Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Smith

Bowtie Pasta with Mozzarella Saute

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
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5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons onion, small diced

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

1 teaspoon garlic, chopped

1 1/2 cups chicken stock

1/2 pound bowtie pasta, cooked

2 cups cherry tomato, halved

1 cup fresh mozzarella, small cubes

1 bunch fresh spinach, roughly chopped

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat a skillet over high flame. Put 3 tablespoons of olive oil, onions, garlic, thyme, and saute for 1 minute. Then add the chicken stock, and allow the sauce to reduce by 1/2. Now add the pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella, spinach, and toss to combine. Season the pasta with salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil.