Bow Tie Bake Recipe

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My cousin takes this dish to our annual family picnic. I make it for functions on my husband's side of the family and never bring home leftovers. - Cindy Kemp, Forest, Ontario
Recommended: Top 10 Quick Dinners
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) bow tie pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted


  1. In a large skillet, cook th beef, onion, mushrooms and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. In a greased 3-qt. baking dish, layer half of the pasta, half of the meat mixture, all of the tomato soup and 1 cup of cheese. Top with the remaining pasta and meat mixture. Spread with mushroom soup. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-45 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor’s Note: As a side dish for Bow Tie Bake, place fresh cut green beans in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
Originally published as Bow Tie Bake in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p249

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brkornhaus User ID: 118422 27918
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"This wasn't bad, but turned out dry. I must note, however, that I used elbow macaroni instead of bow tie pasta because it was what I had on-hand. I don't know if that affected the outcome, but I wouldn't do it that way again."

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