Bacon and bowties is a fast and simple pasta dish with a slight variation on the traditional butter based Alfredo sauce. Creamy and saucy, this pasta is delicious and even easy to reheat.
3/4 lb farfalle pasta
up to 1 cup heavy cream
6-8 strips of bacon
2-4 stalks of celery
salt and pepper
grated or shaved Parmesan *optional
First, place a large pot of water over high heat to cook pasta.
Clean the celery and onion and chop. I always run a veggie peeler along the outside of celery stalks to remove the long fibrous strands. They are unpleasant to pick out of your teeth, so I just get rid of them before I start chopping.
The pasta water should be boiling by now, so drop the pasta in the water and add salt to season the pasta. Stir to prevent sticking and cook per package directions.
To reheat: Place in a cold skillet and slowly bring up temperature over medium heat. Add a splash of cream to loosen sauce.