Buttons and Bows

Buttons And Bows Recipe

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Colleen Sowa


I always love Doris Day's song, "Buttons and Bow". I made up this recipe when I was a teenager... my little tribute to Doris Day.....

My family loves it... I hope you will too...

★★★★★ 3 votes
8 - 12
20 Min
30 Min


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1 medium
onion (minced small)
1/2 lb
ground beef
1/2 lb
pork sausage
sleeve of crackers (made into crumbs)
2 large
1 tsp
each: garlic powder, basil, salt and pepper


1 pkg
(large) bow tie pasta
1 pkg
(small) bow tie pasta


1 pkg
mini pepperoni


4 qt
your favorite pasta sauce ( i use either white sauce or red sauce)


2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 small
each: yellow zucchini and green zucchini (unpeeled and sliced into rounds)
1/2 large
each: red and green bell peppers (cut into thin strips)


parmesan cheese (grated)

How to Make Buttons and Bows


  • 1Mix together all ingredients. Form mini meatballs, cook them in skillet. Set aside.
  • 2Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 3Saute the veggies in a little olive oil.
  • 4Heat the sauce, add the meatballs and pepperoni.

    Put this on a plate, and add some colorful veggies!
  • 5Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

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About Buttons and Bows

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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