This creamy lemon chive farfalle is dreamy and luscious. Fresh lemon and snipped chives and a burst of flavor in this creamy dish.

Chives are a subtle flavoring herb. They offer a simple onion flavor whether it is to the top of potatoes or in a salad dressing. I currently have chives growing in our non-garden garden, that returned again this year… which my daughter picks and chews on while playing catch with her dad. 🙂

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With spring showing its lovely face every so often, I was in the mood for a light pasta dish. I wanted a pasta that I can make in a pinch and serve with a light salad, some crusty bread and a crisp dry white wine. And Sauvignon blanc is my favorite dry white wine! It’s crisp, dry and yet surprisingly refreshing which works well not only in this dish, but served alongside of it {and also while you’re cooking}!

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The yummy ingredients.

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Finely dice two small or 1 larger shallot along with enough chives to measure out being 1/4 cup.

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In a large skillet; pour a tablespoon of extra light olive oil and sauté shallots until soft.

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Add two teaspoons of flour.

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Cook the flour until lightly golden, maybe a minute.

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Pour in a half a glass of wine… reserve the other half for sipping while cooking.

But if wine in your food isn’t your thing then try chicken or vegetable stock.

Stir the flour and wine mixture until thick and flour is dissolved.

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Add in a cup of heavy cream.

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Add chives…

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Then add the one tablespoon of lemon juice, kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.

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Stir well.

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Reserve a cup of the pasta water before draining and add the pasta to the sauce.

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Toss and thin out with a little pasta water to your liking.

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Grate about 1 teaspoons or more of lemon zest.

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And a whole bunch {approximately 1/2 cup} of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

This is a deliciously light pasta dish, but but if you want to make it more into a meal, then pair it with your favorite protein i.e. chicken, salmon or shrimp!

Enjoy! And if you give this Lemon Chive Farfalle recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Creamy Lemon and Chive Farfalle
Yield: 4 entree portions or 6-8 side dish portions

Creamy Lemon and Chive Farfalle

This creamy lemon chive farfalle is dreamy and luscious. Fresh lemon and snipped chives and a burst of flavor in this creamy dish.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pound farfalle pasta
  • 2 small or 1 medium shallot, diced small
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Prepare the pasta according to package directions, reserving a cup of pasta water.
  2. Mean while sauté the diced shallots in olive oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Once the shallots have softened, sprinkle with two teaspoons of flour and cook for one minute.
  4. Stir in white wine until flour is dissolved and bring to a simmer.
  5. Then reduce heat to medium-low and add heavy cream, chives, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Grate a teaspoon of lemon zest and 1/2 cup Parmesan over the pasta and toss.
  6. Thin out with a little of the reserved pasta water, then divide among four plates and garnish more Parmesan if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 533Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 511mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 12g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.