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Skillet Bow Tie Lasagna Recipe

Skillet Bow Tie Lasagna Recipe

This quick recipe tastes just like lasagna, but you make it on the stove. It's very tasty and is always a hit with my family.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 3/4 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, water, tomato paste, parsley, oregano and salt. Stir in pasta; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring once.
  • 2. Combine cheeses; drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto pasta mixture. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.

Reviews for Skillet Bow Tie Lasagna

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"My 6 year old loves this dish! This is a great go to weeknight meal and it freezes really well too."

Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"We love this! Always good!"

Reviewed May. 5, 2014

"One of my grandson's favorite. It's always the first thing they request for dinner and if they could, they would eat it every day!"

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"This is delicious. The 4 star rating was only due to having to make a few adjustments to the liquid level. I'd read from a previous reviewer that the 1 1/2 c of water wasn't sufficient and she was right! Instead of adding more water, I added 1 c of organic beef stock and 1 c of pre-made spaghetti sauce I already had in the fridge. I felt it would make the sauce richer and it definitely did! I also added 3 c of the bow tie pasta instead of 2 1/2. Additionally, I mixed the cottage cheese/Parmesan mixture with about 1/3 c of light sour cream. After placing the spoonfuls of the mixture on top of the dish, I also added fresh shaved Parmesan over the entire top, then covered and let it cook an additional 10 minutes. Absolutely yummy! My family went crazy over it! I know it sounds like a lot of extra tweaking, but this is something I do so often, it just seemed natural to me."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"This recipe has been a family favorite for years! I like it because it's easy to make and tastes just like oven-baked lasagna."

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"This recipe is definitely a family favorite! I've been making it ever since it first appeared in "Country" and my family always enjoys it. Not only is it easy to make, but it tastes great!"

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"awesome!! All the taste of the lasagna w/o all the extra time,effort, and cheese!! ( we're making changes in our diet) I loved it, and so did the kiddos!!"

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

"I made a few changes to this recipe to be closer to our taste. Instead of diced tomatoes and tomato paste I just put 2 cans of tomato sauce (we do not like chucks of tomatoes). I also used half of a regular package of beef and put a little over 3/4 of a box of the bow tie pasta. It turned out great! My husband and I have agreed to put it on our list of favorite dinners. Yum!"

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"Wow! The best "shortcut" lasagna I have ever had. This was so good and captured the flavor while saving the time and work! Anyone who makes hamburger helper lasagna would be nuts not to make this instead. I cut the recipe in half and it turned out perfectly."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"Delicious and easy when you don't have time to make a baked lasagne! It tastes just as great!"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2009

"I ended up having to add an extra 2 cups of water throughout cooking process because my pasa kept soaking everything up while trying to cook. The amount in the recipe isnt enough liquid to fully cook the pasta. Next time I will probably just pre cook the pasta and then mix it into the sauce or atleast cook pasta half way and then put it into sauce to finish cooking. But it still tasted great!"

Reviewed May. 13, 2008

"I've made this recipe several times and found it to be very easy and flavorful. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quick skillet meal not out of a box!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.