at the end. I also drained most of the water from the tomatoes b/c you don't need that much water & as the tomatoes cook they release water. Once you add your personal touches it's a great recipe...fast and delicious. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2014
Super yummy! I didn't have beef stock so i used chicken stock and it came out very tasty. My family loved it! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2015
Quick easy good flavor and the kids loved it! I used Primo sausage and Hunts diced tomatoes with basil oregano and garlic and didn't add any additional Italian seasonings. Didn't have any fresh bell peppers in the house so I pulled out a few jarred roasted peppers that I had. Since I used a 16oz box of pasta I added a little extra water to help cook the pasta after I added it to the broth. If I had more broth I would have used that instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2016
Great flavor colors textures. I added grated garlic capers and black olives. We liked the lighter sauce and the technique of simmering the half-cooked pasta in the sauce. Other additions could include mushrooms spinach & dried tomatoes. This is a guest worthy dinner that's easy to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2016
We've been making this for years... only difference is that we do not use peppers - and will sometimes add slices black olives to the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2016
It was delicious! My family loved it! I did not make any changes in the recipe great just as is. Read More
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