Crisp Parmesan Farfalle with Basil Dip

Serve these cute little fried bowties as an appetizer before an Italian dinner.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 3 Tbsp. basil pesto
  • 1 package (16 oz.) farfalle pasta

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. On plate, combine flour, salt, pepper, seasoning, and ½ of cheese; mix well. In bowl, combine mayonnaise, yogurt, basil, and pesto; refrigerate.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions until tender. Drain well, then spread on kitchen towels to dry. Dry pasta carefully.
  • Coat pasta in the flour mixture. Heat oil in large skillet. Fry pasta, 8 to 10 at a time, until crisp. Place on plate and sprinkle with remaining cheese as they are cooked. Serve hot with basil dip.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 3 Tbsp. basil pesto
  • 1 package (16 oz.) farfalle pasta

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. On plate, combine flour, salt, pepper, seasoning, and ½ of cheese; mix well. In bowl, combine mayonnaise, yogurt, basil, and pesto; refrigerate.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions until tender. Drain well, then spread on kitchen towels to dry. Dry pasta carefully.
  • Coat pasta in the flour mixture. Heat oil in large skillet. Fry pasta, 8 to 10 at a time, until crisp. Place on plate and sprinkle with remaining cheese as they are cooked. Serve hot with basil dip.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories390
Total Fat21g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium670mg
Total Carbohydrate37g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars1g
Protein14g