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Bow Tie Beef Skillet

When I have a busy day, this is the dish I choose to make for dinner. It comes together so quickly and are always delicious.—Tammy Perrault, Lancaster, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1-1/3 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 medium yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir in the pasta, tomatoes, broth, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  • Add squash and green pepper. Cook, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 cup cheese; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

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  • hspin
    Jul 17, 2014

    I make this often and the family enjoys it. I do feel it's missing a little something. Maybe I'll try the hot sausage as one reader suggested.

  • msslab
    Mar 3, 2013

    Made this in the Fall when we had lots of summer squash. So easy & my whole family loved it. I used the brick Parmesan cheese that I shredded myself. It tastes so much fresher. A 5 star review from me.

  • Maharajie
    Jan 8, 2013

    Wonderful recipe. I used 1 yellow squash and 1 zucchini and ramano cheese instead. My family all loved it and it was quick, easy and delicious!

  • SBH128
    Mar 26, 2012

    Loved it! Didn't use the cheese (not a fan) other than that followed exactly!!

  • tmriddle
    Feb 9, 2011

    I make this recipe all the time and my family absolutely loves it. I often use hot sausage instead of hamburger because we like spicy foods. I also add fresh mushrooms. The best part is that it only requires washing one dish!