Lasagna Style Bow-Tie Pasta

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 38 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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

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! :)

*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!

Kim127 May 17, 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.

Elle R. August 02, 2015

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