Bowtie Pasta with Baked Potato Wedges

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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.

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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.

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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 🙂

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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


  1. 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.
  2. In the mean-time, heat a pan with some oil.
  3. Add the asparagus and cook for about 3 minutes. Once done, keep the cooked asparagus aside.
  4. In the same pan, add garlic and onion and saute them till they are cooked.
  5. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and cooked asparagus to the pan and turn off the heat.
  6. Drain the boiled pasta and retain about 1 cup of the pasta water.
  7. 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.
  8. Garnish with some shaved or shredded parmesan cheese and serve with the baked potato wedges.

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

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  • tasteofbeirut
    April 24, 2011 at 8:23 PM

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

  • Meghna
    April 24, 2011 at 8:48 PM

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

  • Priya Sreeram
    Priya Sreeram
    April 24, 2011 at 8:48 PM

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

  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets
    Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets
    April 24, 2011 at 9:27 PM

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

  • Raji
    April 24, 2011 at 10:09 PM

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

  • Maria @ Scandifoodie
    Maria @ Scandifoodie
    April 25, 2011 at 12:37 AM

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

  • Nandini
    April 25, 2011 at 3:18 AM

    Wow! That’s a nice combo! So groovy!

  • cook from doha
    cook from doha
    April 25, 2011 at 6:22 AM

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

  • jeyashrisuresh
    April 25, 2011 at 6:26 AM

    nice combo and fantastic recipe too

  • Vimitha
    April 25, 2011 at 9:34 AM

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

  • Steph @Lick My Spoon
    Steph @Lick My Spoon
    April 25, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    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
    April 25, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    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
    April 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM

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

  • Dee D.
    Dee D.
    April 25, 2011 at 1:12 PM

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

  • Krithi
    April 25, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    This is a wonderful combo… gorgeous…
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  • Suman Singh
    Suman Singh
    April 25, 2011 at 1:58 PM

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

  • yummychunklet
    April 25, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Yum! This dish looks nice and carb-y!

  • RS
    April 25, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Lovely platter sounds very fabulous…

  • Kim- Liv Life
    Kim- Liv Life
    April 25, 2011 at 4:50 PM

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

  • eizel
    April 25, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    This is very nice, K!

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

  • Mary
    April 25, 2011 at 5:19 PM

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

  • Elyse @The Cultural Dish
    Elyse @The Cultural Dish
    April 25, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    I love bowtie pasta! Great recipe Kankana!

  • tigerfish
    April 25, 2011 at 6:05 PM

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

  • Tina (PinayInTexas)
    Tina (PinayInTexas)
    April 25, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    What a perfect combination! Love it!

  • rebecca
    April 25, 2011 at 7:18 PM

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

  • Ameena
    April 25, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    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
    April 25, 2011 at 8:34 PM

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

  • Maureen
    April 25, 2011 at 9:03 PM

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

  • ShopCookMake
    April 25, 2011 at 11:10 PM

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

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      April 26, 2011 at 2:46 PM

      Happy Birthday Yadi 🙂 Glad you liked the pasta dish !

  • Kulsum at JourneyKitchen
    Kulsum at JourneyKitchen
    April 25, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    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!

  • tinytearoom
    April 26, 2011 at 1:57 AM

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

  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:54 AM

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

  • Swathi
    April 26, 2011 at 1:52 PM

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

  • nisha
    April 26, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    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
    April 26, 2011 at 4:00 PM

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

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking
    Sandra's Easy Cooking
    April 26, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    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!

  • Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
    April 26, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Oh my does this look fantastic!

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

    Thank you!!

  • daksha
    April 27, 2011 at 1:58 AM

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

  • cakewhiz
    April 27, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    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
    April 27, 2011 at 12:11 PM

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

  • torviewtoronto
    April 27, 2011 at 5:34 PM

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

  • Lubna Karim
    Lubna Karim
    April 27, 2011 at 8:15 PM

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

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    April 27, 2011 at 9:23 PM

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

  • chopinandmysaucepan
    April 27, 2011 at 9:45 PM

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

  • Candace
    April 28, 2011 at 8:43 AM

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

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    April 28, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    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!

  • Jason@JLHealth
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    April 28, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    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
    April 29, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    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
    May 7, 2011 at 7:25 AM

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

  • Riddhi
    August 12, 2011 at 5:42 AM

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

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