Farfalle tricolore recipe

(830 ratings)

This farfalle tricolore colourful pasta dish uses the Italian colours in 3 delicious ingredients; sweet cherry tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and fresh basil

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap

The Italian flag plays host to three colours; red, white and green. This pasta dish uses these colours in three delicious ingredients; sweet cherry tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and fresh basil. Combined with pasta bows also known as farfalle and this dish makes the perfect speedy supper for the family and with only 4 ingredients it’s so easy to rustle up in under 20 minutes.


  • 400g dried farfalle pasta bows
  • 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 200g small mozzarella balls
  • 200g punnet of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Small handful of fresh basil leaves




  1. Bring a saucepan of salt water to a rapid boil and add the pasta. Cook for 7-8mins or until tender. Drain and tip into a large serving bowl and toss with the oil.
  2. Add the tomato, mozzarella and basil leaves; toss everything together and serve.
Top Tip for making Farfalle tricolore

If you can’t find a tub of small mozzarella balls then simply buy 2 large cheeses and cut them up into small chunks.


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