Bowtie Pasta with Baked Potato Wedges

How are you guys enjoying your Spring? Doesn’t it feel nice to wake up on a bright, beautiful sunny morning. It’s so nice to see all the colorful flowers blooming everywhere, making the world look colorful and fresh. I was getting very tired of the cold weather, rainy gloomy days and those jackets! It’s time for summer outfits, shorts and flip flops.. aah! It makes me SO happy 🙂

I am really blessed that I did not have to stay in places with extreme weather. In India, I was staying in Bangalore, where the weather is pretty much steady through out the year. It’s neither too humid nor too warm. Then in US, it’s California! Although these days, due to global warming, it’s no longer pleasant throughout the year. Yet, it’s much better as compared to the extreme climate of other cities.

During this season, I like to eat light food – nothing too deep fried nor too oily. Also, I need to shed those calories which have been hiding beneath my jackets all through the winter 😉 As I was blog hopping, I came across this pasta dish from Confessions of a Bake-aholic and it looked so refreshing, light and healthy. I immediately knew that I would love it.

I gave it my own twist to adjust it with my pantry and our taste buds. I decided to use bowtie pasta instead of penne, no specific reason.. really! It took hardly 15 mins to make this dish. Since it was a lemon-flavored light pasta, I thought of baking some potato wedges in the oven. The combination was just perfect. The tangy light pasta with the mild spicy potato wedges was a perfect treat to our tummies 🙂

This will Serve 2

Ingredients for the pasta with asparagus

  • 2 cups bow tie pasta
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • parmesan cheese for garnishing
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oil

Directions :

Boil the pasta in hot water with a handful of salt. It’s important to season the pasta while boiling it. This should take about 8 to 10 mins.

In the mean-time, heat a pan with some oil.

Add the asparagus and cook for about 3 minutes. Once done, keep the cooked asparagus aside.

In the same pan, add garlic and onion and saute them till they are cooked.

Add lemon zest, lemon juice and cooked asparagus to the pan and turn off the heat.

Drain the boiled pasta and retain about 1 cup of the pasta water.

Now, add the pasta to the pan and mix it properly. If required, add a little bit of the pasta water. This will keep the pasta moist.

Garnish with some shaved or shredded parmesan cheese and serve with the baked potato wedges.

Ingredients for the potato wedges

  • 2 large potatoes, cut in wedges
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp dry oregano, crushed
  • 1 tsp dry thyme
  • oil

Directions :

Spread the potato wedges in a baking sheet.

Season them with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle the dry herbs and drizzle some oil.

Bake it at 400 F for about 50 to 55 mins. Take them out after 30 mins, toss it a little and then put them back in the oven.

NOTE : Make the potato wedges before you cook the pasta and keep them warm in the oven.

Sharing this with Presto Pasta Night 211 and Hearth and Soul Hop

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This dish and the photos are so inspiring I feel like getting in the kitchen and making this right now~

Meghna says:

wow Kankana Pasta looks so yummy! Wish i could grab the dish from pics and start eating 🙂

yummmmm! looks awesome kankana- guess what i made potato wedges y’day the same way1 the pasta looks stunning

I love bowtie pasta — it’s so cute. Love how fresh and simple both recipes are.

Raji says:

Love this dish..sound so simple to make and looks so beautiful.

A perfect dish for spring! This looks both beautiful and delicious!

Nandini says:

Wow! That’s a nice combo! So groovy!

lovely recipe……..looks delicious……..first time here……pls visit my space vn u r free…………

nice combo and fantastic recipe too

Vimitha says:

Yummy combination… Both the dishes look perfectly done… The baked potato wedges would be a perfect munch-on…

Same here! i’ve just been craving all things green lately 🙂 This looks like a lovely pasta dish for a warm night. and that asparagus! just gorgeous

aipi says:

That is one beautiful looking meal- the pasta sounds so light n fresh tasting n the baked potato wedges are always welcome- the pics are stunning!
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Miriam says:

That pasta looks fabulous! I love the lemon, onion, and garlic together, mmmmm…
You got those potatoes to look perfect too! Well done :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Dee D. says:

That look absolutely delicious! And the fries look so crispy and perfect 🙂 Yummy!

Anything with pasta sounds super YUM and delicious to me…Those baked potato wedges looks perfect and inviting…Amazing pics as always!

Yum! This dish looks nice and carb-y!

RS says:

Lovely platter sounds very fabulous…

MMM!! How I adore pasta dishes, and yours with the asparagus is simply wonderful. It has spring written all over it. Nicely done!

eizel says:

This is very nice, K!

Digging the pics… Your shots have been looking very pro!

Mary says:

Both these dishes are lovely. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I hope you have a good day. Blessings…Mary

I love bowtie pasta! Great recipe Kankana!

tigerfish says:

I enjoy light dishes in spring and summer too! Beautiful dish!

What a perfect combination! Love it!

rebecca says:

lovely and simply pasta oh love sambar with dosa u bring the dosa

Ameena says:

I am a HUGE fan of potatoes…I mean, I could eat them every day with no problem. Thank you for the lovely recipe!!

Soma says:

I could so have this today. The kind of pasta i best like, fresh and simple ingredients. beautiful.

Maureen says:

This looks so good and I love the presentation of the potatoes in the coffee cup. I need to be more creative!

Today is my birthday so I was looking for the perfect pasta dish to celebrate. Found it!!!!

Kankana says:

Happy Birthday Yadi 🙂 Glad you liked the pasta dish !

Pasta has to be made with fresh ingredients thats my rule – well except for macaroni and cheese or hmm never mind. This is lovely Kankana and that shot of asparagus (horizontal one) me likey!

bow tie pastas make every pasta dish look handsome. I’m loving the recipe for the potato wedges. yum.

I love the pasta presentation a lot.Very neat and yummy.Those baked wedges are to die for!

Swathi says:

love this pasta and potato wedge, sure going to try this potato wedge. Like your clicks.

nisha says:

pasta and potato..why would i not like that 🙂
id complain about the carb over dose but im pretty sure i wont be able 2 resist them 🙂

briarrose says:

Pasta and wedges….two of my favorite comfort foods. 🙂

Ok pasta looks amazinggggg..and potatoes can I just say making me hungry. As I am writing you comment I am thinking of those potato wedges hhahaaha
Great photos and fantastic recipes!

Oh my does this look fantastic!

And your photography is gorgeous – I can’t wait to try this recipe.

Thank you!!

daksha says:

Oh my word those Bowtie pasta look sooo… good – I want them now! and kankana you done beautifully:) looks delicious.

cakewhiz says:

i love pasta and i love potato wedges… so this dish is perfect for me! not to mention, those bowtie pasta shapes are so cute…who can resist those? 😛

Tes says:

Your potato wedges look so amazing! What a lovely meal 🙂

deliciously done looks beautiful perfect meal
thank you Kankana for the comment 🙂

Love that appealing presentation…. bow tie pasta look extremely yum….loving those wedges too…

so pretty! I like the lighting in the photos, and of course both dishes are wonderful.

Well, we are enjoying our autumn here down under, beautiful autumn colours and warm soups 🙂

Candace says:

This kind of food just makes me feel healthy and happy. Thank you for sharing it!

Beautiful, sunny morning?!? You don’t live where I live 🙁 Sigh… it’s been a gloomy week. BUT, that plate up there could brighten it up! It looks amazing!

I usually love winter weather but never got used to it this year. I’m so glad spring is here!

I can’t wait to try this as we are big pasta lovers in my house.

Great post and thanks for hosting with the hearth and soul hop!

Ruth says:

Perfectly heavenly! It makes the sun shine brightly inside, even though the foggy, drizzle is spoiling the mood outside my window. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Shawnda says:

It looks like such a bright dish! (And you have such a beautiful blog!)

Riddhi says:

hey kankana…the bowtie pasta looks amazing! i’m gonna try making it. can u suggest something that i can use to replace asparagus?