Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bowtie Lasagna

Just wanted to share another fun recipe from The Pioneer Woman's website. If you read earlier in the week, I had the opportunity to meet Ree last weekend, so I am dedicating a couple of posts to her.

I found this Bowtie Lasagna through someone's Menu Monday post about a month ago, and I immediatly printed this recipe. I then found it on The Pioneer Woman's website and she had it categorized as a 16-min meal, which made me want to try it even more. It's actually from the Tastey Kitchen site, but PW featured it on her main site. It is going to become one of my go-to recipes since it was 1) very tastey, 2) so simple and easy, 3) it makes a ton, and 4) did I mention it was quick!

-- 1 pound Ground Chuck (I used Ground Turkey)
-- 5 cups Bow Tie Noodles
-- 3 cups Spaghetti Sauce (or Pizza Sauce, Whatever You Prefer)
-- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
-- 1 teaspoon Salt
-- ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
-- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning (or More, Make It To Your Taste)
-- ½ cups Mozzarella Cheese
-- ½ cups Sour Cream

I am a “make it and taste it as I go” cook. I made this in a hurry tonight, and was amazed at the results; my girls could NOT get enough of it. (I love that kind of response, don’t get it as often as I wish.)

Fry ground chuck in small pan. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions.

After noodles are cooked, drain and drizzle with olive oil. Mix in your spaghetti sauce. (I can’t guarantee your results on this, because I’m spoiled; I am a “home canner” and have the BEST sauce on my shelf, a home canned marinara sauce that I use for lots of stuff—pizza, spaghetti, and of course, THIS.)

Add your fried hamburger, seasonings, cheese, and sour cream. Fold together and allow it all to combine and melt together, over low heat, for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Serve to your family and be prepared to have it disappear before your very eyes.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds good! I'm so jealous of you meeting Ree. I was going to go to a book signing about a year ago, but it was cancelled and the rescheduled date was during my work day. It would have been so fun!