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Italian Bow Tie Bake

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


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


  • 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.
  • Transfer to a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 447 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 1396mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 5g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Medic 716
    Aug 23, 2015

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

  • Arloween
    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.

  • Sprowl
    Mar 11, 2011

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

  • cklayum
    Dec 30, 2010

    So good & pretty easy

  • meganskitchen
    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 +

  • Jlc2126
    Jul 28, 2010

    This is very good and super easy!

  • Jenny Penny
    May 13, 2010

    Love it! Super easy to make, and portion size is perfect! Absolutely plan to make again. :)

  • Dee2010
    Apr 23, 2010

    Made this recipe about a month a go. It was delicious and everyone loved it! Plan to make it again, soon!

  • dais79
    May 11, 2009

    This has been a standby of mine since I found it in Quick Cooking as a newlywed. My husband and I love it- so simple, inexpensive and tasty! I use Ragu Sauteed Onion and Garlic- accept no substitutes! :)

  • Joscy
    Apr 19, 2009

    This dish turned out good, but next time I'll either cut back on or not use the italian salad dressing mix which made it too spicy. Thank you for sharing recipe though!!