Bow Tie Fiesta


  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (or chili seasoning)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mexican, taco, pepperjack, whatever you like)
  • black olives, jalapenos, tomato (optional)


  1. Cook the pasta using package directions and cooking for 7 minutes; drain.
  2. Brown the beef in a skillet, stirring until crumbly; drain. Add the onion and green pepper and mix well. Cook until the onion is tender, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in the tomato sauce, chili powder, and salt.
  4. Add in the drained pasta, sour cream and salsa. If you're using black olive, jalapenos and tomatoes, add those in too. Mix all together.
  5. Pour into a 9×11-inch or 9×9-inch baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle with the cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until brown and bubbly.

Recipe Notes

Freezer Instructions: Prepare, but don't bake. Cover very well and put into freezer. When ready to bake, thaw out in the fridge for a day, then bake. You'll need to increase the baking time to about 45 minutes since it's starting out cold instead of hot-from-the-stove, but it's still good! You can also bake it straight from frozen, but that will really increase the baking time.