Bow tie lasagna is a quick and delightful twist on classic lasagna, featuring tender bowtie pasta, savory ground beef, and a luscious blend of cheeses smothered in a rich marinara sauce, making it a crowd-pleasing favorite for any occasion.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time20 minutesmins
Total Time30 minutesmins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Bow Tie Lasagna Recipe
½poundbowtie pasta(8 ounces)
1teaspoonvegetable or canola oil
2 to 3clovesgarlic,minced
2cupsmozzarella cheese,divided in half
1cupparmesan cheese,divided in half
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the bowtie pasta until al dente or desired tenderness. Drain and toss with a drizzle of oil. Set aside.
In a large skillet, saute ground beef, onion, salt, and pepper over medium heat until the meat is cooked through and the onion is translucent. Add in garlic and Italian seasoning and saute 1 minute longer.
Add the ricotta, 1 cup of mozzarella, and ½ cup parmesan cheese to the meat mixture and stir to combine.
Pour marinara sauce into the skillet and bring to a simmer.
Stir bowtie pasta into the meat sauce.
Top with the remaining cheese and heat until the cheese is melted. Or place under the broiler in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese.
Tossing the pasta with a bit of oil will prevent it from sticking together. Keep the pasta warm so the skillet stays hot once you stir it in.
Dice the onion into very small pieces so that it will cook in the same amount of time that the beef browns. The onion won’t cook further once we add the other ingredients, so be sure it is cooked all the way through.
Broiling at the end isn’t necessary, but it’s a quick way to melt the cheese on top without scorching the pasta in the bottom of the skillet.