Italian Bow Tie Bake Recipe
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Italian Bow Tie Bake Recipe

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Served with a green salad and garlic bread, this is the easiest dinner I prepare for my family. They love the four-ingredient main dish and think I worked on it for hours. They don't even miss the meat! —Lisa Blackwell Henderson, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 2 cups garden-style spaghetti sauce
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 447 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 1396mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 5g fiber), 23g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a large bowl, combine spaghetti sauce and salad dressing mix. Add pasta; toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Italian Bow Tie Bake in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p27

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

"Great for when we have our meatless eaters here for dinner."

Reviewed May. 21, 2011

"I made this for my grandson. I would use less cheese but my finicky grandson loved it, so thank you for the great kid proof recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"A great recipe for Lent and quick and easy for our RV travels."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"So good & pretty easy"

Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

"Found the recipe today and decided to make it, It was very cheap to make and easy. Made enough for 2 - 3 people. Depending on how hungry you are. One tip would be to add chicken and/or beef to the sauce. Other then that, A +"

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