Bow Tie Pasta Bake

Total Time
30mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
15 mins

This is pasta packed with flavor. The dry salad dressing mix gives it that extra punch. It has only 4 ingredients, so it falls into my favorite cooking category - quick and easy! I got this from Quick Cooking magazine and modified it a little. The original recipe called for only a 16 oz jar of garlic and onion spaghetti sauce, but I use any flavor of sauce and increased the jar size to 26 oz.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (2/3 ounce) envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Cook and then drain pasta.
  2. In a bowl, combine the spaghetti sauce and salad dressing mix.
  3. Add pasta and toss to coat.
  4. Transfer to a greased shallow 2-qt baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle with all of the cheese.
  6. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
Most Helpful

4 5

Good, not great. I used medium shells and some tri-color rotini as that's all I had in the pantry. I also added some leftover diced grilled chicken tenders which upped the flavor as well. I used Ragu's sausage and cheese flavor sauce - I also think this would be equally as good with only half as much cheese - the layer on top was pretty thick. I'll definitely make this again, but it won't be a standout, requested recipe, I don't think.

4 5

I thought this was yummy and simple. I added some garlic and some cayenne to just give it that extra kick for us.

4 5

This is a quick excellent meal for teens who have to get back to school quickly in the evening. I used Italian seasoning 1 tblsp. and 1 tblsp Tone's buttermilk dry seasoning. I also added some cooked hamburger that I had on hand. The kids would eat it without the hamburger but I want them to have the protein. I also used mozzerala and cheddar cheese.