Farfalle (Bow-Tie Pasta) With Creamy Bacon & Leek Sauce

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Mama_Jennie

I came up with this as a way to use up leftover leeks after I made a stew. I also substitute ham when I have leftovers after a holiday meal.

Top Review by CraftScout

We enjoyed this. I made it with ham. It came together quickly, tasted very rich and decadent. I think I might tweak the seasonings a bit the next time I made this, but the flavor as it is was very nice indeed. :) But 4-6 servings??? You're kidding, right? This amount would have served the four adults and 2 kids in our household, plus lunches for all of us! :) It makes a lot of really rich, good food. Thank you for posting, made for ZWT4.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in frying pan until crisp. Drain on paper towels. (If using ham, skip this step.).
  2. Heat 3 tbsp of butter in a large frying pan and add the leeks & garlic. Add ham after a few minutes and cook until brown and the leeks are soft.
  3. Add in cream, wine, sour cream, and cheese. Stir until the mixture is hot and slightly thickened. Stir in the bacon/ham & pepper to taste.
  4. Meanwhile cook farfalle (bow-tie) pasta in boiling, salted water. Cook until al dentè.
  5. Add sauce to drained pasta. Toss to combine and serve immediately. As with most pastas, this pairs well with salad & bread. Enjoy!

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