Farfalle (Bow Ties) with Chicken Sausage

Farfalle (Bow Ties) with Chicken Sausage

Farfalle, which means «butterflies» in Italian, are rectangular pieces of pasta that are pinched in the middle. They originated in Northern Italy back in the 1500s.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 15 min

280 calories per serving 


100 g farfalle (bow-tie), or other short pasta   1 1/2 cup
1 chicken sausages   80 g
3 1/2 cups baby spinach   60 g
1/4 onions, coarsely chopped   50 g
1/2 cup chicken broth   125 mL
2 tsp olive oil   10 mL
4 tsp Parmesan cheese, grated   4 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

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.


  1. Coarsely chop the onion. Clean the baby spinach.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté 2-3 min with stirring.
  3. Remove the skin from the sausage, then add the meat to the pan. Break the meat up using a wooden spoon and cook 4-5 min until it looses its pink colour.
  4. To save time, the rest of the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Cook the pasta.
  5. Pour the warm broth into the frying pan. Reduce 5 min until the broth is almost completely absorbed but the sauce is still moist.
  6. Pour the drained farfalle into the frying pan, then add the baby spinach. Add salt and pepper to taste, then sprinkle with grated Parmesan. Toss well and serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (250g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




7 g

11 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

8 %


20 mg


490 mg

21 %


41 g

14 %


3 g

12 %


2 g


13 g

Vitamin A

45 %

Vitamin C

15 %


6 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 1 serving
Grain Products: serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Iron, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Good source of :
Magnesium, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Folacin, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin K

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pasta | Poultry | First courses/Appetizers | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Low Saturated Fat | Italian

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