Farfalle with Spinach, Mushrooms and Pancetta!

You will want to try this Farfalle with Spinach, Mushrooms and Pancetta! This traditional Italian recipe of farfalle pasta with spinach, mushrooms and pancetta looks as great as it tastes. Farfalla is the type of pasta that is also known as bow tie pasta because it looks like a bow tie. The name Farfalla comes from the Italian word of farfalle which means butterfly. This type of pasta originated in Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy in the 16th century. Farfalla Pasta comes in different sizes. When it comes to pasta recipes, there are a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and styles available. You will find just as many pasta recipes to include spaghetti and meatballs sauce recipe, homemade meatballs recipe, spaghetti sauce recipe, vegetarian spaghetti sauce recipe, canned spaghetti sauce recipe, homemade spaghetti sauce recipe, easy spaghetti casserole and plenty more. When you boil the water to make your pasta, you will want to be sure and salt the water. Salting the water adds flavor to the pasta. The pasta will absorb the salt while boiling which will then give an added touch to your pasta recipe.

Adding spinach to any recipe is a great way to get some added nutrition into your day. Spinach is thought to have originated in ancient Persia. The earliest known record of the spinach plant was recorded in the Chines language, saying that it was introduced to China via Nepal around 647 AD. Spinach along with other leafy green vegetables is a rich source of iron. Spinach also has lots of Vitamin A, and Vitamin C. Spinach has lesser amounts of protein, calcium, and iron. Spinach was made popular in the comics and cartoon character of Popeye the Sailor Man a comic from 1931, that portrayed its leading character as getting his strength from eating spinach. Popeye would become physically stronger after eating the green leafy vegetable. There are three basic types of spinach which include Savoy spinach, flat or smooth leaf spinach, and semi-savoy spinach. Savoy spinach is spinach with dark green, crinkly and curly leaves. Savoy is the type of spinach that is sold in fresh bunches in the supermarket. Flat spinach has smooth leaves that are easier to clean than Savoy and is found in canned and frozen spinach. Semi-savoy is a hybrid variety of spinach with slightly crinkled leaves.

Thank you to Rosella from the "Cooking With Nonna" recipe site for sharing this Farfalle with Spinach, Mushrooms and Pancetta recipe. This is just one of the traditional pasta recipes that you will find on this Italian recipe site; you will find plenty of other traditional authentic Italian recipes that have been passed down through generations and generations of Italian grandmothers and Nonna's from all the regions of Italy. Rossella is also the host of the all-new online cooking show and food webisode series of the same name called "Cooking with Nonna." For Rossella and her family cooking was never really about the cooking, it was more about being with family, community and spending quality time with one other. Rossella spent a lot of her childhood in the kitchen helping her maternal Grandmother Roman, where she learned the long tradition of Italian recipes that had been passed down through the generations of her family and community. You will also find ravioli recipes, traditional risotto recipes, and more. On the site, you will find dessert recipes, Italian cookie recipes, main dish recipes, side dish recipes, salad recipes, pasta recipes, and appetizer recipes from all the regions of Italy.


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