I made this tonight and it was very good. It was a hit with DH and DS too (DDs did not eat it, but I think they would have liked it.) I made some modifications to make it lighter. I used turkey sausage and 1c skim milk and .5c half and half instead of whipping cream. I wasn't sure if it would thicken up, so I sprinkled 1 T of flour after step 2. I used a whole box (1lb) of farfalle - I don't have a scale to know what 12 oz is, and I hate having a portion of pasta left over anyway. I omitted the olives because I don't care for them. This made a HUGE amount. I'd say even with 12oz of pasta it is way more than 4 servings. Using another recipe analyzer, my version of the recipe (I said that it made 6 servings) came out as 512 calories and 15g of fat (2.2 saturated fat). I honestly think it makes closer to 10 servings - 4 of us ate it tonight and there is a whole other meal for 4 left. I served it with a green salad. I will definitely be making this again. 1/17 update - I made this again and added green peppers (see photo) during the 2nd step, and it was great! Very versital recipe.
This was a wonderful recipe!!!! I am a lil devil and added vodka to this dish and boy oh boy!!!!! Wahaaadddaaa winner! Thanks Potsie
Great. Only thing I changed was using just regular canned diced tomatoes as I didn't have any plum on hand. Very tasty, will be making this again.
Pasta is one of our favs and I am always looking for an exciting recipe to try. This one looked excellent, tasted excellent and was an excellent choice, if I do say so myself! I wouldn't change a thing on this one! Serve it up with some Italian or French bread and it's a go!
Awesome and simple!! Also left out the black olives.
So easy to make. Loved the way it tasted. Left out the black olives. Used regular diced tomatoes and 1/2 n 1/2 , didn't have any whipping cream. Will definitely make again.
Made this last week as written, omitting the black olives. What a taste treat--we've never had anything quite like it except in Italy. Will make this often. Thank you.
I made this the other night, and the whole family loved it; including our 8 year old picky eater. My husband declared this a "keeper". I followed the recipe as written
Great dish! I added 3 cloves garlic, as we are garlic lovers. I also added in 8 oz. fresh mushrooms as we love them too! This will go straight to my monthly menu rotation. Thanks Potsie!
This is really good .Potsie!!But Potsie, it is an Italian recipe so it needs more garlic!! :) I used about 2 tablespoons of garlic. I also used fresh tomatoes. Since I used fresh tomatoes, I thought I needed to add some water, so I added 1/4 cup of water. Once I added the cream, and it started cooking, I realized I didn't need to add the water. The cream didn't quite thicken up enough so I used a thickener. (Water and cornstarch) a VERY small amount..maybe 1 teaspoon.Next time I make this I won't add water. I like this more than spaghetti sauce I put the bowties on my plate and then poured the mixture over them. When I get a craving for spaghetti, I will make this instead.. I have been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Made for ZWT $ Family picks and the Cafe ZMAKK Gypsies. ;)