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



  • 1 medium
    onion (minced small)
  • 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 lb
    pork sausage
  • 1
    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


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

    Put this on a plate, and add some colorful veggies!
  5. Sprinkle 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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