Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Menu ~ Bow Tie Lasagna

This is a recipe you must try, specifically on an evening where time is very short.  Which pretty much means Sunday through Saturday, right?

It is extremely fast to put together, and it is really great.  Everyone loved it and asked me to make it regularly.  And it has so few ingredients...things you probably keep around, so you can make it quickly when you have that irritated/panicked moment of "WHAT are we having for dinner??"  Throw in some bread and salad, and it practically looks like a meal that you put some thought into!

Bow Tie Lasagna

1 lb. ground sirloin or ground beef
12 oz. bow tie pasta
1 24-oz jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 TBSP olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (I used a mozzarella/provolone combo)

Brown beef until no longer pink.  Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain the pasta and return to the pot.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Add beef, sauce, seasonings and sour cream.  Mix well, then stir in the cheese.  Allow to heat on low for about 5 minutes or until heated through.  That's IT!!  The Pioneer Woman featured this as a "16-minute Meal" recipe, and I think it really did take about that long.  Easy, but really yummy.  Hope you enjoy!


  1. Oh yum! I would eat the whole pan!

  2. okay Leanne, tried this one too! My family loved it and said to be sure and make it again. Please don't stop the recipes, I love them. I don't know what the weekend would be like now without your pumpkin pancakes! You may think you are just sharing your joy of cooking, but you are helping one housewife who is not nearly as joyful about cooking. Thank you very much!