Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Refreshing, easy and delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bowties according to package directions.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over low heat for 1 minute.
  3. Add garlic and saute, stirring often, for 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add well drained bowties and toss well until coated with garlic/oil mixture.
  6. Add lemon juice and zest, basil salt and pepper.
  7. Toss untl basil wilts.
  8. Top with parmesan cheese.
  9. Serve.
Most Helpful

Kari, I love pasta and this recipe is a definate keeper! I love the lemon, garlic and basil combination with the bowties! I haven't tried it cold yet, but I have a feeling the cold version will be every bit as tasty as the hot! Thanks for posting this recipe, Kari!

Bev October 29, 2002

While this was simple and certainly nice tasting, I felt the parmesan cheese overpowered the flavours instead of complimenting them. Also the dish seemed a lot drier because it was coated with the cheese and that made it a tad unappetising. I DO like the simplicity of this recipe, and will definitely try this again, but I'll use parmesan cheese with more care.

Anu November 29, 2002

This recipe has a great base. However, I think in the end it was too plain. I loved the overall taste, but it was missing some sort of "bang" to it. It could be that I used a large style of pasta shape, and maybe if I used a smaller shape or less quantity it would get a higher rank. I still like the overall idea of the recipe and I have room to play with it!

Brooke Alicia August 30, 2003