Monday, August 2, 2021

Brussels and Bowties #FarmersMarketWeek

Bowtie pasta tossed with fresh herbs and sauteed brussels sprouts is a perfect, seasonal Meatless Monday meal.  

Brussels and Bowties

We are celebrating Farmer's Markets with the Festive Foodies all week long......

Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures  invited the Festive Foodies to join them in this fun adventure.  

Attending Farmer's Markets is one of my favorite seasonal activities.  I am very jealous of those who live in areas that can have Farmer's Markets year round.  Here in Michigan they run from the end of May until mid October and then we have to wait the whole loooong winter time to get our Farmer's Market fix.

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Brussels and Bowties Pin

When you make your trip, be sure to stop by the herb stand for some fresh thyme and basil. You also want to pick up some onions and garlic along with brussels sprouts and mushrooms.  If there is a dairy stand with swiss or gruyere cheese you want to grab that along with parmesan if they have it.  My Farmer's markets stick with local product so while I might find some swiss cheese chances are slim that I will find parmesan.  Luckily, I had some in my refrigerator.

Pasta, Brussels sprouts, Mushrooms, Cheese, Meatless, Entrees
Entrees, Pasta, Meatless
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Brussels and Bowties

Brussels and Bowties

Bowtie pasta tossed with fresh herbs and sauteed brussels sprouts is a perfect, seasonal Meatless Monday meal.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 8 oz. brussels sprouts, sliced into shreds
  • leaves from two sprigs thyme
  • 1 lb. bowtie pasta
  • 1/4 c. shredded swiss cheese
  • juice from 1/4 lemon
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves, cut into chiffonade
  • Shredded Parmesan for garnish, if desired


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over med high heat.  Add the onion and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until fragrant and onion is translucent.  Add the Brussels sprout and mushrooms.  Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes until tender and wilted.  Stir in the thyme.  
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, using a burner adjacent to the one holding the skillet. When pasta is cooked to your desired tenderness, use a slotted spoon or spider to transfer the pasta from the cooking water into the skillet.  Add the shredded Swiss cheese and toss to combine all ingredients adding a bit more of the pasta cooking water, if needed. 
  3. Transfer to a large serving bowl and squeeze the lemon over the posta.  Garnish with the basil and parmesan cheese and serve immediately. 


Adapted from a recipe found at Good Housekeeping

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  1. What a perfectly wonderful way to enjoy Brussels!

  2. I love Brussels Sprouts and this would indeed make a great Meatless Monday meal in our house! So much flavor!

  3. I adore brussels sprouts and this recipe looks absolutely creamy delicious!

  4. We love brussels sprouts and I love how you paired them with this pasta! On the menu!

  5. Big fan of brussels sprouts. Love the combination with mushrooms and pasta.

  6. I’m making this Wendy. Wondering in a good wine, would a Chardonnay do it?

    1. I think a Chard would be nice..or if you want red, perhaps a Malbec.

  7. I love this dish! Brussels sprouts are delicious and the cheese is such a wonderful addition!

  8. Beautiful dish! I love the brussels sprouts with the pasta! Definitely a "must make". My family will love this!

  9. What a delicious pasta dish! Plus I love brussels!

  10. That sounds so good! I love the addition of the cheese, and it sounds pretty easy to.

  11. This is simple and full of comforting flavors. Bookmarked to try it!

  12. I'm always looking for new ways to serve up Brussels sprouts, and this sounds amazing!

  13. Such a tasty, simple dish! Love the mushrooms also for a little meaty bulk to a meatless meal.

  14. This looks delicious, Wendy, and I know it would be popular here because my kids LOVE bow tie noodles so much.

  15. I love the addition of the mushroom and swiss! This sound incredible and I can't wait to try it.


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