Four-Cheese Bow Ties

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
With its red tomatoes and green parsley, this dish always looks beautiful on a holiday buffet. My daughter-in-law shared the recipe from her family, and it's now a favorite with our family, too.—Mary Farney, Normal, Illinois


  • 1 package (16 ounces) bow tie pasta
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/3 cups grated Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, drain tomatoes, reserving 1-1/4 cups juice; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk and reserved tomato juice. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat.
  3. Drain pasta; add the sauce and reserved tomatoes. Stir in cheeses and parsley. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish (dish will be full). Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 321 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 484mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.