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I didn't have any taco seasoning, so I used lots of chili powder (I do like spicy), a bit of onion and garlic powders and a touch of oregano. I used wide egg noodles instead of bow-ties and threw in some diced green onions and diced fresh tomato that needed to be used. What can I say, gotta clean the fridge, LOL! OK, I'm Canadian, so I used old Canadian cheddar instead of the Jack cheese. Did I mention that I do things like this to any recipe I try? Anyway, it was great. I'll definitely keep this one! Thanks

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*Pixie* May 19, 2002

We liked this very much. I used Penne pasta instead and I used 2 lbs of ground beed rather than 1 lb of ground beef and 1 lb of pork. It had great flavor and was easy to prepare. Thanks for posting.

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sdowney March 31, 2003

What a simple, easy, and tasty casserole! I whipped this casserole up prior to leaving for soccer practice, and popped it into the oven when we got home. This is a nice hearty casserole with lots of flavorful meat. There is just enough cheese mixed with the noodles to bind them together so that you can serve it in slices like lasagna. The only changes that I made to the recipe were to add 1/2 cup of finely diced onion, and to use shredded cheddar cheese (didn't have monterey jack cheese). My DH loved the bow-tie noodles for a nice big bite of noodle but not like having a lasagna noodle. Thanks so much for sharing, this is a keeper in our house!

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Caryn March 15, 2003

Very Good! I was didn't have any green pepper or plain diced tomatoes, so I used diced tomatoes with green chilis instead. It turned out great! I added a little sour cream to the younger kids' plates to cool it down a little and everyone was happy.

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momofseven July 30, 2008

This was absolutely wonderful. I used only one package of taco mix as we are not real spice eaters. Wow, does it make a lot! Can't wait to eat the leftovers. Thanks for sharing.

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Marilyn Collari July 13, 2008

This was a great idea. I added to the meat mixture onions, garlic, green chilis (in place of the green peppers), beans (instead of ground beef), and a little corn. It was really yummy. Thanks!

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KristiJoy February 18, 2008

This is a recipe that uses everyday ingredients. I made half with ground beef and half of it with black beans, otherwise I followed the recipe. I felt like there was a little too much pasta for the amount of sauce. That's probably just a personal preference though. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us Denise!

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Junebug February 24, 2006

Great kid-pleasing casserole! I didn't have bowties, so I used mafalda ("baby lasagna noodles"), and used mild cheddar instead of Monterey Jack cheese. Everything else I did as written. I sprinkled a little cilantro on top before baking. This was a delicious, simple dinner that I will make again. Thanx for posting this.

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*Parsley* December 28, 2005

Good and so easy--a wonderful weeknight meal. I was looking for a way to use up 1 lb of ground pork and came across this recipe and was so glad I did. I did change it a bit to decrease the number of servings by skipping the ground beef, using one package of taco seasoning mix, the amount of green pepper and canned tomatoes as indicated but skipping the tomato sauce and using the whole box of bow tie pasta, cheese and sour cream. I used an 8x8 pan but cooked it the recommened amount time resulting in a wonderful supper for the three of us with leftovers for lunch.

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ellie_ November 08, 2004
Bow Tie Taco Casserole