Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I'm in heaven when I have this. It's so rich & creamy. The success to this recipe relies on the sun-dried tomatoes. I find Unico's julienned cut sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil are the best. Make sure to pick a jar that the sun-dried tomatoes are still bright red, not brown.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a non-stick pan, melt 1 tbsp of butter over medium heat.
  2. Saute the garlic.
  3. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, whipping cream & brandy.
  4. Simmer over medium heat until reduced by half.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Just prior to serving, whisk in butter.
  7. Stir in the cooked bow tie pasta.
  8. Toss with fresh basil.
  9. Serve.


Most Helpful

This is a fantastic recipe! I made a couple of alterations to suit our palates and I think they worked amazingly well. I added finely sliced spring onions with the garlic and instead of brandy, I used a dry sherry. Finally, when the sauce was added to the pasta, I stirred in a small bag of baby spinach and allowed it to wilt and then sprinkled in some chilli flakes. Delicious, and definitely a recipe that will be made again! Thanks for sharing.

HappyBunny April 01, 2016

I made this for PAC 2012. Well, this was sinfully delicious and so elegant! I served it alongside chicken and greens and it was a really tasty meal. Thanks for posting a great recipe!

MonsterMaha November 06, 2012

So very good! I used campanelli instead of bowties and the little shells held the sauce very well. I will definately make this again!

wvgemini May 08, 2009

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