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    Farfalle (Bow Tie Pasta)

    Product Weight:
    1 lbs.


    Farfalle, also known as bow-tie pasta, are named for their “butterfly” shape. With origins in Emilia-Romagna, of Northern Italy, this pasta shape is a versatile short cut that shines in everything from simple tomato sauces to cheesy creamy sauces. Farfalle pasta is pinched in the middle with ruffled edges that is perfect for catching small bits of ingredients. 

    DeLallo Pasta comes from the town where pasta was born, a region near Naples, at the beginning of the Amalfi Coast. The art of making our pasta begins with the very best quality wheat. We carefully choose wheat with the highest gluten index, gluten content and protein content. All of these characteristics affect how the pasta cooks, as well as its taste and texture. The durum wheat is milled into coarse ground semolina flour and then carefully kneaded with cold, fresh, mineral-rich mountain spring water. We dry our pasta slowly at low temperatures to reproduce the traditional way of making pasta. This method respects the ingredients, preserving the pasta’s color, texture and aroma.

    • Made in Italy with superior durum wheat.
    • Pasta is extruded with traditional bronze dies giving the surface a rough texture perfect for capturing sauces.
    • Cooks up perfectly al dente.
    • A fun pasta shape resembling a “butterfly” with its pinched middle.

    Kitchen and Usage Tips:

    Bow-tie pasta is great hot or cold, dressed in simple sauces of butter and Parmesan cheese, creamy sauces and chunkier primavera-style tomato sauces. Feature Farfalle in your next cold pasta salad alongside colorful chopped vegetables for a fun picnic pasta. We love Farfalle in a light cream sauce with salmon and asparagus.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What is farfalle? Born in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy, Farfalle is a short cut of pasta sometimes known as bow-tie pasta or butterfly pasta. With pinched middles and ruffled edges, this pasta shape resembles a butterfly. Farfalle pasta comes in a smaller version called Farfalline and a larger version called Farfalloni.

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    How do I pronounce farfalle? Farfalle means “butterfly” in Italian and is pronounced far-FALL-lay.

    Is Farfalle The Same As Bow Tie Pasta? Yes, Farfalle is the same thing as bow-tie pasta.

    What is farfalle pasta (bow tie pasta) used for? Farfalle is a versatile pasta shape that can be used in many different recipes. Its pinched middle and ruffled edges make it perfect for capturing sauces and small bits of ingredients like diced pancetta or chopped veggies. Farfalle is a great pasta for lighter, simpler sauces of olive oil or butter seasoned with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese, but can also be prepared in classic tomato sauces, pestos and creamy sauces. We love butterfly pasta as a funky fun pasta salad feature.

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    Try These Recipes

    Artichoke Pesto With Farfalle

     Creamy Dill Farfalle With Salmon

     Farfalle with Prosciutto and Pesto

     Italian Pasta Salad with Farfalle

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