9 Reviews

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! :)

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*Parsley* March 13, 2009

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!

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Kim127 May 18, 2003

I just made this, dishes are actually soaking. I had one jar of store bought spaghetti sauce that I had to use up and I actually only used about a 6 ounces of farfalle noodle because refrigerated pasta dishes dry out quick and I wanted a lot of sauce. Since I am only cooking for two, that was plenty. Boy did I get it spicy. Three garlic cloves, 12 oz of Hot Italian Sausage, 1/3 chopped onion, 8 ounces of ricotta and 4 ounces of mottz. I threw in fresh basil, 1/4 teaspoon of penzey's italian seasoning. And I cooked it on the stove. I have never done that before and was pleasantly surprised how easy the whole process was and it was saucier than any other Lasagna type dish I have ever made. My husband would have been proud of this dish. Thanks for all the ideas.

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Elle R. August 02, 2015

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

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iris5555 October 12, 2009

Very nice and easy to make. I used 1 lb. of meat and 1 whole box of bow-ties. In addition, I added more mozzerella on top. Because of this larger amount, I used a larger, 13 X 9, pyrex. Garlic String Beans made a nice side dish. Thanks for posting!

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Oolala January 13, 2007

I didn't think it was any easier than regular lasagna. I too found this to be too dry (needed more sauce).

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myount19 May 09, 2004

This was just what I needed tonight! I tastes just like lasagna, and I love lasagna! I doubled the recipe, and it served 6. I omitted the oil, using pam instead (butter flavored). I used 1% cottage cheese, and since I didn't have mozzarella cheese, I used the cheddar that we had on hand. This was great because it really stretched the 1 pound of ground beef! Oh, and for the spaghetti sauce, I used Prego's Traditional (our favorite). We also love the Fresh Mushrooms kind, so next time I'll have to try that! I extended the cooking time a little because I doubled it, but I think that maybe I shouldn't have, for the noodles on the bottom got burned (I, however, liked them that way!) This was wonderful overall! Thanks!

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Bec April 15, 2004

Delicious and super easy. We did use a whole pound of ground beef and probably a bit more cheese. Thanks for posting this keeper. We will be having this again soon.

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ellie_ March 01, 2004

Agree with Kim, really great and easy dinner. A little more garlic would help. Also seemed a little dry, next time going to try with a full jar of sauce.

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Pa. Hiker January 19, 2004
Lasagna Style Bow-Tie Pasta