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Bow Tie Lasagna

(4 Votes)
SERVES
8
COOK TIME
1 Hr

Bow ties are a must at fancy functions, but this time they're pasta bow ties that you need. And the results are a real party pleaser. This is one vegetarian lasagna recipe you're going to return to again and again!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (12 ounce) package uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 1 (25 to 28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar mild picante sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions; drain, rinse with cold water, drain again, and set aside.
     
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine ricotta and broccoli; set aside.
     
  4. In another bowl, combine the spaghetti sauce, picante sauce, garlic powder, and salt. Spread 1 cup of spaghetti sauce on bottom of prepared baking dish. Layer half of cooked pasta evenly over sauce.
     
  5. With a tablespoon, evenly cover pasta with ricotta mixture. Cover with remaining pasta, followed by remaining spaghetti sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake 35 to 40 minutes until cheese is melted and golden.

Notes

  • Don't worry if you don't have any bow tie pasta on hand. You can surely use spirals and elbows or another favorite.
     
  • If you liked this recipe, be sure to check out our collection of 19 Easy Lasagna Recipes.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 408
  • Calories from Fat 141
  • Total Fat 16g 24 %
  • Saturated Fat 9.0g 45 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 20g 40 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 52mg 17 %
  • Sodium 1,297mg 54 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 47g 16 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10 %
  • Sugars 7.1g 0 %

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I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

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what is picante sauce

I see a comment was made back in Jan. of 2011 regarding the picante sauce not in the recipe instructions. Was this ever resolved? Or is the picante sauce a typo and not needed??? It would be nice to know before I make this...Thank you very much

My bow tie lasagna is now in the oven; however, I was confused once I started this recipe. It calls for garlic powder, salt, and picante sauce but does not tell you where to add it. I added the garlic powder and salt to the ricotta mixture and the picante sauce to the spaghetti sauce and hope this does the trick. I will post another comment after we have had dinner. This was a very easy recipe.

Instructions on when to add the picante sauce are clearly stated in step 4

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