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Bowtie Lasagna

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This Tasty Kitchen recipe, submitted in May by Rozanie, fit perfectly into the 16-Minute Meal theme I have going on in my house this week. As I explained on The Pioneer Woman Cooks yesterday, my girls are gone all week, which means I have a houseful of only boys. They’re so delightfully male—the more brown and plentiful the food is, the better. And wonderfully so, they tend to like the dishes that take the least amount of time to make.


This could not have been easier. When the boys and I returned from our Family Soccer Game, I threw it together and had dinner on the table in less than twenty minutes. It was heaven, and I was able to be in front of the TV in time to watch Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Wait. Did I just say that out loud?



Begin by boiling 5 cups of bowtie pasta noodles. (This amounts roughly to a 12-ounce bag.)



Cook it till al dente!



Brown some ground chuck in a skillet. (Regular ground beef would be just fine.)



Drain the pasta and dump it over the top of the browned meat.



Drizzle olive oil over the top of the noodles…



Then grab a jar of marinara or other pasta sauce. *Note that the submitter of this recipe correctly points out that you definitely want to use a sauce you really like here!



Dump it right over the noodles.



Add garlic powder…



And Italian Seasoning. You can substitute fresh garlic and herbs if you have them handy. Basil would be yummy! And be sure to add salt—about a teaspoon or so.



Next, add grated mozzarella. I had some fresh stuff in my fridge, but you can use any form of mozzarella you’d like.



Also dump in a little sour cream. This adds a really nice consistency to the whole dish. Even if you’re not a sour cream fan, don’t be afraid! You won’t even taste it.



Finally, stir it all together over low heat until it’s just combined. Yum!



I also stirred in some grated Parmesan for a little extra kick. And that’s it, baby!



I served this with an Iceberg/ranch salad and a hunk of warm, crust bread. The three men in my house absolutely loved it.

OPTIONS: This is such an easy meal, it would be a cinch to add in whatever extras you’d like. I think I’ll do chopped black olives next time, and probably a combination of fresh herbs. You can also play with the cheeses—add some Romano, Asiago…have at it!

Verdict: I’ll definitely make this again. Another 16-minute meal for my repertoire. Thanks, Rozanie!


Here’s the printable recipe: Bowtie Lasagna by Rozanie


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Alissa on 10.14.2010

I mad this with sausage tonight, big hit with the family. Very delicious!

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starfishsea on 9.21.2010

I LOVE how easy this is! Everyone loved it, thank you :)

Traci on 8.11.2010

My hubby loves to the flavor of this dish. Thank you for the recipe.

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veshke on 8.11.2010

We called this ‘Campfire Lasagna’… exactly the same except you cook the meat in a cast iron dutch oven – throw everything else in (except the cheese) – add some extra water – then plant it over a low, open fire for about an hour or so.

Throw the cheese on top at the end and feed an entire camp of hungry Brownies or Guides!

Mary Perry on 7.31.2010

Made this tonight for dinner – so easy and so yummy!