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Bowtie Pasta Meal

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Bowtie Pasta Meal is one of the simple bow tie pasta recipes with ground beef. This one is made in the Instant Pot, so very easy to make.

Bowtie Pasta Meal in a serving bowl with a wooden spoon laid across the top.

What is bowtie pasta called?

Farfalle. Farfalle means butterflies in Italian, but is commonly called bow tie because of it’s shape.

What pasta is best for meat sauce?

Wider noodles pair well with rich, meaty sauces. Thinner flat noodles pair best with cream sauces. But, why stick with the norm? Eat what makes you happy. Bowtie pasta goes really well with this meaty sauce.

What pasta is best for weight loss?

Whole wheat pasta has less carbs. You can always switch out pastas in a recipe, if you are looking to go low carb.

Looking for other pasta recipes that don’t have bowtie pasta?


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Overhead view of the Bowtie Pasta Meal in a serving bowl with a wooden spoon laying across the top.
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Bowtie Pasta Meal

Bowtie Pasta Meal is one of the simple bow tie pasta recipes with ground beef. This one is made in the Instant Pot, so very easy to make.
Course Main, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bow tie pasta, bow tie pasta recipes with ground beef, bowtie pasta, bowtie recipes with ground beef, instant pot queso recipe, simple bow tie pasta recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Pressure Release 14 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 675kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil or Avocado Oil
  • 2 Lbs Ground Beef
  • 4 Cups Water, divided
  • 2 Pkg Brown Gravy mix
  • 2 Tbsp Better than bouillon, Beef Base Can substitute beef bouillon cubes
  • 3/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 12 Oz Bowtie Pasta
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Set the Instant Pot to the high saute setting. Add the oil and allow to heat up.
  • Add the ground beef and cook until done (about 8-10 minutes). Drain when done cooking. Turn Instant Pot, for now.
    Plate of browned ground beef.
  • While the ground beef is cooking, mix 2 cups of the water with the 2 packages of the brown gravy mix.
    Measuring cup with brown gravy mix and 2 cups of water.
  • Mix 2 cups of the water with the Better than bouillon beef base. Stir until dissolved.
    Beef base mixed with 2 cups on water in a measuring cup.
  • Add browned ground beef, gravy mix, bouillon mix, sour cream, pasta, onion powder, salt and pepper back in the Instant Pot. Stir.
    Overhead view of all ingredients in the Bowtie Pasta Meal in the Instant Pot.
  • Put the lid on. Make sure the vent/seal is set to seal.
  • Select the manual setting; adjust pressure to high. Set the time for 5 minutes.
    Front of Instant Pot with the settings used with Bowtie Pasta Meal.
  • When done, allow the natural release cycle is complete. (maybe 10 minutes or so). Or, you can use the quick release (check the directions for quick release).
  • Let stand 5-10 minutes to thicken slightly more and to cool.
  • Serve.
    Overhead view of the Bowtie Pasta Meal in a serving bowl with a wooden spoon laying across the top.

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 675kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 4mg
Bottom right corner has a serving of the bowtie pasta in a bowl. Left side has a plate with butter bread and a spoon on it. The upper part has the serving bowl.
Overhead view of a bowl and a serving dish of Bowtie Pasta Meal.
Overhead view of a serving and serving bowl of Bowtie Pasta Meal

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