Lasagna Style Bow-Tie Pasta

Total Time
10 mins
38 mins

Easy way to have Lasagna taste without the hassle. Kid friendly pasta dish!

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  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Grease 8x8 square baking dish.
  3. In large pot boil 4 qts water and partially cook pasta for half of the directed time.
  4. In large skillet heat oil over medium heat.
  5. Add onion and saute 1 minute.
  6. Stir in beef or turkey and cook until lightly browned about 3 minutes.
  7. Add spaghetti sauce and bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat to low and partially cover the skillet.
  9. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. In small bowl mix ricotta or cottage cheese with egg and Parmesan.
  11. Drain the pasta throughly.
  12. Layer half the pasta in the pan.
  13. Spoon cheese mixture over the pasta.
  14. Spoon half the meat mixture over the cheese.
  15. Sprinkle with half the mozzarella.
  16. Make another layer with the remaining pasta, then the meat then the mozzarela.
  17. Cover pan with foil, spraying the inside facing the cheese with pam.
  18. Bake for 15 minutes.
  19. Uncover and bake for another 8-10 minutes or until heated through.
Most Helpful

5 5

Tastes. and even sort of looks like lasagna. I doubled this and used a 13 x 9 dish. The only thing I added was some crushed garlic to the meat sauce. My kids call bow tie pasta "butterfly" noodles, so we lovingly named this "butterfly lasagna." Thanx! :)

5 5

This is as easy as you can get for a lasagna type dinner! Really tasty too. (I did use different shaped pasta, but I don't think that changed anything). I also used riccotta not the cottage cheese and Ragu pasta sauce. Maybe add a little garlic to the onion and ground beef next time, but I put garlic in everything. Good one Laurie!

4 5

I agree that a bit more sauce would have been a good idea. Easy to make and quite tasty.