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Bow Tie Garden Pasta

Just-picked veggies, pleasing bow tie pasta and flavorful seasonings mix together to make a delicious dish that is easy and fun to fix. From Miriam Hershberger: Holmesville, Ohio. This recipe may easily be doubled. Recipe published in Country Woman May/June 1997.

  • Yield: 14 servings
  • Prep time:15 Minutes


  • 1 cup(s) Italian salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 cup(s) packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoon(s) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon(s) chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon(s) minced garlic
  • 2 cup(s) quartered fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup(s) fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup(s) fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 medium onion, julienned
  • 1 small green pepper, julienned
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow summer squash, sliced
  • 3 carrots, julienned
  • 1 14-ounce can(s) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and quartered
  • 4 cup(s) cooked multicolor cheese-filled tortellini
  • 2 cup(s) cooked bow tie pasta


In a blender, combine the first six ingredients; process on high until smooth. In a large skillet, saute the vegetables in 1/2 cup salad dressing mixture for 3 to 3-1/2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add pasta. Drizzle with remaining dressing; toss to coat. Serve warm or cold.

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