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Farfalle Toscana
Farfalle Toscana
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This farfalle toscana is simple to make and chock full of the flavors of Italy. It comes together in less than 30 minutes for perfect weeknight pasta!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Farfalle Toscana, Pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 761 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 1 can cannellini beans 15 ounce size, with the liquid
  • 1 jar sun-dried tomatoes 8.5 ounce size, with the liquid
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 whole lemon zested
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil packed, plus additional chopped for garnish
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated pecorino romano cheese plus additional for finishing
  • 1/2 cup olive oil plus additional for the pan and finishing
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 pound farfalle pasta
  • 1.5 pounds chicken sausage sliced into thin rounds
  1. First, prepare the pesto. Set up a food processor and combine the cannellini beans, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, lemon zest, basil, pecorino romano, olive oi and hazelnuts into its bowl. Let it run until it is smooth but still has just a little bit of texture. Set it aside and get a large pot of water on to boil for the pasta. Salt it until it tastes like the sea. Once it is boiling cook the farfalle just until tender for about 8 minutes.
  2. While the water comes to a boil and the pasta cooks, heat a little olive oil in a large skillet with deep sides. Cook the sausage coins until they start to brown a little on both sides and are cooked through, which takes about 6-8 minutes. Pour the pesto sauce in with the sausage and also pour in 1/4 cup of the water that the pasta is cooking in. The pasta should be done by this point. Drain it and toss it in with the sausage and sauce. Finish it with an extra drizzle of olive oil and an extra sprinkle of the pecorino romano. Scoop it into pretty bowls, garnish it with more fresh basil and serve immediately! Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Farfalle Toscana
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 761 Calories from Fat 318
% Daily Value*
Fat 35.3g54%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 1407mg61%
Potassium 871mg25%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 8.2g34%
Sugar 10.1g11%
Protein 40.3g81%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 7.4mg41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.