Bow Tie Lasagna (Stove Top)

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Family Favorites
from Not Far From Green Bay, WI

Now that summer is here, it's hard to find delicious, hearty meals that won't heat up the kitchen... or take you away from fun activities for too long. Try this lasagna for a filling meal that tastes just as good as oven made.

serves 4-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef or italian sausage
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 can
    14.5 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 sm
    can tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper or red pepper flakes.
  • 2 1/2 c
    bow tie pasta, uncooked
  • 1-1 1/2 c
    ricotta cheese or small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, shredded or grated

How To Make

  • 1
    Cook ground beef, onion, and garlic. Drain if necessary.
  • 2
    Add tomatoes, water, tomato paste, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Stir in uncooked pasta and bring to a full boil; then reduce heat to a simmer.
  • 4
    Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  • 5
    Combine ricotta (or cottage cheese) and parmesan cheese. Drop by tablespoon onto pasta mixture. Sprinkle with parsley , cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Top with additional parmesan or mozzarella, if desired.