Beefy Italian Bowties

Kid rated this in top 3 of meals I’ve made. Hubs raved about it. I thought this was pretty good, especially with the red pepper flakes!

I’m not a fan of marjoram, and I’m not really big on sage, so I use my Nearly Italian Seasoning recipe in dishes which call for Italian seasoning…

Beefy Italian Bowties Recipe

  • 1 lb 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 cups water
  • 25 oz marinara pasta sauce
  • 16 oz uncooked bowtie pasta
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 3 tsp Italian seasoning (see my Nearly Italian Seasoning recipe)
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  1. Set Instant Pot (IP) to Sauté – High.
  2. Once display reads HOT, add 1 Tbsp EVOO to IP’s inner pot and heat for 30 secs.
  3. Add 1 ib beef and brown, breaking into pieces as it browns, until almost fully cooked.
  4. Stir in 3 tsp Nearly Italian seasoning and 3 tsp minced garlic, then sauté for 30 secs.
  5. Transfer beef mixture to a plate and cover tightly to keep warm. I stick my covered plate in the microwave as that really helps it stay warm.
  6. Add to inner pot in order: 2 cups water, 1 cup broth, 16 oz bowties, 25 oz marinara, 1 tsp onion powder, and 1/2 tsp red pepper then stir to combine.
  7. Close the lid and set to SEAL.
  8. Choose PRESSURE COOK (or MANUAL) for 8 mins.
  9. When the cooking cycle ends, do a quick release.
  10. When the pressure pin drops, remove the lid.
  11. Stir in cooked 1 lb ground beef.
  12. Stir in 1 cup shredded mozzarella, a bit at a time, so that it melts well, until fully melted and thoroughly blended.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.6g23%
Saturated Fat 6.4g32%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 650mg28%
Total Carbohydrate 69.5g25%
Dietary Fiber 5.3g19%
Total Sugars 9.9g 
Protein 37.5g 
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 195mg15%
Iron 6mg31%
Potassium 296mg6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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