Skillet Bow Tie Lasagna
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.
- 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 Daisy 4% cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- In a large cast-iron or other heavy 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 until pasta is tender, 20-25 minutes, stirring once.
- Combine cheeses; drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto pasta mixture. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with additional dried oregano.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 505 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 1064mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 36g protein.
Apr 16, 2020
Our family has loved this recipe since it was first published. Recently I have been making some changes to give it a bit more flavor. One time I substituted hot Italian sausage for the ground beef. You could also use sweet Italian sausage if spicey heat is not your thing. Two nights ago, while under quarantine, I used extra leftover marinara sauce (Rao's) in place of the tomato paste and water. I then added a hefty pinch of fennel seed, which I crushed with my fingers while adding to the ground meat, a scant half-teaspoon of crushed red pepper, and a rounded teaspoon of Italian Herb Seasoning (Penzey's). I also added a bit more water - probably about 3/4 cup, though I did not measure, since the mixture did not look liquid enough when the bowties were added. I also must admit that I always use more cottage cheese -- 2 to 3 cups, with appropriately scaled up amounts of shredded parmesan cheese -- since we like lots of cheese. My husband said I needed to note down the changes I made, since this was the best version ever, and now I have! I think this tasted closest to regular lasagna. I will admit that when my children were small (they are both adults now), they would not have liked the additional seasoning, but they do now.
Jul 5, 2015
My 6 year old loves this dish! This is a great go to weeknight meal and it freezes really well too.
May 26, 2014
We love this! Always good!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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.