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Bow Tie Pasta with Brie Cheese and Spinach

98 Reviews
79% would make this recipe again

The Brie-spinach sauce goes well with any short cut pasta, however I prefer to combine it with «farfalle», the butterfly-shaped pasta which is among the kids' favourites, because it «flies» on its way to the mouth like a little butterfly («farfalla» in Italian).

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
480 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

160 g farfalle (bow-tie) 2 1/2 cups
70 g brie cheese, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp whipping cream 35% 15 mL
3 1/2 cups baby spinach 60 g
1/4 cup walnuts [optional] 26 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

  1. To save time, the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Start cooking the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, coarsely cut the cheese into pieces. Put them in a serving bowl and heat 1-2 min in a microwave oven, or alternatively in a small saucepan on the stovetop and warm about 2 min over very low heat (cheese should be softened, not cooked). Pour in the cream and stir. Clean the baby spinach.
  3. Pour the drained pasta into the bowl with the cheese, then add the baby spinach. Season with a little salt (cheese is already salted) and pepper to taste, then sprinkle with the walnuts (optional). Toss well and serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (280g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

480

Fat

17 g

27 %

Saturated 8.3 g
+ Trans 0 g

41 %

Cholesterol

40 mg

Sodium

450 mg

19 %

Carbohydrate

62 g

21 %

Fibre

4 g

17 %

Sugars

2 g

Protein

19 g

Vitamin A

51 %

Vitamin C

10 %

Calcium

10 %

Iron

14 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ¾ serving
Grain Products : 2 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Iron, Omega-3, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Good source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K, Zinc
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Vegetables 0
Meat and Alternatives 1
Fats 3

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Members' Reviews

98 Reviews (87 with rating only ) 79% would make this recipe again
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bbroyles@shaw.ca
april 13, 2014 | I would make this recipe again

This is a nice light dish. You really need to have your timing down so the cheese stays warm when the spinach goes in. Even my teenaged son liked it.

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AMPAINE
february 15, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

Much better than I anticipated from reading the recipe! Really quite delicious. My husband added a chopped up hard boiled egg for more protein... Also great.

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butterfly21
january 02, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

Like others have mentionned, it is bland but it is a simple base recipe that can be altered to anyone's taste. I added mushrooms, onions and one garlic clove and it was still bland. Next time I will try other spices as others recommended. (chili powder, thym, etc)

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CharlieTrotter
october 02, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

Very yummy and so easy to make. It pays to select a good Brie cheese

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kowy
october 01, 2012

It tasted off. Maybe it was the Brie. Didn't like at all.

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This recipe is in the following categories

Nuts | Pasta | Cheese | Main courses/Entrées | Vegetarian | Source of Omega-3 | High Fibre | Kosher | Halal | Italian

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MangiaQuesto
september 11, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This was very easy and tasty. I didn't have whipping cream so I used milk and it still turned out well. I also made this a second time with a mix of baby spinach and arugula because my grocery store was out of spinach. Equally good!

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Katharsis
february 27, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

I love the idea and love brie, so much so that I will use significantly more next time. I would also consider flavouring a white sauce with brie instead of melting it in the whipping cream.

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CharlieTrotter
october 02, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

Very yummy and so easy to make. It pays to select a good Brie cheese

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