7 Dressed-Up Bow-Tie Pasta Recipes for Oscar Night Dinner

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By F&W Editors Posted February 23, 2016

Bow ties aren't just for the red carpet.

From star chef Andrew Zimmern's smoky farfalle a la vodka to a citrus-spiked bow-tie salad with scallops and olives, here are seven excellent bow-tie pasta recipes to make for Oscar night viewing parties.

1. Bow-Tie Salad with Fennel, Prosciutto and Parmesan

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A tangy lemon dressing makes this main-course pasta salad especially refreshing, and the only thing you have to cook is the pasta.

2. Bow Ties with Chicken, Watercress and Walnuts

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A peppery bite of watercress enhances the delicious pairing of chicken and walnuts for this fast pasta.

3. Farfalle a la Vodka

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F&W chef in residence Andrew Zimmern amps up the tomato sauce for this classic pasta with rich, smoky bacon.

4. Bow Ties with Sweet Potatoes and Canadian Bacon

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Bow-tie pasta with slices of sweet potato, diced Canadian bacon, and tomato puree form a harmonious dish of varied flavors, shapes, and colors.

5. Bow-Tie Salad with Scallops, Black Olives, Oranges and Mint

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This delicious pasta salad combines flavors reminiscent of Morocco and Southern Italy.

6. Kasha Varnishkes with Mushroom Gravy

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Buckwheat groats give this hearty dish terrific earthy flavor.

7. Farfalle with Spicy Sausage and Butternut Squash

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This excellent pasta comes together in just 25 minutes.

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