Bow Tie Pasta and Sausage

Simply simmer Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage and pasta in some rich olive oil with hits of garlic and red pepper for a rustic Italian feast.
  • Prep Time

    15 Minutes

  • Cook Time

    20 Minutes

  • Makes



½ Tsp.


¼ Tsp.

ground black pepper

2 Tbsps.

chopped Italian parsley

½ Cup

(2 ounces) shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese

½ Cup

julienne-cut sun dried tomatoes *

½ Cup

boiling water

1 Pkg.

(16 ounces) uncooked bow tie (farfalle) pasta

2 Cups

frozen baby lima beans

2 Tbsps.

olive oil

½ Cup

coarsely chopped onion


garlic cloves, minced

¼ Tsp.

crushed red pepper flakes (optional)



Cut sausage in ½" cubes; set aside.  Pour boiling water over tomatoes; let stand 20 minutes.  Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling water for 2 minutes; add lima beans and cook 8 minutes longer or until pasta is tender.  Drain and keep warm.


While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add sausage and onion.  Cook, stirring frequently for 4 minutes or until sausage is lightly browned and onion is tender.  Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook stirring constantly 1 minute.  Stir in tomatoes and soaking liquid, salt and pepper; heat through.


Toss pasta and lima beans with sausage mixture and parsley.  Top with shredded cheese.

Cook's Tip: * Dry-pack julienne cut sun dried tomatoes work well in this recipe and can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores.